INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION UNION

The Internet Treaty Canada Won't Sign

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) negotiations wrapped up last week, bringing a whirlwind week to a close. This shift towards explicitly recognizing the authority of the ITU over Internet content led Canada, among many nations, to refuse to sign the final draft of the treaty.
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SIX BILLION

GENEVA - The world now has nearly as many cellphone subscriptions as inhabitants.The U.N. telecom agency says there were about 6 billion subscriptions by the end of 2011 — roughly one for 86 of every...