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September 2012 Blog Posts (15)

internet and humanity

Internet resemble the humanity itself!!! yes i think it does. you meet the good and the bad. we see a beautiful and the ugly. we see empathy and cruelty. so if this it true, should we not expect harmony in this world before we see that in this virtual world? if you believe in the the the statement "God does not change nations till they change themselves" then you should take the initiative as you and me are part of that nation! and so i am keen to see the first symptoms of those changes 

Added by mohammed H Alkindy on September 27, 2012 at 4:07pm — 3 Comments

WCIT- What is it all about?

Telecommunications with an amazing wealth of enhancing productivity, contributing to social development and opening up new economical horizons have been evolving since their commercial inception in early 20th century. In recent years, convergence of the telecommunications, media and information technology sectors is in full pace especially with the emergence of the Internet and with the increasing capacity of existing networks to carry both telecommunications and broadcasting services.…

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Added by Naveed on September 26, 2012 at 7:33am — No Comments

The debate continues who is responsible for internet content

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-19724403

A regional judge in Brazil orders the arrest of Brazil Google President after the company failed to take down videos.

Google is appealing, but the argument of the internet being a space where one can express themselves "freely" continues.

Added by Trevor A. Phipps on September 26, 2012 at 2:03am — 2 Comments

Will changes in the ITRs affect the digital divide?

In November 2012, Baku is hosting the IGF meeting with the theme, ‘Internet Governance for Sustainable Human, Economic and Social Development’, and great focus on Internet Governance for Development, Emerging Issues, Managing Critical Internet Resources, Security, Openness and Privacy, Access and Diversity,Taking Stock and the Way Forward…

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Added by Mayengo Tom Kizito on September 23, 2012 at 9:18pm — 2 Comments

E-business and e-commerce, is there a difference?

Two words...

LAst week, someone told me without giving further explanations that there is a clear difference between "e-business" and "e-commerce". This was when i lunched the online debate that we are doing each week with my organization Rudi International through it's program called "Rudi for Women and Girls Online" on that topic.

I didnt think about it right when i posted the topic on our Facebook page…

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Added by Arsene Tungali on September 20, 2012 at 9:08am — 2 Comments

The Internet in 2022

The 2nd chat session of the Oman IGCBP 2012 group was on the topic of the Internet in 2022.

Some points mentioned at the discussion are as follows.

The Internet will be essential in our lives and it will be part of everything we have and use such as cars, homes, A/C, security system and every piece of equipment we will own. Internet of things will increase where one cannot be able to differentiate between human and a machine.

In addition, different applications will be…

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Added by Rozalin AlBalushi on September 19, 2012 at 11:58pm — 1 Comment

Is the UN Really Trying to Take Over the Internet?

A blog post I wrote for the Stanford Social Innovation Review blog. Comments welcomed!

http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/is_the_un_really_trying_to_take_over_the_internet

Added by Keisha Taylor on September 18, 2012 at 5:16pm — 1 Comment

Some concerns about DNSSEC and cybercrime

Too much has been discussed about Core Internet Infrastructure and it is unlikely eliminate totally cybercrime. I have been taken to support this point of view deployment and implementation of DNSSEC. It is true that DNSSEC implementation f…

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Added by Juan Manuel Rojas on September 14, 2012 at 6:02pm — No Comments

Cyber security strengthened at EU institutions following successful pilot scheme

European Commission

Press release

Brussels, 12 September 2012

Cyber security strengthened at EU institutions following successful pilot scheme

The…

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Added by Robert Kikonyogo on September 13, 2012 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Internet Evolution at the Crossroads

The human civilization has lived through numerous evolutionary processes dating back centuries.  The agricultural revolution followed by industrial revolution and the present age information revolution have transformed into massive social, political and economic change for people. These evolutionary adaptations were…

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Added by Arzak Khan on September 13, 2012 at 7:54am — 2 Comments

Apple vs Samsung - The battle fought with Patents – Who is the real loser?

According to a recent Cisco report, global technological growth will continue to be drives by smart connected devices; the number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the world’s population during 2012 as there will be over 10 billion smart connected devices in 2016. According to Hans Vestberg, CEO of Ericsson, there are 3X as many smart phones being activated every minute around the world than there are babies being born; a sign of time. Smart phones are being adopted at incredible rates…

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Added by Naveed on September 12, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Being there: where’s there?

For at least the last twenty years I have been aware of people talking about “paradigms” and “paradigm shifts” A paradigm is essentially a pattern ,” A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality for the community that shares them, especially in an intellectual discipline.” (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/paradigm) The definition uses the language of seeing – “a way of viewing” - and…

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Added by Deirdre Williams on September 10, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Success Stories of Internet Governance

Hey All - 

During the last few month, I am taking part in the NGL course - and we are exploring the field of Internet Governance.

Last week - after meeting with ISOC Israel CEO, it seems like we are interesting and want to take a meaningful part in designing the Israel IG strategy and share best practices with the world.

I believe that we already have some best practices that we can utilize here in Israel,

and I thought that may it can be…

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Added by Roi Shillo on September 10, 2012 at 8:47am — No Comments

Fibre Optic Cable Cutting disrupting Internet Usage in developing nations

Africa and East Africa in particular was having relatively a stable Internet connection although slow and expensive when Internet was basically through satellite links. When Optic fibres (submarine cables) arrived at the East African coast, with their vast advantages, many people, organisations and even government agencies switched from satellite to fibre Internet Service Providers (ISPs).

All seemed great at the start, with high…

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Added by Mayengo Tom Kizito on September 9, 2012 at 12:56pm — No Comments

What Steps Could Be Taken by Countries to Encourage Greater Investment in ICTs?

The growing importance of ICTs in all facets of human societies cannot be overemphasized; ICTs facilitate real-time communication, boost productivity (Dubai Internet City, 2012), distribute timely information and open up governance. Further, they spawn whole new industries in smart countries, reduce unemployment, empower the people and build new global cultures, typified by mobile lifestyles and consumption of digital goods, which we all relate to. The question is not whether…

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Added by Gameli Adzaho on September 1, 2012 at 5:31am — 2 Comments

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