03/16/2011 01:46 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Julian Assange: Web Is 'Greatest Spying Machine'

The Internet is the "greatest spying machine the world has ever known," WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has warned in a speech. While the Web holds great promises of increasing transparency in government operations, it will more likely be used by officials to spy on their own citizens, he told students in a rare public appearance at Cambridge University.

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