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  • **FILE** A Chinese man uses a computer at an Internet cafe in Beijing in 2010. (Associated Press)

    Revised Internet treaty could help stifle dissent

    Internet engineers and legal scholars are worried that amendments to a U.N. telecommunications treaty will give repressive governments more control of the Internet in their countries and could begin to undermine international sanctions against pariah states such as Iran.

  • UN group OKs new video format to save bandwidth

    The U.N. telecommunications agency says its members have agreed upon a new compression format that could dramatically cut the amount of Internet bandwidth currently used by video files.

  • Web access battles brew before UN conference

    An upcoming U.N. gathering about Internet oversight is raising alarms from a broad coalition of critics, including the U.S., tech giants such as Google and rights groups, concerned that changes could lead to greater efforts to censor Web content and stifle innovation in cyberspace.

  • UN body opens debate on Internet future to public

    The U.N. telecoms agency has invited the world's more than 2 billion Internet users to join a debate about the future of the Internet.

  • UN sets stage for blazing fast new mobile devices

    A United Nations telecom meeting has approved the next generation of mobile technology, which experts say will make devices 500 times faster than 3G smartphones and eliminate the wait time between the tap of a finger and the appearance of a Web page.

  • Countries consider time out on the 'leap second'

    It's high noon for the humble leap second.

  • Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Robert McDowell answers a question during a meeting with editors and reporters of The Washington Times on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    FCC official: 'Internet freedom' threatened

    The United States is unprepared for an international fight that's brewing over whether the Internet will remain free from government regulations or fall increasingly under the control of emerging global powers, Federal Communications Commissioner Robert McDowell warned Monday

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