Michael writes, "The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Future Tense hosted a panel discussion on post-USA/NSA controlled Internet possibilities.
The United States has signalled its willingness to give up its unofficial stewardship role of the Internet. Who should take over, and who will?"
For the past decade and a half, the US has been responsible for overseeing the many organisations and businesses responsible for the Internet's governance, but the NSA/Snowden surveillance scandal strengthened calls for some form of international body to take over those responsibilities.
Chris Disspain: CEO of auDA and Board Director, ICANN.
Professor Viktor Mayer-Schonberger: Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation, Internet Institute, Oxford University.
Bruce Schneier: Security technologist & Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School.
Ryan Heath: Spokesperson for the European Commission.
Virgilio Almeida: The Brazilian Government's National Secretary for Internet Policies and Chair of Brazil's Internet Steering Committee
After America: Who should govern the Internet?
Frontier is the bottom-rung of the top-tier of US ISPs, serving customers in 29 states. Despite enjoying monopoly control over its customers' online lives, and despite massive government handouts and a lackadaisical approach to maintenance, and despite out-and-out theft from customers, the company is filing for bankruptcy, having accumulated $16.3b in debt through mismanagement.
Bruce Schneier's Foreign Policy essay in 5G security argues that we're unduly focused on the possibility of Chinese manufacturers inserting backdoors or killswitches in 5G equipment, and not focused enough on intrinsic weakness in a badly defined, badly developed standard wherein "near-term corporate profits prevailed against broader social good."
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