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03-15-2014, 01:22 AM #1
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Quote:U.S. officials announced plans Friday to relinquish federal government control over the administration of the Internet, a move likely to please international critics but alarm some business leaders and others who rely on smooth functioning of the Web.

Pressure to let go of the final vestiges of U.S. authority over the system of Web addresses and domain names that organize the Internet has been building for more than a decade and was supercharged by the backlash to revelations about National Security Agency surveillance last year.

“The timing is right to start the transition process,” said Lawrence E. Strickling, assistant secretary of commerce for communications and information. “We look forward to ICANN convening stakeholders across the global Internet community to craft an appropriate transition plan.”

The practical consequences of the decision were not immediately clear, but it could alleviate rising global complaints that the United States essentially controls the Web and takes advantage of its oversight role to help spy on the rest of the world.

U.S. officials set strict conditions and an indeterminate timeline for the transition from federal government authority, saying that a new oversight body must be created and win the trust of crucial stakeholders around the world, officials said. An international meeting to discuss the future of Internet is scheduled for March 24, in Singapore.

The announcement essentially ruled out the possibility that the United Nations would take over the U.S. role, something many nations have advocated and U.S. officials have long opposed.

Read more: washingtonpost.coml

This was very unexpected, I didn't see it coming. This is breaking so I barely read it. I need to do some research here before forming an opinion.
But if it sounds too good to be true.... oh, never mind.

03-15-2014, 02:16 AM #2
Softy Incognito Anonymous
Hi JayRodney,


the plan has many components,,,weapons,,,oil,,,resources,,,

territory,,,propaganda,,,and even the internet,,,

It would be easy to dismiss Putin’s conservative Comintern as

another Sochi-style vanity project if it weren’t for the fact that

Russia’s hard power is growing in parallel with its soft power.

In other words, Russia could block someone it doesn’t like in

Germany by invoking an anti-terror clause and shutting down opponents’

domain name server, or DNS, the basic address book of the internet.

Without a DNS, web pages become unfindable and effectively disappear.

The issue of who controls the internet will be debated at a

major international conference next year, the biggest such confab

since 2005. Strategically, Russia has clearly set its sights on

two goals: wresting control of the internet away from the US,

and creating a new definition of ‘cyber-terrorism’ that’s as

loose as its own legislation on ‘extremism’,


Anonymous Kritter Show this Post
03-15-2014, 03:33 AM #3
Anonymous Kritter Incognito Anonymous
03-15-2014, 04:44 AM #4
Softy Incognito Anonymous
And not to get too carried away here,,,and I will not post too much,,,

maybe very little on the bummer subjects,,,cause it isn't fun,,,

but the US isn't the only one spying on everyone,,,

they just got caught,,,and don't know if Snowden is a Russian spy or not,,,

but it played out very well in that direction,,,but the internet got used a lot

by all the arabspring deals,,,and the rest of the .govs saw that,,,

billions and billions have been spent on surveillance software by all the players,,,

and everybody everywhere is now being watched,,,and many have a switch

to turn it all off now,,,just in case,,,and there is a big battle going on,,,

on the internet,,,by all the majors and the minors to gain access to the other

countries .fed organizations,,,businesses,,,and all the rest,,,anything and

everything,,,so not sure how this will play out,,,another part of control,,,

for sure...

Not Gumby Show this Post
03-15-2014, 11:49 AM #5
Not Gumby Incognito Anonymous
Other than your ISP Provider which connects you to the Internet, I think its foolish that anyone claims to have Control over the Internet.

Control as in Spying and Censorship.. yes.
Control as in ownership... debatable



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