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Iran targets BBC Persian service by jamming signals and harassing staff

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Staff at the BBC's Persian service face satellite jamming, smear campaigns and intimidation, says Peter Horrocks, director of the BBC World Service. In an article for Index on Censorship, he reveals that Iran's interference with the BBC's signals started in 2009 at the time of Iran's presidential election.Jamming began on...
Iran targets BBC Persian service by jamming signals and harassing staff
UN nuclear agency breached by hackers, email addresses published

'If It Ain't Broke Don't Fix It': EU Adds Its Voice To The Chorus Opposing More Internet Regulation Ahead Of Key ITU Dubai Meeting

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The European Union today became the latest official body to back an open internet, ahead of a important United Nations meeting to update internet and telecoms regulation for the first time in 24 years.  The International Telecommunication Union, a UN agency, is meeting in December in Dubai for the World...
'If It Ain't Broke Don't Fix It': EU Adds Its Voice To The Chorus Opposing More Internet Regulation Ahead Of Key ITU Dubai Meeting

2014: Mobiles 'to outnumber people'

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There will soon be more mobile subscriptions than there are people on Earth, according to a UN agency report....
2014: Mobiles 'to outnumber people'
Russia-led plan to transfer internet governance to UN agency scrapped, Reuters reports
North Korea secretly received $50k in computer tech for patent database access from UN agency

IP Above All Else: WIPO Defies UN Sanctions To Give Computers To North Korea

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This story is almost too crazy too believe. WIPO, the UN agency that more or less acts as the global IP maximalist agenda-setter, is now being accused of defying UN sanctions, by shipping computers and servers to North Korea. In what appears to be an attempt to avoid scrutiny over...
IP Above All Else: WIPO Defies UN Sanctions To Give Computers To North Korea

US bid to limit UN regulatory treaty to telecom companies and not Internet firms fails early test

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In Dubai some 150 countries are meeting to discuss and potentially update the International Telecommunication Union’s set of rules. The ITU, a UN agency, has in place certain international telecommunications regulations that were last enacted in 1988. Quite obviously, much has changed in the intervening decades. The United States, along with...
US bid to limit UN regulatory treaty to telecom companies and not Internet firms fails early test

Who controls the internet? | Jemima Kiss

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Ahead of a Google+ Hangout on the battle for the internet, Jemima Kiss looks at how tech giants are fighting for supremacyHave you ever noticed that wherever you are in the world, every telephone keypad looks the same? Or wondered why satellites don't crash into each other? Or why you...
Who controls the internet? | Jemima Kiss

The fight for control of the internet has become critical | John Kampfner

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If plans to put cyberspace under a secretive UN agency go through, states' censoring of the web will be globally enshrinedIn horror movies, the scariest moments usually come from the monster you can't see. So the same goes for real life, or at least online life. Over the past few...
The fight for control of the internet has become critical | John Kampfner

UN net regulation talks kick off

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A UN agency hosts a controversial meeting to discuss what - if any - regulations should be placed over the internet....
UN net regulation talks kick off

ITU holds patent roundtable

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Apple, Google, Motorola, RIM, Microsoft, Ericsson and Nokia discuss fallout from smartphone warsThe International Telecommunications Union has held a "patent round table" bringing together companies including Apple, Google, Motorola Mobility (MMI), RIM, Microsoft, Ericsson and Nokia to discuss the problems that have arisen as the smartphone wars have seen businesses...
ITU holds patent roundtable

US resists losing control of net

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The United States signals it would resist any effort to pass control of the internet from US bodies to a UN agency....
US resists losing control of net

ITU approves NHK's Super Hi-Vision as 8K standard, sets the UHDTV ball rolling very slowly

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We'd heard that the International Telecommunication Union was close to approving Super Hi-Vision as an Ultra High Definition TV standard, and the UN agency hasn't waited long to confirm the rumors. The recommendation to use NHK's 7,680 x 4,320 format has gone unopposed and should define the parameters for...
ITU approves NHK's Super Hi-Vision as 8K standard, sets the UHDTV ball rolling very slowly

United Nations launches My Life as a Refugee Android app (video)

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As the great Tom Petty once said, you don't have to live like a refugee, but one UN agency is hoping you'll at least download its new app to see what it could be like. My Life as a Refugee is designed to raise awareness about the plight of...
United Nations launches My Life as a Refugee Android app (video)

UN agency's roundtable on wireless patent litigation reflects deep divisions in industry

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Today the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a UN agency that co-developed (for one example) the H.264 video codec standard, is holding a "patent roundtable" to discuss the implications of widespread patent litigation in the wireless devices industry. Three months ago I blogged about the announcement of this roundtable.You can find...
UN agency's roundtable on wireless patent litigation reflects deep divisions in industry

UN patent meeting draws tech firms, regulators

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Hoping to head bring some sense of order to the technology patent environment, tech firms, patent officers, regulators, and others are meeting in Geneva at the behest of the United Nations. The BBC reports that the talks were organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a UN agency charged with...
UN patent meeting draws tech firms, regulators

UN agency says it changed rules about sending tech to Iran, North Korea

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More than two weeks after revelations that the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) had circumvented rules against shipping technology to Iran and North Korea, the UN agency has now come forward with a response as to how it could brazenly violate the UN’s own sanctions against those rogue states. Well, sort...
UN agency says it changed rules about sending tech to Iran, North Korea

UN agency ITU to hold high-level talks on standard-essential patent litigation in October

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On Friday (July 6, 2012), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), which is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies, "will host a high-level roundtable discussion between standards organizations, key industry players and government officials at ITU headquarters in Geneva, on 10 October 2012".The ITU is well aware...
UN agency ITU to hold high-level talks on standard-essential patent litigation in October

UN seeks to settle patent wars

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Smartphone makers are summoned to talks by a UN agency concerned about "rampant patent litigation"....
UN seeks to settle patent wars
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