Diplo

DIPLO Courses

Diplo is now accepting applications for the 2020 Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy, and the Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy with a specialisation in Internet Governance. These unique postgraduate programmes, offered in co-operation with the University of Malta, include a 10-day residential workshop in Malta followed by 16–20 months of online learning. Visit the Master in […]

Fraud

‘Sadfishing’ social media warning from school heads

By Sean Coughlan BBC News family and education correspondent 1 October 2019 A social-media “trend” is leaving young people with genuine mental health problems “facing unfair and distressing criticism”, private-school leaders say. “Sadfishing” is a growing “behavioural trend”, where people make “exaggerated claims about their emotional problems to generate sympathy”, the heads say. And it […]

Net Neutrality

Study Proves The FCC’s Core Justification for Killing Net Neutrality Was False

The biggest study yet finds Ajit Pai’s repeated claims that net neutrality hurt broadband investment have never been true. A new study has found the FCC’s primary justification for repealing net neutrality was indisputably false. For years, big ISPs and Trump FCC boss Ajit Pai have told anyone who’d listen that the FCC’s net neutrality […]

Net Neutrality

Testing the economics of the net neutrality debate

Author Christopher Alex https://doi.org/10.1016/j.telpol.2019.101869Get rights and content Highlights US Net Neutrality rules produced no impacts on telecommunication investment.• Telecom new investment decisions showed no change after net neutrality rules.• Paper utilizes comprehensive dataset with observations from Q1 2009 through Q3 2018. Abstract This paper examines the impacts of net neutrality rule changes in the United […]

Digital Identity

Establishment of an electronic identity (E-ID) that is valid nationally and internationally

The aim of the strategic project is for internet users to be able to identify themselves correctly and securely. They require an electronic identity in order to do so. Aims of the strategic project More and more people are carrying out diverse transactions on the internet which require them to identify themselves. The electronic identity […]

Google

Google wins ‘right to be forgotten’ case in top EU court European Court of Justice rules against obliging Google to apply ‘right to be forgotten’ rule globally.3 hours ago MORE ON AJ IMPACT The world is your oyster: Top universities worldwide rankedlast week Hong Kong exchange has London rival in its sightslast week Aramco’s IPO may […]

cybersecurity ICANN

ICANN must do more to fight internet security threats

Dave Piscitello and Lyman Chapin, September 16, 2019, 20:24:36 (UTC), Domain Policy ICANN and its contracted parties need to do more to tackle security threats, write Dave Piscitello and Lyman Chapin of Interisle Consulting. The ICANN Registry and Registrar constituencies insist that ICANN’s role with respect to DNS abuse is limited by its Mission “to ensure the […]

cybersecurity

DoH Creates More Problems Than It Solves

By Richard Bennett Unlike most new IETF standards, DNS over HTTPS has been a magnet for controversy since the DoH working group was chartered on 2017. The proposed standard was intended to improve the performance of address resolutions while also improving their privacy and integrity, but it’s unclear that it accomplishes these goals. On the performance front, testing indicates DoH […]

Facebook Privacy

Facebook’s suspension of ‘tens of thousands’ of apps reveals wider privacy issues

The disclosures about app suspensions renew questions about whether people’s personal information on Facebook is secure The New York TimesKate Conger, Gabriel J.X. Dance And Mike Isaac September 21, 20193:31 PM EDT SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook said on Friday that it had suspended tens of thousands of apps for improperly sucking up users’ personal information […]

Cyberattacks

281 Arrested Worldwide in Coordinated International Enforcement Operation Targeting Hundreds of Individuals in Business Email Compromise Schemes

Department of JusticeOffice of Public Affairs 74 Alleged Fraudsters Arrested in the United States Federal authorities announced today a significant coordinated effort to disrupt Business Email Compromise (BEC) schemes that are designed to intercept and hijack wire transfers from businesses and individuals, including many senior citizens.  Operation reWired, a coordinated law enforcement effort by the […]