The UN Security Council has adopted Resolution 2249, condemning ISIS’s recent attacks and exhorting all states to prevent and suppress the group’s terrorist activities. The Resolution is in some ways a predictable, but contains a provision worth parsing from an international law perspective.
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Fadi Chehade, the CEO of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), has announced his intention to step down, effective March 2016. The United States is in the midst of a transition that will, when completed, give up its contractual control of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). That authority is currently conducted by ICANN under contract to the Department of Commerce. Current plans are for Commerce to
That is the title of a paper I recently co-authored with former Secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff. We wrote it for the Global Commission on Internet Governance, a commission chaired by former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt. Here's the introductory paragraph:
By now readers of this blog know, the United States is in the midst of a transition that will, when completed, give up its contractual control of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). That authority is currently conducted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) under contract to the Department of Commerce. Current plans are for Commerce to end the contract in September 2015, and let ICANN manage the IANA function on its own. Some, includi
A bit late, but one more observation about the New York Times editorial calling for cyber arms control. In their words, "the best way forward [to reduce cyber threats] is to accelerate international efforts to negotiate limits on the cyberarms race,” in much the same way that we did with the nuclear arms control treaties of the Cold War.
The Senate panel, led by Chairman John Thune (R-SD), will discuss internet governance matters this morning at 10:00 a.m.
I have written an essay for Hoover’s The Briefing series entitled The Tricky Issue of Severing US “Control” Over ICANN. Tomorrow the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation committee will have an important
Last week British Prime Minister David Cameron gave an extraordinary speech in which he urged the the banning of private communications, that is communications to which the government could not listen into when legally authorized to do so.
Jacob Appelbaum, Laura Poitras and others have another NSA aticle with an enormous Snowden document dump on Der Spiegel, giving details on a variety of offensive NSA cyberoperations to infiltrate and exploit networks around the world. There's a lot here: 199 pages. (Here it is in one compressed archive.)