When IT Meets Politics:

ICANN


July 13, 2012  7:46 AM

ID (alias Internet Address) and Surveillance Wars: ICANN v. ITU

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
EIF, Eurim, ICANN, InternationalTelecommunicationUnion, IPv4, IPv6, ITU, PICTFOR, TCOMDarkComet, Trusted Platform Module, WCIT

Would you trust a bunch of self-appointed experts, corporate lobbyists and US IP lawyers with the governance of the Internet?

In looking at the interplay between identity and surveillance policy, I find it difficult to tell whether many players are naive, narrow-minded or "economical...

July 8, 2012  9:24 AM

Will US Patent Wars hand regulation of the On-line World back to the ITU ?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
GSM, ICANN, Intellectual property, InternationalTelecommunicationUnion, IPv4, LYNX, MOSAIC, X.25

The Internet as we know it is the result of the waiving of intellectual property rights by not only its funders but by major corporations, more interested in its growth as a platform for other money-making products and services operations rather than possible license revenues. In consequence...


June 11, 2012  10:16 AM

Digital Identities Directive seeks to curb Crown Immunity

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Data protection, directive, dwp, Eurim, European Commission, europeanunion, ICANN, IPv4, IPv6, payments, regulation, Universal Credit

The Commission has just issued a Draft Regulation on "electronic identification and trust services  for electronic services in the internal market"....


June 8, 2012  8:18 AM

DCMS kicks the future into touch while focussing on the past

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC, BDUK, DCMS, ICANN, IPv4, IPv6, Leveson, Mongols, Vodafone, YAM

The scrapping of the Communications Green Paper in favour of a seminar programme into the...


June 6, 2012  10:44 AM

This week saw the world Launch of IPV6 – but not in the UK

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
CyberWar, ICANN, Internet of Things, IPv4, IPv6, ISOC, ITU

This week saw a valiant attempt by the Internet Society to regain the initiative on IPV6 from the ITU whose committees have been setting the pace on the standards of the future on behalf of those, like the Chinese, who need not only the additional...


May 29, 2009  8:02 PM

Your opportunity to help clean up the Internet

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Domain Name System, ICANN, malware, Nominet, Spam

The domain name structure is at the heart of the Internet - including of the fights against spam, malware, electronic impersonation et al. Nominet is to be congratulated on the scale and nature of its current 


March 17, 2009  3:53 PM

Cleansing the Augean (ICANN) Stables of Malware distributors

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Domain Name System, ICANN, mexico

It is said that only ten registrars issue the domain names used to organise 80% of the world's current malware operations: from the fast-flux hosting of child abuse subscription services to botnet herding, spam, phishing and denial of service attacks ...


February 15, 2009  10:48 AM

ICANN rejuvenation is central to curbing SPAM and Malware

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
ALAC, DNS, Domain Name System, ICANN, malware, Spam

The efficient functioning of the Internet, on which modern society has come to depend, relies on the efficient functioning of the domain name system.  The abuse of that system is at the heart of the malware industry. That governance of that system,...


February 13, 2009  6:55 PM

Surgery for the rotten heart of the Internet?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
ICANN, IGF, ISOC

Today was the deadline for comment on the ICANN consultation  on the Initial Report...

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