The Narrative 11/1/2020

The Narrative is a twice-monthly survey of key developments in Internet governance.  This time we take up Facebook's struggles with content moderation, the geopolitics of 5G, and coordinated efforts by governments to limit encryption. Platforms and Content Moderation  Platforms continue to struggle with the controversies and contradictions of content moderation,...
Labrona, Untitled (2016)

Building transnational attribution: sharing data and determining state-sponsorship (IGP workshop synopsis: Day 2)

This blog, the second of three parts, is a preliminary look at Day 2 of the Internet Governance Project’s (IGP) 5th Annual Workshop on “Building transnational cyber-attribution”. The workshop virtually brought together more than two dozen international researchers and practitioners in May to explore making attributions based on facts and...

Workshop synopsis: Building transnational attribution (Day 1)

The Internet Governance Project (IGP) at Georgia Tech’s School of Public Policy has maintained a consistent interest in addressing the challenges of attribution in cyberspace through transnational cooperation. This topic has been explored through IGP’s presentations on the need for an international attribution institution at RightsCon 2018, the North American...

IGF Berlin // Open Work Meeting on Cyber-Accountability: Building Attribution Capability

In a little under two weeks, at the upcoming Internet Governance Forum-Berlin, the Internet Governance Project (IGP) and ICT4Peace Foundation will be holding an open work meeting about the ongoing effort to form a global network of cybersecurity researchers who want to cooperate to develop attribution capabilities and perform cyber-attributions...

Show me the market: Technical data helps, but isn’t enough to understand the DoH debate

A presentation at the recent RIPE79 gives us some initial insight into the recursive resolution of Domain Name System (DNS) queries. Who performs recursive resolution and therefore has access to DNS query data is at the center the DNS over HTTPS (DoH) debate. But as we’ll explain below, the data...
Labrona, Untitled (2016)

Just the facts? Building an independent attribution institution

The Swiss-based advocacy organization ICT4Peace held a workshop late last month to discuss ongoing efforts to build an independent network of organizations engaged in attribution activities. There were approximately two dozen attendees, from US and European universities (including Georgia Tech’s IGP), industry, a handful of European government agencies, and a...

The Summer of routing leaks, and good MANRS

The routing of Internet packets is one of the most important Internet governance issues you have probably never heard of. Yet Internet routing security made the popular press this summer. Two events in particular were noteworthy: Swiss-based operator Safe Host improperly updated its routers and advertised BGP routes to its...

Is there hope for IPv6?

Last year Georgia Tech's Internet Governance Project teamed up with ICANN's Office of the Chief Technology Officer to research the economic factors affecting the decisions of network operators to deploy Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). The study was commissioned because we both believe that the Internet community needs a better...