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IG Weekly Brief : US-Russia cyber unit? US office of cyber issues; BRICS on information security; EU's pressure on Tech giants for data protection; Artificial intelligence MUSC v/ Zuckerberg..

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This week, cyber geopolitics on Internet governance headlines as, US National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers rebuffed the prospect for a US-Russia cyber unit, saying now isn't the best time. Otherwise, According to reports, Mr Putin told Mr Trump during their G20 meeting that "Moscow’s cyber-operators are so good at covert computer-network operations that if they had infiltrated Democratic groups, there is no way they could have been detected".  In addition, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s decision to close the State Department’s Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues and fold its responsibilities into the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs has provoked widespread criticism.

Furthemore, BRICS nations will step up cooperation on information security, as digital communication technology plays an increasingly important role in driving economic growth, ministers from the five countries said in a statement on Thursday.

Besides, concerns over spying by Beijing may force Australia to curb the Solomon Islands’ plans for stable internet access, after the small Pacific nation hired a Chinese company to lay an undersea cable connected to Sydney, Australian media reported

On data protection, European Union authorities have increased pressure on Facebook, Twitter and Google to amend their user terms to bring them in line with EU law after proposals submitted by the tech giants were considered insufficient.

On net neutrality, U.S House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden invited CEOs of major technology and telecommunication companies to testify before Congress about net neutrality during a hearing scheduled for September.
On encryption, Australia has become the first country to propose new laws forcing technology companies, such as Apple and Facebook, to help police decode encrypted messages in criminal or terrorist investigations.

On e-commerce, Alibaba founder and executive chairman Jack Ma announced the creation of a US$10 million African Young Entrepreneurs Fund, during the Youth Connekt Africa Summit co-hosted by UNCTAD and the Government of Rwanda.
On artificial intelligence, two of the biggest tech titans in Silicon Valley have been publicly debating the potential of artificial intelligence this week: Mark Zuckerberg is optimistic, while Elon Musk is fearful.
On events, we note the African DNS Forum, West African IGF an Asia Pacific Regonal IGF.
Below, informations on those subjects and events as well as documentation on ICANN, IPv6, domain name

 

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CYBERPOLITICS

A cybersecurity expert on why you should be very worried the internet's future

https://www.vox.com/2017/7/26/15981824/internet-cybersecurity-net-n...

Next decade of technology led-transformation of governance by Venkat Patnaik, Expert, E-governance professional

http://egov.eletsonline.com/2017/07/next-decade-of-technology-led-t...

How the "Wild West" of the Internet will be won

https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/how-wild-west-internet-will-...

GCSB following up on reports of North Korean cyber 'tunneling' on New Zealand

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/95153309/gcsb-following-u...

North Korean web users enjoy Amazon, Facebook and Youtube, reports claim

http://www.computerweekly.com/news/450423284/North-Korean-web-users...

Cyberattacks are the new challenge for renewable energy

http://www.politico.eu/article/opinion-cyberattacks-are-the-new-cha...

RUSSIA-US CYBER UNIT

"Not the best time' for proposed Russia-U.S. Cyber Unit..

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170723_not_the_best_time_for_russia...

NSA chief : US cyber Unit now not best time

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4721120/NSA-chief-Russia-U-...

US CYBER COORDINATOR OFFICE


US Cyber diplomacy has bigger problems than the closure of its coordination office

http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2017/07/keeping-cyber-coordinators-...

Keeping the cyber coordinator's office at state will not improve U.S cyber diplomacy

https://www.cfr.org/blog-post/keeping-cyber-coordinators-office-sta...

As cyberattacks destabilise the world, the state department turns a blind eye

https://www.wired.com/story/state-department-cybersecurity/

HACKERS - RUSSIA/UNITED STATES

Hackers undermine Russia's attempts to control internet

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/25/hackers-undermine-rus...

It looks like Putin fed Trump a new theory about russian hackers

http://www.businessinsider.fr/us/trump-putin-russian-hackers-2017-7/


RUSSIANS PROTEST AGAINST INTERNET CENSORSHIP

Russians protesters rally against internet censorship

https://www.rferl.org/a/russian-protesters-rally-against-internet-c...

Russians protest state censorship of the internet

http://www.dw.com/en/russians-protest-state-censorship-of-the-inter...

ALIBABA LAUNCHES $10 M AFRICANS ENTREPRENEURS FUND

UNCTAD adviser, Alibaba's Jack Ma launches african young entrepreneurs fund

http://unctad.org/en/pages/newsdetails.aspx?OriginalVersionID=1525

Alibab founder launches $10m african entrepreneurs Fund

http://www.myjoyonline.com/business/2017/July-27th/alibaba-founder-...

BRICS ON INFORMATION SECURITY

BRICS to beef up information security

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/bizchina/tech/2017-07/28/content_30275...

BRICS communications minister talk IT cooperation, cybersecurity

https://www.ecns.cn/video/2017/07-28/267130.shtml

ICANN

Successful candidates announced for icann 60

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-07-26-en

ICANN publishes findings of ICANN 59 community feedback and by the numbers report

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-07-24-en

The fellowship spirit

https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-fellowship-spirit-0edb9f60-6898...

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Why Elon Musk and Marck Zuckerberg are fighting against the robot future

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/07/musk-vs-zuck...

Elon and Mark Zuckerberg are arguing about AI - but they are both missing the point

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/297861

RFC 8200 - IPV6

A look at RFC 8200 which officially made IPv6 an internet standard

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170726_look_at_rfc8200_which_offici...

EU PRESSURE ON INTERNET GIANTS

EU increases pressure on Facebook, Google and Twitter

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-socialmedia-eu-consumers-idUSKBN...

Google, Facebook and Twitter face fines as EU grows impatient with lax consumer rules

https://www.euractiv.com/section/digital/news/google-facebook-and-t...

NET NEUTRALITY

Republicans wants Mark Zuckerberg to testify before Congress

http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/07/republicans-tech-leaders-tes...

Democrat asks FCC chair if anything can stop net neutrality rollback

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/07/congressman-blasts-ajit...

Congress wants the net neutrality "Ping-Pong Game" to stop

http://wccftech.com/congress-net-neutrality-ping-pong-game/

IFLA - INFORMATION ACCESS

Wiil governments support access to information driving development

http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/07/will-governments-support-access-info...

Information, access and development: setting a course for the sustainable developments Goals

https://www.ip-watch.org/2017/07/28/information-access-development-...

ENCRYPTION - AUSTRALIA

Australia proposes law to break encryption of electronic devices

https://www.ft.com/content/5e2c65f2-6880-11e7-9a66-93fb352ba1fe

New law would facebook and Google police access to encrypted messages

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jul/14/new-law-would-fo...


DOMAIN NAME

Internet grows, 330.6 mil domain name registration in Q1

http://www.dnaindia.com/technology/report-internet-grows-3306-mil-d...

VeriSign reveals Q1 domain name registration

http://www.nasdaq.com/article/verisign-vrsn-reveals-q1-domain-name-...

AUSTRALIA - CHINA - UNDERSEA CABLE

Australia may refuse connection to China-built undersea cable over spying concerns

https://www.rt.com/news/397739-australia-china-cable-spying/

Australia refuses to connect to undersea cable built by Chinese company over spying fears

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/australia-ref...

AFRICA DNS FORUM


Africa DNS Forum

https://dig.watch/events/africa-dns-forum-2017


WEST AFRICA IGF


West Africa Forum on Internet Governance

https://dig.watch/events/west-africa-forum-internet-governance-2017


ASIA PACIFIC REGIONAL INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM

APrIGF 2017

https://dig.watch/events/aprigf-2017

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French

Cette semaine, la cyberpolitique revient à la UNE des titres sur la gouvernance de l'Internet. En effet, le directeur de l'Agence de Sécurité Nationale des États-Unis, Mike Rogers, a rejeté la perspective de création d'une unité cybernétique américaino-Russie. Au demeurant, M. Poutine a déclaré à M. Trump lors de leur réunion du G20 que "les cyber-opérateurs de Moscou sont si bons dans les opérations de réseau informatique que, s'ils avaient infiltré le parti des Démocrates, il n'y avait aucun moyen qu'ils aient pu être détectés". En outre, la décision du secrétaire d'État Rex Tillerson de clore le bureau du Coordonnateur des questions cybernétiques du Département d'Etat et de confier ses responsabilités au Bureau des affaires économiques et commerciales a provoqué de multiples critiques.
En outre, les pays des BRICS intensifieront la coopération en matière de sécurité de l'information, car les technologies de la communication numérique jouent un rôle de plus en plus important dans la croissance économique, ont déclaré les ministres des cinq pays dans un communiqué jeudi.
En plus, les accusations d'espionnage de la Chine peuvent forcer l'Australie à freiner les plans des îles Salomon pour un accès Internet stable, après que la petite nation du Pacifique ait embauché une société chinoise pour mettre un câble sous-marin connecté à Sydney, signalent les médias australiens
En ce qui concerne la protection des données, les autorités de l'Union européenne ont fait pression sur Facebook, Twitter et Google pour modifier leurs conditions d'utilisation afin de les aligner sur le droit de l'UE après que les propositions présentées par les géants technologiques ont été jugées insuffisantes.

En ce qui concerne la neutralité du net, le président du comité de l'énergie et du commerce des États-Unis, M. Greg Walden, a invité les PDG des grandes entreprises de technologie et de télécommunication à témoigner devant le Congrès au sujet de la neutralité du net lors d'une audience prévue pour septembre.
Sur le cryptage, l'Australie est devenue le premier pays à proposer de nouvelles lois qui obligent les entreprises technologiques, comme Apple et Facebook, à aider la police à décoder les messages chiffrés dans les enquêtes criminelles ou terroristes.

Sur le commerce électronique, le fondateur d'Alibaba et le président exécutif Jack Ma ont annoncé la création d'un Fonds africain pour les jeunes entrepreneurs d'un montant de 10 millions de dollars américains, lors du sommet Youth Connekt Africa co-organisé par la CNUCED et le Gouvernement rwandais.
Sur l'intelligence artificielle, deux des plus grands titans de technologie de Silicon Valley ont débattu publiquement du potentiel de l'intelligence artificielle cette semaine: Mark Zuckerberg est optimiste contrairement à Elon Musk.
En ce qui concerne les événements, nous notons le Forum Africain du DNS, le FGI de l'Afrique de l'Ouest et le FGI de l'Asie Pacifique.
Ci-dessous, des informations sur ces sujets et événements, ainsi que sur la documentation sur ICANN, IPv6, nom de domaine

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Les cobayes de la cyberguerre

http://www.liberation.fr/futurs/2017/07/28/les-cobayes-de-la-cyberg...

Intelligence artificielle : Team Elon Musk ou Mark Zuckerberg? choisissez votre futur

http://www.20minutes.fr/high-tech/2110563-20170728-intelligence-art...

Et si l'intelligence constituait le nouveau modèle économique des startups

https://www.maddyness.com/technologie/2017/07/27/etude-intelligence...

Rapport : comment les bibliothèques participent au développement

https://www.actualitte.com/article/monde-edition/rapport-comment-le...

Cotonou acceuille le Forum Ouest Africain de la gouvernance de l'internet

https://www.24haubenin.info/?Cotonou-accueille-le-Forum-Ouest-afric...

Les dirigeants ouest africains appelés à renforcer le cadre juridique pour la sécurité informatique

http://french.china.org.cn/foreign/txt/2017-07/29/content_41308702.htm

Pourquoi Israel est devenu numéro 1 de la cybersécurité

http://jforum.fr/pourquoi-israel-est-devenu-n1-de-la-cyber-securite...

Les Etats-Unis, victime du cyber-espionnage

https://www.franceinter.fr/emissions/geopolitique/geopolitique-28-j...


Est-il possible de creer un groupe de cyubersécurité Moscou-Washington?

https://fr.sputniknews.com/international/201707271032410043-cyberse...

Droits des utilisateurs : la commission européenne met en garde Facebook, Twitter et Google

https://siecledigital.fr/2017/07/27/droits-des-utilisateurs-la-comm...

L'Europe exige que Facebook, Twitter et Google modifient leurs conditions d'utilisation

http://www.numerama.com/tech/279049-leurope-exige-que-facebook-twit...

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