Usually I'd go to some sunny warmer place in February. February started with 10 days of work work work in Singapore. Still it was good to feel 30 degrees temperature on my skin when not in the aircon room.
This time, after a very long time, apart from a brief weekend to Verbier in Dec 2013, I'm off to speak at a government panel at the ICT conference at Zabljak. I am invited to speak about the ICT investments in Montenegro in my role as the as the chair of dotME Board over the last seven years, when we launched the registry. We earmark about quarter of a million each year towards ICT investments. DotME domain investments were featured the other day the HILL in this STEM article.
Good article by the IEEE on Net Neutrality. But modifying the common rules to accommodate "time sensitive" applications could also deter the very innovations we are trying to protect ....
Isn't it too dangerous to give a lot of power to someone like Telcos - would not like to see new bits or new innovation taking place?
As BB nicely puts it:
"I trust our friends mathematicians and crypto to find new ways to deal with congestion MUCH MORE than I trust telcos to innovate in the field of internet services : they (the carriers) historically never shown any ability to develop winning strategies THUS they played on monopolies to prevent the Skype or WhatsApp of this world to compete on an equal footing...."
And the very experienced ex FCC folks like Farber says that regulating Internet as a service will open doors to FCC to regulate the hell out of ISPs up to prescribing what OS they run.
At this moment there is no «perfect solution» and all fears are justified by the forces in presence : law means, law enforcement and no one wants the Internet to be governed by any administration and civil servants… The rules will have to be « flexible » and only the « core » of these rules will have to be in the law too much details could have a chilling effect…
bars... a Singapore sling at the SuperGarden bar, some good cocktails at Fairmont's attitude and a great lime-tequila at Clarke's Mexican. Still none at OneRafflesPlaza 64. Many at the Raffles bar and Ku De Ta over the last couple of years and at Chimes.
Food and seafood wise: by the sea restaurants: Jumbo Chillicrab and Long Beach House seafood x 2 and off course - Jim Thompson behind the Orchard Rd and True Blue at 49 Armenian St and Mikuni at Raffles City Center.
Within 11 days: 4 Laksa soups - @Swiss Hotel, @MBS_foodcourt, @Fullerton, and @MBS.
At the ISOC at ICANN52 meeting tonight, there were about 39 chapters present including the ISOC E Chapter.
There was a lot of discussion about privacy and security and what chapters need from ISOC HQ. Dan York and Sally Shipman from ISOC staff led the discussion.
An ISOC project on "What's your digital footprint" is a good start to educate users but not enough.
Questions such as: Does privacy exist kept being raised. Singapore chapter suggested to take a lead on the project asking and teaching ISOC members to use encryption.
An approach to educate governments better about Internet technology to solve privacy issues won't work as they seem to know exactly what they are doing. However chapters need and relay on ISOC to tell the governments
what is being lost in the Internet and society because of massive surveillance. Use of free online apps and services probably means that you pay with your data.
Massive use of encryption could make it more difficult for governments and corporates to read everything one says or writes and this open letter to Cameron summarizes what one needs to know about governance surveillance.