Amazon Could Still get .Amazon gTLD after beating ICANN in IRP

The largest online retailer Amazon has prevailed after appealing against a decision by ICANN to deny applications for the .amazon generic top-level domain (gTLD).The domain had been halted in 2014 after the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) asked the New gTLD Program Committee to reject the domains based on objections from Brazil and Peru, which share …

Over 190 Members of Internet community file comments against the FCC, Net Neutrality Roll back

A group of over 190 Internet engineers, pioneers, and technologists filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission explaining that the FCC’s plan to roll back net neutrality protections is based on a fundamentally flawed and outdated understanding of how the Internet works. Signers include current and former members of the Internet Engineering Task Force and …

Hiro Hotta and Patricio Poblete are 2017 Multistakeholder Ethos Award winners

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has announce the recipients of the 2017 Multistakeholder Ethos Award. This year, the community evaluation panel recognized two long-time members of the ICANN community: Hiro Hotta and Patricio Poblete. The awards were presented today at ICANN59 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Multistakeholder Ethos Award honors members …

Pew Study: The IoTs Is Becoming More Difficult To Escape

According to a new report by the Pew Research Center and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center, over the next few years, that will become much more difficult to do. Almost half of the world’s population is connected online. And technology is constantly looming in our lives: the Nest thermostat regulates our household temperature, a …

Trump Administration to revise driverless car guidelines

The Trump administration is said to be revising the existing guidelines for driverless vehicles. Updated guidance on the emerging technology is expected to be released in the next few months, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said, according to multiple reports. “The pressure is mounting for the federal government to do something,” Chao said during a conference …

WannaCry ransomware affects over 150 countries, Africa least hit

On Friday 12th May, organizations across the world were hit by a massive ransomware attack, named WannaCry, which exploited a (now patched) Microsoft Windows vulnerability revealed in the Shadowbrokers dump on April 14. This latest variant of ransomware  according to Avast Security data,  is mainly being targeted to Russia, Ukraine and Taiwan, but the ransomware …

Symantec’s annual Internet Security Threat Report Details a Scary 2017

Symantec’s 2017 Internet Security Threat Report reads more like a catalog of horrors for CIS and their staffs, with cyber spies and criminals running amuck everywhere. In 2016 as internet security threats mushroomed, cyber criminals and state-sponsored saboteurs pursued aggressive capers that included multi-million dollar virtual bank heists, some of the biggest distributed denial of …