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September 2013 Blog Posts (14)

Opening Up Rights and Privacy on The Internet with the Context of Security in Africa

The On going 2nd African Internet Forum going on in Nairobi, Kenya, has brought up a lot of great thoughts into the issue of Internet and Human Rights.


Within the context of the Africa, its important, to note security can only be truly guaranteed if we have a good balance between rights and privacy in regards to security, whatever survillance or lack of access to the Internet or accessing  certain content that happens or seem to happen   this should be done within the Context…


Added by Poncelet O. Ileleji on September 26, 2013 at 11:41am — No Comments

The Story of China’s Biggest Social Network

In China, most people cann't visit Twitter and Facebook. But there is still a very large market for social network. Tencet is the most influencial company in this field. Till this month, only the number of its mobile users has reached about 400 million. In last year, the number of the peaking current users of its desk clients was more than 167 million. So you may have to learn about the story if you want to know the network application in China—— a internet giant in Chian. Here is an article…


Added by ZHOU Hui on September 25, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

[Webinar] Is Brazil leading a new revolution in global digital policy?

Brazil is playing an increasingly important role in global digital policy. Recent events continue to shape Brazil’s position on many issues, including political developments in reaction to the NSA leaks, its bilateral relations with the United States, news about the deployment of a BRICS-only undersea cable, and its renewed ability to influence the global Internet governance (IG) regime. Is Brazil then leading a new revolution?

Join us for our just-in-time webinar on…


Added by Diplo IGCBP on September 25, 2013 at 11:19am — No Comments

Remote Participation at IGF 2013

 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is an open and inclusive venue for Internet governance discussions  and enhancing the level of remote participation at IGF is certainly in line with such openness and inclusiveness. Remote participation is an integral part of IGF.  This has been manifested in many ways, the number of remote participants increases each year, remote participants contribute to discussions and technical expertise and facilities are…


Added by Farzaneh Badiei on September 20, 2013 at 12:16am — 1 Comment

Diplo is going to Bali (online or in person)

It's time to coordinate our schedules for Bali for IGF 2013. What are your goals for this year's IGF? What will you accomplish, learn and teach? How will you do it?
Please let us know if you 
---are participating in a workshop (in person or remotely)
---will be in Bali   (and what your plans are)
---will join us online
Diplo's main events are
---Workshop 68, …

Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on September 19, 2013 at 6:11pm — 3 Comments

OECD updated Guidelines on the Protection of Privacy and Transborder Flows of Personal Data

On 11 July 2013 the OECD Council adopted a revised Recommendation Concerning Guidelines Governing the Protection of Privacy and Transborder Flows of Personal Data (“Privacy Guidelines”). This revision is the first since the original 1980 release of the Guidelines and arises out of a call by Ministers in the 2008 Seoul Declaration for the Future of the Internet Economy to assess the Guidelines in light of “changing technologies, markets and user behaviour, and the growing importance of…


Added by ZHOU Hui on September 19, 2013 at 11:46am — No Comments

The need to regulate P2P network traffic

Internet has evolved from a small scientific network carrying data between trusted computers to the ubiquitous communications infrastructure we have today, carrying all types of traffic, including data, voice, video, and financial transactions. In this new environment, users may have conflicting interests and/or malicious intentions, launching various kinds of attacks against innocent hosts and/or the networking infrastructure. [1]


During the past few years P2P (Peer to Peer)…


Added by Ahmed Bakhat Masood on September 12, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Last few days to apply... advanced thematic course in Cybersecurity

The call for applications for DiploFoundation's advanced thematic course in Cybersecurity closes in a few days. The course starts on 7 October. Details about the course are available at http://www.diplomacy.edu/courses/IGCBP-Adv-security (click on the orange tabs at the top), or below.
Please email ig@diplomacy.edu if you require further information.



Added by Diplo IGCBP on September 12, 2013 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Infrastructure: Tool for development

One of the key factors that changes the world today are infrastructures. Comparing the developed and developing to the least developing nation is the amount of infrastructure that is put in place. Going back to the olden days we would see the positive implication of infrastructure to the present. The amount of infrastructure in a country determines the status of that country. Many countries today are striving to put in place the necessary tools and service which will ensure smooth running of…


Added by Akinremi Peter Taiwo on September 10, 2013 at 4:39pm — 1 Comment

"Coming seismic changes to the global Internet and the Birth of the Multilingual Internet Ecosystem"

An interesting initiative to announce, that you may be part of:

Multilingual Internet Group (MLi Group), that has been very active since WSIS and IGF beginnings in promoting the internationalised Internet - including multilingual content and the iDNs - announces series of Summits in emerging markets to help local communities and organisations be prepared for what they call "seismic changes on the global Internet and the Birth of the Multilingual Internet Ecosystem" due to, among other…


Added by Vladimir Radunovic on September 9, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Serious breach limit set for online rumors in China

Serious breach limit set for online rumors


By Cao Yin ( chinadaily.com.cn)

China's top judicial authorities have defined what is a "serious case" of spreading false information online.

Libelous or damaging rumors posted online and viewed at least 5,000 times or forwarded 500 times are classed as a "serious" breach of…


Added by ZHOU Hui on September 9, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Online TV: privacy violation case

The Dutch online TV provider became involved in the privacy violation case.

TP Vision is a joint venture based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, which develops, manufactures and markets Philips branded TV sets in Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and selected countries in Asia-Pacific.

In 2012 TP Vision made statements about their monitoring the use of Philips branded smart TVs in the Netherlands, such as

"60% of our active…


Added by Valerie on September 2, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

IGF2013 Pre-registration

Pre-registration for the Bali Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is now open here. Please note that it is possible to register as a remote participant and important that you should do this if you plan to follow any of the meeting online. The greater the demand for remote participation, the more energy and resources will go into improving the remote participation experience, so please help to show…


Added by Deirdre Williams on September 1, 2013 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Letter from Lavabit


My Fellow Users,

I have been forced to make a difficult decision: to become complicit in crimes against the American people or walk away from nearly ten years of hard work by shutting down Lavabit. After significant soul searching, I have decided to suspend operations. I wish that I could legally share with you the events that led to my decision. I cannot. I feel you deserve to know what’s going…


Added by ZHOU Hui on September 1, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

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