Friday, September 16, 2016

Ted Cruz Fights Internet Directory’s Transfer; Techies Say He Just Doesn’t Get It - The New York Times

Back to his day job...

"“Imagine an internet run like many Middle Eastern countries, that punish what they deem to be blasphemy,” Mr. Cruz warned in a Senate hearing he led earlier this week. “Or imagine an internet run like China or Russia, that punish and incarcerate those that engage in political dissent.”

Technologists and administration officials say Mr. Cruz simply does not understand how the web operates. The government’s current job of domain name administrator is largely clerical and cannot influence editorial decisions on the web, they say.

“It sounds like a fairy tale to anyone who understands how the internet works,” said Andrew Sullivan, chair of the Internet Architecture Board, a nonprofit group of network engineers and tech firms such as Google and Cisco."
Ted Cruz Fights Internet Directory’s Transfer; Techies Say He Just Doesn’t Get It - The New York Times
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