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.”
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).
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.
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."
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...
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 speechsignaled the Obama administration’s openness to reform as long as it is conducted within a multistakeholder framework.
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.