Reports say White House has drafted an order putting the FCC in charge of monitoring social media

President Trump Signs Executive Order In Oval Office Of The White House

The White House is contemplating issuing an executive order that would widen its attack on the operations of social media companies.

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Theresa May to launch wide-ranging internet regulation and security changes despite not winning majority

Theresa May looks set to launch wide-ranging internet regulation and plans to fundamentally change how technology works despite not having won a majority.

In the speech in which she committed to keep governing despite calls to stand down, the prime minister made reference to extending powers for the security services. Those powers – which include regulation of the internet and forcing internet companies to let spies read everyone’s private communications – were a key part of the Conservative campaign, which failed to score a majority in the House of Commons.

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US: We’re now ready to give up our role governing the internet

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The US says it is ready to transfer its role in administering the internet’s naming system to a multiple stakeholder group on October 1.

The US National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA), a part of the Commerce Department, on Wednesday confirmed it is now in a position to turn over control of the internet domain name system (DNS) to the California-based non-profit, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

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