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The title of this post " Love the free and open Internet? Tell the world’s governments to keep it that way " was on Google search engine today.
This was because government representatives to the United Nations are meeting in DUBAI, United Arab Emirates for the next 11 days to update telecommunications codes.
As usual, governments like China, Russia, Vietnam and others that have a great need to control their people by way of restricting access to the internet would be working to ensure that censorship, restrictions, country firewalls, among other related issues are adapted.
On the news:
The outcome of the Dubai gathering is far from certain. The 193 nations at the meeting have put forward more than 900 proposed regulatory changes covering the Internet, mobile roaming fees and satellite and fixed-line communications. Broad consensus is needed for any item to be adopted.The group also is powerless to force nations to change their Internet policies, such as China’s notorious “Great Firewall” and widespread blackouts of political opposition sites in places including Iran and the Gulf Arab states. Last week, Syria’s Internet and telephone services disappeared for two days during some of the worst fighting in months to hit the capital, Damascus.
We have to wait a couple of days what would come out of that meeting.
Yes, I love the free and open internet !!