Tag: Snowden

Bali IGF: Surveillance, Human Rights, Governance Of Internet Resources, “Multistakeholderism”

Cyber Security, Governance
The revelations of mass surveillance by the US and other intelligence services are expected to considerably influence the 8th Internet Governance Forum in Bali, Indonesia this week. There is a fear, said Robert Guerra from the Canadian Citizen Lab, that the surveillance topic will drive other issues and outcomes of the meetings, too. With “Surveillance and Snowden,” the Association for Progressive Communication and Giganet during their Joint Fora on Security, Surveillance and the Militarization of Cyberspace provide for a first showdown on day zero in Bali. The next meeting of the IGF – which arose from the 2003-2005 UN-led World Summit for the Information Society (WSIS) – is being held from 22-25 October. Many more panels will address the surveillance issue as many are human righ

Have the core Internet institutions abandoned the US Government Post Snowden?

Governance
In Montevideo, Uruguay this week, the Directors of all the major Internet organizations – ICANN, the Internet Engineering Task Force, the Internet Architecture Board, the World Wide Web Consortium, the Internet Society, all five of the regional Internet address registries – turned their back on the US government. With striking unanimity, the organizations that actually develop and administer Internet standards and resources initiated a break with 3 decades of U.S. dominance of Internet governance. A statement released by this group called for “accelerating the globalization of ICANN and IANA functions, towards an environment in which all stakeholders, including all governments, participate on an equal footing.” That part of the statement constituted an explicit rejection of the US C