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6 hours 51 min ago

We live in a world of information abundance and the proliferation of ideas. Through mobile devices, tablets, laptops and computers we can access and create any sort of data in a ubiquitous way. But, it was not always like that. Before the Internet information was limited and was travelling slow. Our ancestors depended on channels of information that were often subjected to various policy...

9 hours 9 min ago

Diplo is hosting a special webinar on the outcomes of NETmundial, tomorrow (Friday 25th) at 11h UTC/GMT. The NETmundial meeting is expected to agree on a set of common principles and values, and a roadmap for the future evolution of IG.

Diplo’s Vladimir Radunovic will discuss the outcomes of this important meeting,…


18 hours 39 min ago

Two weeks ago I wrote about Yahoo's unfortunate mail security actions. Now it's AOL's turn, and the story, as best as I can piece it together, is not pretty.

Yahoo used an emerging system called DMARC, which was intended to...

21 hours 50 min ago

It appears that the FCC will permit exceptions to the standard, plain vanilla best efforts routing standard for Internet traffic, such as the paid peering arrangement recently negotiated between Comcast and Netflix. In both academic and applied papers I have supported this option, with several major conditions. See, e.g., ...

1 day 6 hours ago

Karl Auerbach, a former member of ICANN's boardKarl Auerbach has written a quite long but very detailed and well thought out letter to Congress. It's not clear which members of Congress were sent the letter.

Karl Auerbach is a former member of...

1 day 6 hours ago

Kieren McCarthy reporting in the Register: A bill guaranteeing civil rights on the internet was signed into law by Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff at the NetMundial Internet Governance conference today. In a theatrical flourish, Rousseff signed the "Marco Civil" at the podium before giving a speech at the opening ceremony of the NetMundial Internet Governance conference that runs today...

1 day 6 hours ago

InterConnect announces the first in a developing series of new Master Classes on "Internet Infrastructure and Governance" starting June 30 through July 3, 2014. InterConnect provides the following information regarding the course.

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The Master Class in Internet Governance and Policy is designed to help participants understand the core principles of internet...

1 day 7 hours ago

The internet affects every individual in this world whether directly or indirectly. For example, a medical professional somewhere in Goma, Congo might access the internet to read and post reviews to current medication available and this might have an impact on the kind of medication that he/she recommends to the patient, whether the patient has access to affordable internet or not. Since...

1 day 18 hours ago

It seems everywhere I turn, there's someone throwing around statistics for how the Internet and broadband will drive economic growth, create jobs, end world hunger and bring world peace (ok, maybe not the later). Sure enough, government officials are buying into that rhetoric and extending it in initiatives like national broadband strategies, cybercrime and cybersecurity plans as well as e-...

2 days 4 hours ago

The recent discovery of the goto fail and heartbleed bugs has prompted some public discussion on a very important topic: what advice should cryptologists give to implementors who need to use crypto? What should they do? There are three...