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Weekly web review : IANA Transition, IGF / MAG, STC-CICT, AfICTA, AFRISIG, Asia Cyber Diplomacy Workshop, Big Data, Internet of Things‏

his week; deadline approaching for input on the IANA Stewardship Transition and Enhancing ICANN Accountability, Cyber relationship between US and China, between US and Russia dominate cyberpolitic and Internet Governance news. As for events; The IGF 2015 open consultations and MAG meeting in Paris, African Ministers of Communication and Information Technologies conference in Addis Abeba, the 3rd AfICTA Summit in Johannesburg, the 3rd African school on Internet Governance, Asia Cyber Diplomacy in Workshop Bangkok were most documented topics on Internet Governance landscape. Pleasure to share with you informations on those subjects and events as well as documents on Big data, Internet of Things, Net neutrality...

CYBERPOLITICS


Exclusive: U.S. weighs sanctioning Russia as well as China in cyber attacks
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/01/us-usa-cybersecurity-russia-exclusive-idUSKCN0R12FE20150901

Russia’s Fist Just Clenched Around the Internet a Little Tighter
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-31/russia-internet-l...

Can a new UN cyber agreement be a win-win for Russia, US?
http://www.russia-direct.org/analysis/can-new-cyber-agreement-among...

The Internet in China: A New Normal?

http://www.ipjustice.org/internet-governance/ip-justice-journal-the...

What should China and US rethink before President Xi’s state visit?
http://english.cntv.cn/2015/08/28/ARTI1440740726586395.shtml

U.S. Preparing Sanctions Against Chinese Firms and Individuals over...
http://www.circleid.com/posts/us_preparing_sanctions_against_chines...

Assange: What Wikileaks Teaches Us About How the U.S. Operates
http://www.newsweek.com/emb-midnight-827-assange-what-wikileaks-tea...

There's another Chinese market growing explosively — and Beijing wants to take control before it 'blows up'

http://uk.businessinsider.com/china-regulate-peer-to-peer-and-inter...

UN group calls for more Internet rules
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/un-group-calls-for-more-internet-rules/article/2571169

Internet governance: US considering India's pitch to locate 'root server'
http://telecom.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/internet/internet-...

To Assert Global Clout, India Wants Own Internet Root Server Like US
http://www.huffingtonpost.in/2015/09/03/root-servers_n_8080896.html
India roots for internet `root server' to improve governance - See more at: http://www.domain-b.com/infotech/itnews/20150903_root_server.html#s...

India for internet 'root servers' to improve governance
India roots for internet `root server' to improve governance - See more at: http://www.domain-b.com/infotech/itnews/20150903_root_server.html#s...
http://www.domain-b.com/infotech/itnews/20150903_root_server.html

Internet in Cuba: A New Medium for Individual Freedoms?
http://www.ictworks.org/2015/09/02/internet-in-cuba-a-new-medium-fo...

Realizing Internet’s true potential
http://www.arabnews.com/columns/news/796986

ICT Sectors Are Merging Into a New Wholesale Platform for the Netwo...
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150901_ict_sectors_merging_into_who...

Animated map reveals the 550,000 miles of cable hidden under the ocean that power the internet
http://www.businessinsider.com/animated-map-global-fiber-optic-inte...

Human Rights Watch Submission: World Development Report on Internet for Development
https://www.hrw.org/news/2015/08/26/human-rights-watch-submission-w...

ICANN

ICANN: The internet admins come to Dublin
http://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/icann-the-internet-admins-come-to-dublin-1.2337454#.Veh3FS4E8rg.twitter

ICANN Beta KPI Dashboard
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-beta-kpi-dashboard

Working Together Through The Last Mile
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/working-together-through-the-last-mile

Internet Governance Forum: a Trend or a Necessity?
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/internet-governance-forum-a-trend-o...

Freenom Fail To Comply With ICANN Suspension
http://www.internetnews.me/2015/09/01/freenom-fail-to-comply-with-i...

IANA TRANSITION

Preparing input to the IANA stewardship transition proposal: Internet Governance Conference Japan
https://blog.apnic.net/2015/09/03/preparing-input-to-the-iana-stewardship-transition-proposal-internet-governance-conference-japan/

Internet Society Comments on the IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal
http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-comments-iana-...

IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal: Call for Public Comment
https://www.ianacg.org/calls-for-input/combined-proposal-public-com...

The IANA Transition: The Work Ahead
https://cdt.org/blog/the-iana-transition-the-work-ahead/

GAC as “first among equals:” the danger in the accountability plan
http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/08/29/gac-as-first-among-equ...

WSIS+10

The WSIS+10 Process
http://giplatform.org/wsis10-process

DOMAIN NAME

Explosion of top-level domains opens up new security risks for web users
http://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/news/2424630/explosion-of-top-level-...

Domain name disputes: what you need to know – part 1
http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=32b9f890-2a24-4016-b50b-38fd47f78929

Domain name disputes: what you need to know – part 2
http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=b6e44ca3-e0fd-4d90-9f...

Online Reviews Provide Insights into gTLD Customers' Needs
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150831_online_reviews_provide_insig...

Another new gTLD goes to a closed generic applicant
http://domainincite.com/19239-another-new-gtld-goes-to-a-closed-gen...

.SEX is Now Available: .XXX, .Porn & .Sex Premiums Go Tiered-Pricing on Registrars
https://www.thedomains.com/2015/09/02/sex-is-now-available-xxx-porn...

Many new top-level domains have become Internet’s “bad neighborhoods” [Updated]
http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/09/many-new-top-level-domains-...


IGF 2015 THIRD OPEN CONSULTATIONS & MAG MEETING

IGF 2015 Schedule (Draft)
http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/igf-2015-schedule

'Policy options for connecting the next billion'

Draft v1.0 produced for discussion as of 4 September

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Yyu4HFSm7KqVaRs5z-Rgp3EG6S14c9U...

IGF 2015 Third Open Consultations and MAG meeting
http://giplatform.org/events/igf-2015-third-open-consultations-and-mag-meeting

Internet Governance Forum 2015: Open Consultation and MAG Meeting to be held in Paris this week
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/media-services/single-view/news/internet_governance_forum_2015_open_consultation_and_mag_meeting_to_be_held_in_paris_this_week/?

ASIA CYBER DIPLOMACY WORKSHOP


Asia Cyber Diplomacy Workshop "Diplomacy: Between Tradition and Innovation"
http://www.diplomacy.edu/blog/asia-cyber-diplomacy-workshop-diplomacy-between-tradition-and-innovation

AFICTA


Information Technology Association welcomes Africa's ICT leaders to third AfICTA Summit, in Johannesburg
http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=145823

Africa on the rise but ICT policy is crucial says AFICTA
http://www.itwebafrica.com/ict-and-governance/523-africa/235134-afr...

3rd AfICTA Summit - ICT: Lighting the way to Development and Prosperity Across Africa
http://giplatform.org/events/3rd-aficta-summit-ict-lighting-way-development-and-prosperity-across-africa

ITA welcomes AfICTA Summit in Johannesburg
http://citizen.co.za/661673/ita-welcomes-aficta-summit-in-johannesburg/

South Africa: Technology Experts Grace Ita 2015 Summit
http://allafrica.com/stories/201508312368.html

AFRICAN SCHOOL ON INTERNET GOVERNANCE

Programme of the 3rd African school on Internet Governance
http://african-ig-school.events.apc.org/afrisig-2015/programme/

Internet Governance in Africa
https://storify.com/APC_News/internet-governance-afrisig2015-gigxaf...

AFRICAN MINISTERS OF COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION CONFERENCE

African Union Specialized Technical Committee on Communication and Information Technologies (STC-CICT), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
http://ie.au.int/en/CCICT

African ministers and ICT pledge for vibrant internet Ecosystem
http://citizen.co.za/675602/african-ministers-and-ict-pledge-for-vi...

South Africa: Country Serves in AU ICT Committee
http://allafrica.com/stories/201509041586.html

BIG DATA

How understanding the ‘shape’ of data could change our world
https://agenda.weforum.org/2015/08/how-understanding-the-shape-of-d...

Are Big Data and Analytics Finally Earning the Respect They Deserve?
http://blogs.informatica.com/2015/09/01/are-big-data-and-analytics-...

Data retention and the end of Australians' digital privacy
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/data-retention-and-the-end-of-australians-digital-privacy-20150827-gj96kq.html

EU's planned data protection legislation raises questions about the nature of privacy
https://www.theparliamentmagazine.eu/articles/opinion/eus-planned-data-protection-legislation-raises-questions-about-nature-privacy

INTERNET OF THINGS


Why Internet of Things will change cybersecurity forever: Gartner
http://www.firstpost.com/business/why-internet-of-things-will-chang...

This 'Smart' Toothbrush Could Save You Money On Dental Insurance. But At What Risk?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/smart-gadgets-insurance_55e5c6ffe4b0c818f6192558?l7919k9

The Future of the Internet of Things Will Be 'Notification Hell' Before It Gets Better
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/250092

NET NEURALITY


Libraries Seek To Support Net Neutrality Rules In Court Battle
http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/257510/libraries-seek-to-support-net-neutrality-rules-in.html

THE NET NEUTRALITY REPORT: Where we are now, what happens next, and why mobile is central to the debate


Broadband providers challenge net neutrality rules

http://apexbeats.com/recent/537-08/broadband-providers-challenge-net-neutrality-rules/

Congress must protect net neutrality
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/2015/09/01/congress-must-protect-net-neutrality/71542640/

GOOGLE

Google’s Problems At Rise In Europe
http://www.valuewalk.com/2015/09/googles-problems-at-rise-in-europe/

Hiding on the Internet
http://www.wsj.com/articles/hiding-on-the-internet-1440975213

US law firm targets Google foes for private damages claims
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/us-law-firm-targe...


Google Ordered to Remove Search Results of 'Right to Be Forgotten' ...
http://www.circleid.com/posts/google_ordered_to_remove_search_results_of_right_to_be_forgotten_removal/

AFRICAN INTERNET NEWS


Net Neutrality in Africa
https://manypossibilities.net/2014/05/net-neutrality-in-africa/


Africa on the rise, but ICT policy is crucial says AfICTA -
See more at: http://www.itwebafrica.com/ict-and-governance/523-africa/235134-afr...


The Internet needs Africa as much as Africa needs the Internet - a speech to the African Union
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/africa-bureau-public-policy/201...

Post DCA Vs ICANN IRP: DCA calls for a Joint Cooperative Framework with ICANN
http://tandaabiashara.com/post-dca-vs-icann-dca-calls-for-a-joint-c...

Two Busy Weeks of Internet Governance Activity In Africa: African Union, AfriSIG2015, AfIGF
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/africa-bureau/2015/09/two-busy-weeks-internet-governance-activity-africa-african-union

The African Union invests in Internet exchange points
http://afrolutionist.com/2015/09/01/newsupdate-the-african-union-in...

African Union launches Internet Exchange Point in Mauritius
http://pctechmag.com/2015/08/african-union-launches-internet-exchange-point-in-mauritius/

Africa Union comes out shouting “accountability is dysfunctional over .Africa IRP ruling”
http://domainnewsafrica.com/africa-union-comes-out-shouting-account...

ITU launches Big Data pilot project in Sierra Leone
http://www.thepatrioticvanguard.com/the-ministry-of-information-and-communications

The ICT policy paradox
http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=145758

ICANN finally publishes THAT .africa letter, makes me look like an ...
http://domainincite.com/19206-icann-finally-publishes-that-africa-letter-makes-me-look-like-an-idiot?

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

The Long Road to Stimulating Tech Innovation in Africa
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/loren-treisman/tech-innovation-in-africa_b_8071288.html?utm_hp_ref=uk-tech&ir=UK+Tech

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