The restrictive rules put in place by companies like Facebook and Apple are threatening web freedom, according to Sergey Brin, one of Google’s co-founders. Speaking to The Guardian, Brin spoke of his fears for the internet as governments try to control it, militant anti-piracy measures threaten creativity and the growing trend for ‘walled gardens’ like those patrolled by Facebook and Apple.
“Very powerful forces… have lined up against the open internet on all sides and around the world,” he said in an interview. “I am more worried than I have been in the past
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