Support for new Internet rules is touted at U.N. conference

12/13/2012 | U.S. News & World Report

The chairman of a U.N. conference considering regulation of the Internet declared Thursday that there is a consensus among U.N. countries to support a proposal for greater government oversight over the Internet. The action, which didn't involve a formal vote, sparked backlash from a U.S.-led bloc that opposes new Internet rules. The conference is scheduled to end Friday after making the first revisions of global telecom rules since 1988.

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