Unease? Color me uneasy at the thought of 1000 "experts." And positively nervous at a UN sponsored anything.
Unease over US role on net control Australian IT
MORE than 1000 internet experts have gathered in Athens for the first UN-sponsored internet governance forum, amid grumbling over the dominant position of the US.
Grumbling? I bet..............hrumph!
Countries such as Iran and China objected to having the internet's technical foundations managed by California's Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a non-profit organisation under tender from the US Department of Commerce.
Iran and China? Ah yes, mecca to freedom loving peoples everywhere. /
The US has resisted attempts to modify the existing framework, warning that change could give more power to regimes that do not allow freedom of speech.
This is a renewed effort of a failed attempt last year to silence truth tellers, wrestle control of the
internet away from a free speech America (where there is no control, thank Gd) and shut down the last vestige of free,
unfettered opinion worldwide. The internet is the worst thing that ever happened
to despots and dictators everywhere.
Oh and btw, WTF does the UN have to do with it? The internet is America's invention. We shared it with the rest of the world. Play nice killers.
UPDATE: First, kill all the bloggers.
Amnesty To Press UN On Blogger Rights WebProNews
A Chinese proposal to force bloggers to register with the government using their real names will be on the minds of United Nations delegates as they discuss various online issues at the Internet Governance Forum to be held in Athens.
I am sure Google has already handed over to China the names of blogspot bloggers.