UN plans to seize control of the internet


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A report by a United Nations organization calls for the international body to seize control of information shared over the Internet should the governments of member nations fail to pass sufficient cybersecurity regulations.
In the document, called “Trends in Telecommunication Reform: Smart Regulation in a Broadband World,” the UN’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) points to the specter of an attack on the cyber infrastructure of a country as justification for the world body’s assumption of regulation and monitoring of traffic on the information superhighway.

That frightening prospect was first reported by the News Limited Network out of Australia. Paola Totaro and Claire Connelly write:
A draft of the proposal, formulated in secret and only recently posted on the ITU websitefor public perusal, reveal that if accepted, the changes would allow government restriction or blocking of information disseminated via the internet and create a global regime of monitoring internet communications — including the demand that those who send and receive information identify themselves.
Their summary is accurate. Citing “the increased use of online applications and services to communicate and do business (such as social media, cloud services, e-payment and other m-banking services),” the ITU proposal calls on “stakeholders” (read: countries that are members of the United Nations) to increase their regulatory control over the Internet lest the threats to cybersecurity become an unmanageable problem.
In what likely comes as no surprise to those familiar with the UN’s policy of consolidating power through the eradication of national sovereignty, the ITU draft proposal would grant the government of any member nation the right to throw the “kill switch” on the Internet should that government suspect that information being exchanged threatens their own or a fellow participating country’s national security.
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6 Responses to “UN plans to seize control of the internet”

  1. Chris Jones says:

    Have you thought about doing a printed version too Tap?

  2. Tapestry says:

    Expense would preclude that thought for me. It would also require an editing and selection job from someone very patient, Chris. Are you interested? It’s open information as far as I’m concerned. Anyone can have it for zilch.

  3. Chris Jones says:

    Its definately a good idea to open up and offer the idea to all Tap. Expense as always would be the main obstacle here too-i suppose you allready do most of the editing and selection job, so essentially im guessing it would be just layout and printing that needed doing??

  4. Anonymous says:

    Just a thought but why not use some advertising and or perhaps a donation button on this blog to fund any printing expenses?

    I hear affiliate window is pretty good.

  5. Tapestry says:

    How would the printed material be distributed? By mail? Blogger doesn’t offer a print facility. Maybe copy to a format that offers print to readers to print out what they want to print.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Why not a quarterly printed news paper or magazine edition for local distribution, makes sense for people without any Internet and good for advertising your blog. Maybe distributed for free in local shops etc your bloggers could order the bundles to be sent out to them for redistribution.

    how it works

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