China Russia seek greater control of Internet U.S. says

The West Australian
Thursday 7th March, 2013

By Stephanie NebehayGENEVA (Reuters) – China and Russia are buying increasingly powerful surveillance technologies to intercept communications and try to take control of the Internet, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday.Alec Ross, the U.S. secretary of state’s senior adviser for innovation, said new players such as Thailand and Ukraine would determine the future shape of the Internet by deciding whether to open up globally or operate more closed national “Intranets”.His comments further demonstrate the lack of agreement over how the Internet will be regulated after an attempt to establish …

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