Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Internet: Command and Control

Thomas, Daniel, Richard Waters and James Fontanella-Khan. "The Internet: Command and Control." The Financial Times, August 27, 2012. 

From the article: "Much of the controversy will hinge on the language of the regulations to be mapped out in Dubai. Some proposals published by the ITU and released to member states are seen as creating a benign environment for state intervention in content and access. Because of the vague language, that could mean blocking anything from spam to political material perceived as illegal.

Proponents of a free web fear broad clauses concerning national sovereignty and security could be used as smokescreen for legitimising censorship, clandestine monitoring and the blocking of websites." Read more