Music to my ears? The (DNS) Root Zone Maintainer Agreement done - IANA's e.g. the DNS community and industry is collectively in charge. On Oct 19 2016 changes between the USG NTIA and VSGN cooperative agreement say that the The US Commerce department fully and finally relieves, releases, and discharges Verisign, Inc. from all root zone operation, management and maintenance responsibilities, obligations or requirements.
Yesterday, at the Global Forum. at the lovely Evoluon building in Eindhoven I chaired a panel on The Fourth Digital Revolution - name coined by the WEF, Germany government as 4.0 and others. It encompasses and combines all previous three revolutions, steam, electricity and IT as well as other forms of energy, solar, biotech into one - the Fourth one. The panel turned out to be was about digitization within the business, Airbus and Nokia and IoT, AI apps on managing electrons on your home energie suppy for efficiency, ENGIE, and differences between the US and EU approach as to what is innovation and where it happens. According to wonderful Marie Ekeland, companies in the the US are innovating with business models (e.g. uber, air-bnb) from an user centric point of view, and the Europeans want traditional inventions - e.g only products as direct outcome of scientific research.
Among other topics like future of work, there was an assumption that twitter will die as kids don't like twitter but FB and instagram... as well that need a new moral compass for business leaders and government officials when it comes to societal changes imposed by automation and digitisation. yeah
A nice web discovery - a note of this wonderful collection of Internet maps - http://www.vox.com/a/internet-maps
At some CCC I heard a story from 2 German guys that they can figure out from analysing analogue electrical waves and electricity sub-minimal voltage frequencies what movie you watched on your TV... Hmmm
They did not even go to the digital realm, sniffing packets and Deep Packet Inspection on the Internet network to analyse packet contents...
Wired article about hackers focusing on physical realms rather than content reminded me of that story