Infographic: A UN takeover of the Internet?

The WCIT-12 will convene in Dubai on Dec. 3, 2012, to discuss expanding the role of the International Telecommunications Union, the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies, in regulating the Internet. What's at stake in this key debate?

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Enright, Allison. "E-commerce sales jump 16% in 2011," Internet Retailer, February 16, 2012. http://www.internetretailer.com/2012/02/16/e-commerce-sales-jump-16-2011

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