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EU set to fight Internet tax and ‘spying’ at global summit

Cyber Security
European Union member states are preparing to fight as a bloc alongside the United States to prevent a move by Russia and countries in Africa to impose a levy on internet traffic and make it easier to track users' activities. The showdown over the policing and administration of the internet will take place at a meeting of the International Telecommunications Union in Dubai from December 3-14, when the ITU's 193 member countries will meet to debate new net rules. More

Irrelevancy Leads to Failure – Worry for Yahoo, Microsoft, HP, Sears, etc.

Business
The web lit up yesterday with people sharing a Fortune quote from Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, “We are literally moving the company from BlackBerrys to smartphones.” Why was this a big deal?  Because, in these few words, Ms. Mayer pointed out that Research In Motion is no longer relevant.  The company may have created the smartphone market, but now its products are so irrelevant that it isn’t even considered a market participant.  more

The UN’s internet gabfest

Internet
How do you fix a big problem? Well, one thing you don't do is call the United Nations and then ask that august body to do something that it has never done before. Yet, this is exactly what appears to be happening when the United Nations' International Telecommunication Union meets at the World Conference on International Telecommunications in Dubai next week. more