Dubai - Talks over possible new UN regulations for the internet were deeply divided on Monday, with Russia and others advocating for more government sway while a US-led bloc warned against rules that could restrict freedoms in cyberspace. So far, the closed-door talks have failed to find much common ground at the 193-nation UN International Telecommunications Union, which last updated its rules in 1988 before the internet became a global force. "What's happened in the conference is a variety of proposals have come in from other nations that get into the internet, that look at internet governance," said the head of the 123-member US delegation, Ambassador Terry Kramer, in a video uploaded by organisers late on Sunday. The proposal - backed by countries such Russia, China and other Arab states - was removed from discussion Monday, conference organizers said, after an uproar from Web activists supporting the American position. Among its provisions was a call for governments to have "equal rights to manage the internet," including its technical workings, according to a text leaked by a website, wcitleaks.org. The site claimed to have access to meeting documents not yet made public.Other issues at the conference also remain unresolved, including a European-led proposal to charge content providers for access to cross-border markets. The idea is strongly opposed by US companies such as Google, Facebook, Amazon.com and others. Supporters say the so-called "toll" could be used by developing countries to fund expansion of internet services.