The U.S. government‚Äôs plan to give away authority over the Internet‚Äôs core architecture to the ‚Äúglobal Internet community‚ÄĚ could endanger the security of both the Internet and the U.S. ‚ÄĒ and open the door to a global tax on Web use.
‚ÄúU.S. management of the internet has been exemplary and there is no reason to give this away ‚ÄĒ especially in return for nothing,‚ÄĚ former Bush administration State Department senior advisor Christian Whiton told The Daily Caller. ‚ÄúThis is the Obama equivalent of Carter‚Äôs decision to give away the Panama Canal ‚ÄĒ only with possibly much worse consequences.‚ÄĚ
The U.S. Commerce Department announced late Friday it would relinquish control of The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) ‚ÄĒ the organization charged with managing domain names, assigning Internet protocol addresses and other crucial Web functions ‚ÄĒ after its current contract expires next year....
Before the giveaway, and which even the FCC is trying to remedy, If they don't win a court appeal, then, Net neutrality is dead. Bow to Comcast and Verizon. I doubt if I'll repeat the Wall Street Journal story on this that I put on the NSA thread, but it wasn't so "Chicken Little ---'The Sky is Falling!!!! " This turnover was slated long before Obama by the way, at least since Baby-Face Bush was President or even before that. The NSA to-do may have speed it up, but what is really going to cost you as the LA Times story above points out is the lost of Net Neutrality. Now, that is something we all can get worked up about.
American policy can be summed up in one word...sucide,our defense policy is suicidal,our financial policy is suicidal,our immigration policy is incredibly suicidal.
The Russians are for Russia,the Chinese for China and the Germans for Germany and so forth,but America is full of people who hate America and want to see it destroyed and any power or influence done away with....pretty soon they will get the second rate powerless country they dream about and want to live in...it will not be what they expected.