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U.S. to relinquish control of Web-domain manager

  • The Commerce Department plans to give up oversight of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN), the organization that manages Web names and address, when a contract expires between the government and ICANN in September 2015.
  • The decision comes amid increasing suspicion about the U.S. amid the uproar caused by NSA spying revelations.
  • ICANN plans to open up discussions later this month about a new oversight structure.
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  • u01bsb0
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    The web is meant to be ownerless. The creator (Sir Tim Berners-Lee) deliberately did not patent it so that it could be free to use by anyone. What makes the US think that they could ever own and control the internet is beyond me.
    16 Mar, 09:50 AM Reply Like
  • Rope a Dope
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    No offense but I thought Al Gore invented the Internet.
    16 Mar, 02:09 PM Reply Like
  • u01bsb0
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    ....don't know if you are joking. I hope you are.
    16 Mar, 02:38 PM Reply Like
  • Rope a Dope
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    I was.
    16 Mar, 02:57 PM Reply Like
  • RM13
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    Well, US doesn't control it or own it - it just happens to be a large user with ability to tap the networks. For a second don't think that China or other countries are not doing the same thing. The only uproar about this is that US has always promoted itself as a open society with few boundaries - which clearly doesn't extend to intelligence business. So this move is clearly a good move - since lots of US companies are feeling crunch from foreign governments not happy with US intelligence oversight.
    16 Mar, 12:11 PM Reply Like
  • GaltMachine
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    First paragraph of that article:

     

    "Now that the web has established itself as essential across the globe, the need for international oversight is stronger than ever."

     

    It is? Really?
    16 Mar, 12:30 PM Reply Like
  • Philip Marlowe
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    ICANN really lost a lot of goodwill by their greed and corruption. They promulgated rules that favored spammers and domain name hoarders and hurt ordinary people and businesses that actually want to create useful sites on the internet. I am referring to the "domain name tasting" rules.

     

    If something works, people tend to not try to change it. If ICANN worked well, I doubt people would insist that the US give up control. Unfortunately, ICANN got too greedy and they ignored the wishes of ordinary internet users. It got to the point where ICANN was holding their conferences in obscure third world dictatorships in order to avoid any protests or demonstrations.
    16 Mar, 01:40 PM Reply Like
  • AZ Desert Trader
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    Faux Noise network has already blammed Obama for "giving up control of the internet". O.D.S. never ends.
    16 Mar, 03:36 PM Reply Like
  • Rope a Dope
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    Please provide a link to the article in which Fox says Obama is responsible for ceding control of the internet. It never happened, but I also know facts are irrelevant to Liberals.
    16 Mar, 04:07 PM Reply Like
  • idkmybffjill
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    That was easy - http://bit.ly/1fOiRHp

     

    And in classic FOX News viewer fashion, look at the first comment underneath:

     

    "obama once again waves a white flag of surrender!"

     

    From my view as a moderate, facts are often even more irrelevant to Conservatives (than Liberals) when they inconvenience a conservative view.

     

    Edit: oh man this is just too easy.

     

    http://bit.ly/OlIvc6

     

    Rope a Dope, I suspect you should be more in-tune with your own preferred news source...
    16 Mar, 05:27 PM Reply Like
  • King Rat
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    idkmybffjill, you come across in a way just too snide to be a true moderate.

     

    Anyway, both Clinton and W mulled the decision now desired by the commerce department. Nothing new.

     

    Actually this has little to do with spying. Even if this decision goes through, it won't limit, hinder, obstruct, or otherwise interfere with any NSA or Chinese hacker army activities. By connecting ICANN to NSA, people may feel good about the US relinquishing control, but the connection only exists in their heads.
    16 Mar, 07:08 PM Reply Like
  • Rope a Dope
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    I only watched the first video in all those links and I'm not wasting my time watching the rest; no one blamed Obama for 'giving up control of the internet' as AZ suggested. See his quotes, not mine. Please spare me with 'readers comments'.

     

    Don't take my comments as support for the moron, however, and he is a moron.

     

    You got one thing right; Fox News is my preferred source for information.
    16 Mar, 08:35 PM Reply Like
  • idkmybffjill
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    King Rat, I am being snide because as a conservative leaning moderate, I have thoroughly disillusioned by the GOP, especially after the 2012 elections and Tea Party antics.
    17 Mar, 10:08 AM Reply Like
  • idkmybffjill
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    "You got one thing right; Fox News is my preferred source for information."

     

    And you now have as much credibility (or lack thereof) as the MSNBC liberals you disdain.

     

    Forget the readers' comments - did you see the article title? It says Obama gave up control of the internet. Basically, exactly what AZ Desert Trader said (and you asked him to show proof, and I went ahead and did the honors).
    17 Mar, 10:08 AM Reply Like
  • GaltMachine
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    idk,

     

    The article you reference above was written by NPR as in National Public Radio not Fox (Fox is providing the link to the NPR article), just check the byline and click the link and you will see:

     

    U.S. To Relinquish Remaining Control Of The Internet

     

    by Eyder Peralta
    March 14, 2014 6:37 PM

     

    http://n.pr/1cQtTfL

     

    I assume based upon this being inaccurate you will retract this statement:

     

    "And you now have as much credibility (or lack thereof) as the MSNBC liberals you disdain.

     

    Forget the readers' comments - did you see the article title? It says Obama gave up control of the internet. Basically, exactly what AZ Desert Trader said (and you asked him to show proof, and I went ahead and did the honors)."
    17 Mar, 10:14 AM Reply Like
  • idkmybffjill
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    Galt, I won't because you obviously didn't see the second link in my original post.

     

    There's a section called "Fox News Accuses Obama Administration Of Giving Away The Internet" with 3 Fox references underneath.

     

    I rest my case.
    17 Mar, 10:17 AM Reply Like
  • Rope a Dope
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    I only opened up 2 articles and saw nothing where Fox News or any of their commentators explicitly said Obama was giving up control. I did see several articles where the various websites suggested that's what Fox said, but nothing directly from Fox. Big difference. If you have a direct link, please post it.
    17 Mar, 10:21 AM Reply Like
  • GaltMachine
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    Idk,

     

    Of course you won't, you never admit to an error or a mistaken viewpoint.

     

    What you have pointed out is that NPR and Media Matters reporting on Fox show that they have a similar viewpoint on this issue. This may surprise you but Media Matters is not an unbiased source of information either. The references in your link refer to opinions expressed by guests on the shows they reference something that occurs on all networks.

     

    I am truly trying to help.

     

    Do you consider NPR an untrustworthy source?

     

    So does that mean that NPR is bashing the President and providing Faux news?

     

    I actually totally agree that there is bias everywhere. There is no completely objective source of information anywhere. They are all informed by an opinion of some type when it comes to any politically charged issue - that is why we like some sources and dislike others based upon our most closely held beliefs. What irks is when a source puts the mantle of objectivity over itself when that in fact is not true - to me that's a lie.

     

    Nice to see you posting again.

     

    :)
    17 Mar, 10:22 AM Reply Like
  • idkmybffjill
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    Since neither of you seem to know how to read (this is from the SECOND link I posted):

     

    Fox's Gregg Jarrett: "Why Should One President Make A Decision To Give Away Something That Has Been Probably One Of The Greatest World Inventions Ever By Americans." [Fox News, America's News HQ, 3/15/14]

     

    Fox's Tucker Carlson: "It's Only Because The Obama Administration Has Really Alienated The Rest Of The World," That We Are "Under All This Pressure" To Give Up The Internet. [Fox News, Fox & Friends Saturday, 3/15/14]

     

    Fox Chyron: "Super Power Surrender." "Yes indeed, we actually did build that, and now we're giving it away to the rest of the world, China included. The Obama administration about to hand over control of the internet." [Fox News, Fox & Friends Saturday, 3/15/14]

     

    I don't know how much more explicit you can be than that, but hey, feel free to keep arguing back.
    17 Mar, 10:47 AM Reply Like
  • idkmybffjill
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    Galt, it isn't a mistaken viewpoint. Yes, it was misleading for me to post the first link, which is why as you can very clearly *see* (or perhaps not), I followed up with the second that included exact references (with quotes!) from various Fox programs, regarding this.
    17 Mar, 10:50 AM Reply Like
  • Rope a Dope
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    You need to go back and read AZ's original comment. Or ... you can keep spinning words; you're almost there!!
    17 Mar, 10:58 AM Reply Like
  • idkmybffjill
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    What is it about his original comment that bugs you so much? That he said Fox "blames" Obama? Obviously, no news network is ever going to say "we blame the President."

     

    But, what they did do was that the US is "surrendering" and "about to hand over control of the Internet."

     

    There is no spinning of words; those are explicit Fox commentator statements lol. I'm done with this conversation; obviously, everything that doesn't support your view of the world is false (and I predict Galt will use this statement back at me, classic move).
    17 Mar, 11:03 AM Reply Like
  • Rope a Dope
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    AZ's comment said Fox had already blamed Obama for giving up control of the internet. Several links were posted, none of which lead to Fox saying that.
    17 Mar, 11:08 AM Reply Like
  • idkmybffjill
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    Believe what you have to to keep yourself happy. I've merely just laid out links with exact Fox quotes. Interpret them as you wish.
    17 Mar, 11:18 AM Reply Like
  • Rope a Dope
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    There's nothing to interpret unless you want to spin words.
    17 Mar, 11:45 AM Reply Like
  • idkmybffjill
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    There's nothing to spin when things are said so explicitly. Oh well.
    17 Mar, 11:47 AM Reply Like
  • Rope a Dope
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    Yes, and Fox never said Obama gave up control over the internet as AZ suggested.
    17 Mar, 11:55 AM Reply Like
  • idkmybffjill
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    Whatever you say...unfortunately, helping you improve your literacy skills is beyond the scope of my capabilities.
    17 Mar, 03:59 PM Reply Like
  • Rope a Dope
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    You need to learn how to read.
    17 Mar, 04:16 PM Reply Like
  • bd4uandu
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    So instead of NSA spying on us The United Nations will do it.
    16 Mar, 08:39 PM Reply Like
  • Jolly_Rancher
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    Seems like NSR might benefit from this development
    16 Mar, 09:21 PM Reply Like
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