The private agency that acts as a gatekeeper for the Internet on Wednesday said that hackers tricked their way into its computers.
The head of the private agency that acts as gatekeeper for the Internet called Tuesday for international discussions to ensure control of the web remains decentralised.
The head of the private agency entrusted with running the Internet has said that the group is on course to break free of US oversight late next year.
As the US steps back from overseeing the group entrusted to essentially run the Internet, states and corporations are grabbing for the reins.
Some came in suits, some came in stilettos, and some came in sci-fi t-shirts, but together they could shape the future of the Internet.
France strongly attacked the US-based body that assigns internet addresses on Wednesday, saying it was not a fit venue for internet governance and that alternatives should be sought.
The head of the Internet regulator says a push from China and Russia for governments to control the web will be "dead on arrival" but that he hopes a consensus will emerge before the US cedes its oversight role.
Online addresses ending in .wine and .vin are set to be uncorked soon, despite objections from European governments and several wine industry groups.
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff took aim at US dominance of the Internet Wednesday, appealing for a new system that would make running of the online world "open to all."
Republican opposition to Obama administration plans to spin off U.S. oversight of the Internet's domain name system is evolving into an election-year political fight, with lawmakers using it as the latest front in their attacks ...