Security: President Barrack Obama on securing America’s cyber infrastructure

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US President Barrack Obama made some remarks on 29th May on securing America’s Cyber infrastructure. While outlining the strategy for cybersecurity he is explicit in stating that privacy and other civil liberties are not to be ignored: “Our pursuit of cybersecurity will not — I repeat, will not include — monitoring private sector networks or Internet traffic. We will preserve and protect the personal privacy and civil liberties that we cherish as Americans. Indeed, I remain firmly committed to net neutrality so we can keep the Internet as it should…read more


Privacy: James Bamford & Chris Calabrese on surveillance for control

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The Technology & Liberty Program of American Civil Liberties Union monitors the interplay between cutting-edge technology and civil liberties, actively promoting responsible uses of technology that enhance privacy and freedom, while opposing those that undermine our freedoms and move us closer to a surveillance society. At the Annual Membership Conference of ACLU two years ago, this talk by James Bamford author of “The Puzzle Palace” and “Body of Secrets” & Chris Calabrese Program Counsel of the ACLU Technology and Liberty Project was recorded by Mike McCormick (Posted for an overall…read more


Privacy: cell phones and security cameras.

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These are external reports. Surveillance Technology: CNBC’s Big Brother, Big Business Surveillance Technology: Remotely tuning into ambient audio through a cell phone, on or off.


Jonathan B Postel Award

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Nominations for the 2009 Jonathan B. Postel Service Award are due by 29 May. The Internet Society presents this annual award to an individual or an organization that has made outstanding contributions in service to the data communications community. This year the award will be presented during the 75th Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) meeting in Stockholm, Sweden, 26-31 July. The award includes a presentation crystal and a prize of USD20,000. The award recognizes sustained and substantial technical contributions, service to the community, and leadership. With respect to leadership, the…read more


Fellowship applications to ICANN Seoul now open

Posted by in At Large, fellowship, icann, icann jpa, News, public participation

The 36th meeting of ICANN would take place at Seoul, South Korea from from 25-Oct-2009 to 30-Oct-2009. A good idea of what would take place at Seoul can be had from the websites of the recently concluded Mexico meeting and the meeting to take place in June at Sydney Those from ISOC India Chennai interested in ICANN and at-Large activities, applying for a fellowship to attend the meeting at Seoul may apply here It is a convention to be adopted to keep the Chapter’s Director for Communication posted on your…read more