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IG Weekly Brief : NAFTA on digital trade; Tech firms to block neo-nazi groups; China warns over illegal VPN sale; Southeast Asia-United States undersea cable..

SUMMARY

This week,  North American Free Trade Agreement begins with expectation in addressing digital trade, services and e-commerce to strengthen the digital economy in North America.

Russia’s Communications Ministry has proposed limiting foreign ownership over internet exchange points to 20 percent, following similar restrictions to Russian media holdings in 2014.

In China, chinese authorities have issued a warning to the country’s top e-commerce platforms, including Alibaba Holding Group Ltd’s Taobao.com, over the sale of illegal virtual private networks. Moreover, China's first court specializing in handling Internet-related cases opened Friday in the e-commerce hub of Hangzhou while a teenager has died within two days after entering an internet addiction camp.

On hate speech, major tech firms are denying services to white supremacists in response to Charlottesville violence. So, social media networks Twitter and LinkedIn, music service Spotify and security firm Cloudflare have become the latest internet firms to cut off services to hate groups or remove hate speech. In addition; a Russian web-hosting provider says it has suspended the Russian domain of the prominent U.S. neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer after the government's media regulator asked it to look into the site's "extremist content."

A report by UK-based firm Cable has ranked internet speeds around the world by analysing how long it would take to download a 7.5GB movie. The research showed that Singapore topped the list at 18 minutes, 34 seconds, followed by Sweden (25 minutes, 30 seconds), Taiwan (29 minutes, 46 seconds) and Denmark (30 minutes, 32 seconds).

On infrastructure, Honolulu-based telecommunications company Hawaiian Telcom announced that the Southeast Asia-United States (SEA-US) undersea cable system is complete and ready for commercial service.
Below, informations in those subjects as well as documents on Brazil's Internet consultation, Cyberpolitics...


NAFTA ON DIGITAL ECONOMY

Digital trade and NAFTA renegotiation

http://www.internetgovernance.org/2017/08/14/digital-trade-and-naft...

Tech companies ramp up NAFTA loggying on eve of trade talks

http://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/r-tech-companies-ram...

How to improve NAFTA

https://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21726694-threat-free-trade-n...

US, Canada and Mexico seek to rework trade deal blasted by Trump

http://www.lse.co.uk/AllNews.asp?code=j3lbfox7&headline=US_Cana...

DIGITAL TRADE IS A NAFTA MUST-WIN

https://morningconsult.com/opinions/digital-trade-nafta-must-win/

Expectations high as North American trade negociations open

http://www.france24.com/en/20170816-world-trade-nafta-usa-canada-me...


INTERNET GIANTS TO BLOCK NEO NAZI GROUPS

Internet companies join backlash against neo nazi groups

http://www.dw.com/en/internet-companies-join-backlash-against-neo-n...

Neo-Nazi publication The Daily Stormer "banned from the Internet"

http://fox4kc.com/2017/08/16/neo-nazi-publication-daily-stormer-ban...

Why Silicon Valley's unified response to Charlotteville is crucial

http://www.refinery29.uk/2017/08/168519/silicon-valley-charlottesvi...

Nazi websites are being taken offline after Charloteville

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/charlottesville-ne...

Russian web host suspends Daily Stormer after Government enquiry

https://www.rferl.org/a/u-s-neo-nazi-website-russian-domain-daily-s...

CHINA CRACKS DOWN ON VPN

China cracks down on VPN, targets Alibaba's Taobao and other e-commerce site

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/china-cracks-down-on-vpn-t...

China continues VPN crackdown, targets Alibaba and other e-commerce site

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170817_china_continues_vpn_crackdow...

ALIBABA PROFITS DOUBLE

Alibaba profits double as e-commerce boom continues

https://www.ft.com/content/99f3b66a-432c-3cc6-99f6-c0dee4c28533

As Alibaba's profits surges, its shares catch up U.S online Giants

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/17/business/dealbook/alibaba-sales-...

Alibaba, Tencent, Didi and other tech firm pour $12B into Mobile operator China Telecom

https://techcrunch.com/2017/08/17/alibaba-tencent-didi-china-unicom/

US CHINA IP INVESTIGATION

Trump to give green light for China IP investigation

http://www.ipprotheinternet.com/ipprotheinternetnews/industryarticl...

Trump orders probe of China's intellectual proprety pratices

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-trade-china-idUSKCN1AU23N

 

CHINA INTERNET E-COMMERCE HUB

 

China launches first internet in e-commerce hub

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-08/18/c_136536213.htm

 

China's first internet court goes online

http://gbtimes.com/china/chinas-first-internet-court-goes-online


CHINESE TEENAGER TO DIE AT INTERNET REHAB CAMP

Chinese teenager dies 48 hours after entering internet rehab camp

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/14/chinese-teenager-dies-48...

Teen's death at Chinese internet addiction camp spark anger

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-40920488

 

RUSSIA FOREIGN OWNERSHIP RESTRICTIONS ON INTERNET AND MEDIAS

 

After Media law, Foreign Ownership of Russian internet operators could be next

https://themoscowtimes.com/news/after-media-law-further-foreign-own...

 

Media in Russia face foreign ownership restrictions, will internet operators be next?

http://www.calvertjournal.com/news/show/8806/media-in-russia-face-f...

 

INTERNET SPEED IN THE WORLD

Speedtest ranks internet access speed in more than 100 countries

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinmurnane/2017/08/14/speedtest-rank...

The Arab Word ranked by Internet Speed

http://stepfeed.com/the-arab-world-ranked-by-internet-speed-8471

SEA-U.S UNDERSEA CABLE

SEA-US undersea cable system bringing broadband speeds Hawai is ready for service

http://www.lightwaveonline.com/articles/2017/08/sea-us-undersea-cab...

Globe launches $250m SEA-US subsea cable system

http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3741515/News/Globe-launches-25...

BRAZIL'S CONSULTATION ON THE INTERNET

Brazilian Internet Steering Committee under threat

http://www.internetgovernance.org/2017/08/17/brazilian-internet-ste...

Brazil's Internet is under attack again

https://www.cfr.org/blog/brazils-internet-under-attack-again

INTERNET SHTDOWN

The damage caused by the 93-day Internet Blackout in Cameroon

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2017/08/17/the_damage_cause...

French


Cette semaine; les Etats Unis, le Canada et le Mexique engagent les discussions pour renégocier l'accord de libre-échange nord-américain (ALENA) avec des attentes sur le commerce électronique pour renforcer l'économie numérique en Amérique du Nord.
Le ministère russe des Communications a proposé de limiter la propriété étrangère sur les points d'échange Internet à 20 pour cent, suite à des restrictions similaires aux participations russes en 2014.
En Chine, les autorités chinoises ont émis un avertissement sur les principales plates-formes de commerce électronique du pays, y compris Taobao.com d'Alibaba Holding Group Ltd, sur la vente de réseaux privés virtuels illégaux. En outre, le premier tribunal chinois spécialisé dans la gestion des affaires liées à Internet a ouvert ses portes vendredi dans le centre de commerce électronique de Hangzhou au moment ou un adolescent meurt au cours d'une "cure de désintox" à l'internet.

Sur les discours de haine en ligne, les grandes entreprises de technologie refusent les services aux suprématistes blancs en réponse à la violence de Charlottesville. Ainsi, les réseaux sociaux Twitter et LinkedIn, le service de musique Spotify et l'entreprise de sécurité Cloudflare sont les derniers à couper les services aux groupes haineux. En outre; un fournisseur russe d'hébergement Web a déclaré qu'il avait suspendu le domaine russe du célèbre site Web néo-nazi américain Daily Stormer après que le régulateur des médias du gouvernement l'a demandé de se pencher sur le «contenu extrémiste» du site.
Une entreprise basée au Royaume-Uni a classé les vitesses d'Internet à travers le monde en analysant combien de temps il faudrait pour télécharger un film de 7,5 Go. La recherche a montré que Singapour arrive en tete avec 18 minutes, 34 secondes, suivie de la Suède (25 minutes, 30 secondes), de Taiwan (29 minutes, 46 secondes) et du Danemark (30 minutes, 32 secondes).
A propos des infrastructures, la société de télécommunications Hawaiian Telcom, basée à Honolulu, a annoncé que le système de câble sous-marin du sud-est asiatique-États-Unis (SEA-US) était complet et prêt pour le service commercial.
Ci-dessous, des informations sur ces sujets ainsi que des documents sur la consultation Internet du Brésil, Cyberpolitique .

Les Etats-Unis, le Mexique et le Canada engagent la difficile négociation de l'Aléna

http://www.lemonde.fr/ameriques/article/2017/08/16/les-etats-unis-l...

Les suprémacistes blancs refoulés des réseaux sociaux

http://www.lapresse.ca/techno/internet/201708/17/01-5125260-les-sup...

Les géants d'internet se mobilisent contre les suprémacistes blancs

https://www.sciencesetavenir.fr/high-tech/les-geants-d-internet-se-...

Après  Charlottesville, la Silicon Valley durcit le ton contre l’extrême droite

http://www.lemonde.fr/pixels/article/2017/08/16/sur-internet-blocag...

La Silicon Valley exile les néonazis dans le web profond

http://datanews.levif.be/ict/actualite/la-silicon-valley-exile-les-...

Les américains traquent les néonazis sur Internet en divulgant leur identité. Est-ce efficace et légal?

http://www.nicematin.com/racisme/les-americains-traquent-les-neonaz...

La Chine s'en prend à des sites d'e-commerce pour la vente de VPN

http://datanews.levif.be/ict/actualite/la-chine-s-en-prend-a-des-si...

Alibaba double son bénéfice net grace au mobile en Chine

http://www.nordeclair.fr/84025/article/2017-08-17/alibaba-double-so...

En Chine, un adolescent meurt au cours d'une "cure de désintox" à l'internet

http://www.europe1.fr/international/en-chine-un-adolescent-meurt-au...

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