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Wikipedia Founder Speaks Out About Surveillance

The founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales has recently commented about the National Security Agency (NSA) and its alleged PRISM surveillance program, according to an article posted by the Web Hosting Industry Review. Wales was reported in the article to say that PRISM “hurts confidence in United States cloud computing services and gives oppressive regimes the grounds for greater censorship.”

At a Norwegian Information Technology event called Digital Winners, Wales made comments about US privacy concerns during his presentation regarding mobile access to Wikipedia in developing countries, according to the report. Wales was quoted in the article to say, “It’s going to have a big impact on the cloud computing industry as people are afraid to put data in the U.S., but it’s also devastating for the kind of work I do. Surveillance causes distrust of foreign services, causing many countries to take a more insular approach to internet services, and in many cases this means greater government involvement.

Read more about what Jimmy Wales had to say in the full article here at the Web Hosting Industry Review website.

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