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...

ICANN Needs to Delegate .AMAZON

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is showing that it can be intimidated by governments. Such capture can only lead to more politicization of the domain name system and encourage more geopolitical tension over Internet governance. It is never the multistakeholder process that creates such problems, it...

Cryptocurrency: A disruptive technology in need of innovative governance

In November 2018,  US Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) added two Iranians to its sanctions list (known as the specially designated nationals), over a ransomware attack and blocked their access to their Bitcoin wallets. Specially designated nationals is a list of organizations and individuals with whom...

Another Facebook privacy scandal you have never heard of!

Facebook did not have a good 2018. Treating its customers' personal information as a commodity, it was revealed by New York Times that  “For years, Facebook gave some of the world’s largest technology companies more intrusive access to users’ personal data than it has disclosed, effectively exempting those business partners...

Clark’s “Designing an Internet” – A Review

David Clark’s new book, Designing an Internet (MIT Press, 2018) is an important new contribution to Internet governance studies. For the past 35 years, Clark been one of the deepest thinkers about the Internet’s architecture and design principles. He is also one of the few computer scientists to willingly stray into public...

IGF18: Deliver Us From Multilateral Internet Governance

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF), held under the auspices of the United Nations, is mandated to facilitate discussions of global Internet governance stakeholders through its annual meetings and other activities. The Internet Governance Project has been involved with IGF since its inception and found it for many years a relevant...