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Almost since Al Gore created* it, the Internet has been under the oversight of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Yes, we’ve heard it: Keep the dang government out of my Internet!
But as sinister as the likelihood of government intrusion in our use of this amazing technology has been, think how much worse it could be if that government were China or Russia. Or (possibly even more likely), if a billionaire or a group of billionaires like the anti-American megalomaniac George Soros were wielding power over it.
How does that work out for us?
Because Barack Obama, with the help of the two globalist presidents who preceded him, just relinquished U.S. control of the information superhighway – a highway paved with your tax dollars – to the world.
Washington (AFP) – The US government on Saturday ended its formal oversight role over the internet, handing over management of the online address system to a global non-profit entity.
The US Commerce Department announced that its contract had expired with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which manages the internet’s so-called “root zone.”
That leaves ICANN as a self-regulating organization that will be operated by the internet’s “stakeholders” — engineers, academics, businesses, non-government and government groups.
The move is part of a decades-old plan by the US to “privatize” the internet, and backers have said it would help maintain its integrity around the world. [read the whole thang]
How in this era of cyber warfare and super hackers will a private entity like ICANN keep every aspect of our private lives – banking, medical records, firearms registration, charitable giving – free from intrusion without redress?
Why would ICANN even have our interests at heart?
Back Obama couldn’t even keep our national secrets secure in the Clinton State Department.
I know, regular guys like yours truly aren’t supposed to be sophisticated enough to grasp the implications of all this, and maybe that is true.
But in the words of that much greater rocker, Bob Dylan, “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.”
America, we have just turned the corner.
*Al Gore actually did create global warming
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