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On Friday the U.S. Commerce Department released its grasp on the internet. Oversight of ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, will be passed on to the "global internet community" next year. ICANN, under a Commerce Department contract, has issued domain names since 2000.
Our Notes: Look like more of our tax dollars from here in the US that went to creating the Internet for the entire world are now being surrendered to world powers whom no one voted for. This will do nothing to stop hacking in any way shape or form. It will not save anyone any money but instead will just raise costs for everyone from the looks of it.
What this could mean is something similar to cable TV. We are going to get more channels to watch but it comes with poor programming, more commercials and a great deal of control on what you get for information. Alternative news will either be erased or buried so deep you won't be able to find it.
Normally we are not fans of Alex Jones, but once in awhile he does get a few things right. We can't help but see this move by our own government as bad for everyone.