Monday, March 17, 2014

Control of the Internet Given Away to Whom ?


  This week, the Obama administration agreed to relinquishing the "internet's core architecture" to the "global internet community".    What ?  Why don't we just give California to Mr. Putin ?   This is one more example of our present governmental systems not acting in the best interests of the American people.  Who are they working for, if not us ?

               Relinquishing control of the internet in the US will do a number of things, some of which we can't even anticipate as this falls squarely in the domain of the laws of unintended consequences.  First of all, with less control of the internet, where we do have a large machine (and I mean that figuratively) to monitor cyber security, we will be powerless when misuse occurs and other nations don't have the same paid employees to investigate and shut down such issues.   Data stored on the internet may well be more prone to breach under alternate fuzzy controllers !   There would be nothing to prevent waves of cyber attacks.

                In addition, with frenemies in charge of the internet, how many minutes do you think it would be before we all start paying internet excise or use taxes, not unlike Britain's annual tax on ownership of each television ?

               Write a letter to your Congressman, to John Kerry, and to Mr. Obama and tell them that in this era of uncertainty, we need whatever control of the internet our nation can have. We need to be able to fight global crime and cyber attacks on systems, companies, schools and individuals.  Perhaps rather than logging all our phone calls, they should be working on the protection of the venue of the only commerce apparently doing well during the Digital Depression !

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Mamma Bear said...

Jane...absolutely nothing this administration is doing makes sense. Sometimes I wonder if we are the ones who are crazy and they are all sane. I am still getting emails from my congressman telling me he voted x amount of times to stop Obama care...Get over it. Doesn't matter how many times you voted against it. It was still crammed down our throats. So what else are you doing for the people. Please.... So far everyone I helped put into office is one big disappointment.

JaneofVirginia said...

No, we are not crazy. More and more people are waking up and realizing that we have been sold a bill of goods ! Obamacare can be rescinded and should be, and internet architecture control should remain here. If the rest of the world wants the NSA to stop listening, then THAT should be a talking point.

Sandy said...

I have to agree with you.

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