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Originally posted by NEOAMADEUS
Problem is...INFORMATION IS POWER and the US would like to restrict both, especially in these days of highly selective "corporate sponsored" news which is mainly controlled for the most part by 5 corporations in the US....as most on these threads are well aware....
Ahhhhh, plus ca change !!!!!
TUNIS, Tunisia Nov 16, 2005 — A U.N. technology summit opened Wednesday after an 11th-hour agreement that leaves the United States with ultimate oversight of the main computers that direct the Internet's flow of information, commerce and dissent.
A lingering and vocal struggle over the Internet's plumbing and its addressing system has overshadowed the summit's original intent: to address ways to expand communications technologies to poorer parts of the world.
Negotiators from more than 100 countries agreed late Tuesday to leave the United States in charge, through a quasi-independent body called the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN.
Originally posted by soficrow
...So what does this all mean? To us, freedom, and access to information?
Originally posted by Muaddib
Who came up with the idea of the internet,
and who was the first country/government to put it to use?....
Originally posted by Bananahill
I have often wondered if they knew what they released when they gave away internet?
Edit: Removed some stuff for another time and place
Originally posted by Indy
Who controls the net? We THINK we do. But lets face it a majority of the servers that make up the net run software that was written by people outside of the U.S. Imagine if the net ran only on Windows. LOL. The rest of the world could cut the U.S. off tomorrow and nobody would care or miss us. The open source movement is what keeps the net going. And the U.S. isn't the player in that.