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'Father of the internet': Why we must fight for its freedom - CNN.com

'Father of the internet': Why we must fight for its freedom - CNN.com | Canadian Internet Forum | Scoop.it
The internet empowers each one of us to speak, create, learn and share. Today, more than two billion people are online — about a third of the planet.
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Stephen Conroy: Australian govt to oppose Internet governance changes | TopNews Singapore

Stephen Conroy: Australian govt to oppose Internet governance changes | TopNews Singapore | Canadian Internet Forum | Scoop.it
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'Father of the internet': Why we must fight for its freedom - CNN.com

'Father of the internet': Why we must fight for its freedom - CNN.com | Canadian Internet Forum | Scoop.it
The internet empowers each one of us to speak, create, learn and share. Today, more than two billion people are online — about a third of the planet.
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Should the UN govern the internet? - Technology & Science - CBC News

Should the UN govern the internet? - Technology & Science - CBC News | Canadian Internet Forum | Scoop.it
A United Nations conference is set to debate whether the global body should play a larger role in governing the online world, stirring criticism from technology companies and rights activists who say the proposal holds potentially dire implications.
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Crovitz: The U.N.'s Internet Sneak Attack

Crovitz: The U.N.'s Internet Sneak Attack | Canadian Internet Forum | Scoop.it
In The Wall Street Journal, Information Age columnist Gordon Crovitz writes that letting the Internet be rewired by bureaucrats would be like handing a Stradivarius to a gorilla.
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Should UN regulate the Internet? Summit courts controversy

Should UN regulate the Internet? Summit courts controversy | Canadian Internet Forum | Scoop.it
International Telecommunications Union poised to assert authority over Internet; debate pits revenue-seeking nations and authoritarian regimes against open Internet champions...
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Global Internet User Survey 2012 | Internet Society

Global Internet User Survey 2012 | Internet Society | Canadian Internet Forum | Scoop.it
The 2012 Global Internet User Survey is a a worldwide programme that offers one of the broadest views of people’s attitudes about key issues our world faces when it comes to the Internet.
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US must hand over Internet control to the world - People's Daily Online

US must hand over Internet control to the world - People's Daily Online | Canadian Internet Forum | Scoop.it

Interesting article from the People's Daily in China. 

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EU Parliament rejects UN web control

EU Parliament rejects UN web control | Canadian Internet Forum | Scoop.it
The European Parliament has opposed the UN's International Telecommunications' Union's attempt to take control of the web.The ITU, a specialised UN agency, is largely expected to appoint itself guardian of the internet in an upcoming meeting.
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Russians back down from leaked U.N. Internet proposal

Russians back down from leaked U.N. Internet proposal | Canadian Internet Forum | Scoop.it
Following the disclosure by CNET of a secret proposal to transfer Internet governance to the U.N., the Russian Federation has revised its plan, toning down the language but not the thrust of the document.
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Some Things Never Change: Governments Still Present Biggest Threat to Open Internet | Electronic Frontier Foundation

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ITU Refuses Proposals for Open Discussion of Plans to Regulate Internet

ITU Refuses Proposals for Open Discussion of Plans to Regulate Internet | Canadian Internet Forum | Scoop.it
The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) today met with Dr Hamadoun Toure, Head of the UN's International Telecommunication Union, to take internet regulation proposals off the agenda of the World Conference on International...
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UN net regulation talks kick off | Perspicacious

UN net regulation talks kick off | Perspicacious | Canadian Internet Forum | Scoop.it
By Leo Kelion Technology reporter

A UN agency is trying to calm fears that the internet could be damaged by a conference it is hosting.
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New World Order: is the UN about to take control of the internet?

New World Order: is the UN about to take control of the internet? | Canadian Internet Forum | Scoop.it
The future of the web will be decided in a dark room by UN politicians and authoritarian governments — at least according to Google and some other opponents of the International Telecommunication...
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The Slow, Ineffectual ICANN Is Still the Best Option for Internet Governance

The Slow, Ineffectual ICANN Is Still the Best Option for Internet Governance | Canadian Internet Forum | Scoop.it
This article arises from Future Tense, a joint effort of Arizona State University, the New America Foundation, and Slate that looks at emerging technologies and their implications for policy and for society.
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Dark Warnings About Future of Internet Access

Dark Warnings About Future of Internet Access | Canadian Internet Forum | Scoop.it
With envoys from more than 100 nations convening in Dubai to discuss telecommunications, diverse groups are warning of plans to censor the Internet. But analysts say the real debate is about business.
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UN Internet meeting about who pays, not who rules: Geist

UN Internet meeting about who pays, not who rules: Geist | Canadian Internet Forum | Scoop.it
The focus on a UN takeover of the Internet has obscured the real concern — efforts by telecom companies to change the way we pay for the Internet.
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UN Agency's Leaked Playbook: Panic, Chaos over Anti-Internet Treaty - Forbes

UN Agency's Leaked Playbook:  Panic, Chaos over Anti-Internet Treaty - Forbes | Canadian Internet Forum | Scoop.it
A newly-leaked internal document provides the most direct evidence yet of UN efforts to seize authority over the Internet as part of a secret conference taking place next month in Dubai.
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Would you trust Vladimir Putin with the keys to the web?

Would you trust Vladimir Putin with the keys to the web? | Canadian Internet Forum | Scoop.it
Campaigners fear that the Russian leader is using a dull-sounding telecoms conference in Dubai to strike a 'devastating blow' to the net, writes John Naughton...
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Euro MPs warn of UN net control

Euro MPs warn of UN net control | Canadian Internet Forum | Scoop.it
The UN's telecommunications union should not be allowed to take over control of the internet, the European Parliament warns ahead of a key meeting.
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Google Says ITU Is the Wrong Place to Make Future Internet Decisions

Google has launched a "Take Action" page to urge people to speak out amidst the gathering of the UN's International Telecommunications Union (ITU) taking place next month in Dubai to update global telecom rules for the first time since 1988.
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A free and open world depends on a free and open web. | Google

A free and open world depends on a free and open web. | Google | Canadian Internet Forum | Scoop.it
A free and open world depends on a free and open Internet. Governments alone, working behind closed doors, should not direct its future. The billions of people around the globe who use the Internet should have a voice.
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Google attacks UN net conference

Google attacks UN net conference | Canadian Internet Forum | Scoop.it
Google calls on web users to sign a petition raising concerns that a forthcoming UN conference poses a risk to a "free and open internet".
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US WCIT Ambassador: Some Things Aren't Negotiable

US WCIT Ambassador: Some Things Aren't Negotiable | Canadian Internet Forum | Scoop.it
The U.S.won't agree to limit free speech online or to new international regulations for the Internet, Kramer says...
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