[AfrICANN-discuss] IG Weekly Brief : Online extremism content; EU's cybersecurity reinforcement; Internet Society Global Report; Raid on .Cat domain; EU to increase tax on Tech firms; InterCommunity 2017; UBER London ban; Baidu to invest on autonomous driving

Mamadou LO alfamamadou at hotmail.com
Fri Sep 22 18:27:01 UTC 2017


This week, in Europe; leaders of France, Italy and the United Kingdom at the United nations urged social media companies on Wednesday to more swiftly remove “terrorist content” from the internet. The European Commission has outlined further details of its proposals to reinforce the EU's cybersecurity capacity a week after EC president Jean-Claude Junkcer announced plans<https://www.telecompaper.com/news/ec-proposes-strengthening-enisa-to-create-european-cybersecurity-agency--1211739> to strengthen existing network security agency Enisa by creating a new 'European Cybersecurity Agency'. Uber’s application for a new licence in London<https://www.theguardian.com/uk/london> has been rejected on the basis that the company is not a “fit and proper” private car hire operator. The European Commission said on Thursday it may seek to implement tax reform to raise more revenue from online giants.

"The Internet Society released this week the first-of-its-kind Global Internet Report, "Paths to our Digital Future," aimed at exploring the future of the Internet".

In China, "Islamophobic" terms used by Chinese internet users to stigmatise Muslims have been blocked by authorities to prevent bias against Islam, official media reported. Chinese search engine Baidu announced a 10bn yuan ($1.1bn) self-driving car<http://www.independent.co.uk/topic/self-driving-car> fund on Thursday as part of a wider plan to speed up its technical development and compete with US rivals.

On domain name, the .cat Foundation<http://fundacio.cat/ca>, which manages .cat domain name was forced to block websites with informations on the referendum that the Catalan independence movement hopes to hold October 1.

On cyber geopolitics, Facebook<http://dailydot.com/topics/facebook/> announced on Thursday<https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2017/09/hard-questions-more-on-russian-ads/> that it has turned over to Congress tens of thousands of ads from the social network believed to be linked to Russia<http://dailydot.com/tags/russia/>‘s attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. Furthemore, the government of Saudi Arabia has finally lifted the ban on services that offered access to call someone over the internet, which included apps like WhatsApp<http://wccftech.com/uk-demands-whatsapp-build-backdoor/>, Skype<http://wccftech.com/skype-android-ios-paypal/>, FaceTime<http://wccftech.com/disable-mac-facetime-camera/>, and others.

On net neutrality, a group of Senate Democrats is asking the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to delay its effort to repeal the Obama-era net neutrality regulations.

On infrastructure, Microsoft, Facebook and global telecommunication infrastructure company Telxius today announced the completion of highest-capacity subsea cable to ever cross the Atlantic.

On artificial intelligence, Alphabet Inc.-owned<http://companies.bizjournals.com/profile/alphabet/12048509/> self-driving car company Waymo wants rival Uber Technologies<http://companies.bizjournals.com/profile/uber/100242/> to pay up to $2.6 billion in damages over a single instance of alleged trade secret theft, Uber’s lawyers revealed in court yesterday.

On event, we note Intercommunity 2017.

Below, informations on those subjects and events as well as documents on data protection, Blockchain.

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