The killer robots are programmed to make autonomous decisions on the spot without orders from humans.
‘Human rights are well understood to involve providing rights to individuals’
Countries split on whether to establish further control of web
‘The U.S. must communicate that it is not able to sign the agreement’
Wednesday’s announcement marks a rare show of consensus at the International Telecommunications Union meeting in Dubai
China, Russia and Arab states withdraw support after uproar
The U.S. and its allies have firmly opposed international regulation and censorship of content on the Internet
The much-anticipated telecommunications summit in Dubai has garnered substantial criticism
The U.S. fears any U.N. Internet regulations could complicate commerce and be used by nations such as China and Russia to justify further cyber-crackdowns.
The outcome of the Dubai gathering is far from certain.
The ITU is a UN agency that oversees satellite orbits and the international wireless spectrum
Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio had introduced an amendment to the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 opposing efforts of countries within the U.N. to regulate the Internet.
The drafting and debating of proposals in preparation for the Dubai conference have taken place largely behind closed doors.
‘The proposals are not classified, and it’s not illegal to share them’
The New York Times reported Friday that Obama ramped up cyber attacks against Iran as part of a larger program called Olympic Games, first started under President Bush