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How do you feel about O's decision to relinquish control of the Internet?

http://newsmax.com/Headline/obama-internet-iana-united/2010/01/31/id/348514

Without the ingenuity of America’s brightest minds and the investment of
U.S. Taxpayer dollars, there would be no Internet, as we now know it today.

Now, the Obama administration has quietly moved to cede control of the web from the United States to foreign powers.

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pvtjokerus

Asked by pvtjokerus at 7:58 AM on Feb. 1, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I suspect that we will see (or we will find out later) that both China and Russia will swiftly take steps to "jump" on this.
    pvtjokerus

    Answer by pvtjokerus at 7:59 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • ok is there something more than an editorial about this topic? I also cannot see how AMERICA can own the internet. LOL But I am willing to read anything else you have.
    sati769leigh

    Answer by sati769leigh at 8:01 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • I am "up in the air" about this. It could be a good thing to not have all the control. America prides itself on censorship BUT maybe we could stand to recognize that some things should be censored. I am not for giving away all control over it because that would be crazy. Who knows, I guess we will just have to see.
    IzzeAddy

    Answer by IzzeAddy at 8:11 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • America owns the backbone and the conventions used to assign IP's. Anyone with a scrap of tech knowledge can "see" that.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:11 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • Why would he do that? I just can't follow his reasoning in most things he does.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 8:13 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • stil wanting to read more about this than an EDITORIAL piece. something with some proof maybe?
    sati769leigh

    Answer by sati769leigh at 8:17 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • I agree with pvt.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 8:19 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • When I see "O" I think Oprah
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:02 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • LOL that is what i thought of first as well.
    sati769leigh

    Answer by sati769leigh at 9:36 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • I think we will eventually be forced to bow to China. We owe them HUGE amounts of debt, and I think they will slowly take us over.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:39 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

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