Obama single-handedly has doubled the National Debt, brought in hundreds of thousands of unvetted Muslim ‘refugees’, and has given away the control of the greatest communications device this world has ever known, the Internet. The really scary part is that he’s not done yet. His main 2008 campaign promise was that he would “fundamentally transform” America. He’s done that to the point where I don’t even recognize it anymore. Mission Accomplished, Comrade Sotoreo.
The US Commerce Department announced that its contract had expired with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which manages the internet’s so-called “root zone.” That leaves ICANN as a self-regulating organization that will be operated by the internet’s “stakeholders” — engineers, academics, businesses, non-government and government groups.
The move is part of a decades-old plan by the US to “privatize” the internet, and backers have said it would help maintain its integrity around the world.
US and ICANN officials have said the contract had given Washington a symbolic role as overseer or the internet’s “root zone” where new online domains and addresses are created. But critics, including some US lawmakers, argued that this was a “giveaway” by Washington that could allow authoritarian regimes to seize control.
A last-ditch effort by critics to block the plan — a lawsuit filed by four US states — failed when a Texas federal judge refused to…