If not America, who? The US, beacon of life and liberty, and stalwart defender of individual rights, is giving up "ownership" of the internet. The new agreement gives other countries and the UN the ability to set internet use policies. This bodes most ill, dear friends ..... for those whose only shot of communication will be snuffed out.
It is amazing how much damage to our rights can be done in such a short period of time.
Watch for Sharia law to find its way into this.
China will say no to their dissidents.
Islam will say no and work block sites that attempt to reveal their bloody plans.
It was our extraordinary gift to the world ............... and like some depraved drunk we toss it away and relinquish control to the vultures and destroyers. We kept it free.
John Bolton said at his recent appearance at Duke University, "it's not American strength that's provocative, it's American weakness."
- • Icann ends agreement with the US government
- • Move will give other countries a prominent internet role
After complaints about American dominance of the internet and growing disquiet in some parts of the world, Washington has said it will relinquish some control over the way the network is run and allow foreign governments more of a say in the future of the system.
Icann – the official body that ultimately controls the development of the internet thanks to its oversight of web addresses such as .com, .net and .org – said today that it was ending its agreement with the US government.
The deal, part of a contract negotiated with the US department of commerce, effectively pushes California-based Icann towards a new status as an international body with greater representation from companies and governments around the globe.
Icann had previously been operating under the auspices of the American government, which had control of the net thanks to its initial role in developing the underlying technologies used for connecting computers together.
But the fresh focus will give other countries a more prominent role in determining what takes place online, and even the way in which it happens – opening the door for a virtual United Nations, where many officials gather to discuss potential changes to the internet.