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Clinton Hails Internet Freedom

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton championed Internet freedom on Thursday and said that countries that participate in cyber attacks should face consequences. “In an interconnected world, an attack on one nation’s networks can be an attack on all,” Clinton said. “By reinforcing that message, we can create norms of behavior among states and encourage respect for the global networked commons.” Many view Clinton’s comments as a warning to China and Iran, both of which have been embroiled in online controversies. The warning came as part of an announcement of a $15 million initiative to help young people, women, and citizens groups in other countries communicate online.