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On March 27, 2014, shortly after the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's (NTIA) March 14th announcement of its intent to transfer its counterparty status on ICANN's IANA functions contract to the global multistakeholder community, the conservative advocacy organization Americans for Limited Government (ALG) filed a Freedom of...

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Those who care about security and usability — that is, those who care about security in the real world — have long known that PGP isn't usable by most people. It's not just a lack of user-friendliness, it's downright user hostile. Nor is...

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The gains announced Monday include an additional 570,000 U.S. subscribers, slightly more than Netflix's management predicted. The quarter is typically the company's slowest of the year, as people spend more time outdoors instead of watching video. Netflix ended June with 36.2...

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The number of China's internet users going online with a mobile device — such as a smartphone or tablet — has overtaken those doing so with a personal computer (PC) for the first time, said the official China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) on Monday. China's total number of internet users crept up 2.3 percent to 632 million by the end of June, from 618 million at...

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Today at 5:10pm EDT the IETF 90 Technical Plenary will be streamed live out of Toronto, Canada, at:

http://www.ietf.org/live/

After some initial reports, the technical focus will be on "Network topology and geography" — the abstract is:

Since network gear, links, and the nodes they connect must be in some specific...

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Catherine Saez and William New reporting in Intellectual Property Watch: "New generic top-level domain names seem set to be a constant source of discussions and dissension. The domain '.pharmacy' has been awarded to a United States pharmacy association with industry backing, stirring...

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 Dear friends and colleagues,

This important call for applications has just been released by Nepad, and will be managed by our colleagues Towela Jere and Titi Akinsanmi. Please let your friends in Africa know about this opportunity!

Call for applications for Online Training: Internet Governance in Africa – an Introduction

The NEPAD e-Africa Programme invites...

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The Internet Society (ISOC) has been working with the African Union (AU) to facilitate the African Internet Exchange System (AXIS). This AXIS project funded by the EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund and the Government of Luxembourg will help keep Internet traffic in Africa internal to the continent and avoid expensive international transit costs and delay latency in routing Internet...

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Whether you view Edward Snowden as a criminal or a hero, or somewhere in between, you cannot dispute that his revelations about pervasive surveillance have changed the discussions about the Internet on both technology and policy levels. If you are interested in hearing what Edward Snowden has to say himself, he is scheduled to speak today, Saturday, July 19, 2014, at 2:00pm US EDT at the...

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Let's go to the scoreboard. There are 1751 applications for new top-level domains. Nearly 1/3 (635) are brands. The rest are generics (e.g. .Buzz) and geographies (e.g .NYC).

So, brands are definitely interested in new TLDs — and a handful of major industries have jumped into the lead. If you're in any of those verticals, it's time to pay attention. Your competitors may be...