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April 2013 Blog Posts (11)

[Webinar] The threat of cyber-attacks

The recent DDoS attack on Spamhaus, dubbed 'the biggest ever of such kind', shook the Internet community. Not only was it carried out on a very large scale, but the ripple effects created by this attack were similarly alarming.…

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Added by Diplo IGCBP on April 29, 2013 at 9:57pm — No Comments

Trends in Telecommunication Reform 2013

  18 April 2013 ITU released The annual Trends in Telecommunication Reform 2013: Transnational aspects of regulation in a networked society, a document that reflects the collaboration between the world's ICT policy-makers and regulators towards promotion and development of information technologies. The aim of the report is to expose innovations in the IT market that result in new applications and services, and create…

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Added by Valerie on April 26, 2013 at 9:25am — No Comments

Cyber Attacks and the Use of force

A few years ago the …

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Added by Valerie on April 22, 2013 at 9:55am — No Comments

My take-aways from the ICANN 46 Beijing meeting

Last week I participated in the ICANN 46 meeting in Beijing as a fellow. It was the second experience in this capacity and I won't get into the details of the ICANN fellowship program and fellows bonding spirit which deserves a separate posting (for a quick glimpse on it you may check this…

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Added by Adela Danciu on April 20, 2013 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Participation in policy making, whose responsibility is it ?

I recently completed  the Diplo Foundation Internet Governance Advanced course in Privacy (Aug 2012) and the Introduction to Policy Research (Nov 2012). My project proposal sought to draw attention to the quality of the stakeholder consultation process as a precursor to legislative changes. Specific focus was given to the HIPCAR project on St. Kitts-Nevis which has resulted in proposed and in some cases actual legislative changes in the interception of communications, e-commerce, …

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Added by Trevor A. Phipps on April 19, 2013 at 4:53pm — 1 Comment

Lawful Botnet and Internet Census: When law is not the case?

How do you explain to lawyers the meaning of botnet? In short, botnets are the…

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Added by Valerie on April 15, 2013 at 10:01am — No Comments

A NEW CYBER WEAPON: MINIDUKE

Recently Kaspersky Lab…

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Added by Valerie on April 11, 2013 at 1:14pm — 2 Comments

Cyber hate and cyber terrorist content

For all those interested in this topic (and with a LinkedIn account): I am running a specialized news group on cyber hate and cyber terrorist content on the Internet. Just about every day I am posting articles, reports, links etc. All with specific information on where this content can be found, what can be done to reduce it etc. The group is called Network TAHITI . Please join! 

Added by Michiel de Weger on April 9, 2013 at 5:09pm — 1 Comment

MAINTAINING THE OPENNESS OF THE INTERNET - WCIT AND BEYOND- AFRICAN COUNTRIES PERSPECTIVE

The multistakeholder approach adopted for the development and evolution of the internet since its early development which has served the internet community so well over the past years leading to breakthrough innovationns was called into question at WCIT-12.…
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Added by Eleanor Adwoa Forbea Afful on April 3, 2013 at 12:45pm — 9 Comments

Picking up: Jubilee Government's Promise of Provision of Solar powered Laptops to School Children

The Supreme Court of Kenya on 31st March gave a ruling on the Presidential Elections petitions, paving way for the Jubilee Coalition government to take over the running of the national government for the next five years. Of interest to many Kenyans as well as the ICT sub-sector is the Jubilee Coalition promise to provide solar powered laptops to every child within the first 100 days in office.

The relevant part of the Jubilee manifesto reads:

“...Work with…

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Added by Grace Mutung'u on April 3, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Electronic signatures' Act in Uganda

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Added by Robert Kikonyogo on April 1, 2013 at 11:41am — No Comments

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