Obama’s Planned Surrender of the Internet Might Have Hit a Snag

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There are a number of assaults on the Internet underway by liberals and globalists. One involves Obama’s “internationalizing” of the Internet but some in Congress think it might be unconstitutional.

In the end, it’s all about control, centralization and globalization under the U.N.

 

THE REPORT

In February, 2014, the European Commission said it is determined to “redraw the global map of internet governance”, using the charge that massive US surveillance has damaged public trust in the web, and said it is ready to negotiate with Washington for control of web architecture.

ICANN and other key decision-making internet institutions must be globalized to “safeguard the stability, security and resilience of the Internet,” the Commission stated.

It also called for the creation of the Global Internet Policy Observatory – an online platform for “creating transparency on internet policies.”

The U.N. “Governmental Group of Experts or GGE, comprised of China, Belarus, Colombia, Egypt, Estonia, France, Germany, Ghana, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, South Korea, Russia, Spain, the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. Brazil sat as chair, spent a year preparing a report calling for more international rules for the Internet, especially with respect to how nations treat each other.

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Since we know China embraces hacking and assorted types of cyber attacks, we know they are not in it to strengthen cybersecurity though that’s the claim. China wants what Russia wants – control of the Internet to continue preventing information they haven’t screened from getting to the people. They also want to tax it heavily.

It’s been getting harder for China to censor as the the Internet grows.

China and her totalitarian allies hope to take over the Internet. They also intend to police Internet companies within their borders for such nebulous crimes as “spreading rumors.”

China’s government recently announced they will embed cybersecurity police units at major Internet companies and websites to help prevent crimes such as fraud and “spreading of rumors.” That came via state-run Xinhua News Agency, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Prior to this, China threatened to shut down services but now they will intensify their intrusions with a hands on approach.

Western companies have been succumbing to China’s rules as a fact of doing business.

The European Commission report recommended that the UN play “a leading role in promoting dialogue” on “the application of international law and norms, rules and principles for responsible State behavior” in the field of cybersecurity, and asked that the UN General Assembly schedule the group to reconvene in 2016. The foundation of this cooperation must be international law and the principles of the Charter of the United Nations.

What has clearly been a United States invention is under assault from statists in the U.N. who want to subject it to their free speech and other restrictive laws. If they get their way, they could try Americans in International Court according to their rules.

 

OBAMA’S PLAN TO INTERNATIONALIZE THE INTERNET

President Obama has a plan to “internationalize” the Internet and some key members of Congress claim it might be unconstitutional.  The Obama administration is seeking to give authoritarian regimes more power to impose censorship on the Web.

In October 2009, the Obama administration forced ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) to set up a foreign advisory board representing 100 countries and he pushed for them to have veto power over top-level domains they object to. The idea was that if the regimes that censor, bully and block the Internet have a place at the table, they will behave. What the administration doesn’t seem to understand is they want control and he can’t manipulate them. He is only giving them power.

ICANN is responsible for IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management, and root server system management functions, the services previously performed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).

The U.S. plans to relinquish oversight of Internet domain name functions to a global, multi-stakeholder body next September, before Obama’s term ends.

The US will turn over the back end management of the Internet to the global community. The US had until now maintained authority over web addresses and domain names that organize the Internet.

All leaders of the world are not equal and the United States as leader of the free world is ceding control to global leaders which includes the world’s dictators. What could possibly go wrong?

Business leaders have to be worried because the functioning of the Internet might change dramatically.

This means the contract between the Commerce Department and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a California-based nonprofit group, will end.

Stakeholders in the global Internet community will take control after a transition period.

Former House speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) tweeted, “What is the global internet community that Obama wants to turn the internet over to? This risks foreign dictatorships defining the internet.”

This will please the dictators in the world who feel the U.S. has too much control.

A letter sent to the GAO making the claim that this was unconstitutional was signed by the chairmen of both congressional judiciary committees, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va; presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. Issa is also a former chairman of the House Oversight Committee.

They said that Congress alone has the “authority to transfer possession and control of critical components of the Internet’s infrastructure to a third party.”

“Congress has the exclusive power ‘to dispose of and make all needful rules and regulations respecting the territory or other property belonging to the United States,'” They stated.

The Internet’s root zone file was developed by a grant from the United States, and since 1997 has been operated by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration under contract with the Department of Commerce. The management rights will be transferred to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, an international agency in September, 2016.

The letter asks the GAO to consider if transferring the name functions constitutes the transfer of U.S. property.

There is no deadline for a response.

 

U.N. CONTROL OF THE INTERNET THE END GOAL

Russia, China, Brazil and others want the U.N. to control the worldwide web. These authoritarian countries want to squelch the last bit of freedom in their countries with China having control over cybersecurity, data privacy, technical standards is the hen in charge of the hen house. There would be more taxing and price control.

According to The Wall Street Journal, China has been making progress at seizing control of at least part of the Internet.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and some of the country’s lawmakers, military leaders, and technology officials are trying to gain influence over China’s digital arena, ranging from the manufacturing of computer parts to gaining more control of what users post on social media, reports the Journal.

The country recently passed a controversial national security law, under which falls the Internet, food, religion, and even the ocean. Regarding the Internet portion of the law, China will bolster its cyber defenses and also would like network technology to be “controllable,” reports the Journal.

There is an assault on U.S. sovereignty by the liberals and the globalists and they are attempting to merge the U.S. under a global structure centered in the U.N.. They would use U.N. agreements and treaties to get bills passed the Congress would never pass. We see that happening now as Barack Obama signs an “agreement” with Iran and on climate change without involving Congress. They’d love to do it with guns.

 

Source: Washington Examiner

 

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