Category Archives: ICANN

ICANN – signs of institutional bias. What a huge non-shock!

A distant friend worked out I have an interest in ICANN (how did that happen?). She sent me a link to an examination of the backgrounds of people who actively participate in its affairs. Called  “ICANN Diversity Analysis”  it shows … Continue reading

Posted in ICANN, Internet governance, Self-regulation

Great news from Latin America

I recently wrote a couple of blogs where I named five top level domains the IWF had found contained the lion’s share of all csam reported to or found by them in 2018. It included three Country Code Top Level … Continue reading

Posted in Child abuse images, ICANN, Internet governance, Regulation, Self-regulation

Things are not getting better

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) recently published their Annual Report for 2018. There is a lot in there but here I want to focus on one small part of it. I  have written about this particular topic a lot so … Continue reading

Posted in Child abuse images, ICANN, Internet governance, Regulation, Self-regulation

Online Harms White Paper – the obvious problem

Some time ago I read a discussion of strategies online businesses might adopt to try to avoid the clutches of potential or actual Regulators. Without embarrassment or apology it was suggested companies deliberately bundle and entangle lots of things.  Why? … Continue reading

Posted in Default settings, E-commerce, ICANN, Internet governance, Privacy, Regulation, Self-regulation, Uncategorized

Rule of the oligarchs?

Where does ICANN’s money come from? It is easy to find their annual accounts  and estimates.  These give the big numbers.  Finding out which individual companies or organizations are behind the numbers is harder,  although admittedly not much harder if … Continue reading

Posted in ICANN, Internet governance, Privacy, Regulation, Self-regulation

Final version of the letter to the NTIA

The  UK children’s charities sent this in to the NTIA on 17th July, 2018. Dear NTIA, Thank you for this opportunity to submit comments on the future of the US Government’s international internet policy priorities. One in three human internet users is … Continue reading

Posted in Age verification, Child abuse images, Consent, Default settings, ICANN, Internet governance, Pornography, Self-regulation

Cherie Blair speaks out

In the pantheon of bad actors in the internet space there are two distinct classes. There are the criminals and fraudsters themselves.  Clearly they bear the greatest part of the burden of guilt for the harm their actions cause. However, … Continue reading

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