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The United Nations will meet in Dubai this December to make a decision that could carry significant consequences for the future of all web u
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What Happens to Your Social Media Life When You Die? | Full ...

What Happens to Your Social Media Life When You Die? | Full ... | The future of Internet @ WCIT  2012 Dubai | Scoop.it
DISCOVER. The Internet has opened up a whole arena of new marketing technologies and techniques. With the continued integration of the Internet... READ MORE. CREATE. Our creative team delivers design solutions that ...
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These Are The 61 Countries Most Vulnerable To An Internet Shutdown - Forbes

These Are The 61 Countries Most Vulnerable To An Internet Shutdown - Forbes | The future of Internet @ WCIT  2012 Dubai | Scoop.it
Renesys' map of Internet shutdown risk by country.
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Internet hangs in balance as world leaders meet in secret - CNN.com

Internet hangs in balance as world leaders meet in secret - CNN.com | The future of Internet @ WCIT  2012 Dubai | Scoop.it
There's a lot of sky-is-falling doomsday predictions about the World Conference on International Telecommunications, which opens Monday in Dubai with some 190-plus nations discussing the global internet's future.
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Bitter Struggle Over Internet Regulation to Dominate Global Summit

Bitter Struggle Over Internet Regulation to Dominate Global Summit | The future of Internet @ WCIT  2012 Dubai | Scoop.it
An unprecedented debate over how the global Internet is governed is set to dominate a meeting of officials in Dubai next week, with many countries pushing to give a United Nations body broad regulatory powers even as the United States and others...
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Editorial: Let's bring the UN's internet regulation talks into the open

Editorial: Let's bring the UN's internet regulation talks into the open | The future of Internet @ WCIT  2012 Dubai | Scoop.it
In less than a month, behind closed doors, the UN is going to hold discussions that could have huge ramifications for internet users everywhere.
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What is Malware?

What is Malware? | The future of Internet @ WCIT  2012 Dubai | Scoop.it
Malicious software is what makes the Internet a dangerous place to roam unprotected.

The Internet is no longer the safe place it was years ago. Malware, or malicious software, is on the rise and can be found in all corners of the Web. By simply navigating to a website or opening an email, you are at risk of infecting your computer. Malware takes the form of code, scripts, content and even legitimate software to obtain access to your computer and the personal information it houses"

Types of malware .......

Malware is the universal umbrella term used to describe the many different types of malevolent software that exist. Computer viruses, computer worms, Trojan horses, rootkits, spyware and adware are all different varieties of malware, each of which interacts with your computer in a different fashion. Regardless of what form they take, malware exploits weaknesses in your computer’s firewall and antivirus protections to gain access to your computer for a variety of purposes."

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Activist Post: Council on Foreign Relations Plan for Global ...

Activist Post: Council on Foreign Relations Plan for Global ... | The future of Internet @ WCIT  2012 Dubai | Scoop.it
Managing "humanitarian intervention" through UN representation (fulfilling the narrative of abusive dictators in need of regime change). Managing Eurasia, i.e. ... Managing the Internet (Cybersecurity and related institutions).
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The dirty truth about WCIT | .Nxt | Internet policy and governance

The dirty truth about WCIT | .Nxt | Internet policy and governance | The future of Internet @ WCIT  2012 Dubai | Scoop.it

The truth is that the ITU has been telling the truth in recent weeks: there are no proposals pushing what people have been getting most angry about; nothing will go through unless there is consensus; the organization does not wish to run the Internet. No, really, it doesn't.

The dirty truth is that the very sunlight that the US government and Google among others shone on the process has removed most of the big problems before WCIT even started. And despite persistent claims that the process is entirely secretive, the truth is that the ITU has acted - and lifted many of the restrictions.

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New World Order: is the UN about to take control of the internet?

New World Order: is the UN about to take control of the internet? | The future of Internet @ WCIT  2012 Dubai | Scoop.it
The future of the web will be decided in a dark room by UN politicians and authoritarian governments — at least according to Google and some other opponents of the International Telecommunication...
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Web access battles brew before U.N. conference

Web access battles brew before U.N. conference | The future of Internet @ WCIT  2012 Dubai | Scoop.it

Dubai, United Arab Emirates • An upcoming U.N

@the register..it states. "But who's listening when Google says otherwise

"It is important to note that ITU’s mandate in the internet is laid down by the [2010] Plenipotentiary Conference Resolutions ... Nothing can be agreed at WCIT-12 to change or negate this mandate," says the blog posting from ITU rep Richard Hall, which also reminds us that "no proposals exist to give more power to ITU as an institution, which does not have any regulatory authority over any networks whatsoever".

But this isn't anything the ITU hasn't said before, many times, but despite the repetition, the complaints keep coming and even the least-paranoid start to wonder if all this smoke can really exist without fire, or at least someone lurking with a primed smoke machine, which is where we find Google with a can of fog juice and the kind beneficent expression usually seen on those whose god has told them they are right.

Despite launching Take Action and having its ex director of global public policy running Access Now, which is behind whatistheitu.org, the site which hosts our favourite video on the subject, Google hasn't bothered joining the ITU. Unlike hundreds of other IT companies, including Apple and Microsoft, Google would prefer to spent its money speaking directly to governments; lobbying Washington the tune of more than $5m in the first three months of 2012; and helping the UK formulate Google-friendly laws without having such things debated in a public forum.

Which is ironic really, given the call for more openness and transparency, but the great thing about a campaign like this one is that when the ITU doesn't grab the internet then Google et al can claim a victory, defending the internet from the shadowy forces which make up our own governments and which, in the majority of cases, we voted for". @  ITU to EU: We don't want to control the internet... honest

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The Hypocrisy Threatening the Future of the Internet | The Global Journal

The Hypocrisy Threatening the Future of the Internet | The Global Journal | The future of Internet @ WCIT  2012 Dubai | Scoop.it

The upcoming World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12) in Dubai looms as a moment of truth for the Internet’s governing rules and economic model. In all, representatives of 193 countries will come together to review the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITR) agreed in Melbourne 25 years ago.

The United States (US) government, a leading voice in the sector, is strongly opposed to any changes to the treaty (itself an update of an earlier agreement), arguing the Internet has nothing to do with ‘traditional’ telecommunications, and – more ominously – that freedom is at stake. In contrast to this ‘no changes proposed’ plan, other member states are likely to bring different perspectives and ideas to feed into discussions at the 11-day December event, which will be moderated by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), a specialized United Nations (UN) agency. The fight is growing increasingly vocal, while raising questions of concern to all about the overwhelming power of the US in relation to the Internet and the need for structural re-balancing.    via @mymulticast

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Holiday Tweetup at the White House: Part 2

The White House hosts a holiday tweetup. December 5, 2011.
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