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The WCIT Wake-Up Call: Time To Broaden the Discussion on Internet Governance

The WCIT Wake-Up Call: Time To Broaden the Discussion on Internet Governance | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
World leaders are meeting in Dubai this week for the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), and depending on whose perspective you get, the future of the entire Internet as we know it may be at stake.
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Urgent Need to Revisit Internet Governance (WCIT-12)

Urgent Need to Revisit Internet Governance (WCIT-12) | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
Developments over the past few months - and especially the revelations about the spying work of the NSA on friendly governments and their people and businesses - show how important it is to try and establish some high-level strategies relating to...
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The whole notion of lobbying against government interference in the internet has now proved to be farcical. In itself this is a very sad story but it is clearly the new reality.... the latest activities of the American government could see a whole range of countries now trying to develop local policies, and this could easily lead to a far more serious undermining of all of the principles for which the internet stands.

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sourparrot's comment, June 12, 1:50 AM
Its trendy :)
ainslime mount's comment, June 14, 12:39 AM
Excellent...!!
lawyersecret's comment, June 16, 12:39 AM

Interesting...!!
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The importance of Standards in developing an effective Internet

The importance of Standards in developing an effective Internet | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
In a relatively few years an esoteric tool for researchers has become so much a part of our lives that an outage would be considered a major catastrophe. Whether we are buying a book, voting, payin...
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Technology is not kind. It does not wait. It does not say please. It slams into existing systems. Often destroying them, while creating new ones

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burlysand's comment, September 24, 2013 3:14 AM
Thats wonderful
hedgeshandy's comment, October 17, 2013 6:25 AM
Thats phenomenal
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Reading Dubai: Internet Governance and WCIT-12 | The Global Journal

Reading Dubai: Internet Governance and WCIT-12 | The Global Journal | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
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The following Global Minds contribution responds directly to Eli Dourado’s WCIT-12 analysis ‘Behind Closed Doors at the UN’s Attempted “Takeover of the Internet” published by Ars Technica.

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Let’s keep this dead horse alive, so we can beat it some more | IGP Blog

Let’s keep this dead horse alive, so we can beat it some more | IGP Blog | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
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Much Ado About WCIT-12 and Multi-Stakeholderism

Much Ado About WCIT-12 and Multi-Stakeholderism | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
In the last month of last year, the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12) ended in Dubai amid, not hugs and fanfare, but finger-pointing and acrimony.
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France v Google

France v Google | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
IN 2011 Google spent over €100m ($130m) on grand 19th-century digs in Paris which look a little like the Elysée Palace, the official home of the president. That...
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Opposing camps dig in on Internet treaty talks

Opposing camps dig in on Internet treaty talks | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
DUBAI/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Most countries at a conference on telecommunications oversight agreed Wednesday that a United Nations agency should play an active but not dominant role in Internet governance...
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As a marathon session at the UN's World Conference on International Telecommunications concluded at about 1:30 a.m. local time in Dubai (2130 GMT), the chairman asked for a "feel of the room" and then noted that the nonbinding resolution had majority support, while denying it was a vote.

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WCIT settles into a long night as deadlocks solidify ... into logjam • The Register

WCIT settles into a long night as deadlocks solidify ... into logjam • The Register | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
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With the asterisk debate postponed, the delegates in Dubai have arrived at the meat of the proposed treaty on international telecoms and are hitting deadlocks which make one wonder if any of them have seen the proposals before.

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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.'s comment, December 12, 2012 12:56 PM
*Sad for what it's supposed to be a Conference of Experts...
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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.'s curator insight, December 12, 2012 12:59 PM

*Sad for what it's supposed to be a Conference of Experts...
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(Whose) Hands off (What) Internet? Some Reflections on WCIT 2012

(Whose) Hands off (What) Internet? Some Reflections on WCIT 2012 | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
The usually rather sedate world of Internet Governance is currently being roiled by purported conspiracies towards the "take-over" of the Internet by various malevolent forces viz. the governments ...
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Q&A With ITU Ambassador Terry Kramer: It's All About Internet Freedom

Q&A With ITU Ambassador Terry Kramer: It's All About Internet Freedom | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it

U.S. Ambassador Terry Kramer is the head of the United States' delegation to the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT). That means he's the man debating and discussing critical Internet issues on behalf of America's more than 300 million citizens.

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Future Of The Internet May Rest On Definitions At Dubai Conference - Forbes

Future Of The Internet May Rest On Definitions At Dubai Conference - Forbes | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it

The heart of the current debate is over scope and definition: whether the treaty should apply to “operating agencies” or “recognized operating agencies.” The latter refers to established telecom services providers like AT&T and MCI...

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Hackers Said To Hit U.N. As Internet Regulation Controversy Swells

Hackers Said To Hit U.N. As Internet Regulation Controversy Swells | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it

The 11-day gathering in Dubai is also being closely watched for the possibility that new international pacts on Internet commerce and security emerge from it. The U.S. is leading efforts to block new Internet regulations, fearing they could open the door to greater monitoring and restrictions.

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Delegates at WCIT-12 back freedom of opinion and expression

Delegates at WCIT-12 back freedom of opinion and expression | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
Delegates at the second Plenary session of the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12, 3-14 December) supported the importance of Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Huma...
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NSA surveillance leaks damage Obama administration’s Internet freedom agenda

NSA surveillance leaks damage Obama administration’s Internet freedom agenda | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
Russia and China criticized the U.S. in the wake of the NSA leaks, which have complicated the U.S. government's embattled Internet freedom agenda.
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"The fact that the U.S. is doing so much spying and monitoring on its own citizens and on the entire world makes us seem like hypocrites when we go to the ITU and say that nobody should be spying on and monitoring their citizens,” Eli Durado, co-creator of the U.S.-based transparency site WCITLeaks

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animedubbedonline's comment, September 9, 2013 3:07 PM
awesome
sledderwool's comment, June 13, 1:22 AM
Its extremely good
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Masters of the Internet - Le Monde diplomatique - English edition

Masters of the Internet - Le Monde diplomatique - English edition | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
The US calls loudly for ‘Internet freedom', but it is Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple and Amazon that have built up the dotcom services used by people all over the world. Is that now about to change?
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Good piece from Dan Schiller that seeks to cut through the smog of rhetoric that characterizes the Internet Governance debates - a #mustread for anyone interested in the topic.

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ITU: Internet policy still on its agenda

ITU: Internet policy still on its agenda | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
Public policy formulation in all domains, including the Internet, is the sovereign right of member states, said ITU Secretary General Hamadoun Touré on Wednesday, suggesting that a debate over control of the Internet is far from over at the...
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Jaimon Joseph's Blog : The Web:the new battleground

Jaimon Joseph's Blog : The Web:the new battleground | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
The venerable Congress Party's 'Chintan Shivir' on January 18, 19 and 20 in Jaipur, discussed among other things, a most perplexing problem. How to fight an army of Geeks....
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Why Orange's Dominance in Africa Forced Google To Pay For Traffic Over The Mobile Network - Forbes

Why Orange's Dominance in Africa Forced Google To Pay For Traffic Over The Mobile Network - Forbes | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
During an interview on France's BFM Business TV, CEO of France Telecom-Orange Stephane Richard, talked briefly about the network's relationship with Google.
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What really happened in Dubai? | IGP Blog

What really happened in Dubai? | IGP Blog | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
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WCIT shows that one must always be skeptical of mainstream accounts of international negotiations, and be attuned to the weird, ironic and hypocritical nature of the process: it is the pro-Internet freedom nations that are insisting on using denial of access to internet services and infrastructure as a form of policy leverage, and the anti-human rights nations that are claiming a universal right of internet access.

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ibiss helter's comment, September 20, 2013 6:45 AM
good one
EerstehulpSEO's curator insight, September 25, 2013 1:59 AM

goood one

knob sleeveless's comment, September 27, 2013 11:52 AM
nice
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Wicked group-edit

Wicked group-edit | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
“WE HAVE not come here to fight.” The numerous statements of Kavous Arasteh, the delegate from Iran, have more than once led to widespread amusement at the World...
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The 193 member countries of the UN organisation only have two days left to come up with a new version of the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITR), a global treaty on telecommunications, which was last updated 24 years ago.

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A Half-Time Analysis of the Summit That Could Shape the Future of the Internet

A Half-Time Analysis of the Summit That Could Shape the Future of the Internet | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
The latest battle over who governs the Internet is taking place right now.
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Independent of the outcome at WCIT, it is already clear that the current governance system faces significant challenges how to ensure it will remain accepted by Internet users worldwide. WCIT is an opportunity to use the momentum to develop a long-term, positive strategy that outlines how existing institutions in the multi-stakeholder system can be scaled up or improved to represent Internet users all over the world and give ample opportunity for them to participate and make their voices heard.

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The WCIT Wake-Up Call: Time To Broaden the Discussion on Internet Governance

The WCIT Wake-Up Call: Time To Broaden the Discussion on Internet Governance | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
World leaders are meeting in Dubai this week for the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), and depending on whose perspective you get, the future of the entire Internet as we know it may be at stake.
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ITU INTERVIEW @ WCIT - 12: Sebastián Bellagamba, Director, Internet Society, Regional Bureau LAC


Via Internet Society
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UN News - UN technology conference attacked by cyber criminal groups amid claims of online restrictions

UN News - UN technology conference attacked by cyber criminal groups amid claims of online restrictions | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
A major United Nations technology conference where States have gathered to discuss how to facilitate international information and communication services suffered a network outage –linked to criminal groups – to one of its websites on Wednesday,...
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WCIT's Security Issues

WCIT's Security Issues | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
Another contentious issue at the WCIT in Dubai is 'security'. There has been a dramatic increase in nervousness regarding a whole range of security issues, especially in relation to the internet.
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