By David Alan Grier, IEEE Computer Society Past-President
Even when I ask my most technical friends, I can't be certain that I will get a good answer. The question is easy "Who is in charge of the Internet?" The answer has never been straightforward. I've had colleagues tell me that the Internet is run by Microsoft, or by the United Nations, by the US Government's National Security Agency, or by the European Research Agency (CERN). All of these organizations have had some influence over the Internet but none of them have ever governed it. Read more
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