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Possible Cyberattack in South Korea

Possible Cyberattack in South Korea | The future of  Internet   - Does the UN want to regulate the Internet? and why? | Scoop.it

The malware, called “DarkSeoul” in the computer world, was first identified about a year ago. It is intended to evade some of South Korea’s most popular antivirus products and to render computers unusable. In Wednesday’s strikes, the attackers made no effort to disguise the malware, leading some to question whether it came from a state sponsor — who tend to be more stealthy — or whether officials or hackers in North Korea were sending a specific, clear message: that they can reach into Seoul’s economic heart without blowing up South Korean warships or shelling South Korean islands.

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.I guess there is a dark side and many are at risk and this digital trend is not going away ----follow my digital journey @mymulticast blog

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Should the UN regulate the internet?

Should the UN regulate the internet? | The future of  Internet   - Does the UN want to regulate the Internet? and why? | Scoop.it

A new treaty could determine the future of the web. During this live connection -I posted my take on cyber security

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Is Internet Freedom in Danger?

Is Internet Freedom in Danger? | The future of  Internet   - Does the UN want to regulate the Internet? and why? | Scoop.it
The ITU is on the defensive over Internet control issues ahead of major Dubai conference...
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Dark Warnings About Future of Internet Access

Dark Warnings About Future of Internet Access | The future of  Internet   - Does the UN want to regulate the Internet? and why? | Scoop.it
With envoys from more than 100 nations convening in Dubai to discuss telecommunications, diverse groups are warning of plans to censor the Internet. But analysts say the real debate is about business.
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Who Should Govern the Internet? A Future Tense Event Recap.

Who Should Govern the Internet? A Future Tense Event Recap. | The future of  Internet   - Does the UN want to regulate the Internet? and why? | Scoop.it

You may have heard that at a summit next week, the International Telecommunications Union, a U.N. agency, will attempt to wrest control of the Internet.,,,,,,,,,Furthermore, the ITU and other organizations often fail to represent the actual people who use the Internet on a daily basis. Mueller noted that it is tied to governments, which can’t be trusted to always have in mind the best interests of the citizens they are supposed to represent. (As New America fellow Rebecca MacKinnon pointed out later, the discussion surrounding this issue can be problematic, too: It’s not good enough for the United States to say that Brazilian government doesn’t represent Brazilian Internet users. Brazilians need to be able to do that themselves.) And it’s not just about nation-states: According to Arizona State University’s Jonathan Koppell, author of the book World Rule, the ITU is heavily influenced by corporations, whose representatives are frequently found on the ITU’s “study groups” devoted to researching particular Internet-governance topics.

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Ambassador warns against demonizing the UN in negotiations over Internet treaty - The Hill's Hillicon Valley

Ambassador warns against demonizing the UN in negotiations over Internet treaty - The Hill's Hillicon Valley | The future of  Internet   - Does the UN want to regulate the Internet? and why? | Scoop.it

Robert McDowell, a Republican member of the Federal Communications Commission, urged the delegates to be wary of even "seemingly small or innocuous changes to the treaty."

He argued that the conference shouldn't become a battle between developed countries and developing countries. 

"The developing world benefits more greatly, proportionally speaking, from an unfettered Internet than we do," McDowell said.

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Internet …who are the players behind ITU @techdirt

Internet …who are the  players behind  ITU @techdirt | The future of  Internet   - Does the UN want to regulate the Internet? and why? | Scoop.it

Russia Demands Internet Takeover By The UN… And Then Retracts  ITU's mission is to connect  and Google urges users to fight for Internet Freedom .... some of us fight for end point safety - Internet has a dark side - who are these players? who want to control the INTERNET?  http://mymulticast.wordpress.com

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United Nations ITU – can they control the Internet the big ?

United Nations ITU – can they control the Internet the big ? | The future of  Internet   - Does the UN want to regulate the Internet? and why? | Scoop.it

Digital activists are asking citizens to urge their governments to prevent the UN & ITU to  regulate the Internet and take over  …. Original post and petition came via the email  from Access Now - the hot topic - the future of Internet  @mymulticast

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"Perhaps the main reason why the internet has become such a huge success is that is operations have been developed by non-governmental agencies and groups.

The Wall Street Journal explains why international governmental regulation of the internet is a bad idea:

“Having the Internet rewired by bureaucrats would be like handing a Stradivarius to a gorilla. The Internet is made up of 40,000 networks that interconnect among 425,000 global routes, cheaply and efficiently delivering messages and other digital content among more than two billion people around the world, with some 500,000 new users a day … The self-regulating Internet means no one has to ask for permission to launch a website, and no government can tell network operators how to do their jobs.”

 

Web's freedom threatened by 'worrisome' rules    http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/webs-freedom-threatened-by-worrisome-rules-20121115-29dlu.html

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WCIT and its Relationship to the Internet: Issues and Challenges · Global Voices

WCIT and its Relationship to the Internet: Issues and Challenges · Global Voices | The future of  Internet   - Does the UN want to regulate the Internet? and why? | Scoop.it
The Vía Libre Foundation continues its analysis after the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), which took place between December 3 and 14, 2012, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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Telco 2.0: Internet Governance @ ITU? The Political Battle for the Internet

Telco 2.0: Internet Governance @ ITU? The Political Battle for the Internet | The future of  Internet   - Does the UN want to regulate the Internet? and why? | Scoop.it

Internet Governance @ ITU? The Political Battle for the Internet

The political battle for the governance of the Internet will step up a gear at the ITU’s World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) next week, which will review the current International Telecommunication Regulations for the first time since 1988 - pre web and mobile networks. Some governments and telcos are arguing that it should be the responsibility of the ITU, the telecoms’ arm of the UN, to look after the Internet. What are the key issues, why does it matter, and why don’t we think this is a good idea at all?

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The Real Threat to Internet Freedom Isn't the United Nations

The Real Threat to Internet Freedom Isn't the United Nations | The future of  Internet   - Does the UN want to regulate the Internet? and why? | Scoop.it
This article arises from Future Tense, a joint effort of Arizona State University, the New America Foundation, and Slate that looks at emerging technologies and their implications for policy and for society.
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Google's fears of internet control allayed by ITU

Google's fears of internet control allayed by ITU | The future of  Internet   - Does the UN want to regulate the Internet? and why? | Scoop.it
NEW DELHI: Members of International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the UN agency for information and communication technologies, have resolved to refrain from taking any unilateral or discriminatory...
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ITU goes on the defensive ahead of WCIT meeting

ITU goes on the defensive ahead of WCIT meeting | The future of  Internet   - Does the UN want to regulate the Internet? and why? | Scoop.it
Companies and organizations that are convinced the International Telecommunication Union will try to take over the Internet during next week's World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) don't understand what the meeting can decide...
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European Parliament Adopts Resolution Vowing To Fight ITU Internet Regulation

European Parliament Adopts Resolution Vowing To Fight ITU Internet Regulation | The future of  Internet   - Does the UN want to regulate the Internet? and why? | Scoop.it
The European Parliament, one of the law-making bodies of the European Union, on Thursday adopted a political resolution vowing to uphold the freedom and openness of the Internet, and to repel any new regulations at an upcoming UN summit, the WCIT 12.
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@mymulticast why is “Access Now & Fight for the Future concerned ...

@mymulticast why is “Access Now & Fight for the Future concerned ... | The future of  Internet   - Does the UN want to regulate the Internet? and why? | Scoop.it

Protect Internet image on Access Now @mymulticast We have until Friday to tell the ITU Council Working Group to release planning documents detailing proposals that could shape our internet." Here's a wake-up call for the world's two billion Web users, who take for granted the light regulation of the Internet: A group of 193 countries will meet in December to re -regulate the Internet. Every
country, including China, Russia and Iran, gets a vote. Can a majority of countries be trusted to keep their hands off the Web?

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a low-profile United Nations organization, is overseeing this yearlong review of the Web. Its process is so secretive that proposals by member countries are confidential. The Obama administration has yet to nominate a negotiator for the U.S. ... @mymulticast http://mymulticast.wordpress.com

 

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