U.S.-EU Showdown Averted over Control of the World Wide Web

Thank God the Internet is safe for now! Having the UN in control over the Internet would amount to censorship. I hope the UN just gives up this pursuit. It would stifle innovation, and delay progress. In effect, it would have the opposite effect of what they intended–to reduce the technology gap.

Negotiators from more than 100 countries agreed late Tuesday to leave the United States in charge of the Internet’s addressing system, averting a U.S.-EU showdown at this week’s U.N. technology summit.

U.S. officials said early Wednesday that instead of transferring management of the system to an international body such as the United Nations, an international forum would be created to address concerns. The forum, however, would have no binding authority.

Tag: Politics, technology, Blog, Media, Music, Internet, Current Affairs.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s