Internet for Trust Conference discusses guidelines for online platforms
The first-ever conference to discuss draft global guidelines for regulating digital platforms ended on Thursday in Paris with a call to uphold the right to seek and receive information in the face of rising disinformation online.
UN chief appoints inaugural Internet Governance Forum Leadership Panel
New York: Ten distinguished persons hailing from all regions of the globe have been appointed to serve on the Secretary-General’s inaugural Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Leadership Panel, the United Nations announced on Tuesday.
Internet shutdowns impact human rights, economy, and day to day life
New York: The dramatic real-life effects of shutdowns of the internet on people’s lives and human rights are vastly underestimated, the UN human rights office warns in a report released on Thursday.
Internet upgrade breathes new life into rural areas, new UN report finds
New York: Improved Internet access and connectivity can do more than urban migration to provide better jobs and higher standards of living for the roughly 3.4 billion people living in rural areas, according to the latest World Social Report, published on Thursday.
Military shuts down internet again after Myanmar coup
Moscow/Sputnik: Myanmar went into its second nationwide internet shutdown in a week’s time on Saturday after the military seized power and arrested the Southeast Asian country’s civilian leaders.
Protest in Balochistan over detention of students for agitating in demand for internet
Quetta: Local workers of Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) and Baloch Students Organization Pajjar (BSO-Pajjar) protested in Dalbandin against the detention of agitating students by the Quetta Police last week.
Guterres underscores UN role in achieving a free, secure Internet
New York/IBNS: Unless countries work together to address gaps in digital access, as well as related social and political divisions, this generation will be remembered as the one that “ruined the early promise of the Internet”, the UN Secretary-General has warned.
Free broadband internet for all, UK's labour promises
London/UNI: The Labour Party has promised to deliver free and fast full-fiber broadband internet to everyone in the United Kingdom.
Terrorists get less financial support on Internet, yet fight not over : UNESCO Official
Paris, May 19 (Sputnik/UNI) Owing to the efforts taken by social media, terrorists receive less financial support via the Internet but the fight against terrorism is not over, the chief of Section for Universal Access and Preservation, Communication and Information Sector at UNESCO told Sputnik.
Internet watchdog removes 33,000 apps with illegal content
Beijing, Apr 13 (Xinhua/UNI) Chinese authorities have removed more than 33,000 mobile apps that contain illegal content, such as those involving porn, gambling, rogue programs and illegal games since December, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) said.
â€˜Protect children and their digital footprint,â€™ urges UNICEF on Safer Internet Day
New York, Feb 7 (JEN): Every half a second, every day, a child goes online for the first time – tapping into all the great opportunities the Internet has to offer, but facing grave risks, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said Tuesday, calling for urgent action to protect them from sexual exploitation, cyberbullying and the misuse of their private information.
Worldâ€™s most vulnerable countries on track to achieve universal Internet access by 2020 â€“ UN report
New York,Jan 25 (JEN): The world’s least developed countries are narrowing ‘digital divide,’ and with millions of people now taking advantage of smart phones and other digital devices, keeping up this momentum can put their societies on the fast track to sustainable development, the United Nations said on Wednesday.
Cameroon: UN envoy encourages authorities to restore the Internet in countryâ€™s English-speaking regions
New York, Apr 14(Just Earth News): The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Africa, FranÃ§ois LouncÃ©ny Fall, urged on ThursdayCameroonian authorities to examine with diligence the difficulties of the populations and entrepreneurs of the English-speaking regions of the north-west and south-west, which have been deprived of Internet since mid-January 2017.
In special meeting, UN weighs measures to prevent terrorists from exploiting the Internet, social media
New York, Dec 18 (Just Earth News/IBNS) Stressing the need for States to work with the private sector to devise ways to prevent terrorists from exploiting the Internet while respecting human rights, the top United Nations political official on Thursday said curtailing the influence of terrorists and violent extremist groups must not come at the expense of curbing legitimate political discourse on the Internet or social media.