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August 2013 Blog Posts (15)

[Webinar] The Arab IGF: discussion amid conflict

Africa's successful regional IGFs have made the recent news. But what about the upcoming Arab IGF? What do you know about the current issues and news?

The Arab Spring and the recent developments in the MENA region have heightened the…


Added by Diplo IGCBP on August 28, 2013 at 3:40pm — No Comments

My introduction to ICT Policy and Strategy Planning

I have been aware of Rwanda being a success story in Africa when it comes to ICT policy implementation, but reading about it in the Introduction part of the first chapter of the ICT Policy and Strategy Planning course has re-ignited my interest in the country’s success story. What I now know is that Rwanda, with the assistance of the UN, put in place a plan to use ICT as a development tool.

I am a board member of the Namibia Information Communication Technology Association (NICTA) (…


Added by Ndapewa Vistorina Hangula on August 27, 2013 at 2:02pm — No Comments

EPIC's Petition to the NSA

EPIC announced a petition to the NSA to conduct a public rulemaking on the agency's monitoring and collection of communications traffic within the United States. 5 U.S.C. § 553(e).

The petition letter is as follows:


June 17, 2013

Dear General Alexander and Secretary Hagel:…


Added by ZHOU Hui on August 26, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Rethinking the ICT Sector as the Human Body

In many respects, the ICT ecosystem can be likened to the human body. In biology, we learn that the organs of the human body are organised into systems, and that each system is responsible for a major physiological process such as energy production, movement or reproduction. ICT similarly involves various stakeholders; each stakeholder has identifiable and not-so identifiable roles to ensure that technology is properly harnessed to drive development. The main stakeholders in the ICT policy…


Added by Gameli Adzaho on August 21, 2013 at 9:24am — 6 Comments

Privacy vs Copyright

The concept of privacy was proposed for the first time by American scholars announced " The Right to Privacy" http://groups.csail.mit.edu/mac/classes/6.805/articles/privacy/Privacy_brand_warr2.html at "Harvard Law Review"in 1890, who are Brandeis and Warren. This paper they distinguished the right to privacy from copyright.

It's very interesting that we have to deal…


Added by ZHOU Hui on August 20, 2013 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Policy Implementation

Seeing a great nation without proper implementation of policies grieve my heart. Progress cant be experience if government, individual toil with with policies. I can say that human existence and achievement is base on a well detail of policies. For effective policy to be in place, selfish interest must die, agreement must be reach by all, and love must exit between all. Poor policy is the key to retard development in our country. We need good policies to ensure stable economy, bridge gap… Continue

Added by Akinremi Peter Taiwo on August 19, 2013 at 8:17pm — 1 Comment

China to boost information consumption

Promoting the consumption of information - a field that involves e-commerce, the Internet and cloud computing technology - can effectively drive demand, create new sources of economic growth and help consumption upgrading, said the document posted on the central government's website. In this context, there will be a more available, accessible and affordable Internet to all average people in China.

Here is the news …


Added by ZHOU Hui on August 19, 2013 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Technology: a blessing or a curse?

Narine Khachatryan

When it comes to ICTs and development, an Armenian fairy tale The Brother Axe comes to mind. Instead of serving its purpose, i.e. chopping wood, the Brother Axe injured villagers who had never before used (or seen) axes. The Brother Axe was beaten by ignorant villagers, shot down and ultimately caused a big fire destroying the village granaries.

The story describes the possible effects new technology may have…


Added by Narine Khachatryan on August 18, 2013 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments


Have been having challenge on how to answer this question. why nation are face with insecurity when the are possible ict medium to combat it. I need your opinion on this matter.

Added by Akinremi Peter Taiwo on August 15, 2013 at 10:36am — 2 Comments

Bitcoin is real money

Last week the Federal Court recognized the Bitcoin to be real money. Case involving fraudulent offers and sales of securities by the accused Trendon…


Added by Valerie on August 12, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Akamai First Quarter 2013 'State of the Internet' Report

The Akamai "State of the Internet" report is based on data gathered across Akamai’s global server network. The report highlights attack traffic, connection speeds, Internet penetration, broadband adoption, and mobile usage, as well as trends seen in this data over time. According to its website report, the 1st quarter's report highlights:

•IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 adoption trends. •Internet events & disruptions as reflected in Akamai traffic levels

•Connectivity speeds and… Continue

Added by Yahaya Gobir on August 9, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance

International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance


Added by ZHOU Hui on August 8, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Need for an information technology security policy in an organization

Widespread use of information technology (IT) has necessitated an increase in consciousness about IT security.  As persons and organizations settle for application of computer and mobile phone to most of…


Added by Chris Prince Udochukwu Njoku on August 7, 2013 at 12:05am — No Comments

The Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on Strengthening Internet Information Protection

(unofficial English translation)

The Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on Strengthening  

Internet Information Protection

(Adopted at the 30th Session of Standing Committee of the 11th National People’s Congress on December 28, 2012)

In order to protect Internet information security, safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of citizens, legal…


Added by ZHOU Hui on August 4, 2013 at 1:19pm — No Comments


Application for the course of Cyber-Security and other is out..Kindly follow this link to apply http://learn.diplomacy.edu/registration

Added by Akinremi Peter Taiwo on August 2, 2013 at 2:11pm — No Comments

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