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  • The Internet has bigger problems than Facebook, and it's Obama's fault.....

    04/16/2018 9:08:43 AM PDT · by caww · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 16, 2018 | Mark Grabowski
    If you think Facebook has problems, they’re nothing compared to the fiasco at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Americans should be far more alarmed about what’s happening with the obscure, private California company that oversees the Internet’s backbone. "ICANN’s " gross mismanagement of behind-the-scenes technical operations threatens the security, interoperability, and openness of the entire Internet, industry experts warn. Unlike the Facebook situation, however, there may not be much lawmakers can do. President Barack Obama paradoxically decided ICANN was better off without any government intervention. ICANN now has absolute control of key Internet infrastructure and answers to...
  • Outgoing FCC chair warns against overturning net neutrality

    01/21/2017 10:59:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jan 20, 2017 | 11:36am EST | David Shepardson
    Outgoing U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler warned Republicans against dismantling the Obama administration’s landmark “net neutrality” protections that bar internet service providers from slowing consumer access to web content. Wheeler, in an interview this week, repeatedly questioned why Republicans would institute new policies that he said would benefit major internet service providers such as Comcast Corp, AT&T Inc, Verizon Communications Inc and CenturyLink Inc at the expense of thousands of other companies and consumers. The FCC rules set in early 2015 prohibit broadband providers from giving or selling access to speedy internet, essentially a “fast lane” on the...
  • Internet Crashes Will Be Hard To Stop After Obama's Internet Giveaway

    10/25/2016 3:02:02 PM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 57 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 24, 2016 | Eric Leiberman
    Someone successfully shut down many websites Friday, attacking a crucial part of the internet that has been made more vulnerable due to an Obama administration decision to surrender American control, according to experts. Websites like Twitter, Spotify, Reddit and many others were not working for a large portion of U.S. citizens Friday, after unknown hackers breached the servers of Dyn, a major domain name system (DNS) host. Essentially the “yellow pages” of online addresses, DNS is the technical network that converts web address names into numbers. “We began monitoring and mitigating a DDoS attack against our Dyn Managed DNS infrastructure....
  • When the Entire Internet Seems to Break At Once

    10/21/2016 9:41:28 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 165 replies
    http://www.theatlantic.com ^ | Oct 21 2016 | Robinson Meyer and Adrienne Lafrance
    For more than two hours on Friday morning, much of the web seemed to grind to a halt—or at least slow to dial-up speed—for many users in the United States. More than a dozen major websites experienced outages and other technical problems, according to user reports and the web-tracking site downdetector.com. They included The New York Times, Twitter, Pinterest, Reddit, GitHub, Etsy, Tumblr, Spotify, PayPal, Verizon, Comcast, EA, the Playstation network, and others. How was it possible to take down all those sites at once?
  • (Drudge) Major internet problems reported after cyberattack

    10/21/2016 8:14:30 AM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 68 replies
    Mashable ^ | 10/21/2016 | Emma Hinchliffe
    Sites across the internet had problems on Friday morning following a cyberattack on a major internet management company. On Friday morning, Dyn — a company that hosts domain name systems — announced it has been the subject of a cyberattack that caused major problems for numerous websites. People reported issues with Twitter, Spotify, SoundCloud, Vox Media sites, Airbnb and numerous other sites. SEE ALSO: It's war: U.S. officially blames Russia for recent hacks Domain name systems (DNS) are essentially the GPS of the internet, taking the text URLs you type into a browser and figuring out where those websites’ data...
  • MILO: ‘It’s Bye-Bye Breitbart If China And Russia Get Control Of The Web’

    10/10/2016 7:16:28 PM PDT · by GilGil · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/10/2016 | Lucas Nolan
    Speaking at the University of Alabama tonight, Breitbart Senior Editor MILO gave a speech discussing Obama ceding control of internet governing body ICANN to foreign powers.
  • LOSING INTERNET FREEDOM

    10/07/2016 3:31:41 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | October 7, 2016 | Deborah Weiss
    At the stroke of midnight on September 30, 2016, America said good-bye to its long-time oversight of the internet, and along with it, the certainty of internet freedom. Because the internet was started in the United States, from its inception, the system of managing domain names and numbers has always been conducted in or by the United States. In 1998, the Department of Commerce (DoC) contracted ICANN, a California-based non-profit, to perform the function of IANA[1] management. It’s a critical role to ensure that internet domain names are not duplicated and that the assigned numbers are secure. DoC maintained oversight...
  • LOSING INTERNET FREEDOM: Obama kisses America’s internet oversight good-bye

    10/06/2016 9:55:24 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 36 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | Deborah Weiss | By DEBORAH WEISS, ESQ. October 7, 2016
    At the stroke of midnight on September 30, 2016, America said good-bye to its long-time oversight of the internet, and along with it, the certainty of internet freedom. Because the internet was started in the United States, from its inception, the system of managing domain names and numbers has always been conducted in or by the United States. In 1998, the Department of Commerce (DoC) contracted ICANN, a California-based non-profit, to perform the function of IANA[1] management. It’s a critical role to ensure that internet domain names are not duplicated and that the assigned numbers are secure. DoC maintained oversight...
  • Betsy McCaughey: Your Internet Freedom In Peril

    10/05/2016 3:40:34 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 19 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | Oct 4, 2016 2:34 PM ET | BETSY MCCAUGHEY
    In another blow to American global leadership the Obama administration is abdicating control of the Internet. Countries that loathe freedom are gaining more influence over what you'll be able to find on the web. The U.S. started the Internet and served as its guardian for many years, guaranteeing that virtually any person or group, no matter how controversial, could add a website to the worldwide network. But on October 1, the Obama administration surrendered U.S. oversight to a multinational organization, ICANN, which stands for Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. ICANN will have sole power to grant web addresses...
  • Anyone else having internet outages?

    10/04/2016 5:25:11 PM PDT · by sportutegrl · 62 replies
    Charter internet has been down for about 16 hours. Other providers like Time Warner and Comcast are showing widespread outages. Using phone and data to post this.
  • US Senators who voted for and against giving away the USA Citizen's Internet

    10/04/2016 7:18:45 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 54 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/4/2016
    Senators who voted for and against giving away the USA Citizen's Internet: 77 US Senators voted for giving away the Internet. 21 US Senators voted against giving away the Internet.
  • The Internet Takeover Is Happening

    09/30/2016 8:08:39 PM PDT · by Voluntaryist · 112 replies
    Youtube ^ | Stefan Molyneux
    10 minute video from Stefan Molyneux
  • A Second Internet, Coming Soon, Courtesy of the Blockchain

    10/03/2016 4:34:13 AM PDT · by Hostage · 14 replies
    Observer ^ | 09/27/16 | Brady Dale
    The Blockstack approach should make shutting down the internet or blocking a particular site considerably more challenging. Domain registration is turned over to a blockchain (right now, that’s the original bitcoin blockchain), and no private interest needs to be involved. There’s no single point to tell computers where to look to find a site. There’s lots of places, and the more people use it, the more places there will be. If one path to information is shut down, another can found. On this internet, no one would need to log in to websites, because your browser would use its built...
  • US cuts cord on internet oversight

    10/01/2016 4:16:17 PM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 87 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 1, 2016 | AFP-Washington
    Washington (AFP) - The US government on Saturday ended its formal oversight role over the internet, handing over management of the online address system to a global non-profit entity. The US Commerce Department announced that its contract had expired with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which manages the internet's so-called "root zone." That leaves ICANN as a self-regulating organization that will be operated by the internet's "stakeholders" -- engineers, academics, businesses, non-government and government groups. The move is part of a decades-old plan by the US to "privatize" the internet, and backers have said it would help...
  • The Internet Handover Scam

    09/30/2016 11:08:42 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 66 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | 9/30/16 | Karl Denninger
    Ok, folks, I've had enough of Ted Cruz and a handful of others trying to fundraise on the back of the Internet handover issue.First, this is not a surprise nor something Obama cooked up in the dead of night.  The expiration of the existing arrangement has been known for literal years and the timing of same has been known for the same amount of time.  If the US Congress wanted to intervene it has had years to do so and has intentionally not done so.  So to Ted Cruz and others (Jim DeMint anyone?) who is now claiming "emergency", go perform an anatomically-impossible act; if you...
  • Paxton Loses Last-Minute Bid to Stop Federal Internet Transition

    Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday lost his last-minute bid for a court injunction to prevent the federal government from transferring its oversight of internet registrations to an international body. Hours before the transition was set to take effect, a federal judge in Galveston ruled against Paxton and three other state attorneys general who had asked him to temporarily halt the transfer while they pursue a lawsuit challenging it. The four sued the federal government late Wednesday after Republicans in Congress, led by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, failed to halt the transfer. The ruling by Judge George C....
  • Paxton Loses Last-Minute Bid to Stop Federal Internet Transition

    09/30/2016 4:15:03 PM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 111 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | September 30, 2016 | Patrick Svitek
    Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday lost his last-minute bid for a court injunction to prevent the federal government from transferring its oversight of internet registrations to an international body. Hours before the transition was set to take effect, a federal judge in Galveston ruled against Paxton and three other state attorneys general who had asked him to temporarily halt the transfer while they pursue a lawsuit challenging it. The four sued the federal government late Wednesday after Republicans in Congress, led by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, failed to halt the transfer. At midnight Friday, the United States...
  • Four states sue to try to stop transfer of Internet control, Soros-funded group says relax

    09/30/2016 9:05:01 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 32 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    “Texas Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn have warned that transfer of U.S. control of ICANN will give China, Russia and Iran, whose governments censor websites and online commentary critical of their policies, more control over the internet.” Iran, and Saudi Arabia, and other entities who believe, in the words of Barack Obama (who has initiated this transfer), that “the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” But “New America is a Washington, D.C. think tank. Its fellow Danielle Kehl wrote in a New York Times column this week that the U.S. government’s ceding of...
  • Obama handing The Peoples’ Internet to Communist China

    09/30/2016 8:50:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 64 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/30/16 | Judi McLeod
    Here’s hoping the four attorneys general who filed yesterday’s lawsuit won’t let a spiteful America-hating Obama drop a black curtain over ‘the Peoples’ Internet’ There’s not even the slightest shadow of a doubt about to whom President Barack Obama is handing-off the Internet at midnight tonight if the four Republican attorneys general making an 11th-hour bid to block him do not succeed in the lawsuit they filed yesterday. Obama is handing control of the Internet over to the United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU). ITU is run by the Peoples Republic of China. “Already under fire for seeking to usurp...
  • I Remember IANA

    09/30/2016 8:46:49 AM PDT · by old-ager · 4 replies
    The Internet Protocol Journal - Volume 1, No. 3 -- published at Cisco.com ^ | October 17, 1998 | Vint Cerf (Internet pioneer)
    A long time ago, in a network, far far away, a great adventure took place! Out of the chaos of new ideas for communication, the experiments, the tentative designs, and crucible of testing, there emerged a cornucopia of networks. Beginning with the ARPANET, an endless stream of networks evolved, and ultimately were interlinked to become the Internet. Someone had to keep track of all the protocols, the identifiers, networks and addresses and ultimately the names of all the things in the networked universe. And someone had to keep track of all the information that erupted with volcanic force from the...