Proposal to give the UN more control over the internet gains momentum. According to The Hill, U.S. Ambassador Terry Kramer warned that a proposal to give a United Nations agency more control over the Internet is gaining momentum in other countries. Proposals to expand the U.N.’s International Telecommunications Union’s authority over the Internet could come up at a treaty conference in Dubai in December. European telecommunications companies are pushing a plan that would create new rules that would allow them to charge more to carry international traffic.
Floods ravage Scotland after heavy rains. According to Reuters, heavy rain and flooding hit large swathes of Scotland this weekend, bursting riverbanks, turning roads into torrents and stranding people in their homes. Britain’s Meteorological Office warned the region to brace for nearly a month’s worth of rain to arrive within 48 hours. One local resident said, “The scale of the damage is astronomical.”
Leon Panetta warns that the U.S. is at risk of a ‘cyber-Pear Harbor’. According to The Telegraph, U.S. defense secretary Leon Panetta says that the United States faces a growing threat of a “cyber-Pearl Harbor”, and is drafting new rules for the military that would allow pre-emptive digital attacks. He stated that foreign hackers had the potential to take down the country’s power grid, financial networks and transport system and that such action could “paralyse and shock the nation and create a profound new sense of vulnerability.”
The Bible says in 1 John 2:28: “And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.”
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