Should the Government Control Internet Standards? – ReadWriteWeb

One role of the government is to protect the country and make its citizens feel safe through policy and regulation. But in today’s digital era, policy making is moving to the people, and we are witnessing individual corporations – be they for profit or not – getting more involved in Internet standards.

via Should the Government Control Internet Standards? – ReadWriteWeb.

If you read this snippet, either on my blog or on Facebook, you have a stake in this discussion. Facebook in particular is discussed in the article. The big players in the future of the internet are squabbling over how your browser will work with different sites and how you will log in on the sites you visit. The article is only moderately “geeky.”

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About Gil Jones

CPA/Attorney/Judge by training and trade. Hobby nut at heart with BMW m/c, computers, ham radio, kayak fishing, photography, hiking and, starting in 2010 some semi-serious running and bicycling (road and mountain bikes). Retired after 16 years on a Texas District Court bench and since 2013 have been mediating cases. I am a Credentialed Distinguished mediator (TMCA).
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