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WEB NEWS - The NSA scandal’s impact on web governance

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Today on the net: calls to rethink web governance, in the wake of the NSA revelations; Anonymous lends support to an alleged rape victim in the U.S; and a video to mark the one year anniversary of Félix Baumgartner’s epic jump.
NSA scandal’s impact on web governance
According to these documents published by the Washington Post this week, the US National Security Agency, the NSA, collected contact lists belonging to millions of web users. And with fresh revelations about the spying programs operated by US Intelligence Services emerging all the time, all sorts of initiatives are being set up, all over the world, so that people can go about their online business undetected by U.S. electronic surveillance.
A number of operators and access providers in Germany recently implemented a security tool to protect their clients’ emails: emails which will now be encrypted and stored in servers within the country so as to reduce the risk of the data being intercepted abroad.
Having been directly targeted by the US spying program, the President of Brazil Dilma Roussef is also intent on defending the country from cyber-spying. She posted a message to Twitter on Sunday, saying she wanted to tighten up security to better protect government electronic communications.

The head of state has also announced Brazil will host a global summit on Internet governance next year. The NSA leaks have indeed prompted a rethinking of US control over the Internet’s infrastructure.

A number of institutions set up by the US government to regulate the Internet, like ICANN for example which oversees the allocation of domain names, are calling for Internet control, and their duties, to be globaliz... Go on reading on our web site.
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