The IGF workshop proposals from ISOC India Chennai have been updated with more information. Openness 323. Roundtable: Balancing Security and Privacy Concerns Security 312. Children Online: The promises of the Internet and the necessary aspects for Online Safety Development 311. Alexandria Everywhere: Open and Accessible classrooms on the Internet to bridge the fundamental divide in education 319. Workshop on Fundamentals: Internet’s Core Values. ..
from the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Deeplinks blog China’s Spy in the Home Commentary by Danny O’Brien The Chinese Ministry of Industry and IT’s announcement that all PCs sold in China must include government-approved filtering software is a profoundly worrying development for online privacy and free speech in that country. While the application, “Green Dam Youth Escort”, claims to only block pornographic sites, the access to a home computer such filtering software requires means that it could also have the power to conduct all sorts of other surveillance and control —…read more
As part of the ISOC Internet Leaders programme, the Ambassador programme is designed to involve members in ISOC’s global engagement activities while providing valuable expertise and know-how to IGF meetings – read more on www.intgovforum.org. ISOC’s Ambassadors help to explain and promote ISOC’s positions on public policy issues related to the themes of the IGF. Ambassadors add their significant local and regional experience and insight to discussions and interventions during the sessions and workshops. The Ambassadors are also expected to take home first-hand experience of the IGF and to continue…read more
In terms of transparency and participative governance, there is no other public corporation anywhere in the world that has established systems and practices as elaborate as ICANN has done. To reach another person on the Internet you have to type an address into your computer – a name or a number. That address has to be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN coordinates these unique identifiers across the world. Without that coordination we wouldn’t have one global Internet. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers…read more