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Continued WCIT fallout analysis (Forbes/Reuters)

Larry Downes, for Forbes, with a very nice article recounting all of the missteps at WCIT and discussing their implications.  Notably, Downes feels the collapse at WCIT will have the following impact: The WCIT conference will go down as a turning point, when the world divided into governments who recognize the value of an open […]

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WCIT Wrapup

Well, WCIT is over, and as anyone could have probably guessed, it didn’t end well.  Here’s a quick sampling of news stories regarding the rather acrimonious end to the much criticized conference: Paul Rosenzweig had a great post for Lawfare breaking down the WCIT treaty breakdown. Megan Garber, via the Atlantic, on how the UN’s ‘Game-Changing’ Internet […]

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Dec 14th, 2012 Criticism, international law

Hacker Group Touts 1.6 Million Password Dump To Protest UN Internet Regulation: Forbes

Forbes’ Andy Greeberg reports that the hacker group Team Ghostshell “has published 1.6 million hacked users’ usernames and passwords from” a variety of sources, including General Dynamics and the European Space Agency.  The group claimed that the leak was in retribution for and calling attention to WCIT.

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Dec 10th, 2012 Current Affairs

WCIT leak shows Russia, China, others seek to define Internet as ‘government-controlled’: ZDNet

ZDNet’s Violet Blue reports that a newly leaked proposal shows that a bloc of states–including China, Russia, Egypt, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Algeria–“aim to redefine the Internet as a system of government-controlled, state supervised networks.”  Leaked via WCITLeaks, check out the article for more.   ABCNews’ Lee Ferran reports that WCIT organizers are bracing […]

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Cyber Roundup (12/6): WCIT Update, Legality Of The Military Patrolling U.S. Networks, Cyber Legislation, and more . . .

A quick survey of recent news . . . *** On 12/5, Tim Maurer wrote a great article for Foreign Policy concerning the U.S. military’s increased role in cyberspace.  Remember, after the creation of CyberComm, the U.S. military insisted it was all about protecting its own networks.  However, we’ve seen the military creep into the […]

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Cyber Roundup (12/4): Hackback all over the news, US stumbles at WCIT, massive data leak of U.S./British C/T data, and more . . .

A lot of articles tonight . . . A quick survey of recent cyber news . . . *** Ken Dilanian reported for the Los Angeles Times on the concept of hackback and an influential new player in the cybersecurity business: CrowdStrike.  If you’ve been watching this blog, or the news, you’d know that CrowdStrike […]

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Dec 4th, 2012 Current Affairs

System Error: Governments squabble over new rules for the internet (The Economist)

On 12/1, The Economist reported on the WCIT in Dubai.  That conference starts today.  If you’re reading this blog, you likely know about the WCIT and ITU, but the jist of the issue is that the WCIT may allow authoritarian governments to push for greater government control of the internet.  That conflicts with the U.S. […]

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A simple guide to the ITU’s WCIT: Wired UK

Olivia Solon wrote a useful article for Wired UK on the upcoming World Conference on International Telecommunications.  The article lays out all the players, the issues, the criticisms, etc., in an easy to read format. Apparently there is a new website on the WCIT leaking scene.  They are calling themselves “.nxt.”  You can find their […]

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Russians back down from leaked U.N. Internet proposal: CNet

CNet’s Larry Downes on how the Russian delegation to WCIT has moderated the language of its proposal.  Downes explains: The revised proposal tones down some of the anti-Internet rhetoric of the original, but still calls on the UN to help member states seize control of key Internet engineering assets, including domain names, addresses and numbering. […]

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Nov 21st, 2012 Criticism, international law

Google wants a “Free and Open Web,” opposes back-door dealing at WCIT

Caught wind of this after reading Carl Franzen’s blog post for TPM.  Google just started a “free and open” campaign designed to  marshal support against back-door dealing at WCIT. Here’s the official website for the campaign.  The website says that “[s]ome governments want to use a closed-door meeting in December to increase censorship and regulate […]

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Nov 20th, 2012 Criticism, international law

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Professor William Snyder

Professor William C. Snyderis a member of the faculty of the Institute for National Security and Counter-terrorism at Syracuse University after fifteen years with the United States Department of Justice.

Ryan D. White

Ryan D. WhiteRyan is currently a third year law student at Syracuse University College of Law, and is also pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree from Syracuse’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Ryan spent time with Homeland Security Investigations while pursuing his undergraduate degree at Wesleyan University, and spent his first summer of law school as clerk for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of New York. He is a member of Syracuse Law Review, the Journal on Terrorism and Security Analysis, and participates in the Veteran’s Legal Clinic.Full biography

Christopher w. FolkChristopher W. Folk

is a 2017 graduate of SU College of Law. A non-traditional student, Christopher returned to academia after spending nearly twenty years in the high tech industry. Christopher served in the Marine Corps, graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. In Applied Economics and Business Management, attended Northeastern University’s High-Tech MBA Program and received a M.S. In Computer Information Systems. Christopher previously worked in Software Engineering. Christopher is currently serving his second term as Town Justice for the Town of Waterloo. Christopher externed with a Cybersecurity firm in the Washington, D.C. area between his first and second year at SU College of Law. Full biography

Anna Maria Castillo

is 2016 graduate of Syracuse College of Law. She also holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. She has interned at a London-based think-tank that specializes in transnational terrorism and global security and at the legal department of a defense contractor. She served as an executive editor in the Syracuse Law Review. Full biography

Jennifer A. CamilloJennifer A. Camillo

is a 2015 graduate of Syracuse College of Law and is a prosecutor. She has served as a law clerk in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York and the Cayuga County District Attorney’s Office and as an extern in the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office. She was a member of the Syracuse National Trial Team and was awarded the Tiffany Cup by the New York Bar Association for her trial advocacy achievements.

Tara J. PistoreseTara J. Pistorese

holds Juris Doctor and Masters of Public Administration degrees from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and its College of Law. She wrote for this blog when a student. She is now a member of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps.

Benjamin Zaiser

is both a scholar and a Federal Agent of the Federal Criminal Police Office of Germany. (Opinions expressed here are his own and not any part of official duty.) Full biography

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