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Weekly web review : IANA contract extension, United Nations / AT&T & NSA, WLIC 2015, Cyberpolitics, Big data, Internet of Things..

This week; The US Department of Commerce extending IANA contract by one year; United Nations expressing concerns to AT&T, NSA on reported wiretapping its internet communications and World Library and Information Congress in Cape Town (WLIC 2015) are among most commented and documented news on internet governance landscape. Below, some articles in those topics as well as informations on Cyberpolitcs, Cybersecurity, Domain name, Net Neutrality, Big Data, Internet of Things...

Great week end to all!

IANA CONTRACT EXTENSION

An Update on the IANA Transition
http://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2015/update-iana-transition

U.S. Transfer of Internet Oversight Is Delayed
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/18/technology/us-transfer-of-interne...

Obama Administration Delays International Transfer of Key Element of Internet Governance
http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2015/08/18/the-morning-download-obama-admi...

What’s going on between NTIA, ICANN and Verisign?
http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/08/18/whats-going-on-between...

End of U.S. oversight of Internet's domain name overseer delayed to next year
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2972257/government/us-ending-of-over...

IANA CONTRACT EXTENSION THE RIGHT THING TO DO
http://blog.siia.net/index.php/2015/08/iana-contract-extension-the-...

US government tweaks internet handover date: 1 October 2016
Department of Commerce to extend IANA contract by one year
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/08/17/internet_handover_date_nove...

Many Steps Remain With Internet Governance Transition to ICANN
http://dailysignal.com/2015/08/19/many-steps-remain-with-internet-g...

Plan for international Internet governance gets just 14 comments in two weeks
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/plan-for-internet-governance-gets...

Will the great Obama Internet giveaway happen this year?
http://morrowcountysentinel.com/opinion/2402/will-the-great-obama-i...

Breaking the US government's hold on the internet won't be easy
http://phys.org/news/2015-08-internet-wont-easy.html

Is America Casting Internet Governance to the Wolves?
http://online.barrons.com/articles/rules-for-internet-liberty-14396...

UNITED NATIONS / AT&T AND NSA

United Nations demands states respect its privacy after AT&T NSA spying revealed
http://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/news/2422443/united-nations-demands-...

The U.N. blasts AT&T, NSA for spying on its Internet activity
http://www.dailydot.com/politics/united-nations-att-nsa-spying/?tw=dd

UN expresses concern to AT&T over alleged US wire tapping of Internet at New York head quarters
http://www.ibtimes.com.au/un-expresses-concern-att-over-alleged-us-...

UN to contact AT&T about report US wiretapped Internet at UN
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/45fc31325be74e4e9f27cfa3afa24f2a/un-...

UN deciding ‘how best to respond’ after AT&T helped NSA spy on headquarters
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/17/un-att-nsa-spy-headqua...

WORLD LIBRARY AND INFORMATION CONGRESS

WLIC 2015 : Cape Town Declaration
http://www.ifla.org/node/9767

South Africa: SA Hosts World Library Congress
http://allafrica.com/stories/201508160202.html

A Packed Exhibits Hall at WLIC2015
http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/blogs/the-scoop/a-packed-exhib...

CYBERPOLITICS

Internet Architecture as Proxy for State Power
http://www.ipjustice.org/digital-rights/internet-architecture-redes...

Russia, China Challenge Western-Style Internet
http://sputniknews.com/us/20150816/1025801080.html

French Surveillance Law Permits Data Mining, Drawing Criticism from Privacy Advocates
http://www.hldataprotection.com/2015/08/articles/international-eu-p...

International politics in the digital age : power diffusion or power concentration?
https://www.academia.edu/14336129/International_Politics_in_the_Dig...

Iran seeking to undermine U.S. global Internet management
http://www.azernews.az/region/86928.html

US Commerce Department proposes multistakeholder control of ICANN
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/us-commerce-department-proposes...

ICANN

Icann and the future of the Internet
http://www.techcentral.co.za/icann-and-the-future-of-the-internet/5...

ICANN Statement Regarding IANA Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-08-15-en

My Transition from ICANN CEO
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/my-transition-from-icann-ceo

ICANN CEO will head off to private equity firm
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/08/17/icann_ceo_going_to_private_...

The Mission Has Already Crept
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150818_the_mission_has_already_crept/

ICANN wants TMCH assessed
http://www.ipprotheinternet.com/ipprotheinternetnews/article.php?ar...

DOMAIN NAME

Challenges for .brands - Transforming Ideas Into Strategy
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150818_challenges_for_brands_transf...

.ONLINE Sees the Biggest Generic Sunrise Ever
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150817_online_sees_the_biggest_gene...

1st Day New gTLD Totals: .Taxi 2,167; .Dog 1,589; .Run 1,260; .Hockey 441; .Theater 405
http://www.thedomains.com/2015/08/20/1st-day-new-gtld-totals-taxi-2...

Second applicant cites the .Africa IRP ruling in quest for review, .HALAL and .ISLAM Attorney on unsubstantiated GAC Advice http://domainingafrica.com/second-applicant-cites-the-dot-africa-ir...

CYBERSECURITY

IRS Cyberattack Was 3 Times Worse Than Previously Revealed
http://time.com/money/4000848/irs-cyberattack-334000-victims/

Cryptocurrency part of Stanford’s cyber security program
http://www.newsbtc.com/2015/08/19/cryptocurrency-part-of-stanfords-...

The Cybersecurity Challenges Facing State and Local Governments
http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/opinions/cybersecurity-challen...

Why Germany’s Cybersecurity Law Isn’t Working
http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2015/08/why-germanys-cybersecurity-...

DARPA seeks to develop program that drastically improves DDoS defense
http://www.scmagazine.com/darpa-seeks-to-develop-program-that-drast...

BIG DATA

A Review of the Policy Debate around Big Data and Internet of Things
http://cis-india.org/internet-governance/blog/review-of-policy-deba...
Why big data should not be considered inconsistent with privacy - See more at: http://www.information-age.com/technology/information-management/12...

Why dig data should not be considered inconsistent privacy
http://www.information-age.com/technology/information-management/12...

Beware the Data Collectors for They Are Us: Privacy and Big Data
http://www.itbusinessedge.com/slideshows/beware-the-data-collectors...

Making Sense of Our Big Data World: Statistics for the 99%
http://www.business2community.com/big-data/making-sense-of-our-big-...

DARPA awards data privacy research contract
http://www.c4isrnet.com/story/military-tech/cyber/2015/08/19/darpa-...

INTERNET OF THINGS

The 'Internet of Things' is one of the most over-hyped concepts in the world
http://www.techinsider.io/the-internet-of-things-is-overhyped-2015-8

What You Need To Know About The Internet Of Things
http://www.valuewalk.com/2015/08/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-in...

Internet of Things Opens Up New Avenues for Cyber-Attacks
http://www.eweek.com/networking/internet-of-things-opens-up-new-ave...

NET NEUTRALITY

Facebook, Internet.org and the net neutrality bugaboo
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2015/08/17...

Net neutrality : over 61000 public responses posted on govt portal
http://indianexpress.com/article/technology/tech-news-technology/ne...

Broadband Stakeholder Group to review UK net neutrality policy
http://www.computerweekly.com/news/4500252030/Broadband-Stakeholder...

AFRICAN INTERNET NEWS

SA hits one million co.za domains
http://www.fin24.com/Tech/News/SA-hits-one-million-coza-domains-201...

Google Looks to Boost Internet Access in Africa Through Smart Phone Program
http://www.thestreet.com/story/13259593/1/google-looks-to-boost-int...

.africa applicant responds to ICANN Attorney Blog, says revoke ZACR’s Registry contract
http://domainnewsafrica.com/dot-africa-applicant-responds-icann-att...

How the Internet of Things is having an impact in Africa
http://www.htxt.co.za/2015/08/13/how-the-internet-of-things-is-havi...

Africa’s first Bitcoin academy
http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/technology/internet/africa-s-first-bit...

DotConnectAfrica Trust Response to John Jeffrey's ICANN Legal Blog Posting
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150814_dotconnectafrica_trust_respo...

Behind-the-scenes actions make ICANN culpable in DotAfrica IRP
http://www.cio.co.ke/blog/behind-the-scenes-actions-make-icann-culp...

Ghana in multimillion-dollar infrastructure expansion
http://pulse.com.gh/business/internet-solutions-ghana-in-multimilli...
African ICT leaders to converge on Braamfontein

African ICT leaders to converge on graamfontein
http://www.itwebafrica.com/ict-and-governance/523-africa/235063-afr...

Kenya: Proposed Laws Will Shape the Future of Kenya's E-Commerce
http://allafrica.com/stories/201508180774.html

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