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Internet Control

Who Will Govern the Internet Is the Key Global Issue Today

Carl Bildt | Posted 08.03.2016 | World
Carl Bildt

STOCKHOLM -- The Internet has already become the most important infrastructure of the world. And that's just the beginning. Soon it will also be the infrastructure of all of our other infrastructures. So far, the governance of the net has been a biosphere of informal and formal institutions with multiple stakeholders having a say, but none having a dominating influence. But the dynamics of its development would not have been possible without the strong role of the tech community.

Who Runs the Internet?

Maximilian Stern | Posted 02.02.2015 | World
Maximilian Stern

Up to now, ICANN -- although a non-profit organization -- is acting on behalf of the U.S. Department of Commerce and therefore the U.S. government: the same government that authorized the NSA to spy on more or less everyone who is connected to the Internet. Consequently, countries such as China and Russia, but also Brazil, India, South Africa and many developing countries are demanding more say in the governance of the Internet and ICANN.

Congress To Look At Future Of Internet Control

Reuters | Jasmin Melvin | Posted 07.30.2012 | Technology

By Jasmin Melvin WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers will delve on Thursday into an international debate on whether to hand more cont...