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Internet administration to shift from U.S. to global stage
Politico ^ | March 14, 2014 | ERIN MERSHON and JESSICA MEYERS

Posted on 03/14/2014 6:48:25 PM PDT by La Lydia

The U.S. Commerce Department is relinquishing its hold over the group that manages the Internet’s architecture amid pressure to globalize its functions in the wake of reports about NSA surveillance. The National Telecommunications & Information Administration, a Commerce Department agency, said Friday it is transitioning the function to the “global Internet community.” The decision marks a dramatic change. Since the Internet’s inception, the United States has played a leading role in the management of critical back-end Web work, including management of .com and other domain names. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has performed those functions under U.S. Commerce contract since 2000.

The United States will give up its oversight role when the current contract with ICANN expires in fall 2015, NTIA Administrator Larry Strickling said...Some U.S. officials and businesses have expressed fears about the United Nations, or governments like Russia and China, taking over control of the Web...

Some U.S. officials have warned about the dangers of ceding ICANN’s authority to the International Telecommunication Union, a United Nations agency...countries like Russia and China could use it to allow online censorship….

Daniel Castro, a senior analyst at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, disputed the connection between NSA revelations and Internet governance in an op-ed Friday, and he warned that ICANN would not be held accountable without U.S. control.

“If the Obama Administration gives away its oversight of the Internet,” he said, “it will be gone forever.”…

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller applauded the government’s decision to relinquish oversight of the Internet’s critical functions, calling it “the next phase” in a transition to “an independent entity that reflects the broad diversity of the global Internet community.”...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: 1dontsearch; antiamericanism; everything; is; obamalegacy; ours; theirs
Yeah, we really want the UN running this. Another accomplishment of the BO administration.
1 posted on 03/14/2014 6:48:25 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

An item for the first week of rollbacks in 2016.


2 posted on 03/14/2014 6:51:48 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: La Lydia

Will be pulled in 3 .. 2 .. 1


3 posted on 03/14/2014 6:53:31 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: La Lydia

Carter was an idiot for giving up the Panama canal, so he just got b bested by Obama. The US giving up control of the internet is beyond boneheaded......I have no words to use to describe this BS


4 posted on 03/14/2014 6:56:21 PM PDT by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: La Lydia

The only reason the US and obviously the NSA would “relinquish control” (and if you believe that.. well) is to insulate themselves from legal culpability.


5 posted on 03/14/2014 6:59:46 PM PDT by Track9 (hey Kalid.. kalid.. bang you're dead)
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To: La Lydia
Another accomplishment of the BO administration.

Who knows...this might be the thing that wakes everyone up. Socialized medicine, Benghazi deaths, IRS gestapo, Fast & Furious...they'll ignore those, but mess with smartphones, iPads, Facebook and Netflix and there may be an outcry.

It would be bittersweet if it happened.
6 posted on 03/14/2014 7:07:03 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: La Lydia
Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller applauded the government’s decision to relinquish oversight of the Internet’s critical functions, calling it “the next phase” in a transition to “an independent entity that reflects the broad diversity of the global Internet community.”...

HIs comment might seem normal for a stupid leftist internationalist Senator but it is more interesting in the light of what his fellow WV senator said last month: "I write today to express my concerns about Bitcoin. This virtual currency is currently unregulated and has allowed users to participate in illicit activity, while also being highly unstable and disruptive to our economy. For the reasons outlined below, I urge regulators to take appropriate action to limit the abilities of this highly unstable currency..."

Put those two together and what you have is the banning of an "unregulated" part of the internet by the freedom-promoting China while turning over regulation of the internet to the same. Obviously the US would never ban a UDP protocol and shared database, the internet always works around such damage. But China can stop lots of traffic with much more brute force techniques than we would ever contemplate. I'm not sure how successful they are but they are trying pretty hard.

Think of it like Dem Senator 1 asks to ban only one type of anti-abortion demonstration, for example any demonstratin that refers to any religion in any way. Obviously it would not be enforceable without lots of police at every demonstration including the thought police. But lets say that Dem Senator 2 proposes turning over law domestic law enforcement to the "international community". Now we would see the real world equivalent of what they want to do in bit world.

7 posted on 03/14/2014 7:08:24 PM PDT by palmer (There's someone in my lead but it's not me)
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To: LostInBayport

8 posted on 03/14/2014 7:12:16 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: La Lydia

president mom jeans has his panama canal moment.


9 posted on 03/14/2014 7:16:19 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: La Lydia

end game is becoming clearer


10 posted on 03/14/2014 7:20:47 PM PDT by Homer1
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To: Homer1

Prepare for a massive tax, censorsip, and Interpol policing. Woopeeee. /s


11 posted on 03/14/2014 7:25:15 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: LostInBayport
but mess with smartphones, iPads, Facebook and Netflix and there may be an outcry.

Bush's fault - Obama had no idea how bad things were.

12 posted on 03/14/2014 7:26:35 PM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: La Lydia

Unbelievable.


13 posted on 03/14/2014 7:41:08 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: La Lydia
Democrats want this because they know the UN will try to shut down right leaning orgs and sites on the Internet. They just love freedom of speech so much.
14 posted on 03/14/2014 7:45:08 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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To: Major Matt Mason

And to whom or what might people have to pledge an allegiance to use the internet...the Bible prophecy of ‘no one can buy or sell unless they deny Christ’ is in the making...everyone’s banking is online after all.

Well the US contract is up at end of 2015, so I guess I will take up golf after all. Time for a change.

well


15 posted on 03/14/2014 8:06:15 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: La Lydia

How can Obama give this away? Is he really already a dictator with no limits? I would think this would take Congress, silly me.


16 posted on 03/14/2014 8:09:52 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: La Lydia

The internet belongs to the tax payers of the USA, the administration does not have the authority to give away our assets. Hello Congress.


17 posted on 03/14/2014 8:18:49 PM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

pint!


18 posted on 03/14/2014 8:44:47 PM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: La Lydia
Allowing the global community to access your financial data and accounts, our regime will be able to spy more directly without the bothersome laws and restrictions they have to follow, the ability to shut down at any time and kill the information highway that is a threat to control and the free flow of ideas and speech. Giving up our sovereignty on all levels
19 posted on 03/15/2014 2:09:46 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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To: Homer1

Becoming clearer, and upon us.


20 posted on 03/16/2014 12:24:51 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: doc1019

Why would it be pulled? The source is legitimate. I did not break any rules. What is your point?


21 posted on 03/16/2014 12:26:38 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: palmer

Jay Rockefeller is not one of the brighter bulbs on the Congressional chandelier, and he never heard of a left-wing crackpot idea that he did not endorse.


22 posted on 03/16/2014 12:30:24 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia
Obama is on a mission to eliminate anything that the United States holds in superiority to other countries.

If it will weaken the United States in some way, Obama will do it.

If it will strengthen the United States, Obama will reject it.

-PJ

23 posted on 03/16/2014 12:31:40 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: La Lydia

Because the last 6 times or so this subject was posted, it was pulled. All of the postings were by different folks and about 10 min. apart. I figured yours would be next ...


24 posted on 03/17/2014 5:20:41 AM PDT by doc1019
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To: doc1019

hehe

Perhaps not coincidentally, this is at least the seventh thread on this topic, all of which are very much still available.


25 posted on 03/17/2014 5:29:49 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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