One role of the government is to protect the country and make its citizens feel safe through policy and regulation. But in today’s digital era, policy making is moving to the people, and we are witnessing individual corporations – be they for profit or not – getting more involved in Internet standards.
If you read this snippet, either on my blog or on Facebook, you have a stake in this discussion. Facebook in particular is discussed in the article. The big players in the future of the internet are squabbling over how your browser will work with different sites and how you will log in on the sites you visit. The article is only moderately “geeky.”