Obama official defends Internet handover
What is Obama’s endgame here? He gathers power. Does this somehow make it easier for him to get the power away from Americans?
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The United States’ handover of a key role overseeing a technical part of the Internet won’t make it easier for regimes in Russia or China to control and censor the web, according to the Obama administration.
In fact, the handover makes it harder for those countries to seize control of the Internet, said Larry Strickling, administrator of the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).
Strickling on Thursday defended the Obama administration’s plans to cede its oversight role of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), the technical system for managing website addresses. He spoke at a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on Thursday, before many Republicans who have criticized the administration’s plans.
“Taking this action is the best measure to prevent authoritarian regimes from expanding their restrictive policies beyond their borders,” he told the subcommittee.