U.N. Conference Introduces Resolution to Gain Control of Internet—in Middle of Night
In the middle of the night at a U.N. conference in Dubai, the presiding chairman of the International Telecommunication Union conference surveyed the assembled countries to see whether there was interest in having greater involvement in the U.N. governing the Internet. A majority of countries gave their approval.
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12 thoughts on “U.N. Trying to Take Over the Internet”
UN should keep their noses in their own countries and clean up the mess they have created there and leave US alone. We can be improved, but within our own system.
I surely can understand your frustration! 😐
Apparently it was only “in the middle of the night” in the United States. Over where the conference was being held, it was mid-day.
Do we want them taking it over, is the question, I think, but timing is everything, I am sure.
In reading several articles about it, I don’t think they are trying to take it over. Rather, they are trying to bring some semblance of order to it so that it can be available in all countries throughout the world. Right now it’s a free for all in the United States and not available at all in some religious theocracies. I don’t know what the answer is.
So, you think they were kindly trying to help us while we slept? Or something?
There are 24 times zones throughout the world. Sometimes what people do in their time zone occurs while we sleep in our time zone.
Okay. I did our research for us. It was reported accurately. It was midnight in Dubai.
Everyone was tired. People voted just so they could go home. And the moderators lied. I am really sorry I did not double-check my source sooner and can understand if you feel a bit irked with me right now.
Check the following for more expert opinions than mine:
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20121217_wcit_denouement/ (For musings of an Internet expert who was actually present at the meeting and is a great writer.)
I think it’s about Free Speech and Free Enterprise. They fear it, but we are accustomed to, and know how to work within, freedom.
Not irked at all.
By the way, as soon as I posted my comment on your other thread about the Fourth Amendment being under attack, up pops a new post on my Facebook news feed: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/27/fisa-senate-vote_n_2372720.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmaing7%7Cdl6%7Csec3_lnk1%26pLid%3D250346
The Fourth Amendment has been under attack every since 9/11, in the interest of “security.” I couldn’t find anything about specific states attacking it, other than under the guise of the Bush 9/11 laws to begin with.
It’s a changed world and it’s only going to get worse as humanity continues to overpopulate the world and becomes more interconnected than ever via the Internet and the global economy.
Russel, you have convinced me there are some things you just are plain, unable to grasp. Thanks for your patience.
I post from the central states where we have had a-foot-of-snow-freezing-rain-and-wind-can-you-relate. Internet is slow today. I am continuing my search for my original research and am taking a lunch break now. Hoping this posts.
One thing I have learned by studying history for 42 years is that the people with the loudest voices, quite often the winners, write history as they see fit. Look at what’s coming out about World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War after all these years. Secret, classified papers being unclassified, showing us just exactly what kind of dastardly deeds people are up to.
I have no problem with being suspicious of government. However, it is necessary in one’s suspicious to dig deeper than the soundbites that appear on one’s favorite TV or Internet station.
Okay, all discussion of the Fouth Amendment appears on the next page. Gotta keep from being distracted and divided, here. Nice try, though.