[AfrICANN-discuss] IG Weekly Brief : Tech giants to attend G7 Summit; Robot to speak at UN; EU to tax tech giants; vulnerability discovered in WPA2 protocol; cloud services market to grow; WTDC-ITU; North Korea & cyber attacks

Mamadou LO alfamamadou at hotmail.com
Fri Oct 20 17:18:01 UTC 2017


This week, the world’s major internet companies are attending a G7 summit for the first time, in an urgent attempt to draw up tough new rules to counter the dramatic rise in the use of social media by cyber exremism. Besides, the European commission is seeking to give police greater powers to decrypt private messages as part of a wider proposal to crackdown on criminals.

On Artificial intelligence, "A robot named Sophia was a panelist at a United Nations meeting Wednesday to demonstrate how artificial intelligence could help the organization move faster in facilitating progress and development across the globe".

On taxation; France's President Emmanuel Macron made progress on his push to make companies like Amazon pay taxes where they make profits, and not in tax havens as European Union leaders said on Thursday they looked forward to seeing proposals on taxing online giants by early 2018.

On cybersecurity, North Korea has dominated the headlines in recent weeks, as international tension climbs over the country’s nuclear aspirations and capabilities. Furthemore,

Security researchers Mathy Vanhoef and Frank Piessens have detected a major vulnerability in the WPA2 protocol that secures all protected Wi-Fi networks.

On digital rights, dozens of influential civil rights groups have called on EU decision-makers to abandon proposals for compulsory proactive copyright filters. Their open letter, addressed to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and colleagues, warns that monitoring citizens' Internet traffic would restrict fundamental rights while running counter to the Electronic Commerce Directive.

On digital economy, the global public cloud services market revenue is expected to grow by 18.5 percent in 2017 reaching $260.2 billion, up from $219.6 billion in 2016, according to the latest report<http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/3815165> from Gartner, Inc.

On event, we note the World Telecommunication Development Conference-ITU in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Below, informations on those subjects and events as well as documents on cyber geopolitics, fake news, hate speech...

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