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November 2010 Blog Posts (26)

Era of iTransparency

Saudi king urged U.S. to attack Iran: WikiLeaks -

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6AP06Z20101129?loomia_ow=t0:s0:a49:g43:r1:c0.065022:b39901716:z0

Can you really keep information "secret" in 21st century?


Added by Ljubisa Gavrilovic on November 30, 2010 at 3:13am — 1 Comment

TPI: "Data Cap Broadband Plans Cheaper for Most Consumers" - what are the implications on network neutrality?

Technology Policy Institute, a think-thank working closely with major US network operators (ATT, Verizon, ...), released results of their study claiming that "broadband plans with data caps are 15 - 25 percent cheaper than unlimited plans for most consumers". Besides, they analysed costs of having contracts and dependance on duration. Within their conclusions, the authors say: "Policymakers should not… Continue

Added by Vladimir Radunovic on November 29, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Be careful what you are asking for. Because you will get it.

I wake up this morning and I see there is a post on my Facebook wall from the President of my country. He wanted me to say what I thought was the biggest issue of concern to me today. He proposed the following burning issues:



  1. North/South Dichotomy
  2. Corruption
  3. Power
  4. Insecurity

  5. Over dependence on oil
  6. Ethnic/Religious tensions/Indigene/Settler dichotomy
  7. Other
I hope he thought well before he came to ask. There… Continue

Added by Nnenna Nwakanma on November 24, 2010 at 11:09am — No Comments

UN Resolution on ICT4Development - agreed text

The resolution on ICTs for development was negotiated and an outcome text is ready for adoption on the next sitting of the UN General Assembly. I do not expect any further changes to it. I did not see any definitive language regarding management of critical internet resources which the IGF2010 also left at the same place it was before.



Some pointers from the resolution:

# There is now an extricable link between broadband and connectivity… Continue

Added by Felix Samakande on November 24, 2010 at 3:30am — No Comments

Verizon proposes rewrite of US telecom law

According to this article Verizon is asking the US Government to rewrite Telecommunications Act...

Added by Dejan on November 23, 2010 at 11:28pm — No Comments

Webinar: ‘NATO’s challenges: from Kabul to Lisbon. Lessons from the Summit’

NATO promises: can the most powerful military alliance deliver more than a strategic concept? Is NATO losing…

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Added by Stephanie on November 22, 2010 at 3:02pm — No Comments

UK government may allow ISPs to abandon net neutrality

It seems like the UK may succeed where the US has failed by possibly taking a step away from net neutrality http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/nov/17/net-neutrality-ed-vaizey

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2010-11/17/uk-government-abandons-net-neutrality. However given that the… Continue

Added by Keisha Taylor on November 18, 2010 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

From e-Government to e-Governance

ICTS AS A TOOL FOR DEVELOPMENT

The debate regarding the effectiveness of using ICTs to help achieve development goals arises not only around questions concerning the

evidence in support of the relationship between ICTs and development,

but also more substantially from inherent doubts about the relevance of

ICTs in achieving sustainable development, and fears that investment in

ICTs will draw resources away from…

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Added by Bayan .S. Belbese on November 18, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Seeking Russian-speaking nonprofit professionals - please respond by 11/19

We are doing a final push for Russian-speaking professionals who have a

specific background and/or interest in children's issues. This Fellow will be considered for a position at the International Centre

for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC), the leading global service

agency working to protect the world’s children from international

child abduction and sexual exploitation. ICMEC works to identify and coordinate a global network of organizations fighting… Continue

Added by Aparna Kothary on November 16, 2010 at 4:57pm — No Comments

IP's running out by 2012

Various resources quote Vint Cerf in initiative to raise awareness of running out of unallocated IPv4 adresses by 2012. It is time to get on to IPv6, however change from IP4 to IP6 is not trivial technologically. Social implications are even greater.

http://www.nerve.in/news:253500353175

Added by Ljubisa Gavrilovic on November 16, 2010 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Facebook's Email Service

Here is the latest news on "social inbox"

Now its time for all Facebook users to have an e-mail address ending with "@facebook.com", which is likely to propel Facebook's popularity to new heights for sure. The email service, code named 'Project Titan', is a full-fledged webmail client with huge amount of potential. This may the reason of calling the newcomer a "Gmail killer". We'll have an insight on its effect on Gmail later. Let's discuss first what it has got to offer. (courtesy:… Continue

Added by S.P.ANANDAN on November 16, 2010 at 11:28am — No Comments

Internet Regulatory body in Nepal imposes direct Amendments regarding Pornographic websites

Nepal Government with its regulating body Nepal Telecommunication Authority has issued specific Amendment Proposal on License Agreement between Nepal…

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Added by Shreedeep Rayamajhi on November 16, 2010 at 10:47am — No Comments

Technological and legal regulation of online social networks

Here is a copy of an article I published in 2005.



Online social networks received a remarkable acceptance in the Brazilian market from the year 2004 on. This paper presents brief observations on the relationship…

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Added by Seiiti on November 13, 2010 at 6:38pm — No Comments

National Stakeholders’ Consultation on 13th November 2010 in Karachi APC and Bytes for All

Hi everyone,



Shahzad Ahmad at Bytes for All asked me to pass on this information:

From: http://t.co/NHVxq3r

Have your say in Pakistan's IT policy and help put the policy process back on track





ISLAMABAD 12 November…
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Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on November 13, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments

The 8 most over-used words in Internet governance

In Internet governance parlance, some words and terms are used over and over again – ad nauseum. Read through the…

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Added by Stephanie on November 12, 2010 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Funeral services online

I have just logged off a very weird teleconference. It was a gathering for prayers for a friend who died at last week Friday. We all graduated from college in 96. His name is Abiodun Adeniji. His Facebook profile is here



Since graduation, I have not seen him. But some time last year I saw him on Facebook and connected. We have 117 friends in common. Basically folks that went to the same University.



The man is… Continue

Added by Nnenna Nwakanma on November 12, 2010 at 8:07pm — 2 Comments

E.U. Won't Adopt Net Neutrality Law

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/posttech/2010/11/eu_wont_adopt_net_neutrality_l.html?wpisrc=nl_tech



E.U. won't adopt net neutrality law



By Cecilia Kang



Europe’s
top Internet policy maker said Thursday the region will not introduce net neutrality…
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Added by Fahd A. Batayneh on November 12, 2010 at 5:48pm — No Comments

Internet Governance - Standard Settings - Dissertation (portuguese)

Hey friends - sorry, post in Portuguese only.
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Diferentes amigos têm me mandado emails de tempos em tempos pedindo uma cópia da minha dissertação de mestrado. Eu, sinceramente, acho que o trabalho final ficou mais ou menos - a gente nunca fica totalmente satisfeito, né?


Principalmente, ao assistir palestras e conversar com gente que realmente entende do assunto muito mais do que eu, noto quanta coisa que escrevi que precisa ser…
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Added by Seiiti on November 12, 2010 at 3:07pm — 1 Comment

UN Resolution on ICTs for Development

All that talking at the IGF2010 is not lost in the cloud. There is a resolution being negotiated in the 2nd Committee

of the U.N. in New York. From what I see the resolution makes a good attempt at
capturing concerns raised during the IGF2010 vis-à-vis: multilateral, transparent… Continue

Added by Felix Samakande on November 10, 2010 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

The Internet reigns supreme in the Côte d'Ivoire elections

Jeune Afrique article:

Le long décompte des résultats de l’élection présidentielle ivoirienne a donné lieu à deux nuits palpitantes sur internet, et sur les réseaux

sociaux comme Twitter en particulier.



Full story on this link



France 24 story…

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Added by Nnenna Nwakanma on November 10, 2010 at 4:16pm — No Comments

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