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Icann will conduct a meeting that will be the first step in the transition process, beginning March 23 in Singapore.
“We are inviting governments, the private sector, civil society and other Internet organizations from the whole world to join us in developing this transition process,” said Fadi Chehadé, the president and chief executive of Icann. “All stakeholders deserve a voice in the management and governance of this global resource as equal partners.”
President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil canceled a planned visit to the United States last year and called the activities “an assault on national sovereignty and individual rights” and “incompatible with relations between friendly nations.”
Brazil also announced it would host Net Mundial, a global meeting on Internet governance, in April in São Paulo to discuss the coming transition.
Time for a reliable and more free people friendly underground internet, that is what we need now, and independent internet to rival the very soon to become another corporate control monopoly.
Internet as we know it is for sell.
Mark Zuckerberg Condemns
Feds for Using Facebook to
Hack Into Computers
The U.S. government's online surveillance is
jeopardizing the Internet as we know it,
Facebook's CEO wrote Thursday.
"The U.S. government should be the champion for the Internet, not a threat," Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook page. "They need to be much more transparent about what they're doing, or otherwise people will believe the worst."