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How the internet became a closed shop

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A LITTLE over a decade ago, just before the masses discovered the digital universe, the internet was a borderless new frontier: a terra nullius to be populated by individuals, groups and programmers as they saw fit. There were few rules and no boundaries. Freedom and open standards, sharing information for the greater good was the ethos. more

The UN’s internet gabfest

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How do you fix a big problem? Well, one thing you don't do is call the United Nations and then ask that august body to do something that it has never done before. Yet, this is exactly what appears to be happening when the United Nations' International Telecommunication Union meets at the World Conference on International Telecommunications in Dubai next week. more