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By Bolton Charles Knowles 1867-1950

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No one currently plays the role of gatekeeper to sort through the mishmash. Garbage circulates unrestricted. 23 Hackers can tap into computers connected through the Internet, and they have succeeded in diverting funds from banks, damaging medical records, and gaining access to national security systems. So far, hackers have been primarily mischiefmakers, but computer networks are vulnerable to the actions of terrorists and organized crime syndicates as well as deliberate attack in acts of war. 24 For all these reasons, governments may legitimately want to shackle the flow of information.

The intended customers are people who lack not only home computers but also home telephone service. 19 The bridging of the digital divide need not involve Western companies or entrepreneurs educated in the West, or even personal computers. Bangladesh is getting connected by cellular telephone. The renowned Grameen Bank, famous for its innovative strategy of providing microcredit—very small loans—to destitute villagers to enable them to start or expand businesses, has branched out into the communications business.

So far, hackers have been primarily mischiefmakers, but computer networks are vulnerable to the actions of terrorists and organized crime syndicates as well as deliberate attack in acts of war. 24 For all these reasons, governments may legitimately want to shackle the flow of information. But the truly ominous part of the information revolution, from the perspective of governments, is the political consequences it may have. Even well-intentioned and competent government officials are likely to have qualms about the uses, or misuses, to which political opponents may put information.

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