Wednesday, August 17, 2016

America to hand off Internet in under two months

Via Billy

The Department of Commerce is set to hand off the final vestiges of American control over the Internet to international authorities in less than two months, officials have confirmed.

The department will finalize the transition effective Oct. 1, Assistant Secretary Lawrence Strickling wrote on Tuesday, barring what he called "any significant impediment."

The move means the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, which is responsible for interpreting numerical addresses on the Web to a readable language, will move from U.S. control to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a multistakeholder body based in Los Angeles that includes countries such as China and Russia.

Critics of the move, most prominently Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, have pointed out the agency could be used by totalitarian governments to shut down the Web around the globe, either in whole or in part.


  1. Of course this will be used to censor blogs that TPTB don't like and the MSM will love it, since it will let them return to their glory days when they told you the news (and what to correctly think about it). But, I suspect that one will still have all the internet porn uninterrupted. If one is porn surfing, one is not questioning the government or doing ones own research.