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May 27, 2012
Keep the UN's hands off our internet!
It's an international idea that will be voted on in December - giving the UN more control over the internet. Congress, if it knows what's good for it, will refuse to support it. The Hill: At a hearing earlier this month, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) also criticized the proposal. He said China and Russia are "not exactly bastions of Internet freedom." "Any place that bans certain terms from search should not be a leader in international Internet regulatory frameworks," he said, adding that he will keep a close eye on the process. Yet the proposal could come up for a vote at a UN conference in Dubai in December. [...] Next week's hearing is expected to bring more attention in the U.S. to the measure, which would give the UN more control over cybersecurity, data privacy, technical standards and the Web's address system. It would also allow foreign government-owned Internet providers to charge extra for international traffic and allow for more price controls. The House...(Read Full Post)