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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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 […]
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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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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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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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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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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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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