I feel like there needs to be a concerted push to move all internet infrastructure into the control of the hands of the United Nations — currently the US controls too much.

Organisations such as IANA and ICANN are based in the US, which means they could see pressure to force domain registrars to comply with US laws. This is greatly worrying.

I don't have the political chops to push for this, but I'd happily sign any campaign.

pls not! infrastucture should be controled by it's users, not by some constructed entity having the authority to rule over others.

apolish nationalism. They are a threat to humanity. And yes, the UN is part in facilitating it.

@paulfree14 well, put it this way: the UN is a shitload better to control these organisations than the US. That is, these organisations should be stateless.

I'm not to deep into this topic, but just wanting to give an idea of existing projects that try to build a web controled by it's user.


OpenNIC is a user-owned and -controlled top-level Network Information Center that offers a non-national alternative to traditional Top-Level Domain (TLD) registries such as #ICANN.

'Guifi.net is a free, open and neutral, mostly wireless telecommunications community network, with over 33,000 active nodes and about 46,000 km of wireless links...

@paulfree14 @mistressemelia Have you considered running a #tor hidden, and #i2p service.  Self-authenticating endpoints, *practically* uncensorable. Also... everyone knows how to use tor browser, so user adoption is easy!

@boneidol @paulfree14
This particular nightmare scenario is only possible if you're using a browser where the CA certificates are controlled by an adversary (usually your employer, on a work computer).

IMO this is a human rights violation, but it's basically ubiquitous on office networks. Almost unknown on private computers, though.

@gcupc I agree with your human rights violation.  However... it's very common to find it in Bring Your own Device #BYOD situation in corporate or education.   Where the user will be told to install an additional CA to use the network. /cc @paulfree14 @mistressemelia
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