If it weren’t for Rep. Ed Markey (D., Mass.), the world would still be without smart-phones, Facebook, Skype, and even Google.
A majority of United Nations member countries voted to allow governments to close off access to the Internet in their countries last weekend, the Wall Street Journal reported.
A United States-based Internet company is currently hosting a propaganda website operated by the terror group Hezbollah, potentially in violation of a law meant to prevent Americans from providing material support to U.S.-designated terror groups.
The United States will seek to block an “alarming” Russian proposal to give a United Nations telecommunications group control over the Internet, a senior State Department official said on Thursday.
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security division seized 70 websites that peddle imitation goods manufactured abroad, according to an agency release.
China, Russia, and other members of the United Nations are backing a proposal to give the international organization greater control over the internet, but Congress and the Obama administration plan to oppose the measure.
CNET reports that the Iranian government blocked email and social-media access for its entire citizenry Friday morning.