Last updated: February 20, 2008 - 11:45pm
[SOURCE: USAToday, AUTHOR: Michelle Kessler]
The Bush administration and the U.S. tech industry are teaming to take on the rest of the world in a fight about who controls the technical underpinnings of the Internet. Right now, a U.S.-based group does. But countries from Chile to China think they should have more say. The debate is pretty geeky. But if the issues are not resolved, the Net could stop working smoothly. And the fight -- which will come to a head at a United Nations conference this week -- could become a foreign policy problem far outside the virtual world.
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The United States is headed for a showdown with much of the rest of the world over control of the Internet but few expect a consensus to emerge from a U.N. summit in Tunisia this week.
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