Dubai moves to create smart city index with UN

Dubai is known for luxury living, high-priced sports cars, and architectural marvels. After this past week, it might also be known as the city that literally set the standard for smart cities, worldwide. Smart Dubai, a government office dedicated to turning Dubai into a smart city, has recently completed its pilot phase which it began […]

5 Reasons Why The U.S. Rejected The ITU Treaty

5 Reasons Why The U.S. Rejected The ITU Treaty

Citing non-negotiable issues including Internet governance, content regulation and network security, the United States refused to support revised regulations of the U.N. backed International Telecommunications Union (ITU) World Conference on International Communications (WCIT) in Dubai. This means both that the telecom turned Internet themed debate will not receive the U.S.’ seal of appeal, and serves as a sharp reminder of how differently the U.S. sees the future of the Web compared to more autocratic regimes. 

ITU Leaks And Hacks: The Internet Strikes Back

ITU Leaks And Hacks: The Internet Strikes Back

Two major strikes in 24 hours against the secretive International Telecommunications Union’s World Conference on International Telecommunications reflect deep disagreements between governments and activists on the future direction of the Internet.