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IG Weekly Brief : WEF on cyber security risks; African integration in ICT; IDN expansion in Europe; 22 US States to Challenge FCC Net Neutrality Repeal; China crytocurrency crackdown

SUMMARY

This week, cyber security risks are among the top worries for 2018, according to The Global Risks Report 2018, published by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The disintegration of the internet could lead to disruption of global economies over the next 10 years, the World Economic Forum (WEF) warned on 17 January 2018.

African integration in ICT should be on the agenda of the African Union Summit of Heads of State and Government to be held in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa from 22 to 29 January 2018.

In Europe, "researchers and officials working on internet governance have urged EU institutions to help expand the use of internationalised domain names, which contain letters from alphabets including Cyrillic or Greek, or accented letters like in the word “café".

In Rusia; "last November, news emerged that Russian president Vladimir Putin had approved a plan to create an independent Internet by 1 August 2018, first reported by the Russian news agency, RT. The alternate Internet would be used by BRICS nations—Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa—and shield them from “possible external influence,” the Kremlin’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, told RT". Facebook has said it will conduct a wider investigation into whether there was Russian meddling on its platform relating to the 2016 Brexit referendum vote in the UK.

China is preparing for a new crackdown on cryptocurrency, planning to stamp out remaining trading in the country, according to state media.

In the US, A group of 22 state attorneys general has sued to block the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net-neutrality rules. The multistate lawsuit was filed Tuesday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

Internet titans Google and Tencent on Friday signalled possible future collaboration on developing new technologies as the US and Chinese firms announced a long-term patent-sharing agreement. Also, Google Inc. is bracing for its first battle in a London court over the so-called “right to be forgotten." Alphabet Inc's Google said on Tuesday it would add five regions and build three new submarine cables as it expands its infrastructure for cloud customers.

Below, informations on those subjects and events as well as document on cyber geopolitics, internet of things, internet shutdown

Regards!

CYBER GEOPOLITICS

Understanding the russain approach to information security

https://www.europeanleadershipnetwork.org/commentary/understanding-...

Open letter on fake news and elections in Latin America

https://www.opendemocracy.net/democraciaabierta/civil-society-organ...

WEF ON CYBER SECURITY RISKS

Cybersecurity top of mind for WEF elite

https://www.itweb.co.za/content/j5alrMQg54NvpYQk

Davos-Disintegration of the internet could create economic turmoil

http://www.computerweekly.com/news/450433286/Davos-Disintegration-o...

What to expect at the 2018 World Economic Forum

https://www.europeanceo.com/business-and-management/what-to-expect-...

EUROPEAN UNION ON DATA PROTECTION RULES

The European Commission addresses the impact of Brexit on data protection rules

https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=ff8f97ae-a0e7-4f57-a...

IDN IN EUROPE

EU urged to help expand internet domain names in different languages

https://www.euractiv.com/section/languages-culture/news/eu-urged-to...

Reding: 'Endangered languages could be saved by the Internet

https://www.euractiv.com/section/languages-culture/interview/reding...

GOOGLE TO PARTNER WITH TENCENT

Google inks patent deal with Tencent

https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/18/google-inks-patent-deal-with-tenc...

Google, Tencent agree to share patents in global tech alliance

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-19/google-tencent-a...

RUSSIA'S INDEPENDENT INTERNET PROJECT?

Russia moves toward creation of an independent Internet

http://en.brinkwire.com/100153/russia-moves-toward-creation-of-an-i...

Why Russia is building its own Internet?

https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/telecom/internet/could-russia-r...

CHINA ON CRYPTOCURRENCY

China stepping up cryptocurrency crackdown

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20180117_china_stepping_up_cryptocurr...

'RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN'

Google braced for England's first Right to be forgotten trial

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-18/google-braced-fo...

Men want Google to stop linking their names to past crimes

https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/news/uk/men-want-google-to-stop-li...

US STATES ON NET NEUTRLALITY REPEAL

States challenge FCC decisions to rescind net neutrality rules

http://blog.seattlepi.com/boomerconsumer/2018/01/17/states-challeng...

Kentucky joins 21 states in legal challenge to net neutrality ruling

http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-joins-21-states-legal-challenge-net...

FACEBOOK ON RUSSIA INFLUENCE TO BREXIT

Facebook agrees to take a deeper look into russian Brexit meddling

https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/18/facebook-agrees-to-take-a-deeper-...

Facebook to expand inquiry into Russian influence in Brexit

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jan/17/facebook-inquiry...


GOOGLE TO BUILD THREE UNDERSEA CABLES

Google reveals plan to build THREE new undersea cables

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5275893/Google-revea...

INTERNET OF THINGS IN EUROPE

Europe preps for key role in 'internet of 'things'

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Business/International/2018/Jan-15/4336...

Cameroon has been putting the Internet back on its anglophone regions for diplomatic visitors

https://qz.com/1183776/cameroon-anglophone-crisis-govt-puts-on-inte...

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RÉSUMÉ

Selon le Global Risks Report 2018, publié par le Forum Economique Mondial, les risques de cybersécurité sont parmi les principaux sujets de préoccupation pour 2018. La désintégration d'Internet pourrait perturber les économies mondiales au cours des 10 prochaines années, a prévenu le Forum Economique Mondial le 17 janvier 2018.
L'intégration africaine dans les TIC devrait être à l'ordre du jour du Sommet des chefs d'État et de gouvernement de l'Union africaine qui se tiendra dans la capitale éthiopienne, Addis-Abeba, du 22 au 29 janvier 2018.
En Europe, des chercheurs et des responsables de la gouvernance d'Internet ont exhorté les institutions de l'UE à développer l'utilisation des noms de domaine internationalisés, qui contiennent des lettres d'alphabets cyrilliques ou grecs, ou des lettres accentuées comme dans le mot "café".
En Russie; "En novembre dernier, le président russe Vladimir Poutine avait approuvé un plan visant à créer un Internet indépendant d'ici le 1er août 2018; l'Internet alternatif serait utilisé par les pays BRICS - Brésil, Russie, Inde , La Chine et l'Afrique du Sud - et les protègeraient contre "une éventuelle influence extérieure", a déclaré le secrétaire de presse du Kremlin, Dmitri Peskov, à RT ". Facebook a déclaré qu'il mènerait une enquête plus approfondie pour savoir s'il y avait une ingérence de la Russie sur sa plate-forme en ce qui concerne le référendum sur le Brexit 2016 au Royaume-Uni.
La Chine se prépare à une nouvelle répression de la crypto-monnaie, selon les médias d'Etat.
Aux États-Unis, un groupe de 22 procureurs généraux d' États tente de bloquer l'abrogation des règles de neutralité du net par la Federal Communications Commission. Le recours a été déposée mardi à la Cour d'appel des États-Unis pour le Circuit D.C., dirigé par le procureur général de New York Eric Schneiderman.
Les titans d'Internet, Google et Tencent, ont annoncé vendredi une possible collaboration future sur le développement de nouvelles technologies au moment ou les sociétés américaines et chinoises ont annoncé un accord de partage de brevets à long terme. En outre, Google Inc. se prépare à sa première bataille devant un tribunal londonien pour ce qu'il est convenu d'appeler le «droit à l'oubli». Alphabet Inc de Google a annoncé mardi qu'il construirait trois nouveaux câbles sous-marins pour étendre son infrastructure aux clients du cloud.

Ci-dessous, des informations sur ces sujets et événements ainsi que des documents sur la cyber géopolitique, l'internet des objets.

Voici ce qui peut permettre à l'Europe de faire que les GAFA

http://www.huffingtonpost.fr/michel-levyprovencal/voici-ce-qui-peut...

Ethiopie : le Plan directeur des TIC pour l'Afrique au coeur du sommet de l'UA de Janvier 2018

https://www.ticmag.net/ethiopie-plan-directeur-tic-lafrique-coeur-s...

Union africaine : les TICS au coeur du prochain sommets des chefs d'Etats

http://www.adiac-congo.com/content/union-africaine-les-tic-au-coeur...

Géopolitique des cables sous marins : illustration d'une mondialisation "causée et causante

http://les-yeux-du-monde.fr/actualite/amerique/32781-geopolitique-c...

22 Etats européens contre la fin de la neutralité du net

https://www.lemondeinformatique.fr/actualites/lire-22-etats-america...

Les 10 risques qui menacent le monde en 2018

https://www.forbes.fr/classements/global-risks-report-les-10-risque...

La neutralité du Net existe-t-elle en Europe

http://www.lcp.fr/la-politique-en-video/check-point-la-neutralite-d...

.xyz, .space, .paris et .online....les nouvelles extensions qui cartonnent

http://www.dynamique-mag.com/article/xyz-space-paris-online-nouvell...

Paiement : les fintech entrent dans la cour des grands

https://business.lesechos.fr/entrepreneurs/idees-de-business/030115...

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