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2020-02-08 - Highly Sensitive Domain Corp.com Up for Sale by Original Owner, Calls It a 'Chemical Waste Dump'

GIPO observatory - Sun, 09/02/2020 - 18:23
Fallen into the wrong hands, corp.com can be an extremely dangerous domain name providing a doorway to hundreds of thousands of corporate PCs. The domain which was registered in the early 90s by tech entrepreneur Mike O'Connor along with other single word domains, clashes with internal... Infrastructure and Standardisation Security

2020-02-08 - This Week In Techdirt History: February 2nd - 8th

GIPO observatory - Sun, 09/02/2020 - 18:23
Five Years Ago This week in 2015, Michael Hayden was saying some worrying things about the 4th Amendment, while we learned about the FISA court's rubberstamping of questionable NSA legal theories and the DOJ was staying quiet about whether it took any action against NSA analysts who spied on... Economic Legal

2020-02-08 - Unofficial Coronavirus Papers Archive Serves Up Half a Terabyte of Knowledge

GIPO observatory - Sun, 09/02/2020 - 18:23
The idea that scientific papers and studies should be locked up behind a paywall is a tightly held belief among the world’s largest, richest publishers. To the founder of the infamous Sci-Hub – often known as The Pirate Bay of Science – that is objectionable to the point of being offensive to... Economic

2020-02-08 - Afrodigital’s Pan-Degree In Practical Digital Marketing

GIPO observatory - Sat, 08/02/2020 - 18:22
The pan-degree in practical digital marketing is a four months course which is delivered online supported by face to face classes. All students must have a real-world small business where they are applying the skills and techniques learnt during the course – that is the project. There are no... Economic Legal

2020-02-08 - How Attorney General Barr's War On Encryption Will Harm Our Military

GIPO observatory - Sat, 08/02/2020 - 18:22
We've highlighted in the past that there are large parts of the federal government that recognize that strong encryption is actually very, very important for national security, and that the framing by Attorney General William Barr, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and even President Trump --... Security

2020-02-07 - 2nd Capacity Building Workshop on Cybersecurity Policy and Diplomacy with African Diplomatic Delegations to the UN in New York in preparation of the UN OEWG on Cybersecurity

GIPO observatory - Sat, 08/02/2020 - 18:22
In preparation of the next  Round of negotiations on Cybersecurity by  the UN Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) (A/RES/73/27) from 10 to 14 February 2020 and by the UN Governmental Group of Experts (UN GGE) (A/RES/73/266), ICT4Peace, in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Kenya... Security Legal

2020-02-07 - Xbox Chief Says Its Main Competitors Are Now Google, Amazon Rather Than Sony, Nintendo

GIPO observatory - Sat, 08/02/2020 - 18:22
There are great rivalries in this world. The United States and Russia. The Yankees and the Red Sox. All of us and our mothers-in-law. And, in the gaming space for over a decade, there has been Microsoft and Sony. Since the Playstation 2 v. Xbox iteration of this, Sony and Microsoft have gone head... Development Legal

2020-02-07 - AIIP Equips Young Africans With 4IR Skills, Rolls Out $500,000 Scholarship Funding

GIPO observatory - Sat, 08/02/2020 - 18:22
General Electric and the Africa Leadership University have announced the kick-off of the 3rd cohort of the Africa Industrial Internet Programme (AIIP) which is aimed at equipping young Africans with skills that will enable them to take part in the fourth industrial revolution. The 2020 cohort has... Sociocultural

2020-02-07 - Brazilian Court Refuses To Move Forward With Bogus Charges Against Glenn Greenwald 'For Now'

GIPO observatory - Sat, 08/02/2020 - 18:22
We've already discussed how the cybercrime charges against Glenn Greenwald in Brazil for his reporting activities were a clear attack on a free press -- especially given that a court and the Federal Police had already said he didn't do anything wrong. In a bit of a temporary reprieve, a... Security Legal

2020-02-07 - Kara Johnson

GIPO observatory - Fri, 07/02/2020 - 18:21
Kara Johnson is the Senior Executive Assistant and Office Manager for A4AI. Kara has 11 years as an Administrative Professional supporting  Senior Management, Partners and C-Suite executives within the public accounting, tax services/taxation and government relations sector. Prior to joining A4AI,... Legal

2020-02-07 - The Architecture of Cybersecurity Institutions in India

GIPO observatory - Fri, 07/02/2020 - 18:21
This is an edited excerpt of Part IV and Annexure ‘B’ of CCG’s Comments to the National Security Council Secretariat on the National Cyber Security Strategy 2020 (NCSS 2020). The full text of the Comments can be accessed here. This consolidated organogram is a depiction of cyber security... Security

2020-02-07 - FOC issues Joint Statement on Human Rights Impact of Cybersecurity Laws, Practices and Policies

GIPO observatory - Fri, 07/02/2020 - 18:21
The Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) has issued a new joint statement on the human rights impact of cybersecurity laws, policies and practices. The statement reaffirms and builds on commitments the FOC made in 2016, while elaborating further on the human rights based approach to cybersecurity as a... Security

2020-02-07 - The Paradoxes of Network Neutralities

GIPO observatory - Fri, 07/02/2020 - 18:21
Russell Newman joins Jasmine McNealy to dicuss his book, The Paradoxes of Network Neutralities (MIT Press, 2019), which sets out to provide an explication of the debates surrounding network neutrality. Listen to the New Books in Technology Podcast Infrastructure and Standardisation

2020-02-06 - Guess we have to do this the Huawei then: Verizon sued by Chinese giant for allegedly ripping off patented tech

GIPO observatory - Fri, 07/02/2020 - 18:21
So hard to pick a side when it's the Hannibal Lecter and Charles Manson of technology going toe to toe Huawei and Verizon are squaring off in America over allegations of patent infringement and failed licensing deals.… Economic

2020-02-06 - Advancing the conversation on U.S. data privacy: experts weigh in

GIPO observatory - Fri, 07/02/2020 - 18:21
Following from the Cambridge Analytica scandal to the implementation of the California Consumer Privacy Act, there have been increasingly sophisticated discussions in the U.S. on how to address the virtually unfettered exploitation of our data. Yet it remains unclear how lawmakers will respond at... Human Rights Legal Security

2020-02-06 - Shot Across the Pond: UK Competition Authority Makes the Case for How to Regulate Google and Facebook

GIPO observatory - Fri, 07/02/2020 - 18:21
The United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) released its interim report on digital advertising markets in December. The report deserves careful attention by U.S. policymakers and the public. Of course, the findings are “interim,” so they may change as the CMA receives feedback... Legal

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