GO
Loading...

Bill Clinton would prefer US oversight of the Internet

Former President Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama speak at Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York in November.
Adam Jeffery | CNBC
Former President Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama speak at Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York in November.

Count former President Bill Clinton among those who are skeptical of the new Obama administration plan to give up Internet oversight authority.

At a weekend meeting sponsored by the Clinton Global Initiative, the former president talked in detail about why the U.S. should retain oversight over Internet domain names and addresses.

Noting that Edward Snowden's revelations of National Security Agency data collections have given "new energy" to the belief that the U.S. should not even be in "nominal control of domain names," Clinton argued that the U.S. has still done a pretty good job of keeping the Internet open and free.

Re/code has the whole story.

(Read more: Should you worry about the US giving up the Internet?)

By Amy Schatz, Re/code.net.

CNBC's parent NBC Universal is an investor in Re/code's parent Revere Digital, and the companies have a content-sharing arrangement.

Contact Technology

  • CNBC NEWSLETTERS

    Get the best of CNBC in your inbox

    To learn more about how we use your information,
    please read our Privacy Policy.
    › Learn More

Squawk Alley