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Net power struggle

seems the EU and the USA are clashing on more things than ever, and latest is the internet.

The US has rejected calls by European Union (EU) officials to give control of the net over to a more representative United Nations (UN) body.

Wrangling over who should essentially be the net police, managing domain names and net traffic routing fairly, has been going on for some time

so the EU has taken upon it self to rectify the situation, saying this US control will lead to fragmentation of the internet, such as china developing its own internet, and other countries following suit.

US cant fight europe and it knows, i think US is busy thinking of plans to break up the EU because that is the only way US can be powerfull again.

BBC says:

The US has got an image problem when it comes to the internet.

It is seen as arrogant and determined to remain the sheriff of the world wide web, regardless of whatever the rest of the world may think.

isnt it so with everything??????????????????????????????????????????

i forsee an atom-bomb on the internet, can you imagine not having internet?

i dont mean when you get frustrated because your connection doesnt work or your ISP is down, but total internet blackout, imagine BBC headlines "Internet is dead"
where will google be then? (hopefully google has its fingers in pies which arnt all internet pies)


big D said...

US created the internet so u know ;)

AJ said...

The internet was originally based on work done by Louis Pouzin in France, taken up by Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn in the US in the 1970's. The web however was invented and developed entirely by Tim Berners-Lee and a small team at CERN during 1989-1994. The story of the Internet and the Web can be read in "How the Web was born". Perhaps not as sexy as Angels and Demons, but everything in "How the Web was born" was first-hand testimony and research.

AJ said...

Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee, KBE, FRS (TimBL or TBL) (born June 8, 1955) is the inventor of the World Wide Web and Director of the World Wide Web Consortium, which oversees its continued development.

Berners-Lee was born in London, England, the son of Conway Berners-Lee and Mary Lee Woods.