"The Netmundial Meeting is expected to strip the United States of its power to assign domain names. This is currently the Internet Corporation for assigned names and numbers' (ICANN) responsibility. ICANN is a non-profit organisation, but is under contract and supervised by the United States Government. Many believe that the United States should no longer govern the web, because they have been angered by revelations of its sweeping global surveillance. Currently internet traffic from your emails to web searchers takes a trip through the United States, where it can easily be intercepted. That's one of the main things which governments including Washington's main partners in Europe are willing to change." "Six hundred delegates from 85 countries are in Sao Paolo for a 2 day meeting that focuses on establishing strategic guidelines about the use and development of cyberspace."
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