Net neutrality: cable companies ‘stunned’ by Obama’s ‘extreme’ proposals

America’s major telecoms and cable companies and business groups came out fighting on Monday after Barack Obama called for tough new regulations for broadband that would protect net neutrality, saying they were “stunned” by the president’s proposals. The president called for new regulations to protect “net neutrality” – the principle that all traffic on the internet should be…

Journalists shouldn’t be afraid of Facebook

For better or worse, news outlets around the world are shaping their content to the likes, shares and retweets of social networks more than ever before, shifting power away from editors and giving it to readers. An article in the New York Times, detailing the impact of Facebook’s News Feed algorithm on news websites, highlights the…

Education, Technology and Women: Key Issues for Development policy seminar held in Dhaka

The British Council and English in Action have jointly organised a two day seminar on “Education, Technology and Women: Key Issues for Development”.  The policy seminar held on 16-17 September 2014, offered a timely platform to discuss and influence policy agendas surrounding education and technology and their access by women in Bangladesh and around the world.  The…

Why India’s Proposal at the ITU is Troubling for Internet Freedom (Part 1) – CIS India

At the 2014 Plenipotentiary Conference (‘PP-14’ or ‘Plenipot’) of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), India has tabled a draft proposal on “ITU’s Role in Realising Secure Information Society”. The Draft Resolution identifies 3 security concerns with exchange of information and resource allocation on the Internet: First, it is troubling for India that present network architecture has “security weaknesses”…