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Poch Peralta

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Is U.S. ‘Giving Up Control’ of the Internet?

The fact that is 'no one actually “controls” the Internet'
What the Obama administration is trying to do is 'give other countries, including China and Russia, more of a say in how the Internet is governed, NOT BOW to it.'

'First, some background: Historically, the United States has been responsible for coordinating the Internet’s names and numbering system: the tools that do things like match human-readable domains, like “Politico.com,” with the number-based IP address that computers use to bring order to the different devices and destinations on the Internet.

'But the Department of Commerce doesn’t actually handle this responsibility directly...'
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/03/control-of-the-internet-104830.html#ixzz2wXzpW1gi

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  • Gail G3

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    Apr 1 2014: It may give up control of the Internet TO THE POINT WHERE IT STILL RETAINS ITS RIGHTS TO DENY ANY AMERICAN ACCESS TO SITES THAT IT CONSIDERS A THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY IF AMERICANS FOUND OUT. That part won't change.
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      Apr 1 2014: It seems the best thing to do Gail. Thanks.
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      Apr 1 2014: I wonder if foreigners like me would be more screened for access to US websites. Of course I understand that would happen to anyone suspected of being anti-US.
      • Apr 2 2014: Perhaps, but there is a big problem when ALL U. S. citizens are suspected of being anti-US and treated accordingly.
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          Apr 2 2014: LOL And I think that IS already happening with NSA!
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    Mar 25 2014: As you already know, the US government will give up control of the Internet naming system to ICANN in 2015, per its announcement last week. So what is your question?
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      Mar 25 2014: You already answered my question so there's none left right?