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2020-02-15 - WTSA-2020: Reflecting on a Contemporary ITU-T Role

GIPO observatory - Sun, 16/02/2020 - 18:26
Setting the stage Every four years — as it has done for nearly a hundred years — the ITU-T as the world's only global intergovernmental standards body for all telecommunication, invites its 196 sovereign state members to a meeting where they examine their work and set the stage for the next... Infrastructure and Standardisation Security Legal Economic

2020-02-15 - BPI Joins RIAA’s Takedown Battle Against YouTube Downloaders

GIPO observatory - Sun, 16/02/2020 - 18:26
Late last year the RIAA started targeting YouTube ripping sites by sending relatively rare takedown requests to Google. Instead of the usual DMCA copyright notices, the music group asked the search engine to remove various URLs for alleged violations of the DMCA’s anti-circumvention provision. The... Economic

2020-02-15 - Vaya Tracking System Let Us Down – Murder Victim’s Family

GIPO observatory - Sun, 16/02/2020 - 18:26
The son of Claudius Nyanga, a Vaya Taxi driver who was recently murdered in Avonlea, has come out and said they felt let down by Econet’s tracking systems which were not working when they were looking for his father. I’m really hurt nemafiro ababa [by the way father died], ndiri kubatikana ne... Economic

2020-02-15 - Google’s WiFi Initiative Crashes & Burns In SA 3 Months After Launch

GIPO observatory - Sun, 16/02/2020 - 18:26
Last July, we wrote about Google Station, a collaborative effort between the tech giant and network operators to launch over 100 free WiFi hotspots. When they started pitching the service to South African networks there were questions regarding the viability of the business model which would’ve... Economic Security

2020-02-15 - Lenovo Legion Could Make The World’s First 5G Gaming Phone

GIPO observatory - Sat, 15/02/2020 - 18:26
A press image posted on Weibo implies that Lenovo is launching a gaming smartphone that uses Qualcomm’s 865 5G chip, reports My Broadband. While the image is not yet confirmed to be completely genuine, it does show branding for Qualcomm’s 865 5G chip, otherwise known as Snapdragon, and indicates... Development

2020-02-15 - Amazon’s Judging of IP Claims Questioned in Seller Lawsuits

GIPO observatory - Sat, 15/02/2020 - 18:26
As Amazon expands its reign over e-commerce and gets more aggressive about rooting out counterfeiting, it’s taking a more active role in judging intellectual property disputes. “Amazon, with its size, now substitutes for government in a lot of what it does,” said BKC director Rebecca Tushnet. “It... Economic

2020-02-14 - #NoGoFallMaga: Cybersafe Foundation Launches Cybersecurity Awareness Handbook

GIPO observatory - Sat, 15/02/2020 - 18:26
#NoGoFallMaga Releases Free eBook Snippet To Mark 2020 Safer Internet Day To commemorate the 2020 Safer Internet Day, Cybersafe Foundation is pleased to release for free downloads, a snippet of Africa’s first storified Cybersecurity awareness publication, #NoGoFallMaga: The Handbook. The handbook,... Economic Security

2020-02-14 - Trouble At The Law Firm Filing Patently Ridiculous Lawsuits On Behalf Of Tulsi Gabbard

GIPO observatory - Sat, 15/02/2020 - 18:26
We've covered the two ridiculous lawsuits filed by Tulsi Gabbard in the past few months -- one against Google and another against Hillary Clinton. In both cases, the lawsuits were filed by lawyers at the law firm Pierce Bainbridge, and we questioned why they'd want to sully their own... Economic Legal

2020-02-14 - Motorola Solutions wins $764.6M in trade secret case against China's Hytera

GIPO observatory - Sat, 15/02/2020 - 18:26
Motorola Solutions said a jury found that China's Hytera engaged in trade secret theft and copyright infringement involving Motorola's two-way radios and repeaters. Economic

2020-02-14 - SLAPP Suits And The Enemies Of Writing And Ideas

GIPO observatory - Sat, 15/02/2020 - 18:26
Writer George Packer recently won the Christopher Hitchens Prize, which has been given out yearly since Hitchen's death. The prize is awarded to an author or journalist whose work reflects a commitment to free expression and inquiry,‭ ‬a range and depth of intellect,‭ ‬and a willingness to... Human Rights Legal

2020-02-14 - Judge Shuts Down Copyright Troll's Cut-And-Run Effort; Hits It With $40K In Legal Fees

GIPO observatory - Sat, 15/02/2020 - 18:26
The art of copyright trolling is completely artless. There's no subtlety to it. Flood federal courts with filings against Does, expedite discovery requests in hopes of subpoenaing a sue-able name from a service provider, shower said person with threats about statutory damages and/or public... Economic Legal

2020-02-14 - EXFO: 5G requires a ‘new breed’ of service assurance

GIPO observatory - Sat, 15/02/2020 - 18:26
New EXFO platform leverages AI, ML and “little data” for service assurance To hear EXFO CEO Philippe Morin tell it,  the virtualization of service provider networks is degrading network visibility and the ability to troubleshoot rapidly, while data lakes are more like overwhelming data swamps— and... Sociocultural

2020-02-14 - “No time for celebrations, Sanitise the telecoms industry” – Pantami tells Akande, new NCC Board Chairman

GIPO observatory - Sat, 15/02/2020 - 18:26
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami has given the new Chairman, Board of Commissioners of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Adeolu Akande, a marching order to hit the ground running by providing necessary direction for effective... Economic

2020-02-14 - BitTorrent ‘Copyright Troll’ Lawsuits Skyrocket In Sweden

GIPO observatory - Fri, 14/02/2020 - 18:25
Sweden is widely known as the birthplace of The Pirate Bay, without a doubt the most iconic torrent site on the Internet. However, in recent years the country has also evolved into a hotbed for copyright trolls. These use the same file-sharing technology to extract monetary settlements from... Infrastructure and Standardisation Economic Legal

2020-02-14 - Registration Available for Rural Broadband Track at Broadband Communities Summit from April 27-30, 2020

GIPO observatory - Fri, 14/02/2020 - 18:25
Broadband Communities and the Rural Telecommunications Congress have released the agenda for the rural broadband track at the forthcoming Broadband Communities Summit in April 2020. For the tenth year in a row, the non-profit RTC has co-hosted the rural track at the summit, the premier national... Development Infrastructure and Standardisation

2020-02-14 - Broadband Roundup: The Future of Work and Minorities, State Broadband Officials Meet at Pew, NYC’s Open Access Plan

GIPO observatory - Fri, 14/02/2020 - 18:25
“The future of our economy is dependent upon how we treat our most vulnerable communities, including those most susceptible to job displacement/job disruption,” Federal Communications Commissioner Geoffrey Starks said at a Tuesday roundtable on the future of work. Highlighting the job-loss concerns... Development Security

2020-02-14 - Innovation Showcase Week (ISW) 2020 Unveils West Africa’s Best Tech Solutions

GIPO observatory - Fri, 14/02/2020 - 18:25
18 startups, 500 business and industry representatives interact at Innovation Showcase Week (ISW )2020 In its second edition, Innovation Showcase Week (ISW) 2020 unveils the best of West-African innovation, a range of daring solutions to some of the most pressing industrial and consumer problems in... Economic Sociocultural

2020-02-14 - Understanding Internet Culture

GIPO observatory - Fri, 14/02/2020 - 18:25
Taylor Lorenz shares her views on “Ok Boomer,” the “flattening” of politics by social media and the internet, and the causes of the United States’ internet regulation vacuum.  Listen to the interview on Heinz Radio Legal

2020-02-14 - Pantami Reiterates Federal Government’s Commitment to Strengthening Cybersecurity

GIPO observatory - Fri, 14/02/2020 - 18:25
Warns against opening strange emails, using pirated software We have instituted Cyber Security Incidence Response Team (CSIRT) – Danbatta The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has re-stated that the Federal Government is irrevocably committed to... Economic Security

2020-02-14 - Warhorse Studios Hilariously Infringes Pirates’ Copyrights to “Support the Developer”

GIPO observatory - Fri, 14/02/2020 - 18:25
For developers of PC games around the globe there are three certainties – death, taxes and online piracy. While this trio are rarely the subject of amusement, developer Warhorse Studios is doing its best to satirize the latter. After releasing its action role-playing game Kingdom Come: Deliverance... Economic

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