Confronting a new Cold War – on the Internet

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton posed the problem precisely: “How do you get tough with your banker?” The exchange was with another diplomat, but the topic was well known: How does the United States stop China from cyberattacks on American businesses, universities and all levels of governments? How do you stop a country intent …

Group mentality and ICANN GAC Advice: Another case of African misdirected and treacherous destiny

. Is Africa falling to another trap of group mentality and uninformed choices? Traditionally nations and especially when taken as continents have been known to take collective decisions. Just recently in the WCIT Dubai, there was mass failure of the delegates to agree on a treaty that had been crafted to replace the existing International …

Internet still under attack by UN, FCC commissioner

The U.N. has no power to force the United States to adopt any Internet regulation, and the U.S. refused to sign the December treaty, along with 55 others countries. But if a large number of countries agree on regulations, the Internet could become fragmented, with very different rules applying in different regions of the world.Read …

Keeping the Internet free

INTERNET FREEDOM is not something to be taken lightly, as anyone who has tried to gain access to forbidden sites in China will tell you. The countries that would like to censor Internet content, including Russia, China, Iran and others, were eager read more

Aaron Swartz, Tech Prodigy and Internet Activist, Is Dead at 26

Aaron Swartz, the brilliant young software programmer and Internet activist who inspired awe and reverence from leading figures in the technology world, died in his Brooklyn apartment on Friday, his family said in a statement. New York City’s chief medical examiner ruledthe death a suicide by hanging. Swartz was 26 years old. Read more:

China adopts new Internet rules

The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China has endorsed a set of new rules requiring global network users to register on the Internet under their real names. The new law aims to protect private information and public interests and envisages punishment for info security offenders by confiscation of illegally earned income, revocation …

ACTA gets final stake through heart as EC drops court referral

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement can no longer come back from the grave in Europe, after the European Commission dropped its bid to have the copyright treaty’s legality confirmed by the union’s top court. Parliamentarians roundly rejected ACTA back in July. They had many reasons for doing so, primarily the large physical demonstrations taking place across …