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  Fadi Chehade, CEO of ICANN, in a story published by the HuffingtonPost.com, which also contains a video interview with Fadi at World Economic Forum in Davos,... 

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Europe in Two Internet Related Battlefields
Fri, Jan 23rd, 2015 / Comments Off

  [Editors note:  Please welcome Farzaneh Badii, from Hamburg University’s Graduate School in Law and Economics, who joins Syracuse University’s iSchool... 

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By Jacob Appelbaum, Aaron Gibson, Claudio Guarnieri, Andy Müller-Maguhn, Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach, Leif Ryge, Hilmar Schmundt and Michael Sontheimer   Normally,... 

  The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is postponing auctions that had been scheduled for 21 January 2015, for .LLC, .LLP and .INC.... 

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“The internet is being utilized more by women, where women are increasing their rights, representation, and participation. The social media we frequently... 

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Online Content Africa’s Next Consumer Boom?
Mon, Jan 13th, 2014 / Comments Off

The Alaba Market, in Nigeria’s commercial capital of Lagos, is a chaotic mass of noise, vehicles and electronics shops; open air stalls selling software... 

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Is fibre-tapping becoming a threat in Africa?
Tue, Nov 12th, 2013 / Comments Off

Fibre-tapping, which involves bending fibre-optic cables and using hi-tech means to access light they emit to steal data, has reportedly been used by UK and... 

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South Africans ‘too lazy’ to back up data
Fri, Jan 31st, 2014 / Comments Off
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South African’s are too lazy to backup their stored personal data such as photos, videos and files, a research study has revealed.The study compiled by digital storage company Western Digital (WD) has found that 60% of South Africans never back up stored... 

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  The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is postponing auctions that had been scheduled for 21 January 2015, for .LLC, .LLP and... 

  A group of twenty-four civil society organizations and individuals today submitted a joint statement regarding a proposal from an ICANN... 

  The U.S. Congress has saved the Internet from President Obama. The White House had planned to end American protection for online freedom... 

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Guinea-Bissau’s ccTLD starts working
Tue, Dec 2nd, 2014 / Comments Off
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  The top-level domain(.GW) of Guinea-Bissau is already working, the National Regulatory Authority (ARN) , responsible for the telecommunications sector... 

Agence France Presse   BRUSSELS: The European Union Tuesday denounced Hungary’s plan for an Internet tax as a new threat to political...