[AfrICANN-discuss] Internet Gov Weekly Brief : Teresa May to fight cyber extremism; Egypt blocks 20 websites; Qatar QNA hacked; LACNIC-LACRALO sign MOU; Central Africa IXPs; AIS; India digital economy to grow;
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The United Nations peacekeeping office announced a new software application, created as a result of collaboration with the Government of Singapore, which will "help keep all entities updated in the unfortunate situation when colleagues in the field are killed, injured or fall ill, enabling Headquarters to respond with speed and efficiency,” Mr. Khare said.
On cyber extremism, Theresa May is planning to introduce huge regulations on the way the internet works, allowing the government to decide what is said online. Also, In the wake of the Manchester attack, the U.K. government is fast-tracking new laws to access encrypted messages. At G7 summit, British Prime Minister will urge internet companies to do more to remove extremist content. Furthemore, according to state news agency MENA, Egypt has blocked Al Jazeera's main website and 20 other publications, accusing them of supporting "terrorism and extremism".
On fake news, Qatar said Wednesday its QNA news agency had been hacked by an "unknown entity" and had broadcast a false statement attributed to Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on sensitive regional issues.
On e-commerce, India’s digital economy is expected to grow from the current $270 billion to around $1 trillion in the next 5-7 years, aided by the exponential growth witnessed in e-commerce.
On infrastructure, after Gabon, the African Union makes the CGIX Congo the second internet exchange point of Central Africa.
On event, we note LACNIC 27 meeting where the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Address Registry (LACNIC) signed a cooperation agreement with the Latin American and Caribbean Regional At-Large Organization (LACRALO) to work jointly on the programs driven by both organizations aimed at developing Internet infrastructure and services in the region. Also, we have Africa Internet Summit in Nairobi, Kenya and SEEDIG in Ohrid, Macedonia.
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SUMMARY The United Nations peacekeeping office today announced a new software application, created as a result of collaboration with the Government of Singapor…
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