Europe in Two Internet Related Battlefields

  [Editors note:  Please welcome Farzaneh Badii, from Hamburg University’s Graduate School in Law and Economics, who joins Syracuse University’s iSchool and the IGP as a Visiting Doctoral Student for the next six months.]   “Lord, deliver us from all evil and from French state justice.”[1] This was the French farmers’ prayer once their parliament and …

Brazil leads creation of Internet governance initiative

Summary: The country’s steering committee teams up with ICANN and WEF to create “essential mechanism” that will influence the way the global Internet is run   Six months after hosting governance conference NETMundial, Brazil is leading the creation of a permanent platform to discuss improvements in the way the Internet is managed.The country’s Internet steering …

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 …

The NSA and the End of the U.S. Empire

In this column, Johan Galtung, rector of the TRANSCEND Peace University and author of 50 Years – 100 Peace and Conflict Perspectives (www.transcend.org/tup), writes about the U.S. empire’s spying, and other debacles.   WASHINGTON, Nov 14 2013 (Columnist Service) – The linchpin of an empire is the link between two elites, one in the imperial …