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  1. Jul 2020
    1. The Fractured Internet: Is It Too Late For Humpty Dumpy? -


      Once upon a time, the Internet operated more or less under the same rules everywhere around the globe. In principle, anyone, anywhere in the world, with access to the World Wide Web, could access the same content in the same way. That is no longer true.

      Internet balkanization, or the "Splinternet," that many warned about for years is now becoming the status quo. Differing rules around the world regarding privacy and hate speech, law enforcement, China's Great Firewall, copyright and other IP protection, and individual countries' particular views on how they should be able to govern the Internet inside their borders means that, as a practical matter, we may no longer have a single Internet, but many Internets operating under different rules, with those connected unable to access certain content available elsewhere.

      ​Fiona Alexander, Distinguished Policy Strategist in Residence, School of International Service, American University

      ​Christopher Martin, Head of Region, Asia and US, Access Partners

      Masahiko Nittono, General Manager and Chief Corporate Representative, NTT Corporation

      ​Shane Tews, Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

      David Gross (moderator), Partner and Co-Chair, Telecom, Media and Technology Practice, Wiley Rein LLPBold

    1. Splinternet: The World Wide War for the World Wide Web


      Gideon Rose, editor at Foreign Affairs magazine and Peter G. Peterson Chair, discusses the global war being fought for the regulation and future control of the internet. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance."

    1. Internet balkanization: why are we raising borders online?

      Internet balkanization: why are we raising borders online? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK0Z7nDBnVM

      This paper by Stefan Tanase (Ixia) was presented at VB2018 in Montreal, QC, Canada.

      Internet balkanization: why are we raising borders online?

      Less than three decades after the Berlin Wall collapsed and ended an era of division between the East and the West, the world seems on the brink of making the same mistakes all over again, only this time in cyberspace. Walls and borders not only promote segregation, but have a negative impact on economy, creativity and technology, slowing down progress on every level. Nowadays, walls are not just being raised in the real world, but on the internet as well. Countries want to isolate themselves and shut down the information they are not comfortable with, or the companies they don't want to do business with.

      The 'Great Firewall of China', which blocks access to websites considered dangerous by the Chinese government, is not an isolated phenomenon – it was the domino which set a trend in motion. In the last decades, more and more countries and organizations have taken to following this Internet censorship and digital mass-surveillance trend.

      Many times, the people who are affected are journalists or activists who are just trying to do their job. As surveillance technologies are rapidly becoming more sophisticated and the internet is becoming more fragmented, we are still trying to grasp the real-life consequences of digital balkanization - a double-edged sword which is insufficiently debated.

      Just as doctors on the battelfield have sworn to protect soldiers and civilians no matter which side of the border they are, security researchers do the same in cyber-space – being neutral in the face of threats against security and privacy. Freedom of expression and unrestricted access to the internet should be non-negotiable. They are basic human rights which we all should fight for. It's time to ponder seriously the implications of mass-surveillance, censorship and internet balkanization. We have to decide now what kind of internet we want our kids to use - a free internet, or one in which everything you say or do is monitored? https://hyp.is/o73HEMbmEeqHA69O6yuROA/www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK0Z7nDBnVM