[AfrICANN-discuss] Internet Gov Weekly Brief : ICANN 59, Petya ransomware; UN on online extremism, Intellectual Property, WEF on Blockchain, Alibaba on Lazada; Africa DNS market, Asia-Africa-Europe cable system; EU fines Google
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Fri Jun 30 15:44:40 UTC 2017
This week, security in Internet Governance headline again as large scale ransomware attack reportedly spreads rapidly worldwide, shutting down computers at corporates, power supplies, and banks across Russia, Ukraine, Spain, France, UK, India, and Europe and demanding $300 in bitcoins.
On cyber extremism, a senior United Nations official has called for sustained joint efforts to combat terrorism and welcomed a partnership initiative with tech giants Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube to counter terrorism and violent extremism online.
On intellectual property, WIPO launched two new publications. The first is a Practical Guide<http://www.wipo.int/edocs/pubdocs/en/wipo_pub_1048.pdf> to Intellectual Property for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities. The second is Key Questions<http://www.wipo.int/edocs/pubdocs/en/wipo_pub_1047.pdf> on Patent Disclosure Requirements for Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge.
On digital currency, The World Economic Forum (WEF)<https://www.weforum.org/> published a dedicated Blockchain report detailing how the technology will flow into the global economy.
On e-commerce, Jack Ma's e-commerce<http://tech.economictimes.indiatimes.com/tag/e-commerce> giant is preparing for a showdown in Southeast Asia by spending another $1 billion to tighten its grip on Lazada<http://tech.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/internet/alibaba-to-further-invest-1bn-to-increase-stake-in-lazada-to-83/59369445> wich was founded in 2012 in Singapore, also operates e-commerce marketplaces in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
On domain name; research initiated by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) shows that issues such as the price of domain name registration, affordable internet access and policy enforcement continue to impact the african continent's US$52m per-year domain name market.
On infrastructure, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd on Wednesday announced the launch of the Asia-Africa-Europe (AAE-1) submarine cable system.
On social media, Facebook, the world's largest social media website, has announced that there are now two billion people connecting and building communities on its platform every month.
On net neutrality, A group of small Internet service providers urged Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to preserve the FCC's net neutrality rules and the related classification of ISPs as common carriers.
The European Commission has fined Google €2.42 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules.
As for event, we note ICANN 59 in Johannesburg and World Mobile Congress Shangai.
Below, informations on those events and topics as well as documents on big data, internet of things...
See document in full here
Internet Gov Weekly Brief : ICANN 59, Petya ransomware; UN on extremism online, Intellectual Property, WEF on Blockchain, Alibaba on Lazada; Africa DNS market, Asia-Africa-Europe cable system<http://www.diplointernetgovernance.org/profiles/blogs/internet-gov-weekly-brief-icann-59-petya-ransomware-un-on>
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