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.
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...
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.
Internet Society's insight:
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
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."
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.
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."
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."
INFORMATION and communications technology (ICT) industry experts have criticised the draft national broadband policy, particularly about it lacking implementation details.
The Department of Communications recently published the draft national broadband policy for public comment. It outlines government plans for extending broadband infrastructure to rural and other under-served areas, of reducing broadband service prices, and of providing affordable devices to promote access to broadband.
The House bill articulates a worthy principle that can be and should be globally applicable to the Internet. Not controlling the Internet does not mean that there is no role for laws or regulations that safeguard individual rights; it means that national governments should recognize the Internet’s transnational nature and refrain from trying to suppress the rights to free expression and free association that have emerged in the context of a decentralized Internet not under the control of any sovereign.
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.
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.
Last night, Stanford Law School’s Journal of International Law and CALinnovates welcomed a prominent world telecom figure to Silicon Valley: Dr. Hamadoun Touré, the Secretary General of the International Telecom Union (ITU)...
Dr. Touré’s remarks did not focus on cybersecurity however, but instead reviewed the treaty struck at last December’s 2012 World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) which took place in Dubai.