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Who will be the keeper of the Net?

U.S. protests Net summit crackdown. Also: 'Digital divide' not so easy to close, Kenya finds.

U.S. protests Net summit crackdown. Also: 'Digital divide' not so easy to close, Kenya finds.

U.S. protests Net summit crackdown

The Bush administration protests Tunisia's crackdown on physical meetings and Web sites at a United Nations summit.
Photo: Annan defends U.N. summit
November 18, 2005

Cuba, Iran lash out at Internet freedom

African and other Third World nations criticize "disorderly" Internet expression and the "neo-colonial" United States.
November 18, 2005

'Digital divide' not so easy to close, Kenya finds

Although red tape has been slashed, country's progress--and Net speed--can be agonizingly slow and expensive, infrastructure experts say.
November 18, 2005

Another U.N. Internet rift develops

A power struggle arises between the U.N.'s International Telecommunication Union and the Virginia-based Internet Society.
November 17, 2005

U.N. says its plans are misunderstood

newsmaker ITU Internet policy adviser Robert Shaw is at center of debate over future of Internet.
November 17, 2005

U.S. reaches Net detente with U.N.

Last-minute deal at United Nation summit in Tunisia creates a new forum but maintains status quo.
November 16, 2005

FAQ: Tunisia summit and Internet governance

A last-minute deal at the world summit quelled debate, for now anyway, over Internet management. But what does it all mean and what's down the line?
November 16, 2005

$100 laptop expected in late 2006

MIT's Nicholas Negroponte and U.N.'s Kofi Annan announce details of hand-cranked laptop for kids in developing world.
Photos: $100 laptops
November 16, 2005

Countries band to fight Internet crime

Negotiators at summit in Tunisia agree to set up global forum on Net crime, but look unlikely to resolve dispute over U.S. control of Net.
November 15, 2005

Clashes precede Net governance showdown

Days before a global Internet summit begins in Tunisia, watchdog groups report rocky encounters with authorities.
November 14, 2005

previous coverage

Internet showdown in Tunis

newsmaker U.S. ambassador David Gross heads to a U.N. conference to make a case to leave U.S. control over the Internet alone. Will the world listen?
November 12, 2005

France: Internet summit likely to get nowhere

In run-up to U.N. conference, government official says U.S. is unlikely to accept multinational approach to Internet oversight.
November 10, 2005

Tech firms back Bush Net effort

Google, Microsoft, IBM and others show support for Bush administration's defense of the Internet status quo.
November 3, 2005

Bush administration opposes U.N. Net control

One State Department official predicts: "In no way can we imagine a situation in which we will allow what works very well to be undone."
November 20, 2005