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Prison Camp Abuses In North Korea Come To Light

North Korea is not exactly renown for being a stable, friendly country with an impeccable report card for human decency. Quite the opposite, actually. North Korea is, in the most basic of terms, completely insane. The country is made up …

White House Speaks Out On U.S. Rejecting UN Internet Treaty White House Speaks Out On U.S. Rejecting UN Internet Treaty

Last week, there was much rejoicing after the U.S. and other nations firmly rejected a UN treaty that sought to regulate the Internet on an international level. There’s been a lot of talk about the conference since then, but the …

Does Free Speech Matter When The Internet Itself Is In Danger Of Breaking? Does Free Speech Matter When The Internet Itself Is In Danger Of Breaking?
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The ITU conference has one more day to go before it winds down on December 14. Until then, a proposal that would lead to governmental regulation of the Internet could be put forward despite some countries taking similar proposals off …

U.S. And Allies Refuse To Sign Internet Treaty, ITU Conference Likely A Bust U.S. And Allies Refuse To Sign Internet Treaty, ITU Conference Likely A Bust

We brought you word that the ITU talks in Dubai had become noticeably more worrisome in its two final days. The convention of delegates held a “non-vote vote” on whether or not the ITU would have any control over the …

Majority Of Nations Cast A Non-Binding Vote In Favor Of Expanded Internet Control Majority Of Nations Cast A Non-Binding Vote In Favor Of Expanded Internet Control

The past two weeks must have been stressful for the US delegates at the ITU conference in Dubai. They, alongside their EU allies, had to convince delegates from every other nation that the ITU should not be expanded to cover …

The US Isn’t Ready To Give Up On ITU Talks Just Yet The US Isn’t Ready To Give Up On ITU Talks Just Yet

As the ITU talks continue this week, one of the most worrisome proposals has been shelved. The proposal in question would have allowed nations like Russia, China and Saudi Arabia more say in how the Internet is governed. Despite that …

Open Internet Scores A Win At ITU, China And Russia Withdraw Bids For Internet Control Open Internet Scores A Win At ITU, China And Russia Withdraw Bids For Internet Control
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The world has been watching and waiting for the past week as nations from around the world are meeting in Dubai to discuss the future of the ITU. The conference could have significant implications for the open Web as some …

House Unanimously Opposes UN Takeover Of The Internet House Unanimously Opposes UN Takeover Of The Internet
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Politics are messy. It’s hard to get any two parties to agree on something, and it’s still full of vitriol and mudslinging when they do. That’s why it’s so refreshing to see lawmakers agree on something for once, even if …

Over 1 Million People Are Protesting The ITU With Google Over 1 Million People Are Protesting The ITU With Google
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In just a few hours, delegates from around the world will be meeting in Dubai to discuss changes to the ITU. The results of which could lead to further regulation of the Internet by less than reputable countries that want …

The Fate Of The Free Internet Goes Up For Vote In December The Fate Of The Free Internet Goes Up For Vote In December
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The fate of the free Internet will be decided at a private meeting in Dubai on December 3. UN member nations will argue for or against a plan that would give control of the Internet to the ITU, instead of …

Google Wants You To Protect Internet Freedom Google Wants You To Protect Internet Freedom
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Earlier this year, Google and other Internet companies mobilized people to take down SOPA and PIPA. It worked pretty well back then, and now Google is back at it again targeting the next threat to the Internet – the UN. …

United Nations Changes Its Mind, Now Favors Internet Freedom United Nations Changes Its Mind, Now Favors Internet Freedom
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The United Nations has been in a funny place for a while now in regards to the Internet. By funny, of course, I mean terrifying. There has been talk of the UN pushing for the Internet to be put in …

The U.N.’s War on the Internet: Could the Web Lose? The U.N.’s War on the Internet: Could the Web Lose?
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A lot of speculation has been floating around about a proposal from the United Nations that could impose a global Internet tax on the world’s largest content providers. Based on leaked documents from the European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association (ETNO) …

U.N. Considering Global Internet Tax for U.S.-Based Websites U.N. Considering Global Internet Tax for U.S.-Based Websites
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Should some of the largest online content providers have to pay up in order to continue to reach the global market? The United Nations thinks so, according to some leaked documents obtained by WCITLeaks.org, and such a tax will be …

Vint Cerf Fears Internet Regulation from the UN Vint Cerf Fears Internet Regulation from the UN
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Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist and one of the “fathers of the internet,” Vint Cerf, spoke before Congress last month to express his concern about some countries and government entities’ attempts to exert an authority over the internet. Testifying as part …

United Nations’ Proposal To Regulate Internet Going Before House This Week United Nations’ Proposal To Regulate Internet Going Before House This Week
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It seems that everybody wants a hand in the massive cookie jar known as the Internet. The latest group that wants some form of control over the Internet is the United Nations. I don’t need to tell you how bad …

Google Celebrates World Press Freedom Day Google Celebrates World Press Freedom Day

Google announced today that it would be sponsoring a United Nations celebration of World Press Freedom Day. The United Nations designates May 3 as World Press Freedom Day, a day which is, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and …

Angelina Jolie Named To New United Nations Post
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Between mothering six children, fostering an acting career, and being engaged to one of the hottest men on the planet, you might think Angelina Jolie doesn’t have time for much else. But you’d be wrong. In 2001, she became the …

Is There A New ACTA Already In The Works? Is There A New ACTA Already In The Works?

We reported on Monday that ACTA is dying, slowly and painfully. It received its death knell when David Martin MEP suggested that ACTA be rejected altogether. While not a definitive sign of its death, just trust me on this – …

Google to Stream Hangout with UN Secretary-General Google to Stream Hangout with UN Secretary-General

Google has been updating and using the “Hangouts” feature of Google+ quite a bit lately. From underwater hangouts, to answering developer questions, to launching geeky web channels, it’s clear that Google thinks Hangouts is a feature of their social network …

United Nations Web Site Hacked, Vulnerabilities Exposed United Nations Web Site Hacked, Vulnerabilities Exposed
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The Web site hacking and dumping of info will not stop – next up is the United Nations. A hacker going by the handle Casi dumped information from the United Nations Web site yesterday that contained many vulnerabilities that other …