Christopher Parsons, post-doctoral fellow at the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab and managing director of the Telecom Transparency Project, has published a draft paper analyzing the effectiveness of the ‘transparency reports’ that Canadian telecommunications companies released in 2014.
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Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert spoke with The Globe and Mail’s telecom reporter Christine Dobby about recent issues related to the privacy of telecommunications customers’ personal information.
Source: Peter Micek
The chickens are coming home to roost. Lars Nyberg resigned yesterday as CEO of TeliaSonera, the Sweden-based global telecommunications company, in the wake of an investigation into a 3G licensing deal in Uzbekistan.
Hopes rose on Tuesday for a compromise agreement that would keep intrusive government regulation of the Internet from being enshrined in a global treaty.
Source: Jemima Kiss, The Guardian
Have you ever noticed that wherever you are in the world, every telephone keypad looks the same? Or wondered why satellites don’t crash into each other?
New International Telecommunication Union Resource Center put together by the Centre for Democracy and Technology.
Source: Anthony Rutkowski, CircleID
The awkwardly named International Telecommunication Union Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) by any measure is a highly unusual body.
Source: Shauvik Ghosh, livemint.com
The government could make more than Rs. 1 trillion if the proposal to charge the country’s incumbent telecom service providers a one-time fee for the spectrum they have is accepted by the cabinet.
Source: Evan Osnos, The New Yorker
What do we mean when we say a Chinese company has “close ties to the government”? Or is “connected to the military”? And does this matter?
This review confirms that the most important potential effects of the ITRs on the Internet would come from the ITRs’ attempt to change international Internet connectivity arrangements in fixed networks.