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Egyptian Protests ...internet & mobile communication disrupted

These are excerpts from BBC News:

 

The (Egyptian) government says it is open to dialogue but also warned of "decisive measures" as the fourth day of violent protests loomed…

 

Widespread disruption has been reported to the internet and mobile phone messaging services…..the Facebook and Twitter social websites had been disrupted along with mobile phone messaging, followed by loss of many internet services….3G was not working and SMS messages were…

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Added by Mwende Njiraini on January 28, 2011 at 6:57am — 4 Comments

Day 2 -#igf10#WS123: Legal Aspects of Internet Governance: International Cooperation on Cyber-security

In his contribution to workshop Legal Aspects of Internet Governance: International Cooperation on Cyber-security (Workshop 123 ) Vint Cerf recommended that cybercrime should not be the only motivation to develop legal agreement; in addition to legal mechanisms digital signatures could be used to validate information. However there is need for uniform agreement to justify legal structures on cybercrime. Caution however should be applied in viewing cybercrime strictly as legal abuse/criminality,… Continue

Added by Mwende Njiraini on September 15, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

3rd EAIGF final day highlights and resolutions

The 3rd East African Internet Governance Forum ended today Friday 13th August. The following is summary of the issues discussed today and paraphrased resolutions of the forum.



Session 7: Emerging issues…



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Added by Mwende Njiraini on August 13, 2010 at 11:45pm — No Comments

Highlights of ongoing East Africa IGF in Kampala Uganda

The 3rd East African Internet Governance Forum that began on 11th August ends on Friday 13th August. The following is summary of the

discussions that highlights key issues addressed in the sessions held so far.



Session 1: Official Opening…



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Added by Mwende Njiraini on August 12, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Mitigating potential disruptions on Internet cables

In Africa Group A of the IGCBP10 there was general consensus that there should be measures to mitigate risks associated with disruptions on Internet cables.



One of the participants stated that it was important to understand the problem first in order to establish appropriate countermeasures. Consequently, individual causes of disruption of internet

cables would have different solutions. Some of the examples of disruptions

include those caused by "acts of…

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Added by Mwende Njiraini on April 9, 2010 at 3:06pm — 1 Comment

East African IGF

The East African IGF is currently on going.
We are currently using twitter for live updates
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Added by Mwende Njiraini on September 7, 2009 at 8:25am — 5 Comments

Setting up a National Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT)

I am looking for information that would be useful in setting up a National Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT)or Computer Security Incidence Response Team (CSIRT). Specifically I am interested in learning from country experiences, the legal basis, financing, technical and operational considerations, etc.

Added by Mwende Njiraini on June 9, 2009 at 4:03am — 4 Comments

AFRINIC-10 Fellowship Announcement

Dear Colleagues



Please be advised that AfriNIC is offering several fellowships to attend AfriNIC-10 which will take place 10-22 May, 2009, Cairo, Egypt (back-to-back with AfNOG-10).



The fellowship is reserved for individuals representing small organizations, universities, and journalists who are activity involved in Internet development in the African Region or ICT Policy in their countries and respective communities, who can positively and actively contribute to IP… Continue

Added by Mwende Njiraini on March 7, 2009 at 1:02pm — No Comments

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