Internet Society opens Canadian chapter

Internet users in Canada who value the Web as an open forum for free expression now have a national organization to promote their interests.   The Internet Society, an international non-profit formed in 1992 “to assure the open development, evolution and use of the Internet for the benefit of all” on Monday announced a Canadian …

DotConnectAfrica Participates at the ICANN 46 International Meeting in Beijing, China

PRLog (Press Release) – Apr. 17, 2013 DCA’s application for .Africa new gTLD received an ICANN GAC Policy Advice Objection which the organization hopes to resolve by following the due process provisions within the ICANN new gTLD Program.  The DotConnectAfrica Trust delegation led by its Executive Director/CEO, Ms. Bekele participated and contributed at various sessions …

Ex-White House Official Joins Group Fighting “Excessive” Online Privacy Laws

As the Obama administration and tech company lobbyists chip away at the European Union’s attempts to protect online privacy, a new pro-industry coalition has popped up to join the fray. Not quite two weeks ago, the Coalition for Privacy and Free Trade announced its existence. The group’s senior academic adviser is Daniel Weitzner, who, less than …

Arab Multi-stakeholder Internet Governance Meeting Wraps Up in Dubai

Last week, the Arab Internet community came together to discuss Internet governance issues and priorities related to the region. The Arab Multi-stakeholder Internet Governance meeting took place in Dubai as part of the Arab IGF open consultations. The meeting, hosted by the Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the United Arab Emirates brought together over 100 …

Prominent Google executive disagrees with company requiring use of real names

In the face of increasing government-led crackdowns on social media, Google should not force Internet users to reveal their real names for some services, including its Google+ social network, said Vint Cerf, a senior Google executive known as a “father of the Internet.”   In an interview with Reuters, Cerf acknowledged that the search giant’s …

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