Tag: Buenos Aires

Your Father’s Internet: ICANN pushes for a shift in “the future of Internet governance in the world”

Governance, Internet
ICANN 48 is currently ongoing in Buenos Aires, Argentina. One of the primary issues on discussion, is the single most important question: Who gets to run the Internet? Currently, the Internet is the direct evolution of the US-created military network. The US still retains the supreme governing of it. Recent revelations on the PRISM mechanism, a surveillance system created by the NSA, have made other nations quite nervous. This nervousness is expressed in the initiative, driven by ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé, which aims for a decentralized Internet, away from US command. The conference to discuss this in detail, is going to take place in Brazil in April 2014, most likely on the 23rd and 24th. Brazilian tech media, are covering the event today extensively – some excerpts via automatic Googl