Originally Posted by illuz
I don't think his image has been tainted in the slightest? In fact I think many respect him for outing such huge undercover operations, quite possibly one of the biggest spying operations of all time. He knew he'd be the most wanted man and he still let it out for the world to see. I have to say I wouldn't have the balls to do such thing.
apparently most Americans see him as a hero.. If he dies, even by natural causes he will become a marter and this will never go away!
Also, every government under the sun is trying hard to control the internet for Tax and profit, then secondly for population control through strategic marketing and cookie based tracking systems. The internet is set to become a big shopping center with guards on each corner, in effect the internet will then be called the intra-net
and it will be akin to a college website with a monitored chat forum
main streamers will not care as they will still order their clothes, tech goods online, play big corporate propaganda games like BF4 (albeit text/voip chat monitored through filters to stop slurs of any kind) and do-goodes chat about weight issues on inane dear miss diary forums.
the rest of the people will use a different kind of internet, perhaps TOR? I think things are going to become more disjointed and secular where by tens of thousands of people have home hosting servers for mail,chat,gaming,file storage all working through VPN's in many ways going back to the geeky good old days of bulletin boards.
of course if the ISP becomes a point of ultimate control then they could employ permanent per connection deep packet filtering to weed out TOR users IF the governement passed even more draconian legislation? .. which in time ... They will
I think its not long before as a people we can say the internet as we knew it is over.