Thursday, September 29, 2016

Major Change in Internet Control

An interesting article from about control of the Internet. This follows this post about the Feast of Trumpets. For a free magazine subscription or to get the books recommended for free click HERE! or call 1-888-886- 8632.

 I had a recent post where I mentioned the European Union's attempt to wrest control of the internet from the United States. It appears it will happen. This article from The Guardian reports that this week in Geneva a group of nations, some not too friendly toward America, supported a move to put control of the world wide web into the hands of an international consortium.

The U.S. was resisting the move but it appears the final decision was taken out of its hands. Here is a key paragraph from the article:

A number of countries represented in Geneva, including Brazil, China, Cuba, Iran and several African states, insisted the US give up control, but it refused. The meeting “was going nowhere”, Hendon says, and so the EU took a bold step and proposed two stark changes: a new forum that would decide public policy, and a “cooperation model” comprising governments that would be in overall charge.

You probably won't hear much about this. But as the article concludes, with international governments controlling the future of the internet things will not be the same again. Read the whole article here.

You might also be interested in...

No comments: