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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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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