BAD DAY FOR: .us, after the Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the nonprofit group that oversees the Internet and its domain name endings, shed its final vestiges of control by the U.S. government Wednesday. ICANN will now be reviewed by a group of stakeholders around the world. The underlying technology that makes the Internet function was developed by the U.S. Defense Department, and the U.S. has gradually handed over control to ICANN for the past 11 years. (Los Angeles Times)
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