It’s been a whirlwind week at the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) negotiations as member states scrambled to reach some kind of consensus on the updates to the ITU’s telecom rules by the deadline. As we’ve noted before, some states are intent on using the negotiations to expand the powers of the ITU . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Governments Boycott the New Internet Rules of the ITU
At the ongoing International Telecommunications Union discussions, a top-secret proposal called ‘Deep Packet Inspection’ – or DPI for short – has been approved.
This DPI standard has been adopted despite criticism that it could accelerate censorship in repressive nations and allow for online eavesdropping on a global scale.
We need . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: RT News: Global UN summit votes to support Internet eavesdropping
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) discussions are underway – leaving citizens worldwide to question the motivations of some of the countries involved.
These discussions could lead to strict Internet governance, increased access costs and an erosion of human rights online. Send a message directly to ITU delegates at ProtectInternetFreedom.net/Stand.
Read more on the . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Empowered in the fight to protect Internet freedom
This week, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is hosting discussions that concern the future of the Internet. Although the Canadian government may be preparing to oppose the ITU’s … . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Vancouver Sun: Canada to oppose ITU’s Internet governance?
Yesterday saw Syria’s Internet and mobile communications ‘shut off’ from the outside world. If repressive regimes have their way at next week’s ITU discussions, this restrictive governance of Internet use could be legitimized and applied to citizens wo… . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Standing up for Internet freedom
According to Internet freedom group European Digital Rights, provisions that would criminalize our Internet use may be dropped from the Canada-EU Trade Agreement (CETA)! While the battle isn’t… . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: European Parliament Opposes Restrictive Measures in Both CETA and ITU
Repressive regimes could gain dominant control over the Internet following next month’s ITU discussions. This would mean greater surveillance over everyday online activity, more expensive access costs, and strict censorship that would have governments … . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: How the ITU could put the Internet behind closed doors
A closed-door meeting to be held next month will determine if your Internet use will become governed by a UN agency – the ITU – in imposing greater controls and limiting personal expression…. . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: News Limited Network: United Nations wants control of web kill switch
We’ve had some major victories lately in making sure that the rules around telecommunications keep public interest at the centre. You recently spoke out against Bell’s attempted takeover of … . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Your Voices Were Heard: ITU Makes Important Step Towards Transparency