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So... they're saying..


I can finally download lots of porn?....
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Emtro wrote:

https://www.rt.com/usa/361337-internet-us-govt-control/

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/08/29/icann-un-take-internet-oct-1/

http://regated.com/2016/08/oct-1-obama-gives-un-power-internet/

I dunno if this has anything to do with it but all of my YouTube channels seem to be either gone or unsearchable. And today, on this forum, I got a "blocked" message when I tried to post a reply shortly after calling someone a democrat .

My biggest concern, aside from the obvious censorship that will now occur through threats of domain denial (since ICANN is now soley privately owned) is that .gov is no longer protected so we can't be sure if we're actually looking at a government site anymore.

Oh, and like other companies, it can get bought by foreign influences and completely screw our country over (like that ever happens...).



The level of misinformation, paranoia, and ignorance in those last two articles is shameful.



Domain denial? Unlikely, ICANN sets top level domains and gives registrars the job of handing them out. If you are denied it will more likely be the fault of registrar than anything ICANN did. Also, nothing about .gov has changed.


*Facepalm.
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Posted 10/3/16

Maromi-kun wrote:

Also the US Government is the one that administers the .gov and .mil domains.


It was part of the contract that is now expired. This is no longer the case.
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nooneinparticular wrote:

The level of misinformation, paranoia, and ignorance in those last two articles is shameful.


They wrote articles based on information and opinions. Which contained information.

What you've done is the equivalent of someone hearing the word "Mexican" and screaming racism and demanding a resignation. It announces you're irrational and overpowered by confirmation bias - there is no point in reading past this. (which is a good thing so you should do this more often)
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Posted 10/3/16
Thanks Obama
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Posted 10/3/16
This isn't the disaster people would have you believe. It's barely a change, mostly a symbolic issue with no real effect.

Here's some more rational coverage on the subject.

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/09/y2k-2-0-is-the-us-government-set-to-give-away-the-internet-saturday/
Posted 10/3/16 , edited 10/3/16

Emtro wrote:


nooneinparticular wrote:

The level of misinformation, paranoia, and ignorance in those last two articles is shameful.


They wrote articles based on information and opinions. Which contained information.

What you've done is the equivalent of someone hearing the word "Mexican" and screaming racism and demanding a resignation. It announces you're irrational and overpowered by confirmation bias - there is no point in reading past this. (which is a good thing so you should do this more often)


"They wrote articles based on information and opinions."

Well yes, that's generally how articles are constructed.


"What you've done is the equivalent of someone hearing the word "Mexican" and screaming racism and demanding a resignation."

How are the two even remotely similar?


" It announces you're irrational and overpowered by confirmation bias"

Right, cause I don't believe Mr. Crovitz's contention that this hand over almost certainly mean the I.T.U will take over or that will allow censorship (smacks a bit of fear mongering to me). This is a man who argued that because Xerox Parc invented Ethernet the private sector really invented the internet. (http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10000872396390444464304577539063008406518) I am not sure how much I can trust his interpretation.

The I.T.U's bid to get the authority to potentially censor the internet in any material way ended in 2012 when most of the western world and parts of Asia walked out on their ITR Agreement at the WCIT conference. Aquiring ICANN wouldn't get them all that much ability to control content.


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Posted 10/3/16
It's those damn shape-shifting reptiles. Bastards are everywhere and seem to be fond of Wal-Mart. That's why customer service is so shoddy. They hate us!
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Posted 10/3/16
The us owned the internet? lol
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Posted 10/3/16

Ryulightorb wrote:

The us owned the internet? lol


The core structure of the Internet was designed by the US military as a means of backup communication while the National Science Foundation had something similar. The World Wide Web on the other hand was designed by CERN in Europe.



Emtro wrote:


Maromi-kun wrote:

Also the US Government is the one that administers the .gov and .mil domains.


It was part of the contract that is now expired. This is no longer the case.


If this no longer the case then who maintains them? Along with the remaining TLDs and with sources.
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Wait yanks were controlling the internet? dafuq
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