The U.N.'s Internet Sneak Attac:
Who runs the Internet? For now, the answer remains no one, or at least no government, which explains the Web's success as a new technology. But as of next week, unless the U.S. gets serious, the answer could be the United Nations.
Read the entire article at WSJ, then head over to the Google Take Action petition -Add Your Voice to Keep the Internet #freeandopen
Via Google Take Action:
- The Internet has connected more than two billion people around the world.
- Some governments want to use a closed-door meeting in December to increase censorship and regulate the Internet.
- Join together to keep the Internet free and open. Make your voice heard.
Sign it and pass it around.
Video below explains the urgency:
Details from the video YouTube page:
Tell the world's governments you support a free and open web at http://www.google.com/takeaction.
Starting December 3rd, the world's governments are meeting behind closed doors at the ITU to discuss the future of the Internet. Some governments want to use this meeting in Dubai to increase censorship and regulate the Internet.
Tell the world's governments you support a free and open web at http://www.google.com/takeaction. Then spread the word with #freeandopen.
It is ours and it is free.
A free and open world
depends on a free and open web.
And a free and open web
depends on me.
Do you want the UN controlling your Internet?