U.S. travel ban disrupts ICANN Meetings

ICANN’s meetings may be affected by the recent controversial U.S. travel ban ordered by President Donald Trump, multiple representatives of the organization have indicated that the U.S. travel ban will cause disruption to its upcoming schedule of meetings. Kaveh Ranjbar is one of ICANN’s board members, and on Monday he missed his flight to Los …

Privacy Concerns After Uber allegedly spied on users, including Beyoncé

Cab startup’s former forensic investigator Samuel Ward Spangenberg claims he was fired from the company after blowing whistle on lack of security The latest one concerns the privacy of users. The company has said it couldn’t access ride data information for its users. A former Uber security expert, however, claims that employees have been able …

Facebook Aquila Drone Accident Subject of Safety Probe by NTSB

A U.S. safety agency is investigating an accident involving a massive experimental drone Facebook Inc. is developing to bring the internet to remote areas of the world. No one was hurt in the incident, which came during the unmanned aircraft’s first test flight on June 28. It marks the latest hiccup in Facebook’s plans to wirelessly …

Algerian Psychologists open internet addiction rehab clinic

Algeria has joined a growing list of countries to open rehab centres helping those who suffer from a web obsession. In South Korea, home of the world’s most connected population, digital detox camps have already treated thousands of children. According to South Korea’s Ministry of Family, 14 percent of South Korean teenagers are addicted to the internet. …

Is Yahoo Collaborating With US Intelligence Agencies

It was revealed yesterday that Yahoo has been scanning people’s email for the federal government. Yahoo Inc last year secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers’ incoming emails for specific information provided by U.S. intelligence officials, according to people familiar with the matter. The company complied with a classified U.S. …

South Africa’s ZACR reportedly suspends thousands of org.za domains

South Africa’s ZA Central Registry (ZACR) the company tasked with administering second-level domains of the .ZA namespace  that includes .org.za has reportedly suspended thousands of org.za domains this week due to them not being transferred from a legacy system to ZACR-accredited Registrars. The suspended domains all org.za names that had not migrated across to new Registrars  …

Thune Led Senate Committee to Hold Hearing on Examining the Multistakeholder Plan for Transitioning the IANA

The Senate Committee led by U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a full committee hearing titled “Examining the Multistakeholder Plan for Transitioning the Internet Assigned Number Authority” on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at 10:00 a.m, ET.   The hearing will examine the proposed transition …