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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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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