The www gets more webbier for me

I’m going to throw some things out here that I freely admit, I don’t really understand.

The current CEO of ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) was formerly with the DHS. His name is Rod Beckstrom and he was Director of the National Cyber Security Center, which is part of Homeland Security. He is also a board member of the Environmental Defense Fund, big in the green movement in California and a trustee of Jamii Bora Trust which is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Jamii Bora Trust is an organization that loans money to poor people in Kenya. It’s call micro-economics.

ICANN is headquartered in Marina del Rey, California and part of USC.

What does ICANN do, exactly? Well, I’m not really sure. Wikipedia says  that ICANN’s primary principles of operation have been described as helping preserve the operational stability of the Internet; to promote competition; to achieve broad representation of global Internet community; and to develop policies appropriate to its mission through bottom-up, consensus-based processes.

The story of ICANN and Beckstrom go in several directions and can’t be covered in one blog post without confusing myself to no end. You can read about both at Wikipedia and the UN’s attempts to involve itself in an attempted take-over of the internet.

I’ve started a trail for myself and for you: Beckstrom, formerly head of cyber security for DHS which is currently seizing domains, is now CEO of ICANN.  He is on the board of EDF and a proponent of the green church, where Obama also worships. And Beckstrom is a trustee of an organization that loans money to poor folks in Obama’s homeland.

Back to why these domains were seized by DHS and ICE.

These domains are selling pirated materials, mostly music but also NFL jerseys and other items. Due to this pirating, the entertainment industry says they are losing money. Who are some of the biggest contributors to theOne’s campaign? Who is his liberal base? These people in Hollywood want some action taken against the theft of their copyrighted materials.

What I can’t understand is why DHS and ICE were involved in this. This is by no means a national security situation nor does it have anything to do with illegal immigration.

What I do know is that I’m not done with this topic.

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