Archive for March 27, 2012

Global INET: Imagining the Future Internet

Join Vint Cerf, Leonard Kleinrock, Mitchell Baker, Lynn St. Amour and other key panelists at Global INET 2012! Meet hundreds of policy makers, technologists, government representatives and business executives to discuss the positive impacts of the Internet, past, present and future.Take this opportunity to: Work together on critical topics that will shape the future of Read more…


March 27th, 2012 by | Posted in I-Net, igc, internet, isoc, News, w3c | No Comments

A document from 39 years ago: Western Concern for Privacy in the age of Computers

Common Concerns [ This was in 1973, 39 years ago, when "when computers ran on steam and the internet was still largely mechanical". I was led to this document from a message posted by Karl Auerbach in the At Large mailing list today ] Most of the advanced industrial nations of Western Europe and North Read more…


S0PA: 387 Indian ISPs must block 104 piratical websites

The recent Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), considered and eventually abandoned by the US Congress after rancorous debate earlier this year, proposed giving judges the power to cut off American access to particular websites. Under the initial version of the bill, judges would have been able order Internet service providers to use only crude tools Read more…


March 16th, 2012 by | Posted in ACTA, apnic, apralo, atLarge, censorship, igc, igf, internet, NetNeutrality, News, SOPA | No Comments

Reporters without Borders name “Enemies of the Internet”

Bahrain and Belarus have been added to Reporters Without Borders’ annual list of “enemies of the internet” They join 10 other nations on the campaign group’s register of states that restrict net access, filter content and imprison bloggers. India and Kazakhstan have also joined RWB’s list of “countries under surveillance” because of concerns that they are becoming Read more…


EFF argues that patents hinder innovation

Patents may have been created to help encourage innovation, but instead they regularly hinder it. The US Patent Office, overwhelmed and underfunded, issues questionable patents every day. “Patent trolls” buy too many of these patents and then misuse the patent system to shake down companies big and small. Others still use patents to limit competition Read more…


March 5th, 2012 by | Posted in eff, News, technology, wto | No Comments