Will Internet Surveillance Work?

Being a social media activist, it is my personal opinion that Internet surveillance will never work. Even world’s largest military power: USA is trying to monitor and spy on the Internet using its PRISM program, but it has failed to achieve 100% success. Technological entrepreneurs such as Larry Page, founder of Google has also said that Internet monitoring can only work to an extent.

One of the founding fathers of World Wide Web: Dr. Vint Cerf has already declared that any mechanism to control Internet via surveillance or censorship is bound to fail as the basic premise of Internet is based on freedom of expression and action.

Tim Berners-Lee, the person who is hailed as the inventor of World Wide Web has repeatedly said that “surveillance threatens the web”. According to him, the very democratic nature of the Internet stands at being crushed under the heavy stones of surveillance and censorship.