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Default The United Nations Now Considers the Internet to be a Basic Human Right

United Nations report: Internet access is a human right - latimes.com

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Internet access is a human right, according to a United Nations report released on Friday.

"Given that the Internet has become an indispensable tool for realizing a range of human rights, combating inequality, and accelerating development and human progress, ensuring universal access to the Internet should be a priority for all states," said the report from Frank La Rue, a special rapporteur to the United Nations, who wrote the document "on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression."

La Rue said in his report that access to the Internet is particularly important during times of political unrest, as demonstrated by the recent "Arab Spring" uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt, among other countries. (More...)
This will either end up being world changing, or won't effect anything at all. I'm going with the latter considering it was posted on June 3rd and the internet hasn't made it go crazy viral yet. Either way, it's nice to see that we're moving ever so closer to a cyberpunk dystopia. What do you think?