U.S. Government Gives Up Control of the InternetPosted: March 14, 2014
For The Daily Caller, Giuseppe Macri reports: The United States Department of Commerce gave up control of the organization charged with managing the Internet’s core infrastructure Friday as a result of mounting global pressure born out of the backlash over global National Security Agency surveillance.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has overseen domain names, assigned Internet protocol addresses, and executed other crucial Internet functions since 2000 under the supervision of the Commerce Department. Basically, it’s the map that points computers to the servers and websites their users are looking for.
According to the National Telecommunications & Information Administration – a Commerce Department subsection – the government will relinquish control of the Los Angeles, California-based organization to the “global Internet community” after its current contract expires in fall 2015…Read the rest >>>
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