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Compilation of articles from the web on the upcoming World Conference on International Telecommunications 2012 #WCIT12
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Berners-Lee warns of net threat

Berners-Lee warns of net threat | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee says the agenda of some delegates at a UN conference could pose a "disruptive threat" to the internet.
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Net Neutrality? Google Prods Users to Fight Copyright Law - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Net Neutrality? Google Prods Users to Fight Copyright Law - SPIEGEL ONLINE | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
Google is increasingly throwing around its power to improve its bottom line. The latest incident is a draft law in Germany that would force the company to share some revenues with newspaper publishers.
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The dirty truth about WCIT | .Nxt | Internet policy and governance

The dirty truth about WCIT | .Nxt | Internet policy and governance | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it

ITU has been telling the truth in recent weeks: there are no proposals pushing what people have been getting most angry about;

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The Battle for the Future of the Internet?

The Battle for the Future of the Internet? | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it

Constructing a fairy tale usually requires a cast of 'bad guys.' Vladimir Putin declares that WCIT-12 should address Internet governance, and you get the plot line that Russia wants to control the Internet and its infrastructure networks. Ditto China. Add the apparent influence of Dr Hamadoun Touré, ITU's Malian Secretary-General who received his Ph.D. in the former USSR, to the mix. Now we have all the necessary threads to point to a thinly-disguised attempt to seize cyber control in the best Cold War style. What a nice (paranoid) story -- supported by no substantive evidence.

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Political Nuts: Why Google should keep its business out of the ITU.

Political Nuts: Why Google should keep its business out of the ITU. | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it

The first thing the user is presented with is very vague facts about what the ITU is and Google's stance about it. Then Google wants you to part with your: First and Last name; E-mail address; Locatio; Stance on Internet infrastructure you likely don't understand. That form is a privacy violation in and of itself. Google is outright collecting information.

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ITU Lashes Back At Critics As Worldwide Conference Gets Underway

ITU Lashes Back At Critics As Worldwide Conference Gets Underway | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
The ITU has responded to critics such as Google who accuse it of seeking to gain control of the Internet, accusing such groups of scare-mongering...
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ITU chief offers hand of friendship to ICANN

ITU chief offers hand of friendship to ICANN | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
Are ICANN and the International Telecommunications Union going to start playing nicely? That’s the message coming out of the ITU’s World Conference on International Telecommunications i...
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Internet freedom tops Dubai summit agenda

Internet freedom tops Dubai summit agenda | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
Government regulators set to debate amid divisions on how best to govern the internet at UN agency-hosted conference.
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A quick guide to the ITU's 'Internet takeover' conference, WCIT | Digital Trends

A quick guide to the ITU's 'Internet takeover' conference, WCIT | Digital Trends | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
On Monday, 193 United Nations member states will gather in Dubai to decide the future of the Internet. The details are messy, confusing, and sometimes secret. And nobody knows what's going to happen.
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The plot against the Internet - Eliza Krigman

The plot against the Internet - Eliza Krigman | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
Bureaucrats from around the world will gather behind closed doors in Dubai next week to plot an end to the Internet as we know it — or so Washington would have you believe. Hill lawmakers warn that the 120-plus U.S.
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WCIT-12: An Opinionated Primer and Hysteria-Debunker

WCIT-12: An Opinionated Primer and Hysteria-Debunker | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
A significant amount of hysteria has greeted the World Conference on International Telecommunications (“WCIT-12”), which will be held from next Monday until December 14 in Dubai.  A casual reader of the news might wonder whether, as a Stanford Law...
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ITU goes on the defensive ahead of WCIT meeting

ITU goes on the defensive ahead of WCIT meeting | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
Companies and organizations that are convinced the International Telecommunication Union will try to take over the Internet during next week's World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) don't understand what the meeting can decide...
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Who Should Govern the Internet? A Future Tense Event Recap.

Who Should Govern the Internet? A Future Tense Event Recap. | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it

“Suddenly everybody’s interested in global governance of the Internet,” said Syracuse University professor Milton Mueller. “If it was necessary to lie to people and tell them the ITU was going to take over the Internet, maybe it’s a good thing.”

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Ashie S Hirji's comment, November 30, 2012 1:08 PM
There is a dark side of the Internet - cyber security is a good thing - and when we don't get all the right facts - about Internet - the same utility spins wrong information out to the users how interesting leaks take place - some of us are working on a whole different solution when it comes to the safe cyber space.
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Google's Media Campaign Against the UN Slapped Down - Forbes

Google's Media Campaign Against the UN Slapped Down - Forbes | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
Google has been a forerunner and one of the most outspoken companies in protecting the right to freedom of information and expression.  That is laudable and earned the company respect around the globe.  What is less admirable is the hyperbole that...
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Internet hangs in balance as world leaders meet in secret - CNN.com

Internet hangs in balance as world leaders meet in secret - CNN.com | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
There's a lot of sky-is-falling doomsday predictions about the World Conference on International Telecommunications, which opens Monday in Dubai with some 190-plus nations discussing the global internet's future.
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EU joins Google, hippies, Uncle T Cobbleigh in fight against ITU • The Register

EU joins Google, hippies, Uncle T Cobbleigh in fight against ITU • The Register | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
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Nations Gather to Discuss Web Rules

Nations Gather to Discuss Web Rules | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it

Despite the political saber-rattling, observers don't expect drastic changes to the way the Internet is run will be agreed on at the Dubai conference. ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun Touré has said any changes must be agreed upon by all countries involved.

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UN News - At key technology conference, Secretary-General warns of ‘digital divide’ in Internet age

UN News - At key technology conference, Secretary-General warns of ‘digital divide’ in Internet age | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
The management of information and communication technology should be “transparent, democratic, and inclusive,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said of a major meeting organized by the United Nations International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
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Clashes over Internet rules to mark Dubai meeting

Clashes over Internet rules to mark Dubai meeting | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A major U.S. delegation is in Dubai to lead opposition to possible new Internet regulations at a U.N.
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Russia Tests Global Internet Rules | News | The Moscow Times

Although Russian proposals on Internet regulation ahead of Monday's opening of the International Telecommunication Union conference in Dubai have worried anti-censorship watchdogs around the globe, some local experts aren't expecting any...
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ITU and Google face off at Dubai conference over future of the internet

ITU and Google face off at Dubai conference over future of the internet | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
The battle lines are drawn for an east v west showdown at a UN conference on telecoms regulation starting on Monday.
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Australia fights net rules as threat to free speech

Australia fights net rules as threat to free speech | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
Communications Minister Stephen Conroy arrives in Dubai on Monday to lobby against proposed changes to internet regulation that web giants such as Google warn "could permit governments to censor legitimate speech – or even cut off internet access...
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Is the UN trying to take over the Internet? No.

Is the UN trying to take over the Internet? No. | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
“A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes”. This quote is often attributed to Mark Twain, but there is no evidence that he ever said it, which ...
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Syria's government urged to unblock internet and mobile access to country

Syria's government urged to unblock internet and mobile access to country | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
Assad regime should remember obligation to protect access to communications, says International Telecommunications Union...
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ICANN CEO and Chair to attend WCIT opening | .Nxt | Internet policy and governance

ICANN CEO and Chair to attend WCIT opening | .Nxt | Internet policy and governance | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it

ICANN's CEO and chair will attend the opening ceremony of the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) as the guest of the ITU and the government of the United Arab Emirates.

 

The invitation, as well as the decision to accept, is noteworthy after more than a decade of barely concealed mistrust and contempt between the two organizations.

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