After revelations pointed to the NSA and other spy organizations as using worldwide communication tools, including the internet, to spy on the rest of the world, many organizations decided that they had enough. The NSA will get the blame if the US loses “control” of the internet but the truth is they’ve been wanting America to have less control for a long time.
Is the U.S. losing control of the Internet?
That’s how some are interpreting a statement released in October by 10 organizations central to the Internet’s operation.
“With striking unanimity, the organizations that actually develop and administer Internet standards and resources initiated a break with three decades of U.S. dominance of Internet governance,” writes Milton Mueller, a professor at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies.