Google, Firefox Executives Criticize ITU Discussion

Google and Mozilla have warned that proposed changes to international telecommunications rules, currently being discussed in Dubai under the auspices of the U.N.'s International Telecommunications Union, present a threat to Internet freedom. "The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is convening a conference from December 3-14 to revise a decades-old treaty, in which only governments have a vote," said Vint Cerf, VP and chief Internet evangelist at Google and co-creator of the Internet's TCP/IP protocol, in a blog post.