Internet blockade shuts down e-Governance in Kashmir

Online public services fall flat; e-PDS, IT Returns, Khidmat Centres, RTO documentation, e-tendering, healthcare badly affected The Internet shutdown in Kashmir since August 5 has not only devastated the private sector, but also taken a heavy toll on various government services and departments. From the ambitious Electronic Public Distribution System (e-PDS) to filing application forms […]


ICANN Readout

ICANN66 Online Readout Session. When: Wednesday 11 December at 10.00 AM – 11.15 AM UTC Where: Zoom at https://icann.zoom.us/j/234707966 Agenda: Welcome Remarks | Baher Esmat [1 minute] Update from the GAC | Manal Ismail [10 minutes] Update from the GNSO (EPDP 2.0, SubPro, PDP 3.0…) | Rafik Dammak [10 minutes] Universal Acceptance of TLDs | Sarmad Hussain [10 minutes] Evolving […]


Too Big to be Left Unnoticed: America’s Uncompetitive Broadband Market

Annual Tech, Media, & Telecom Competition Conference The Capitol Forum Good Morning. Thank you to The Capitol Forum and to Teddy Downey for the chance to appear here today. Teddy and his team have made The Capitol Forum into an indispensable source for analysis especially by digging into issues that might otherwise go unnoticed.  That’s really my theme today […]


Survey says people don’t trust the Internet, what needs to change?

Survey https://www.cigionline.org/internet-survey-2019 More trust in the internet is needed if the digital economy is to become a viable development tool for developing nations. Social media companies are now a leading source of user distrust in the internet – surpassed only by cyber criminals – according to a new survey of over 25,000 internet users around […]


Amid .org controversy, Cerf predicts the death of all domains

Kevin Murphy, December 4, 2019, Domain Registries Source http://domainincite.com/ As the debate about the sale by the Internet Society of .org registry PIR to a private equity company passionately continues, one reason put forward to defend the deal doesn’t appear to have been given much attention: it seems ISOC doesn’t have much confidence in the longevity […]


‘The Entire System Is Designed to Suppress Us.’ What the Chinese Surveillance State Means for the Rest of the World

A surveillance camera overlooks Tiananmen Square in Beijing Thomas Peter—ReutersBY CHARLIE CAMPBELL  NOVEMBER 21, 2019 source: Time https://time.com/5735411/china-surveillance-privacy-issues/ Every morning, Mrs. Chen dons her bright purple tai chi pajamas and joins the dozen or so other members of Hongmen Martial Arts Group for practice outside Chongqing’s Jiangnan Stadium. But a few months ago, she was in such a […]