[AfrICANN-discuss] Internet Gov Weekly Brief : African Internet Summit; Internet trends 2017; China launch cybersecurity law; Japan & Surveillance; North Korea's iPad; Putin on elections hacking; GFCE..
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This week; African Internet Summit took place in Nairobi where "The African Union Commission, in partnership with the Internet Society has unveiled a new set of Internet Infrastructure Security Guidelines for Africa that are set to change the way Union States approach cyber security". Also, African Internet Organisations has issued statement on internet Shutdown in the continent "calling on African governments to renounce the use of internet shutdown as a policy tool, and to engage in meaningful dialogue with stakeholders". Besides, the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise took place in Brussels.
On Cyberpolitics, China on Thursday launched cybersecurity law, claiming to ensure its national security, amid criticism from foreign companies which say it might hamper their operations. Besides, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said "patriotic minded" private Russian hackers unconnected to the government could be behind major hacks that interfered in other 'nations' elections. Moreover, North Korea has brought out its very own version of Apple’s iPad.
On surveillance, Edward Snowden, who exposed the existence of highly invasive U.S. surveillance programs in 2013, warned this week that Japan might be moving closer to achieving sweeping surveillance of ordinary citizens.
Mary Meeker, released her annual internet trends report on Wednesday which offers a comprehensive look at the current digital technology landscape and what tech trends to expect next.
On Child online abuse, The Europol police agency has shared 20 images of everyday objects featured in the background of lurid child pornography videos in the hope of tracking down paedophiles and victims of child sex abuse.
On Fake news, Facebook's shareholders have rejected a proposal which could have forced the social media giant to publish a report on the impact of fake news disseminated via its site.
On hate speech, The number of illegal posts removed by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft has doubled in the last six months, but more can still be done, says the EU.
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SUMMARY This week; African Internet Summit took place in Nairobi where The African Union Commission, in partnership with the Internet Society has unveiled a…
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