Latest Internet Governance Forum Stories

2014-02-11 23:27:23

New forum provides the Iranian technology community with new opportunities to contribute to the global discussion on Internet governance. (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 IJMA3 and the Tehran ICT Guild Organization (TIG) have collaborated to launch the Persian Internet Governance Forum (Persian IGF), the first entity in the region to highlight the importance of Internet openness and its effects on economic growth in the Persian region. The Persian IGF is one of the latest additions to the...

2010-10-08 13:12:00

Coalition Hosts Brand Abuse and Internet Governance Forum in New York WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representatives from major global brands gathered for the Online Brand Abuse and Internet Governance Forum, co-hosted by the Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA) and its member companies American International Group, Inc. (AIG) and New York Life Insurance Company. The event took place on October 6 in lower Manhattan and focused on the major policy issues facing...

2010-06-08 08:57:00

Global Brands Gather to Discuss Best Practices for Digital Marketing and Online Brand Protection WASHINGTON, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representatives from major brands around the world joined the Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA) for its Online Brand Abuse and Internet Governance Forum on June 2 in San Francisco. The forum, hosted by CADNA member Wells Fargo, covered various aspects of the online space and the benefits and challenges that they pose for brand owners....

2010-04-13 17:25:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As the Internet spreads across the globe, countries don't necessarily need democracy to join the online community, a new study from Ohio State University has found. Rather, social factors such as population growth and violent conflict are much more important -- and capitalism trumps them all. In a recent issue of the journal Sociological Inquiry, researchers report their 12-year study of the social and economic barriers that prevent some countries from crossing the "digital...

2009-11-19 06:00:00

CAIRO, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Business leaders have issued a stark warning that the demise of the UN-linked Internet Governance Forum (IGF) could impede the ability of the Internet to drive economic growth and improve societal benefits. The warning was addressed to delegates attending the closing ceremony of the 4th IGF meeting in Sharm el-Sheikh on Wednesday 18 November, by Herbert Heitmann, Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce's (ICC) Commission on E-Business, IT and Telecoms,...

2009-11-19 06:00:00

According to participants at a recent internet governance forum, the Internet is still under the control of the U.S., despite a move by America to loosen its grip over the private corporation that administers the net. The US Commerce Department and Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) made an agreement in September that created panels to review the work of ICANN in key areas, in a move designed to bring more accountability to the body. But delegates at the...

2009-11-18 13:20:50

In a statement during the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Egypt's Red Sea Resort Sharm el-Sheikh, a Cisco vice president said that video has caused Internet traffic to boom. Robert Pepper said traffic will increase sixfold from 2007 to 2012. "It's growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 46 percent and this is being driven by video," he said. "Video is the driver. Make no question about that." Pepper said video allows users to interact more online, regardless of language or...

2009-11-18 06:09:02

An Internet governance forum gathered at the Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt to discuss cybercrime regulation, reported AFP. According to Gisele Da Silva Craveiro of the University of Sao Paolo in Brazil, current cyber legislation is so expansive that it could easily be subject to misuse by authorities. "Definitions for cybercrimes can be so broad as to fit everything... leaving the laws open to inappropriate use by authorities such as monitoring citizens," Craveiro told AFP at the Fourth Meeting of...

2009-11-16 14:30:00

After disrupting a meeting of free-speech advocates in Egypt, the UN is being criticized for stifling debate about net censorship, BBC News reported. During a recent session at the Internet Governance Forum in Egypt, the UN security demanded the removal of a poster promoting a book by the OpenNet Initiative (ONI). The poster mentioned Internet censorship and China's Great Firewall. The UN claimed it had received complaints about the poster and that it had not been "pre-approved." Ron Deibert,...

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