WASHINGTON Jan 21 U.S. Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton on Thursday warned that Internet technologies
were a mixed blessing because they are used by al Qaeda to
spread hatred and by authoritarian states to crush dissent.
"The same networks that help organize movements for freedom
also enable al Qaeda to spew hatred and incite violence against
the innocent," she said in a major speech in Washington.
"And technologies with the potential to open up access to
government and promote transparency can also be hijacked by
governments to crush dissent and deny human rights."
(Reporting by Arshad Mohammed; Editing by Stacey Joyce)