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Michael Schloh von Bennewitz <michael@schloh.com>
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Improve Nnenna Nwakanma passage and introduce text on recent developments.

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     1.4    But the trouble when thinking of Internet topics like security is that we fail to consider the historical value and soft power the Internet provides. In the same way that the two words 'social' and 'security' lead to larger potential when combined, many are seeing in the Internet technical, educational, business, social, and other values that can fall to risk without adequate protections. An interesting development in Internet history is appearing at a high level including several government and multinational civil groups, seeking to secure the treasure we know as the Internet through legislation and international agreements.
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     1.6  RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
     1.7 +  Recent developments of corruption and abuse from states crying democracy have weakened trust in open and public networks. The course of traditional and now controversial powers of Internet governance have long since been heading for stormy waters. Following the trail of scandals, some changes in governance have borne fruit.
     1.8    BRAZIL'S MARCO CIVIL DA INTERNET (Sequence 1)
     1.9    NET MUNDIAL MULTISTAKEHOLDER STATEMENT (Sequence 2)
    1.10 -    When Edward Snowden exposed the collaboration between the governments of the world and the most powerful companies of Silicon Valley, many woke to a democratically engineered Internet paradise lost to industrial special interests and spying groups. Last year, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff condemned this collusion, promising concrete actions and convening the NETmundial forum. A number of other states, industries, and technical groups from civil society, academia, and others were represented as multistakeholders during negociations at the NETmundial meeting in Sao Paulo [1]. The negociated statement included some protections intended to secure basic Internet freedom, but fell short of containing strongly worded language condemning abuses like undemocratic surveillance and failed net neutrality. Most critics pointed to an absence of concrete action as well as the nonbinding nature, which some insisted were compromises needed to keep the negociations from falling apart. But the plight of democracy hungry Internet users worldwide was highlighted repeatedly as NETmundial progressed, with keynote speaker Nnenna Nwakanma closing her speech by thanking Edward Snowden and to thunderous applause [2].
    1.11 +    When Edward Snowden exposed the collaboration between the governments of the world and the most powerful companies of Silicon Valley, many woke to a democratically engineered Internet paradise lost to industrial special interests and spying groups. Last year, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff condemned this collusion, promising concrete actions and convening the NETmundial forum. A number of other states, industries, and technical groups from civil society, academia, and others were represented as multistakeholders during negociations at the NETmundial meeting in Sao Paulo [1]. The negociated statement included some protections intended to secure basic Internet freedom, but fell short of containing strongly worded language condemning abuses like undemocratic surveillance and failed net neutrality. Most critics pointed to an absence of concrete action as well as the nonbinding nature, which some insisted were compromises needed to keep the negociations from falling apart. But the plight of democracy hungry Internet users worldwide was highlighted repeatedly as NETmundial progressed, with keynote speaker Nnenna Nwakanma closing her speech by thanking Edward Snowden to thunderous applause [2].
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    1.13  [1] http://images.bwbx.io/cms/2014-04-29/0429_NETmundial_970-630x420.jpg
    1.14  [2] http://3ehspg3e85cn1oz25ebdof7cd3.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Bl6eLMfCcAA1Jwl.jpg

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