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    Re: U.S. to relinquish remaining control over the Internet

    Funnily enough, on the 25th anniversary of the WWW this week, Sir Tim Berners-Lee was asked how he felt it had all gone. His response? "I didn't expect the cats!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Obama signs order outlining emergency Internet control | Internet & Media - CNET News

    President Barack Obama signed an executive order last week that could give the U.S. government control over the Internet.
    With the wordy title "Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions," this order was designed to empower certain governmental agencies with control over telecommunications and the Web during natural disasters and security emergencies.

    According to The Verge, critics of the order are concerned with Section 5.2, which is a lengthy part outlining how telecommunications and the Internet are controlled. It states that the Secretary of Homeland Security will "oversee the development, testing, implementation, and sustainment" of national security and emergency preparedness measures on all systems, including private "non-military communications networks." According to The Verge, critics say this gives Obama the on/off switch to the Web.
    Sounds pretty leftwing to me. I don't trust the govt with stuff like this. Legislation like this was blocked last year, so why is Obama going against the will of the people?
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    U.S. to relinquish remaining control over the Internet - The Washington Post
    By Craig Timberg, Published: March 14

    U.S. officials announced plans Friday to relinquish federal government control over the administration of the Internet, a move that pleased international critics but alarmed some business leaders and others who rely on the smooth functioning of the Web.

    Pressure to let go of the final vestiges of U.S. authority over the system of Web addresses and domain names that organize the Internet has been building for more than a decade and was supercharged by the backlash last year to revelations about National Security Agency surveillance.

    The change would end the long-running contract between the Commerce Department and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a California-based nonprofit group. That contract is set to expire next year but could be extended if the transition plan is not complete.

    “We look forward to ICANN convening stakeholders across the global Internet community to craft an appropriate transition plan,” Lawrence E. Strickling, assistant secretary of commerce for communications and information, said in a statement.

    The announcement received a passionate response, with some groups quickly embracing the change and others blasting it.
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    Re: U.S. to relinquish remaining control over the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    I got another one.

    In your mind strength is having a marginal influence over who gets what kind of domain names on the internet, but having a universal healthcare system that would keep our citizens healthy and productive while costing the government less than what it already spends on healthcare is a weakness?

    Are you embarrassed yet?
    This is America son, people dont like the govt telling them what to do, and they certainly dont like being taxed if they dont.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    It means very little in the technical sense and a great deal in the political sense. Politics should never be the deciding factor on a technical question.
    And yet politics has decided to interject itself into medicine. Think before you say these things.

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    Re: U.S. to relinquish remaining control over the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    This is America son, people dont like the govt telling them what to do, and they certainly dont like being taxed if they dont.
    Well apparently you like the idea of the government telling people what kind of internet domain names they can register, except that right?

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    Re: U.S. to relinquish remaining control over the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Well apparently you like the idea of the government telling people what kind of internet domain names they can register, except that right?
    Thats your best shot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Thats your best shot?
    I guess he forgot you were a corporate slave and what corporations want, you want. Do you know why corporations lobbied against turning over the internet? I don 't but I am curious to know?

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    Re: U.S. to relinquish remaining control over the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    I guess he forgot you were a corporate slave and what corporations want, you want. Do you know why corporations lobbied against turning over the internet? I don 't but I am curious to know?
    I can't yawn fast enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    I can't yawn fast enough.
    So No? You don't know either? I guess we shouldn't discuss it then.

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    Re: U.S. to relinquish remaining control over the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Thats your best shot?
    You said the government shouldn't tell people what to do, but here you are defending the government's oversight of an organization which is responsible for telling people what kind of internet domain names they can and cannot have.

    That seems like a pretty good shot

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