With spam control comes surveillance, censorship and more…

Following a United Nations telecommunications treaty that was adopted in December 2012 by the U.N.’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) governments will have the power to decide what constitutes unsolicited Internet content, known as spam. According to the head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) this treaty has ended the era of an international consensus to keep intergovernmental hands off of the Internet. With this treaty governments can inspect the content of Internet communications for good reasons but what if this is leveraged to censor dissent, democracy and free speech in some countries?

Read more here – http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/article/2013/02/20130205142109.html#ixzz2KEBOzUic

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