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UN's ITU Could Become Next Internet Freedom Threat

UN's ITU Could Become Next Internet Freedom Threat | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
Some of the lessons learned from the dangers of legislation like SOPA should be the need for forbearance and a well-researched, multi-stakeholder derived policy to avoid unintended consequences.

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Internet Society Urges President Obama to Effect ‘Immediate and Meaningful’ Changes to U.S. Government Surveillance Practices | Internet Society

Internet Society Urges President Obama to Effect ‘Immediate and Meaningful’ Changes to U.S. Government Surveillance Practices | Internet Society | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

Kathy Brown, President and CEO of the Internet Society, commented, "The chain of trust has been broken and the decisions we all make in response will be critical to the Internet’s continued development. The Internet Society is committed to continuing its leadership across the Internet community to ensure the Internet is a trusted, global, and open platform for all participants.”

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ourinternet.org

ourinternet.org | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

Carl Bildt, Sweden’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, will chair a new Global Commission on Internet Governance, launched by The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House).

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BCG Study: Countries that Expand Internet Access and Use Can Spur Digital Economy Growth | ICANN

Greasing the Wheels of the Internet Economy is a new report by Boston Consulting Group, commissioned by ICANN. The report takes a look at Internet access and use around the world, and the economic importance of an open single Internet. The report's "e-friction" index describes and quantifies factors that inhibit the growth and maturity of the Internet economy. It measures obstacles to access to, and engagement with, the Internet for both individuals and businesses across four components; Infrastructure, Industry, Individual and Information.

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Foreign Policy of the Internet

Foreign Policy of the Internet | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
Karen Kornbluh discusses the international, single Internet and how it is threatened by national mini-Internets, each with its own rules and regulations.
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2013-oea-lacnic - LACNIC

2013-oea-lacnic - LACNIC | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

The Organization of American States (OAS) through its Secretariat of Multidimensional Security (SMS) signed a cooperation agreement with the Latin America and Caribbean Internet Address Registry (LACNIC) to strengthen the initiatives that both organizations are developing on cyber security in the Americas.

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Mariska Botha's comment, September 11, 2013 5:45 AM
Fascinating
mindlesspeduncle's curator insight, September 12, 2013 11:04 AM

nice

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Armenia not to create “Blacklist” of internet resources like Russia : Expert

Armenia not to create “Blacklist” of internet resources like Russia : Expert | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
YEREVAN, May 3./ARKA/.  Armenia is unlikely to follow Russia in creating the “blacklist” of Internet resources, President of Yerevan Press Club Boris Navasardyan told reporters on a news conference dedicated to World Press...
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Cybersecurity and Internet Governance

Cybersecurity and Internet Governance | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
The Internet's growing role in economies and societies also poses new threats. The time has come for states and private partners to set global norms for web conduct, says expert Andrea Renda.
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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, September 26, 2013 12:28 AM

I stand as a firm supporter of the original open, net neutrality design for the web and also for personal privacy. I believe those organizations that are a high security risk on a world wide web should not be on the World Wide Web and should develop small secure closed systems for those particular needs and requirements. Water, power and nuclear systems and such are examples we often hear about.. I really mean they should not be connected to each other either to prevent someone from attacking all at once.

 

This is an article reflects on various ways nations are considering to deal with security issues. It is wise to be aware of various possible plans and what each means for communication access, freedoms and rights as well as safety.

 

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Last year's World Conference on International Telecommunications, held in Dubai, hosted a heated debate on the future of cyberspace. Every stakeholder was looking for a different outcome. The ITU looked to expand its authority over the Internet; European telecoms operators wanted to secure more revenues by changing the rules for exchanging information between networks; China, Russia, and India wanted stronger government control over the Internet; the United States and Europe stood to protect the multi-stakeholder model of ICANN; and a group of smaller countries sought to have Internet access declared a human right.

When a new treaty was finally put to vote, unsurprisingly, as many as fifty-five countries (including the United States and many EU member states) decided not to sign. Since then, the question on how the Internet will be governed remains unresolved.

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World Press Freedom Day 2013 | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

World Press Freedom Day 2013 | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

Every year, May 3rd is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession.

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On #PressFreedom day join our call for an open, accessible Internet as a way to guarantee our right to a free and pluralistic media #WPFD

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APNIC - Internet addressing in the 2010s: IPv4 exhaustion and address transfers, and their impact on IPv6 deployment

APNIC - Internet addressing in the 2010s: IPv4 exhaustion and address transfers, and their impact on IPv6 deployment | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

By Paul Wilson, APNIC Director General
April 2013


In his article, Paul Wilson stresses the fact that, "regardless of the advent of IPv4 transfers and the possible emergence of an IPv4 market, the long-term future growth and success of the Internet is dependent on the successful deployment of IPv6." He concludes by saying, "IPv6 provides the only means to achieve long-term growth while maintaining the critical technical features of the Internet: globality, neutrality, and openness."

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ICANN heads for Istanbul

ICANN heads for Istanbul | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

More good news for Istanbul’s ambitions to establish itself as a hub: even the internet is hearkening to its call. Fadi Chehade, chief executive of ICANN, the organisation responsible for running the domain name and IP address systems, announced on Thursday his group was setting up shop in Istanbul.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, April 29, 2013 6:50 PM

Hopefully this will ease the debate for countries to break up control of the net, and encourage more countries not to wall off and censor the use of the net.

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Speech by ITU Secretary-General - EIF Breakfast Debate : Preparatory Meeting for the Fifth World Telecommunication Policy Forum (WTPF)

Speech by ITU Secretary-General - EIF Breakfast Debate : Preparatory Meeting for the Fifth World Telecommunication Policy Forum (WTPF) | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
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Akamai State of the Internet Report

Akamai State of the Internet Report | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
Each quarter, Akamai publishes a quarterly 'State of the Internet' report. 

This quarter’s report includes data gathered from across the Akamai Intelligent Platform during the fourth quarter of 2012 about attack traffic, broadband adoption, and mobile connectivity as well as trends seen in this data over time."

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, April 25, 2013 8:22 PM

Here you can get some very current info on the state of the internet in a broader basis.

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The IETF between open innovation and network load limiters - The H Open: News and Features

The IETF between open innovation and network load limiters - The H Open: News and Features | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

On Wednesday, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) held a conference to discuss open standards and the question "Who makes the internet?" in preparation for its annual meeting in Berlin at the end of July.


Hans-Joachim Otto, parliamentary state secretary of the German Federal Ministry of Economics, took this occasion in the German capital to reassure the internet standards committee that it has a firm ally in the German government. "We keep having to promote the freedom of the internet on an international level", said the FDP (Liberal) politician. "This is by no means a given."

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, April 25, 2013 8:27 PM

Here are some important developments that are being discussed about the openness of the internet and everyone should be following and inputting. 

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USG Provides First Official Statement on Montevideo, Brazil, and ITU Plenipotentiary

USG Provides First Official Statement on Montevideo, Brazil, and ITU Plenipotentiary | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
The United States government (USG) has provided its first official reaction to the October 2013 Montevideo Statement issued by organizations responsible for coordination of the Internet technical infrastructure, the upcoming April Internet...
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The Asymmetrics, the WEF, ICANN, Brazil, and the 'Little Red Book' of Multistakeholderism

The Asymmetrics, the WEF, ICANN, Brazil, and the 'Little Red Book' of Multistakeholderism | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
There is a lot of evidence to support the idea that Brazil has recently changed its request for a major change in Internet power structure and governance.
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sledderwool's comment, June 12, 10:25 PM
Thats brilliant..
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Bringing people together through affordable Internet access

Bringing people together through affordable Internet access | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
“Many of us have spent much of our lives without access to telecommunications or information services, and many of us will not live to see the flowering of the information age. But our children wil...
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US cautiously encourages IANA reform, Brazil meeting | IGP Blog

US cautiously encourages IANA reform, Brazil meeting | IGP Blog | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
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On January 23 Daniel Sepulveda, the State Department’s Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, gave a notable speech in Washington on Internet governance. This is the first US official statement on the topic since the NSA spying scandal broke and altered the landscape. Entitled “Internet Governance 2020 – Geopolitics and the Future of the Internet,” the speech signaled the Obama administration’s openness to reform as long as it is conducted within a multistakeholder framework.

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DNS What? Celebrating 30 Years of a Technology That You Use Every Day and Don't Know It

DNS What? Celebrating 30 Years of a Technology That You Use Every Day and Don't Know It | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
DNS, like all good technologies, was designed to explore new frontiers and not be put to one particular use. Its design was purposely extensible.
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allAfrica.com: Ghana: National Broadband Policy Framework - Into the Policy Makers' Mind

allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience
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Sibal firm on Internet freedom as ITU Secretary General comes lobbying

Sibal firm on Internet freedom as ITU Secretary General comes lobbying | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
Hamadoun Toure seeks support for International Telecommunication Regulations
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Policy Drafted To Expand Broadband Services | The Cambodia Daily

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), a U.N. agency whose aim is to support the global telecommunication industry, has drafted a new national policy for Cambodia designed to extend Internet access and other information technology in the country.

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Twenty years on, the Web faces new openness challenges

Twenty years on, the Web faces new openness challenges | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
CERN set the Web on fire by releasing open software without royalty payment requirements. Two decades ago, proprietary technology has found a foothold. Read this article by Stephen Shankland on CNET News.
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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, September 26, 2013 12:36 AM

Here is an interesting history lesson on the World Wide Web.

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East Africa: More Content Lowers Broadband Costs

East Africa: More Content Lowers Broadband Costs | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

Africa is making notable steps in adopting Information Technology (IT), but the continent is consuming far more content than it is creating.

This means that as a consumer of over 99% of IT content, Africa continues to incur high costs when buying broadband. This also means missing out on the benefits that come from the IT sector.

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Michuki Mwangi the Regional Development Manager - Africa at the Internet Society says that East Africa needs to adopt a collective approach towards reducing the cost of broadband access.

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Telecom growth drivers in 2013: ITU

Telecom growth drivers in 2013: ITU | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
Telecom Lead India: ITU has shared several growth drivers that will strengthen telecom sector in 2013.
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WTF? WTPF! The continuing battle over Internet governance principles | IGP Blog

WTF? WTPF! The continuing battle over Internet governance principles | IGP Blog | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

Remember all the businesses, internet techies and NGOs who were screaming about an “ITU takeover of the Internet” a year ago? Where are they now? Because this time, we actually need them.


May 14 – 21 is Internet governance week in Geneva. We have declared it so because there will be three events in that week for the global community concerned with global internet governance.

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