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June 2013 Blog Posts (7)

Edward Snowden: Balancing Privacy, Justice and Security

“I’m willing to sacrifice all of that because I can’t in good conscience allow the U.S. government to destroy privacy, Internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine they’re secretly building,” Snowden told the Guardian.

On February 21, 2013, I received an e-mail from the Curriculum Coordinator, United States Telecommunications Training Institute, admitting me to attend a USTTI Cyber Security/ICT policy training…


Added by Yahaya Gobir on June 28, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

[Webinar] How does the enormous surveillance power affect Internet users worldwide?

The recent reports confirming the existence of PRISM, the surveillance program operated by the US National Security Agency, have shook the international online community since classified documents were leaked to the press.…


Added by Diplo IGCBP on June 25, 2013 at 7:34pm — No Comments

Africa, the home of mobile Money

I was recently invited to speak in a panel http://www.dw.de/mobile-for-development-is-scale-what-matters/a-16655684 at the Deutche Welle Global Media Forum 2013. This session  Mobile for Development—Is scale what matters? was convened by Frontline SMS and brought together speakers from BBC Media Action, the Guardian, and Daraja.

One of the key question that the session focused…


Added by Grace Githaiga on June 24, 2013 at 2:19pm — 2 Comments

NIGF 2013: Strengthening global performance of Nigeria’s ICT industry through internet access

Today, the Second Edition of Nigeria Internet Governance Forum 2013 holds here in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. The planning for this elaborate event has been going on for the better part of the last four months, and it brings together technocrats, civil society, the private sector, government representatives, intellectuals from the academic communities, and other stakeholders from all parts of Nigeria to deliberate on critical issues revolving around internet governance in the…


Added by Yahaya Gobir on June 18, 2013 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Europe is working on strickter penalties on cyber crimes

Cybercrime concerns are nothing new in international debates. The topic has been continuously raised within…


Added by Valerie on June 7, 2013 at 2:21pm — 1 Comment

From ‘End-to-end’ to the ‘Rule of Law’: Should Network Neutrality be Enshrined into Legislation?

Over the past month, I have been actively involved in the organisation of the “Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue on Network Neutrality and Human Rights”, which took place on 29-30 May in Strasbourg, under the auspices of the Council of Europe.

This two-day long event has summoned some of the most renowned network-neutrality experts at the European level and provided a unique occasion to share opinions and concerns on an equal footing.

The main purpose of the conference was to shed…


Added by Luca Belli on June 3, 2013 at 9:34am — No Comments

Is all disclosure really disclosure?

A local ISP recently sent emails to their email users advising that the ISP will be migrating to the Google apps platform . As a result customers will be able to take advantage of the benefits and apps available.

In my opinion the new functionality would be great, access to my documents from anywhere, ability to collaborate online etc..However I'm concerned about what is not being said.

For example

Where will my emails be stored ?

Which government will have…


Added by Trevor A. Phipps on June 1, 2013 at 12:53pm — No Comments

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