Everyone remembers that internet blackout to protest SOPA and PIPA. Congress proposed restrictions on the internet and the voice of the people showed them that it was not acceptable.
Then a UN conference in Dubai suggested that the UN should be in-charge or regulating the internet. Once exposed by the internet the conference backed down.
Now stores are surfacing of China cracking down on the use of the internet in their country out of fear that the internet could facilitate opposition.
So, why should you care?
With the November elections completed and Americans have given Democrats control of the Senate and the White House. This is important because Senate majority Harry Reid (D-NV) has said he wants to pass SOPA once the election was over.
So here we are, Americans gave Harry Reid another Democrat majority in the Senate and a Democrat in the White House to pass what ever bills he wants. Once the Democrats get the GOP to fold on the fiscal cliff they will strong arm them to regulate the internet. Well done American voters that gave your vote to President Obama and any Senate Democrats, it is your votes that will kill the internet.
Story Update: “China requires Internet users to register names” http://news.yahoo.com/china-requires-internet-users-register-names-141101231–finance.html
How long before the US government requires you to register your access with your SSN or some other nation identification?