"...the real conflict is not over governance of the Internet, some analysts say, but over the division of the spoils, with international telecommunications operators trying to use the I.T.U. to extract revenue from American Internet companies."
The International Telecommunications Union, a United Nations agency, denies it ever hired cyber security firm Kaspersky to look for malware, but states that “investigating and combating” the Flame malware is critical to preventing...
Australia backs telco treaty revisioniT NewsThe International Telecommunications Regulations (ITR) treaty, governed by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and last revised in 1988, will introduce provisions specific to potential regulation...
"This multi-stakeholder approach has proven to be nimble and effective in ensuring the stability, security, and availability of the global infrastructure, while still giving sovereign nations the flexibility to enact and enforce relevant Internet legislation within their borders," stated Rajnesh Singh, regional director of Internet Society's Asia-Pacific bureau.
"The International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU’s) Andrew Rugege on Tuesday suggested a number of proposals in the preparatory process of revising the international telecommunications regulations (ITRs)."
"The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has called for greater international co-operation between governments and the ICT industry to tackle the global nature of today's cyber security threats...."
"This review confirms that the most important potential effects of the ITRs on the Internet would come from the ITRs’ attempt to change international Internet connectivity arrangements in fixed networks."
"Like it or not, we have now entered a new period of struggle between competing systems of government and economic organization. This time, there is no Iron Curtain, no statement of hostilities, no declared conflict of ideologies. What is at stake in this struggle is the liberal-democratic model of an open society and market economies that are transparent and rule bound."
"From a technical or practical perspective, the telegraph and Internet couldn't be more different and while the ITU might like to think of the Internet as a "Big Telegraph", that simply isn't the case."
Imposing a point-to-point cost-sharing mechanism on the Internet would "have reverberations throughout the network," said Sally Wentworth, the Internet Society's senior manager of public policy, in an interview.