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January 2014 Blog Posts (32)

Privacy

Privacy has now earned a world class name that everyone is interested to know and see the end result. Every homo-sapiens want at least little privacy and this is totally absent in our world today. How? With the advent of technology privacy has been thrown to the sea of no return. World today can be called E-world due to the presence of technology everywhere. Imagine that human race can no longer do without product of technology…Woo that is great and magnificent. Technology is not the problem…

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Added by Akinremi Peter Taiwo on January 28, 2014 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Fellowships for RIPE Academic Cooperation Initiative in Warsaw

RIPE Academic Cooperation Initiative (RACI) invites students and researchers to present their Internet-related research during RIPE NCC meetings. The next one will take place in Warsaw, Poland, 12-16 May 2014.

RIPE will provide up to five fellowships covering travel and accommodation. If you are working on an Internet-related research, you are from Europe/…

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Added by Vladimir Radunovic on January 27, 2014 at 7:47pm — No Comments

THE UNWANTED WITNESS STATEMENT ON THE OCCASION OF GOVERNMENT DRAFTING A DATA PROTECTION AND PRIVACY BILL 2013

We welcomes the government’s decision to enact a law on Data Protection and Privacy but; the Bill should order telecom companies to surrender all citizens’ information collected during the Mandatory SIM Card Registration Exercise and to establish a National Data Collection Center 

Kampala, 24th/January/2014; the Unwanted Witness commends the government of Uganda for issuing a directive to the first parliamentary counsel…

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Added by Jjingo Samuel Bagenazekukola on January 27, 2014 at 10:29am — No Comments

Internet Rights in Uganda: Challenges and Prospects Workshop Report

The Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA, www.cipesa.org) in conjunction with Unwanted Witness Uganda (www.unwantedwitness.or.ug) on November 28, 2013 organised a workshop on promoting internet rights in Uganda. The workshop aimed to create awareness among civil society, netizens, and the media in Uganda on how policy and practice affect internet freedoms in the…

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Added by Jjingo Samuel Bagenazekukola on January 25, 2014 at 11:54am — No Comments

CIPESA: ICT Policy Centre for Eastern and Southern Africa | Promoting effective and inclusive...

The Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet) led online discussions on the proposed African Union Convention on Cyber Read more » http://www.cipesa.org/

Added by Jjingo Samuel Bagenazekukola on January 24, 2014 at 10:56am — 1 Comment

The Internet Governance landscape | CENTR

CENTR has published a paper on the topic of Internet Governance.  The paper provides an analytical and historical account of the Internet Governance landscape including many of the contributing elements to the global dialogue, such as;

- WCIT

- WSIS+10

- IGF

- Montevideo statement

- Istar

- Panel on the Future of Global Internet Cooperation

- And others 



The paper also includes a large flowchart of internet governance processes. 



The paper can be…

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Added by Jjingo Samuel Bagenazekukola on January 23, 2014 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Argentina restricts online shopping as foreign reserves drop

Argentina has introduced new restrictions on online shopping as part of efforts to stop foreign currency reserves from falling any further.

Anyone buying items through international websites will now need to sign a declaration and produce it at a customs office, where the packages have to be collected.

The procedure will need to be repeated for every…

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Added by Mwende Njiraini on January 22, 2014 at 3:01pm — No Comments

UG-CERT: Uganda Computer Emergency Response Team

The UgCERT provides information and assistance to its constituents in implementing proactive measures to reduce the risks of computer security incidents as well as responding to such incidents when they occur. http://www.ug-cert.ug/data/dnews/9/Cyber-security-challenges-in-2013.html

Added by Jjingo Samuel Bagenazekukola on January 21, 2014 at 10:14am — No Comments

Message from Ian Peter, Chair of the Civil Society Co-ordination Group

I’m posting here some thoughts recently discussed among members of the civil society co ordination group for comments and input. It relates to some options for this group. It would be good to have comments and input.

What we are proposing is a period of on line discussion, after which we will probably conduct some sort of on line straw poll to get a feeling for how people think about options emerging. So please comment and digest, and we will look forward to getting wide…

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Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on January 20, 2014 at 10:19pm — No Comments

Final composition of the High-Level Multistakeholder Comittee and the Executive Multistakeholder Committee

ANNOUNCEMENT from Prof. Hartmut Glaser, Executive Secretary/CGI.br, Brazilian Internet Steering Committee, Co-chair Logistic and Organizational Committee

I am delighted to announce the final composition of the High-Level Multistakeholder Comittee and the Executive Multistakeholder Committee related to the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance to be hold in São Paulo/SP, next April, 23 and 24.

General Chair of the…

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Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on January 20, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

"Seismic Change to The Global Internet" event in London - and complementary live stream for Diplo community

This might be interesting to decision makers and all of you from corporate sector thinking about strategic and communication aspects of business (and not only Internet business) in "era" of new gTLDs and multilingual Internet.

Our colleagues from Multilingual Internet Group (MLI Group) are organising an interesting event in London on Jan 29, 2014 with distinguished speakers - besides on-site participation, live stream will be available for registered…

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Added by Vladimir Radunovic on January 20, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

A free and open world depends on a free and open web. | Google

A free and open world depends on a free and open Internet. Governments alone, working behind closed doors, should not direct its future. The billions of people around the globe who use the Internet should have a voice. Check Out https://www.google.com/intl/en/takeaction/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=122012freeandopen_ap

Added by Jjingo Samuel Bagenazekukola on January 20, 2014 at 9:45am — No Comments

Federal court strikes down FCC net neutrality rules

A federal appeals court has struck down important segments of the FCC's Open Internet rules, determining that the agency doesn't have the power to require internet service providers to treat all... http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/14/5307650/federal-court-strikes-down-net-neutrality-rules

Added by Jjingo Samuel Bagenazekukola on January 19, 2014 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Fragile States: The Role of Media and Communication | Center for International Media Assistance

The Center for International Media Assistance at the National Endowment for Democracy and BBC Media Action invites you to a panel discussion on Fragile States: The Role of Media and Communication Featuring: James Deane BBC Media Action Ammar al-Shahbander Institute for War and Peace Reporting Michae... Register here…

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Added by Jjingo Samuel Bagenazekukola on January 19, 2014 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Internet Society Urges President Obama to Effect ‘Immediate and Meaningful’ Changes to U.S. Government Surveillance Practices

Warns that Internet fragmentation is ‘very real risk’

[Washington, D.C. and Geneva, Switzerland] – U.S. President Obama is expected to make a speech on 17 January 2014 regarding the recommendations in the report from the President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies: Liberty and Security in a Changing World. The world will be watching for substantive action from the President to effect immediate and meaningful changes to U.S. government surveillance…

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Added by Jjingo Samuel Bagenazekukola on January 17, 2014 at 11:05am — No Comments

Bylaws Approval Poll | Internet Society – Uganda Chapter

Do you pass the chapter bylaws?

The Internet Society is YOU.  It is a community of entrepreneurs and innovators; thinkers and doers; artists and activists; darers and dreamers; and everyday individuals.

Have a voice. Play your part. Join the community.…

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Added by Jjingo Samuel Bagenazekukola on January 17, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

2014 MAG Renewal Announced

Thanks to all those who participated in the Diplo community IGF MAG nominee endorsement process. The composition of the 2014 MAG has been announced.

The current IGF MAG members are:

MAG…
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Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on January 15, 2014 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Net neutrality threatened by US federal court

A US federal appeals court has rejected rules intended to prevent internet service providers (ISPs) from prioritising certain types of content.

Net neutrality is the principle that ISPs should not block web traffic for customers who pay less to give faster speeds to those who pay more

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The US Federal Communication Commission (FCC) adopted the rules in 2010.

They were challenged by ISP Verizon, which…

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Added by Mwende Njiraini on January 15, 2014 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Federal Communication Commission’s Open Internet rules

The Federal Communication Commission has issued  three basic rules on open internet which include:

1. Transparency: Broadband providers must disclose information regarding their network management practices, performance, and the commercial terms of their broadband services;

2. No Blocking: Fixed broadband providers (such as DSL, cable modem or fixed wireless providers) may…

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Added by Mwende Njiraini on January 15, 2014 at 8:39am — No Comments

CS representation on Global Multistakeholder Meeting on Internet Governance committees: selection results

Thank you to all who were involved in the nomination and selection process for the civil society representation on planning committees for the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on Internet Governance to be held in Brazil. Special appreciation to those who had the will and courage to self-nominate as part of the Diplo community process.…

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Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on January 15, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments

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