At a summit in Uruguay, all five of the major Internet organizations -- ICANN, the Internet Engineering Task Force, the Internet Architecture Board, the World Wide Web Consortium, the Internet Society – unanimously pledged to break free of an increasing “undermining” influence by the U.S. government. Organizers released a statement outlining what happened at the summit. According to the statement, “They expressed strong concern over the undermining of the trust and confidence of Internet users globally due to recent revelations of pervasive monitoring and surveillance.”

The next Internet Governance Summit was announced and scheduled to be held in Brazil, a decision to which Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff responded, “The United States and its allies must urgently end their spying activities once and for all."