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ICANN fails to follow its own Bylaws and procedures says IRP panel

“Our bylaws are very important to us. They capture our mission of security, stability and accessibility, and compel the organization to be open and transparent.” — from the ICANN website ICANN may claim its bylaws are important, but apparently ICANN doesn’t follow its bylaws. At least that...

Email exchanges between NSA and Google executives reveal far cozier relationship

Email exchanges between National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander and Google executives Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt suggest a far cozier working relationship between some tech firms and the U.S. government than was implied by Silicon Valley brass after last year’s revelations about NSA...

Homeland Security says Don’t use Internet Explorer till bug is fixed

SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Department of Homeland security is advising Americans not to use the Internet Explorer Web browser until a fix is found for a serious security flaw that came to light over the weekend. The bug was announced on Saturday by FireEye...

Tech Entrepreneur Sophia Bekele Named In Europe’s Top 20 Inspirational African Diaspora Women Professionals

Sophia Bekele has been named one of “Top 20 Inspirational African Diaspora Professional Women” by (ADIPWE List 2014) on International Women’s Day,  released on 28th March 2014.  Last year,  Bekele was named  Top “50 Trailblazers – A future made in Africa”,  by the influential UK’s...

Discovery Communications to sell HowStuffWorks.com for 18 % of its 2007 purchase price

The Wall Street Journal has reported that Discover Communications will be selling the popular website, HowStuffWorks.com at a loss on the sale as they are only realizing 18% of their 2007 purchase price. Read the WSJ Report here For Discovery Communications Inc., DISCA -0.49% the...

WSJ: Brace for increased domain registration fees should the UN oversight ICANN

The Wall Street Journal just published a story by Karl Borden who is a professor of financial economics at the University of Nebraska who warns that if the US gives up its oversight control over ICANN and the United Nations winds up in that roll,...

Critical ‘homework’ before the U.S. relinquishes stewardship of ICANN

The Department of Commerce announced on March 14 that it will give up its last bit of control of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in 2015. As is often the case with government decisions announced late on a Friday, this decision...

US Commitee Chairs pledge to conduct aggressive oversight on NTIA announcement on future of the internet; Schedules hearing for first week of April

Committee Will Hold Hearing the First Week of April as Administration Examines Whether Department of Commerce Can Turn DNS Functions Over to Internet Stakeholders. WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR)...

BNA on Internet transition by US Ambassador Sepulveda and US DoC Assistant Secretary Strickling

Celebrating and Protecting the Global Internet By Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda, Deputy Assistant Secretary and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, U.S. Department of State & Lawrence E. Strickling, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce  ...

Corporate Governance and International Policy expert Sophia Bekele shares her view on the future of online Security in Africa

Source: CIO East Africa The AU’s Convention on the Establishment of a Credible Legal Framework for Cyber Security in Africa (AUCC) has been the focus of debate recently. DotConnectAfrica was among the first organizations to comment and highlight several issues on the draft legislation In...