Not everyone was happy with former Google CEO Eric Schmidt's trip to North Korea, or its secretive nature, but it seems like now we have some details about what the whole thing was about. Schmidt posted on his Google+ account this morning, and said the goal was to talk to North Korea about a free and open Internet. The reason many people suspected Schmidt was making the trip was to increase Google's market into the country, but why can't it be both? Google would no doubt get one of its many fingers into an open North Korean Internet, so it could be a classic win-win for Google and the North Korean people.
If you're spending this Independence Day relaxing instead of shooting explosives into the sky and making fun of the guy playing with the black snakes and sparklers, Google made this short, important video reminding you about the virtues of freedom, and how that should apply to your favorite vehicle of information, the Internet. Google doesn't pick sides in this video either, quoting not only Mitt Romney, but Barack Obama and Benjamin Franklin. So no matter which side of network news you fall on, we can probably all agree that freedom is pretty great, and our favorite toy the Internet deserves some of it.