CISCO to Obama, Stop NSA from hacking my equipment

(Reuters) – Cisco Systems Inc’s chief executive officer has written a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to curtail government surveillance after evidence circulated showing the National Security Agency had intercepted Cisco equipment, a company spokesman said on Sunday.   In a letter dated May 15, John Chambers, chief executive officer and chairman of …

Google must comply to the ‘right to be forgoten’ stipulation rules EU court

Google loses ‘right to be forgotten’ case: EU court says Google must remove sensitive data when asked in ruling which some say will lead to online censorship.   Europe’s top court has ruled that internet search giant Google will have to remove when required sensitive data produced by its ubiquitous search engine, in a landmark …

Warning: MI5 to large corporations, Foreign Spy Agencies may be secretly recruiting your IT staff

Foreign intelligence agencies are targeting IT workers at big businesses to gain access to sensitive information, MI5 warns British corporations Security service warns of the threat posed to firms by members of staff Fears junior IT workers could infiltrate systems and sell vital information Could also upload malicious software to cause a business serious harm …

Liberalising Internet Governance: ICANN and the role of governments

“ICANN’s mission is stewardship and operational stability, not the defence of its existence or the preservation of the status quo.” Stuart Lynn, ICANN President, Feb 2002   There has been much debate this month among internet circles about the future of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Much of this was discussed …

Obama administration is backpedaling on ICANN transition?

The U.S. Government’s decision to end oversight of the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) represents an opportunity for U.S. leadership creating global “e-government” systems to solve international law enforcement and terrorism problems, develop global education and environmental initiatives, and in turn, start using the Internet as a platform for advancing a new …

NETmundial: Brazil announces itself as Trojan horse vs multistakeholder process while invoking it

U.S. Aims to Defuse Tension Over Control of Internet   Some Nations Push for New Supervisory Body   The U.S. has agreed to give up supervision of the Internet policy-making body that controls domain names, hoping to satisfy countries that want more international control over the Internet. This week, Washington will find out if its …

Frédéric Riehl on NETmundial: ‘We’re not going to pull a rabbit out of a hat’

Brazil is playing host this week to the “World Cup of internet governance”, as technology magazine Wired put it. States, hi-tech firms and civil society players will compete over how the net is managed. A Swiss negotiator gives his insights.   Frédéric Riehl, deputy director of the Federal Communication Office, is one of three Swiss …

The Internet is a ‘SHE’ – Sophia Bekele says at a KeyNote on ICT Girls day event by ITU

“The internet is being utilized more by women, where women are increasing their rights, representation, and participation. The social media we frequently use, today, they are more used by women than men. In this case, we have already added to the statistics. How many in this room are on Social Media?” Says Sophia Bekele Sophia …