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Jerry K

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This is scary! If this is actually true "The Department of Commerce is set to hand off the final vestiges of American control over the Internet to international authorities in less than two months, officials have confirmed."

What will this do to secure internet purchases. There is a good chance that the headquarters could be relocated to Chine where they severely filter the internet to remove political speech they do not approve of.

Did anyone ask YOU what YOUR opinion is on this, as an American Citizen?

If so, it's another blatant example of the POTUS to DESTROY the American infrastructure, to the detriment of EVERY American citizen! :mad5

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/a...article/2599521

https://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2016/...iana-transition

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08-18-2016 01:02 AM
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dilberteinstein

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Look under the table to see the money flowing.

90% of life is "showing up"

08-18-2016 04:17 AM
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Aaron29

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I see this as bad, if not worse, than gun control.

Luckily, I highly doubt there's any truth to the OP.

The internet is peaceful assembly. As far as I'm concerned it's a protected right.

I suppose the 1st amendment doesn't provide the venue for peaceful assembly. So something like shutting the internet down could be arguably constitutional. But, it also stands to reason that the 1st Amendment wouldn't allow the government to shut the doors to a common meeting place in order to inhibit the assemblies. So I see two arguments for and against the constitutionality of this. However, since there are competing ideas, a free country must default to the position of keeping power with the people. In that case, the internet is a right.

As much as I hate twitter and social media stuff, it's speech and peaceful assembly. And how I feel about it changes nothing. It's protected.

08-18-2016 05:16 AM
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dilberteinstein

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Why hand it off?

90% of life is "showing up"

08-18-2016 05:38 AM
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jharkin

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Once again - read the articles - especially the second one in the OP.

What they are giving up is the assignment of IP addresses to domain names. That will now be run by private businesses rather than government. And the second article indicates that the transition plan was started by G.W. Bush.

This changes nothing about the actual hardware that runs the internet and routes traffic which is distributed all over the world and mostly controlled by large ISPs and telephone companies (like Verizon and Comcast in the US, British Telecom in the UK, etc) and big web companies like Google.

The move to change control of addressing does nothing to change the above. If you read up on how the internet is contructed you will see that its pretty much impossible for any single entity to "take it over" even if they wanted to. That's not how decentralized distributed networks work.

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08-18-2016 01:47 PM
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dilberteinstein

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Why hand it off?

What's the real reason?

Where's the money trail?

Why?

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08-18-2016 08:45 PM
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Life_Nerd

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We want the government out of it, right? Like most other areas, the government is inefficient. ICANN will take it over - a US based not for profit organization.

The sky should not be falling over this.

08-18-2016 09:20 PM
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Aaron29

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Actually, this is one area where I think I trust the government more than private individuals. I don't have logical reason for that. So perhaps I'm mistaken. Can you explain to me how my security and freedom of speech are any safer in private hands? I tend to see government as more accountable. I suppose I can also vote with my wallet and thus make a private internet accountable. But I can also see censorship in private hands having no accountability.

I'm on the fence. Explain it to me.

08-18-2016 09:34 PM
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dilberteinstein

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I just want to know why we are transferring it?

Cheaper?

More security?

There must be a reason.

90% of life is "showing up"

08-19-2016 03:23 AM
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tadawson

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The Bumbler is effectively e-blowing another foreign nation by making the US even less significant . . . He just can stand it when he hasn't turned everything he touches into failure, incompetence, or outright disaster . . .

Keep in mind, too that ICANN manages the address space . . . routing and gear are done by others, and there is no 'central point' that all traffic touched . . . it's still mostly shortest number of hops to destination, so this does not in any way allow traffic to be seen outside of the country any more than today. I still don't like the idea, since there really have been zero issues with things as-is, so for me, it's more of an 'If it's not broken, don't fix it'.

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08-19-2016 04:57 AM
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