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US Remains Silent As United Nations Works To Place Internet Under ‘International Control’

| February 21, 2012

UN seeks to silence the Internet

Like most people, it is likely that you have never heard of the ITU before now. So please allow us to get you up to speed. The ITU, or International Telecommunication Union, is a treaty-based organization under the direct control of the United Nations. As you will see in this WSJ article, there is a major push on right now to wreste control on the Internet from it’s current public domain, and place it under “international control” (read ‘censorship’). This current assualt starts February 27th, 6 days from today.

From WSJ: On Feb. 27, a diplomatic process will begin in Geneva that could result in a new treaty giving the United Nations unprecedented powers over the Internet. Dozens of countries, including Russia and China, are pushing hard to reach this goal by year’s end. As Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said last June, his goal and that of his allies is to establish “international control over the Internet” through the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a treaty-based organization under U.N. auspices.

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), is a treaty-based organization under U.N. auspices.

If successful, these new regulatory proposals would upend the Internet’s flourishing regime, which has been in place since 1988. That year, delegates from 114 countries gathered in Australia to agree to a treaty that set the stage for dramatic liberalization of international telecommunications. This insulated the Internet from economic and technical regulation and quickly became the greatest deregulatory success story of all time.

Russia, China and their allies within the 193 member states of the ITU want to renegotiate the 1988 treaty to expand its reach into previously unregulated areas. Reading even a partial list of proposals that could be codified into international law next December at a conference in Dubai is chilling:

• Subject cyber security and data privacy to international control;

• Allow foreign phone companies to charge fees for “international” Internet traffic, perhaps even on a “per-click” basis for certain Web destinations, with the goal of generating revenue for state-owned phone companies and government treasuries;

• Impose unprecedented economic regulations such as mandates for rates, terms and conditions for currently unregulated traffic-swapping agreements known as “peering.”

• Establish for the first time ITU dominion over important functions of multi-stakeholder Internet governance entities such as the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the nonprofit entity that coordinates the .com and .org Web addresses of the world;

• Subsume under intergovernmental control many functions of the Internet Engineering Task Force, the Internet Society and other multi-stakeholder groups that establish the engineering and technical standards that allow the Internet to work;

• Regulate international mobile roaming rates and practices.

While precious time ticks away, the U.S. has not named a leader for the treaty negotiation. We must awake from our slumber and engage before it is too late. Not only do these developments have the potential to affect the daily lives of all Americans, they also threaten freedom and prosperity across the globe. source – Wall Street Journal

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NTEB is run by end times author and editor-in-chief Geoffrey Grider. Geoffrey runs a successful web design company, and is a full-time minister of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. In addition to running NOW THE END BEGINS, he hosts a twice-weekly bible study and prophecy radio show on BlogTalk Radio, and oversees a dynamic street preaching outreach and tract ministry team in Saint Augustine, FL.
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12 Comments on "US Remains Silent As United Nations Works To Place Internet Under ‘International Control’"

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  1. Joan Rogers says:

    What exactly does this mean for the average American homes,using the internet?………..For instance,e-mailing,chatting,SKYPE,Blogs etc.

  2. Should the UN gain worldwide control, we, the ‘people’ would no longer be able to communicate, without ‘Big Brother’ knowing everything we say, and dictating when or if, we can say anything. Take away mankind’s ability to quickly communicate, Social progress almost immediately retards to 1700. Only the privileged will have superior communications, and most of the population will be little more than slaves, in a very short time. or something like that.
    The Travail gets more agressive, me thinks.

  3. When I was a junior in high school I read 1984. It frightened me as I wondered what I would be like in that year. Since then I have become a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and a (KJV) Bible Believer. Now I see that day becoming more and more obvious, and although it is from a secular source, I know that Satan is ramping up his efforts to dethrone God and take over. This world of ours in all of it’s advances is so fragile and sits on a pivot point that can bring us to our ruin almost instantly. The “christian” community in this country thinks that we can sit back and casually “praise the Lord”, go have a nice lunch after church, and then Jesus will come get us and pat us on the back for being such faithful, dedicated ‘christians”. We are so full of ourselves and so blind. “CRY ALOUD,SPARE NOT,LIFT UP THY VOICE LIKE A TRUMPET, AND SHEW MY PEOPLE THEIR TRANSGRESSION, AND THE HOUSE OF JACOB THEIR SIN.” (Isaiah 58:1)

  4. jerome ennis says:

    What this means is that we need to return to Constitutional Governance in the United States of America and for the USA to resign from the United Nations and break all other Foreign Entanglements which are strangling the US of A with the blessings form our own traitorours presidents, congress members, judges and bureaucrats.

  5. suzanneL says:

    Why should the U.S. be sending a delegate to “negotiate” the treaty? Sending a delegate would imply the U.S. intends to sign on, and we do not. The U.N. and the ITU can sit in their self-important echo chamber and spin all they want. The U.S. taxpayer funded the development of the Internet. We own it. Period.

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