12/28/2012 09:08 am ET Updated Feb 27, 2013

Could These 6 Pending Regulations Destroy The Internet In 2013?

Evan as the Internet keeps growing and evolving, the fallout from major regulations expected in 2013 threaten to change its very nature.

The dust has yet to settle in the wake of the contentious International Telecommunications Union's (ITU) conference in Dubai, but its repercussions could spit the Internet into two parts: One free and open one, the other closed and censored, depending on which country you are in. Even here in the U.S., pending legislation could further challenge how citizens communicate online and via phone, and how and by whom those communications be me monitored and retrieved.

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