Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga

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Icann, Bush and Regression

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July 04, 2005
The Bush administration’s regressive nature toward late capitalism is once again made apparent in today’s announcement that the government will keep control of the  computers that manage the Internet.  As usual the Bush administration is using security and guarding against global terrorism as the reasoning behind not moving forward in the global development of the WWW.  The Internet would be well served if the root servers did not remian under the control of one government, this was necessary 30 years ago, and even 15 years ago as USSR came to an end, today it portrays the unilateral nature of the current administration.  It will be interesting to see if Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or Icann remains part of the Commerce Department or becomes a private corporation as scheduled for Sept. 2006…

Guardian UK story

NY Times story

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October 28th, 2006 at 7:46 pm

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