Skip to comments.America's Internet Surrender
Posted on 03/20/2014 5:14:07 AM PDT by lbryce
The Internet is often described as a miracle of self-regulation, which is almost true. The exception is that the United States government has had ultimate control from the beginning. Washington has used this oversight only to ensure that the Internet runs efficiently and openly, without political pressure from any country.
This was the happy state of affairs until last Friday, when the Obama administration made the surprise announcement it will relinquish its oversight of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or Icann, which assigns and maintains domain names and Web addresses for the Internet. Russia, China and other authoritarian governments have already been working to redesign the Internet more to their liking, and now they will no doubt leap to fill the power vacuum caused by America's unilateral retreat.
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Can’t this be stopped?
It’d be worth tying it up in court for the remaining days of our un-patriotic administration so we can get a serious grown up to look at the folly of this. I’ll donate.
The dem incumbents running for reelection are in full panic mode over this.
If you like your internet you can keep it.
Jimmy Carter only gave away our Panama Canal.
Good News! Outernet is coming!
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