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The US government no longer controls the Internet

The U.S. government just relinquished control over one very large entity — the internet. As of Saturday, October 1, the federal National Telecommunications and Information Administration no longer exercises control over the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which has long been the manager of internet domain names. But now, ICANN is truly

Congress let out a scream—quickly surrendering the Internet to the United Nations

Katie Kieffer,  Eight furry legs appeared and Congress let out a scream—quickly surrendering the Internet to the United Nations. Last week, Congress closed shop for a six-week recess without stopping the Internet from slipping into the hands of a global consortium aligned with the United Nations. Our story begins in 1998, when the organization of

Trump opposes plan for U.S. to cede internet oversight

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump opposes a long-planned transition of oversight of the internet’s technical management from the U.S. government to a global community of stakeholders, his campaign said in a statement on Wednesday. Congress should block the handover, scheduled to occur on Oct. 1, “or internet freedom will be lost for good, since there

It’s essential that we keep the internet secure, free and open

Sen. Marco Rubio, For most of the internet’s history, the important role of assigning domain names has been left to a nonprofit group called the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which is under contract with the United States government. If the Obama administration has its way, however, that will change prematurely on

Obama administration backs plan to relinquish Internet control

The Obama administration is getting behind a plan that would have the U.S. government relinquish its last bit of control over the Internet – a move Republican lawmakers are fighting tooth-and-nail. The transfer was set in motion two years ago when a Commerce Department agency said it would cede oversight over an obscure, but powerful,

Obama Administration Turns the Internet Over to the Globalists

Plans to impose a censorship and mass surveillance framework may now commence  On Friday the U.S. Commerce Department released its grasp on the internet. Oversight of ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, will be passed on to the “global internet community” next year. ICANN, under a Commerce Department contract, has issued domain