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IG Weekly Brief : FCC vote to repeal net neutrality; UN on electronic waste; UNICEF for child online protection; WTO MC11 on digital trade; Google's China artificial intelligence center

SUMMARY

This week, after the United States Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to repeal net neutrality regulations imposed in 2015.

On e-commerce, hopes that World Trade Organization members would fix an all-party deal on e-commerce during its Eleventh Ministerial Conference (MC11) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, were dashed as the meeting closed on Wednesday.

On artificial Intelligence, Google announced Wednesday that it will open a new artificial intelligence research center in Beijing despite the U.S. search giant’s exclusion from the country’s internet.

On Child online protection, governments and the private sector have not kept up with the game-changing pace of digital technologies, exposing children to new risks and harms – both on and offline – and leaving millions of the most disadvantaged behind, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Monday in a new report.

On cyber geopolitics, Russia could pose a major threat to the UK and other Nato nations by cutting underwater cables essential for international commerce and the internet, the chief of the British defence staff, Sir Stuart Peach, has warned.
On infrastructure, Google announced that it will invest in a new subsea cable that will connect Singapore to Perth and Sydney in Australia (with a branch to Jakarta, Indonesia).
The growing volume of electronic waste, including discarded products with a battery or plug, such as mobile phones, laptops, televisions, refrigerators and electrical toys, poses a major threat to the environment and human health, the United Nations warned on Wednesday.

Also, more announcement on the the 2017 Internet Governance Forum sponsored by the United Nations (UN) which will be held at the UN's European headquarters, the Palais des Nations in Geneva, from Dec. 18 to 21.

Below, informations on those subjects and events as well as documents on data protection, surveillance..

Regards


Is cyberwar the fastest way to improve cybersecurity

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3241818/cyberwarfare/is-cyberwar-...

IGF 2017

Internet Governance Forum next week : cyber security, artificial intelligence on agenda

https://www.ip-watch.org/2017/12/13/internet-governance-forum-next-...

Annual Internet Governance Forum to be held in Geneva

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/13/c_136823501.htm

5 ways we are mobilising business participation at IGF 2017 - ICC - International Chamber of Commerce

https://iccwbo.org/media-wall/news-speeches/5-ways-mobilising-busin...

UNICEF ON CHILDREN RISKS ON INTERNET

Make digital Word safer for Children, increase online access to benefit most disadvantaged

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=58261

United Nations reports children at risk as internet exposure rises

http://www.chiangraitimes.com/united-nations-reports-children-at-ri...

UNITED NATIONS ON ELECTRONIC WASTE

Electronic waste poses 'growing risk' to environment, human health, UN reports warns

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=58285#.WjKdtHk6KM8

Discarded phones, computers and electronics behind world fastest growing waste problem

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/12/13/discarded-phones-comp...

FCC REPEALS NET NEUTRALITY RULES

FCC vote scuttle net neutrality ignores public and public interest

https://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2017/12/14/fcc-vote-scuttle-n...

What the net neutrality repeal means for US

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/what-the-net-neutrali...

The FCC just killed net neutrality

https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/14/16776154/fcc-net-neutrality-vot...

WTO MC 11 ON E-COMMERCE

Global e-commerce policy work to continue despite no deal at WTO MC11 meeting

http://unctad.org/en/pages/newsdetails.aspx?OriginalVersionID=1638

WTO wrestles with relevance in age of e-commerce

https://www.ft.com/content/d9f63c20-e01d-11e7-a8a4-0a1e63a52f9c

Digital giants are trading away our right of privacy

https://www.opendemocracy.net/burcu-kilic-renata-avila/digital-gian...

E-commerce does not need rules for 10 years

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/international-business...


GOOGLE TO OPEN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CENTER IN CHINA

Google opens AI center in China despite exclusion from nation's internet

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/12/13/asia-pacific/google-op...

Google plans big artificial intelligence push in China

http://fortune.com/2017/12/13/google-china-artificial-intelligence/

INDIA'S INTERNET GENDER PROBLEM

Only 29% female Internet users in India: UNICEF

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/only-29-female-i...

India's Internet has a massive gender problem, and it's holding girls back

https://qz.com/1153841/indias-internet-has-a-massive-gender-problem...

RUSSIA AND NATO INTERNET

Russia could cut off Internet to NATO countries, british military chief warns

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/14/russia-could-cut-off-...

Russia could attack underwater internet cables, warns British Military Chief

https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-internet-cables-attack-peach-britain...

SUBMARINE CABLE

Google next submarine cable will connect Singapore to Australia

http://www.wired.co.uk/article/google-facebook-plcn-internet-cable

Google Facebook team on undersea cable from LA to Hong Kong

https://www.cnet.com/news/google-facebook-team-on-undersea-cable-fr...

French

RÉSUMÉ

Cette semaine, la Commission Fédérale des Communications des États-Unis a voté jeudi pour abroger les règlements de neutralité du Net de 2015.
A propos du commerce électronique, les membres de l'Organisation Mondiale du Commerce n'ont pas pu trouver un accord multipartite sur le commerce électronique lors de la onzième Conférence ministérielle (MC11) à Buenos Aires, en Argentine.
Sur l'intelligence artificielle, Google a annoncé mercredi qu'il allait ouvrir un nouveau centre de recherche sur l'intelligence artificielle à Pékin en dépit de l'exclusion du géant américain de la recherche de l'Internet du pays.
Sur la cyber-géopolitique, la Russie pourrait constituer une menace majeure pour le Royaume-Uni et les autres pays de l'OTAN en coupant les câbles sous-marins essentiels pour le commerce international et Internet, a averti le chef de la défense britannique, Sir Stuart Peach.
En ce qui concerne les infrastructures, Google a annoncé qu'elle allait investir dans un nouveau câble sous-marin qui reliera Singapour à Perth et Sydney en Australie (avec une succursale à Jakarta, en Indonésie).
Le volume croissant de déchets électroniques, y compris les produits jetés avec une batterie ou une prise, tels que téléphones portables, ordinateurs portables, téléviseurs, réfrigérateurs et jouets électriques, constitue une menace majeure pour l'environnement et la santé humaine, ont averti les Nations Unies mercredi.
Ci-dessous, des informations sur ces sujets et événements ainsi que des documents sur la protection des données, la surveillance ..

Les Etats Unis mettent fin à la neutralité du net

http://www.france24.com/fr/20171215-etats-unis-fin-neutralite-net-i...

Internet et démocratie, le grand désenchantement

http://www.inaglobal.fr/numerique/article/internet-et-democratie-le...

Le 12e Forum des Nations Unies sur la gouvernance de l'Internet s'ouvrira la semaine prochaine à Genève

http://french.xinhuanet.com/2017-12/13/c_136823778.htm

Plaidoyer de l'UNICEF pour l'acces des enfants les plus défavorisés à Internet

https://www.radiookapi.net/2017/12/12/actualite/education/plaidoyer...

Enfance et Internet : UNICEF appelle des mesures pour renforcer le controle

https://lematin.ma/journal/2017/lunicef-appelle-prendre-mesures-ren...

Londres pourrait rendre Google et Facebook responsables de leurs contenus

https://www.lesechos.fr/tech-medias/medias/0301012974435-londres-po...

Ei son inscrivait la neutralité du Net dans la Constittution

https://www.numerama.com/politique/314399-et-si-lon-inscrivait-la-n...

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