[AfrICANN-discuss] Internet Governance Weekly Brief : US-Russia cyber threats; "Cyber Schengen"; Internet & international jurisdiction; ICANN-GSMA partnership; EU to move faster on 5G; China ban "L" from Internet; Digital economy..

Mamadou LO alfamamadou at hotmail.com
Fri Mar 2 17:56:48 UTC 2018

This week, The Second Internet and Jurisdiction conference aiming to address the tension between the cross-border nature of the internet and internatioal jurisdiction was held in Ottawa.
On US-Russia cyber threats, Russian President announced his country had developed new strategic nuclear weapons that are invincible. In fact, A senior NATO official warned Thursday that Russia "has demonstrated that it has the potential to be a comprehensive actor."
In Europe, the President of Lithuania has called for a “cyber Schengen” infrastructure to address online crime and cyber attacks in the European Union.
In China, reports have surfaced that Chinese officials censored the letter "N" from Chinese internet for at least a day to block online critism against President.
On infrastructure 5G, The European Commission called on member states of the European Union on Wednesday to move fast and consolidate the latest 5G generation of cellphone network to avoid being left behind by global competition elsewhere. Besides, The European Union has given Google, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other internet companies three months to show that they are removing extremist content more rapidly or face legislation forcing them to do so.

"On Right to be forgotten", Google says it has received more than 650,000 requests to remove certain websites from its search results since a European court ordered the company to allow Europeans the "right to be forgotten" in 2014.

On partnership, The GSMA and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Mobile World Congress to raise awareness about internet governance issues of mutual interest.

On encryption, Brian Acton, who co-founded WhatsApp is pouring $50 million into Signal, aiming to promote encrypted messaging and make it more ubiquitous.

Below informations on those subjects and events as well as documents on Net neutrality, geopolitics, GSMA...

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