Internet users say debate over control misses point


Talks on regulating the digital traffic of the 21st century ended without agreement on Friday, but the United States won some backing for its refusal to cede its sole control to an international body from groups representing ordinary Internet users.

Many Web surfers may not like the effective control the United States has over the Internet through its supervision of the Internet addressing system. But few of the user groups at the talks support involving the United Nations, which they say could lead to the politicization of the Internet. Internet users say debate over control misses point - Technology - International Herald Tribune

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