The international threat to Internet openness
Canada's pro-Internet community has been working hard to push back against threats to Internet openness—including invasive online surveillance and Big Telecom price-gouging—but restrictions coming from outside the country could be the front of the next major battle.
For one, the UN’s International Telecommunications Union is vying for control of the Internet, which as Vint Cerf says in this article, "would subject the Internet to the whims of many nations whose commitment to democracy and free speech is questionable at best, including China and Russia."
International trade agreements like the TPP, which could place strong restrictions on our Internet use, are also becoming increasingly serious threats.
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