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A United Nations task force formed last week said it was considering the creation of a new inter-governmental working group to help further international cooperation on policies to police the Internet.
"Today, I have signed that petition on Google’s behalf because we don’t believe governments should be allowed to grant themselves a monopoly on Internet governance," Google's Vint Cerf, continued. "The current bottoms-up, open approach works—protecting users from vested interests and enabling rapid innovation. Let’s fight to keep it that way."
Originally posted by kwakakev
One the whole it looks like a positive move that is being taking. The amount of peer review between all the nations of the world is pretty hard core solid, especially with country protections being taken. Some countries may take the great wall of china approach, while other have a more free and open approach. The global oversight will ensure that any stories strong enough will get the attention required, while providing the state protection to defend against hostilities and maintain culture. I like it.
They are trying to lock down and censor more and more of the Internet, no doubt about it. This garbage UN committee is more evidence of that.
you should be pleased with the direction the world is going in. I'm not.
I see from your profile you're in Australia, are you in favor of all the failed attempts at censorship there? Some of the most draconian laws in the Western world were put forward by your politicians, including a law banning anonymous political comments on blogs! Was that a good policy, do you think?
also see you're a member of ATS - do you enjoy the site?
With all the anti-government and conspiracy discussion here, do you think it needs some global oversight?
Some firm guidelines from on high about what is and what is not appropriate for the masses?
Some of the most draconian laws in the Western world were put forward by your politicians, including a law banning anonymous political comments on blogs! Was that a good policy, do you think?