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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:22 PM

It is expected to be the mother of all cyber diplomatic battles. When delegates gather in Dubai in December for an obscure UN agency meeting, fighting is expected to be intense over proposals to rewrite global telecom rules to effectively give the United Nations control over the Internet.

http://phys.org/news...n-internet.html

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 02:31 PM

*sigh*

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 02:51 PM

who will this help? do they just want it because they dont have it already?

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 03:58 PM

I wonder how this will help anything and why they want it or why I would.


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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:25 PM

Could people just leave this stuff alone? ...Please?


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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:41 PM

View PostOrcseeker, on 30 October 2012 - 04:25 PM, said:

Could people just leave this stuff alone? ...Please?

Apparently not.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:28 PM

View PostStill Waters, on 30 October 2012 - 01:22 PM, said:

It is expected to be the mother of all cyber diplomatic battles. When delegates gather in Dubai in December for an obscure UN agency meeting, fighting is expected to be intense over proposals to rewrite global telecom rules to effectively give the United Nations control over the Internet.

http://phys.org/news...n-internet.html

I dont want the Americans running my internet thanks.

They are totally intolerant to other ways of running a country except their own.


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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:33 PM

View PostMr Right Wing, on 30 October 2012 - 05:28 PM, said:

I dont want the Americans running my internet thanks.

They are totally intolerant to other ways of running a country except their own.

You mean like censoring it? Darn that freedom speech thing.  I dont want anyone controling the interweb besides us users.  Keep the internet free.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:46 PM

View PostMr Right Wing, on 30 October 2012 - 05:28 PM, said:

I dont want the Americans running my internet thanks.

They are totally intolerant to other ways of running a country except their own.
Then build your own damned internet.


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Posted 31 October 2012 - 03:57 AM

How many International Laws are just waiting with baited breath to be imposed on the new 'UN' owned Internet?

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 04:31 AM

IF the UN get their own way and get control over the internet, then I think, we may as well say goodbye to the internet as we know it...

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 11:59 AM

Oh dear. Another little bit of freedom taken away. Now for some reason I can't see the article, but Ill hazzard a guess that they want control to stop "terrorists" in some form or other?


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Posted 31 October 2012 - 01:42 PM

View PostJackofalltrades, on 31 October 2012 - 04:31 AM, said:

IF the UN get their own way and get control over the internet, then I think, we may as well say goodbye to the internet as we know it...

Will the 200+ nations all get an equal say and vote on how the internet is run?


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Posted 31 October 2012 - 02:30 PM

View PostOverSword, on 30 October 2012 - 09:46 PM, said:

Then build your own damned internet.

They did, at least the programming language that runs it.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 02:42 PM

View PostMr Right Wing, on 30 October 2012 - 05:28 PM, said:

I dont want the Americans running my internet thanks.

They are totally intolerant to other ways of running a country except their own.

Sorry man, since the internet's inventor Al Gore is American, you'll just have to suck it up. :D

Side note: I would like the internet to be free as well, I don't really see any problems with how it's already running.

Edited by WoIverine, 31 October 2012 - 03:10 PM.





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