Investors Op-Ed: “Internet: The U.S. quietly approved a plan Thursday to deliver oversight of the internet gatekeeping functions from the U.S. government to a private group. It’s been hailed as “privatizing” the internet, but in fact it does no such thing.
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), part of the Commerce Department, has given its stamp of approval to transfer oversight to a little-known, but mighty, Los Angeles-based private nonprofit group called the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN.”
Opinion: Ted Cruz to the rescue:
“The Obama administration is months away from deciding whether the United States government will continue to provide oversight over core functions of the internet and protect it from authoritarian regimes that view the internet as a way to increase their influence and suppress freedom of speech.”
Cruz and Wisconsin Sen. Sean Duffy have introduced a bill to halt transferring the internet domain name system away from the U.S. government unless Congress explicitly authorizes it.
There is nothing that this president does not like about the UN: From censuring Israel, to gun control to reparations for third world nations over carbon; the UN and Mr. Obama are as thick as thieves.
And wouldn’t ya know it, on January 31, 2016, the UN will have a vacancy in the office of Secretary General?
Way to go Ted, I knew there was something I liked about that guy.