Coming from an administration official, of whom I thought THEY all LOVED this bunch, I must say I’m pleasantly surprised.
Although, MUCH more, or in this case, MUCH LESS, needs to be the rule. From The Daily Caller.com
FCC commissioner calls for defunding UN agency.
A U.S. official called for the defunding of a U.N. agency on Thursday if the agency continues to attempt to assert international regulatory authority over the Internet.
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai proposed that the U.S. withdraw its financial support for the International Telecommunication Union, (ITU) a U.N. agency, The Washington Post reports.
The ITU came to prominence when nations met in Dubai in December 2012 to renegotiate an international telecommunications treaty credited with paving the way for the Internet.
While no consensus was achieved among the nations at the December 2012 ITU conference, the U.S. and its allies walked out of the meeting after support for a new international regulatory regime over the Internet found massive support among many conference attendants.
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Nations are scheduled to meet in South Korea in November to further discuss the future of the ITU.
The U.S. is the largest annual contributor to the budget of the agency, contributing $11 million annually, accounting for 7.7 percent of the ITU’s annual budget. Japan is agency’s the second largest financial contributor.
“If the organization decides to become an international regulatory authority for the Internet we will have to ask ourselves whether the United States should remain one of its top two funders,” said Pai, speaking at a Washington conference on Thursday.
The revelations about the West’s counter-terrorism Internet surveillance apparatus, however, have damaged U.S. credibility with regard to Internet freedom, and the backlash against U.S. Internet companies has caused the industry to worry about loss of trust from users across the world.
So here we see the slimy tentacles of the MOST CORRUPT body on the planet, funded primarily by US, wanting to exercise control over the Internet.
Any regular reader knows my loathing, and contempt for this absolutely worthless bunch. Not only is it PAST time to DEFUND anything to do with this sorry-assed bunch, but way past time to boot the criminal enterprise from our shores.
The Internet, warts and all, is FINE. The LAST thing the Internet needs is this bunch of professional handwringers, and their third-world dictators, wanting CONTROL over it. Along with making sure THEIR palms are well-greased for the “privilege” of using the Internet. Can YOU say, “United Nations Internet Usage Tax” on YOUR ISP bill? EFF THAT.
WAY past time, also, for the rest of the world to tell the U-frigging-N to piss up a rope, and chew the wet end.