The Web We Want festival runs from this weekend in London. With education at the festival’s core, the organizers — including web inventor Tim Berners-Lee — want to create a movement that’s as broad-based as environmentalism.
A Friday report in Vedomosti suggested that, on 22 September, President Putin will meet with the country’s security council to discuss the possibility of cutting out the foreign internet in times of strife. However, the Kremlin has denied this.
The argument we’re having today over fast lanes and slow lanes on the internet has echoes of the centuries-long debate over the English Enclosure Movement.
In this part of our special report on reinventing the internet, we look at the internet as a shared global resource — in a perfect world, that would mean international cooperation to keep it safe and secure.
After contributing to standards organizations for more than seven years, engineer Vidya Narayanan decided it was time to move on. Although she still believes that these organizations make the Internet a better place, she wonders about the pace of change versus the pace of organizations.
The Marco Civil da Internet, in its current form, is a big win for the likes of Google and Facebook, as it no longer requires them to store Brazilians’ personal data within the country’s borders.
One interesting result of the NTIA’s propsal to relinquish U.S. control over the DNS could be to drive a final stake through anti-piracy proposals like SOPA that rely on manipulating DNS queries as an enforcement mechanism.
The NTIA made a surprising announcement Friday when it said it might relinquish control of the contract that is awarded to ICANN for managing what acts as an address book for the internet.
Global debates about internet governance are set to heat up in the coming years, so the European Union has set out its standpoint, with true globalization and human rights being non-negotiable principles.
The independent, international commission has been set up by two thinktanks, as a way of figuring out how the internet should be run in future.