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From the Ted Talk by Rebecca MacKinnon: Let's take back the Internet!

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And these pmtofalrs were certainly very helpful to attivicss in Tunisia and Egypt this past spring and beyond. As Wael gnoihm, the Google-Egyptian-executive by day, secret-Facebook-activist by ngiht, famously said to CNN after mruabak stepped down, "If you want to liberate a society, just give them the Internet." But overthrowing a government is one thing and bdinliug a stable democracy is a bit more complicated. On the left there's a photo taken by an Egyptian activist who was part of the snriomtg of the Egyptian state security offices in March. And many of the agents shredded as many of the documents as they could and left them behind in pelis. But some of the files were left behind intact, and activists, some of them, found their own surveillance dossiers full of transcripts of their email exchanges, their cellphone text message exchanges, even Skype conversations. And one atcivist actually found a contract from a Western company for the sale of surveillance technology to the Egyptian security forces. And epiagtyn activists are assuming that these technologies for surveillance are still being used by the transitional authorities running the networks there.

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And these _________ were certainly very helpful to _________ in Tunisia and Egypt this past spring and beyond. As Wael ______, the Google-Egyptian-executive by day, secret-Facebook-activist by _____, famously said to CNN after _______ stepped down, "If you want to liberate a society, just give them the Internet." But overthrowing a government is one thing and ________ a stable democracy is a bit more complicated. On the left there's a photo taken by an Egyptian activist who was part of the ________ of the Egyptian state security offices in March. And many of the agents shredded as many of the documents as they could and left them behind in _____. But some of the files were left behind intact, and activists, some of them, found their own surveillance dossiers full of transcripts of their email exchanges, their cellphone text message exchanges, even Skype conversations. And one ________ actually found a contract from a Western company for the sale of surveillance technology to the Egyptian security forces. And ________ activists are assuming that these technologies for surveillance are still being used by the transitional authorities running the networks there.

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  5. activists
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  8. night
  9. egyptian
  10. platforms

Original Text

And these platforms were certainly very helpful to activists in Tunisia and Egypt this past spring and beyond. As Wael Ghonim, the Google-Egyptian-executive by day, secret-Facebook-activist by night, famously said to CNN after Mubarak stepped down, "If you want to liberate a society, just give them the Internet." But overthrowing a government is one thing and building a stable democracy is a bit more complicated. On the left there's a photo taken by an Egyptian activist who was part of the storming of the Egyptian state security offices in March. And many of the agents shredded as many of the documents as they could and left them behind in piles. But some of the files were left behind intact, and activists, some of them, found their own surveillance dossiers full of transcripts of their email exchanges, their cellphone text message exchanges, even Skype conversations. And one activist actually found a contract from a Western company for the sale of surveillance technology to the Egyptian security forces. And Egyptian activists are assuming that these technologies for surveillance are still being used by the transitional authorities running the networks there.

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