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
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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.)
What does ICANN have to do with Charlie Hebdo? Quite a bit, it turns out .....
I didn't get a chance to post this over the weekend, but for those who are following the discussion over whether and how to transition control over the internet naming function to the international community, this editorial from the Washington Post suggests that there might be institutional caution growing. Here is the opening:
I've written two essays on the Sony hack, one for the Wall Street Journal, and the other for Vice Motherboard.
The former opens:
By now, readers of this blog are aware of the decision by the Obama Administration to relinquish the last vestiges of control of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (known as the IANA function). The IANA function is currently operated by a non-profit corporation, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), under contract to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), which is an Administration within the Department of Commerce. The mechanism by which the Obama Administration has chosen to relinquish control is through a decision to simpl
Over at the Center for a New American Security, researcher Amy Chang is out with a detailed report entitled, "Warring State: China's Cybersecurity Strategy."
As the report points out:
As 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,
A couple of months ago, I noted an interesting law suit brought by several victims of terrorist attacks. They had secured default money judgments against Iran, North Korea and Syria for those country’s alleged complicity in supporting terror and their own resulting injuries. Sadly, for the victims, none of these countries had assets subject to American jurisdiction that could be attached to satisfy the judgments they had secured.