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Thomas Paine

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

25 November - Breaking News

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English: HST Orion nebula image composited with a Spitzer image for something a little different. Français : Vue de la nébuleuse d'Orion composée à partir d'une image du télescope Spitzer. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Hubble Watches Star Clusters on a Collision Course
Hubble Watches Star Clusters on a Collision Course (Photo credit: NASA Goddard Photo and Video)
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English: M42 - Orion Nebula and Surrounding Nebulosity including M43 and Running Man Nebula (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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VISTA exposes high-speed antics of young stars in the Orion Nebula (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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English: China Lake, Calif. (Nov. 15, 2006) - A Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) takes off on a reconnaissance flight to search for a simulated improvised explosive device (IED). The MAV is in the operational test phase with military Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) teams to evaluate its short-range reconnaissance capabilities. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth G. Takada (RELEASED) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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English: In this file photo, a Stryker lies on its side after surviving a buried IED blast in 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Marines conducting a controlled detonation of ...
Marines conducting a controlled detonation of improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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English: IED DETONATOR — A U.S. Marine Corps explosive ordnance disposal technician prepares to deploy a device that will detonate a buried improvised explosive device near Camp Fallujah, Iraq, Nov. 27, 2005. The Marine is assigned to Combat Logistics Brigade 8, 2nd Marine Logistics Group. U. S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Bobby J. Segovia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Emergency Management, Hope BC (Photo credit: Emergency Info BC)
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    Letting the Internet be rewired by bureaucrats would be like handing a Stradivarius to a gorilla.

    Who runs the Internet? For now, the answer remains no one, or at least no government, which explains the Web's success as a new technology. But as of next week, unless the U.S. gets serious, the answer could be the United Nations.
    The self-regulating Internet means no one has to ask for permission to launch a website, and no government can tell network operators how to do their jobs. The arrangement has made the Internet a rare place of permissionless innovation. As former Federal Communications Commission Chairman William Kennard recently pointed out, 90% of cooperative "peering" agreements among networks are "made on a handshake," adjusting informally as needs change.
    Proposals for the new ITU treaty run to more than 200 pages. One idea is to apply the ITU's long-distance telephone rules to the Internet by creating a "sender-party-pays" rule. International phone calls include a fee from the originating country to the local phone company at the receiving end. Under a sender-pays approach, U.S.-based websites would pay a local network for each visitor from overseas, effectively taxing firms such as Google GOOG +0.32% and Facebook FB -1.32% . The idea is technically impractical because unlike phone networks, the Internet doesn't recognize national borders. But authoritarians are pushing the tax, hoping their citizens will be cut off from U.S. websites that decide foreign visitors are too expensive to serve.
    Regimes such as Russia and Iran also want an ITU rule letting them monitor Internet traffic routed through or to their countries, allowing them to eavesdrop or block access.
    "The Internet is highly complex and highly technical," Sally Wentworth of the Internet Society told me recently, "yet governments are the only ones making decisions at the ITU, putting the Internet at their mercy." She says the developers and engineers who actually run the Internet find it "mind boggling" that governments would claim control. As the Internet Society warns, "Technology moves faster than any treaty process ever can."
    Google has started an online petition for a "free and open Internet" saying: "Governments alone, working behind closed doors, should not direct its future."
    Many of the U.N.'s 193 member states oppose the open, uncontrolled nature of the Internet. Its interconnected global networks ignore national boundaries, making it hard for governments to censor or tax. And so, to send the freewheeling digital world back to the state control of the analog era, China, Russia, Iran and Arab countries are trying to hijack a U.N. agency that has nothing to do with the Internet.
    For more than a year, these countries have lobbied an agency called the International Telecommunications Union to take over the rules and workings of the Internet. Created in 1865 as the International Telegraph Union, the ITU last drafted a treaty on communications in 1988, before the commercial Internet, when telecommunications meant voice telephone calls via national telephone monopolies.

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