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House to examine plan for United Nations to regulate the Internet
THE HILL ^ | 05/26/12 08:10 AM ET | Brendan Sasso

Posted on 05/26/2012 8:18:13 AM PDT by BenLurkin

House lawmakers will consider an international proposal next week to give the United Nations more control over the Internet.

The proposal is backed by China, Russia, Brazil, India and other UN members, and would give the UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) more control over the governance of the Internet.

Next week’s hearing is expected to bring more attention in the U.S. to the measure, which would give the UN more control over cybersecurity, data privacy, technical standards and the Web’s address system. It would also allow foreign government-owned Internet providers to charge extra for international traffic and allow for more price controls.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: freespeech; hillary; internet; islam; obama; un
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To: fatnotlazy
So why is Congress even considering it?

So they can scare the IP providers into thinking they will vote for it, which would result in the lobbyists for the IP providers supplying more money to the Congressmen to defeat it, thus lining their own pockets.

21 posted on 05/26/2012 10:08:28 AM PDT by TheCipher (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself- Mark Twain)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

UN? FM!


22 posted on 05/27/2012 1:06:49 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: BenLurkin

Damn shame the RINOs running the House will probably go along with this. Just look at their support for SOPA, etc.


23 posted on 05/29/2012 3:30:12 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: BenLurkin; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; GOPJ; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy
The proposal to allow the UN to control the internet in the USA is so crazy that I don't know if any Dems in congress will support this, but I called my congressman just in case. There will be a committee hearing on this on Thursday LINK
24 posted on 05/29/2012 2:46:52 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

One outrage after another.


25 posted on 05/29/2012 4:03:10 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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