Angelina Jolie Named To New United Nations Post

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?

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 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

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…

Google Joins Effort To Deter Violence In Sudan

An upcoming election in Sudan is widely expected to be marked by violence, but thanks to the actions of Google, Harvard, the UN, and a group called Not On Our Watch, it’s possible the situation won’t get too bloody.  In an effort to discourage hostilities, the organizations have banded together to support satellite surveillance of Sudan.

Google Promotes Open, Inclusive Internet Governance

The United Nations Commission on Science & Technology for Development needs to open its doors and allow many more organizations to join an Internet-related group, according to Google.  Vint Cerf, who serves as "Chief Internet Evangelist" at the search giant, spoke up this morning following a row over a governments-only proposal.