Tag Archives: Uzbekistan

TeliaSonera’s Uzbekistan scandal is a warning to telecom CEOs everywhere

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.

Uzbekistan: A peek inside an SCO anti-terrorism center

Source: Richard Weitz, EurasiaNet

Since its official opening in June 2004, the anti-terrorism center, or RATS, has fostered coordinated policies and joint action on potential terrorist threats in SCO member states.

Cloned RFE/RL phishing website in Uzbekistan

Source: Luke Allnutt, Tangled Web, Radio Free Europe

A website has been set up to mirror the site of RFE/RL’s Uzbek Service, in what could be a phishing scheme to harvest user information.

Internet freedom in Asia forsens, say human rights groups

Source: James Kilner, Telegraph

The three Central Asian states have justified increasing censorship of the internet as necessary to combat the growing threat from Islamic militants who are using email and websites to find recruits and pass around information.

Russia, China propose UN General Assembly Resolution on “information security”

Source: Internet Governance Project

Last week, China, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan released a Resolution for the UN General Assembly entitled “International code of conduct for information security.”

Joint letter to UN Secretary-General on proposed cyber rules

Source: China Daily

The United Nations permanent representatives of China, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan jointly sent a letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday, requesting him to circulate the International Code of Conduct for Information Security. Drafted by the four countries, it is a formal UN document of the 66th session of the General Assembly.

Uzbekistan: Government sites hacked

Source: Catherine A. Fitzpatrick, EurasiaNet

This week Internet news sites in Uzbekistan have been blocked for unknown reasons, the independent news site fergananews.com reports.

While for the last five years, some sites devoted specificially to news from Uzbekistan, such as fergananews.com itself, uznews.net, uzmetronom.com and others have been blocked from view, this latest problem affects sites that have been accessible in the past.

No Twitter revolt for Central Asia’s closed regimes

“High fees, spying, and outright blockage — Central Asia’s regimes are not short of ways to control Internet blogs and social networks which have mobilised the recent protests in the Middle East.

Strategies vary across the former Soviet republics of the region, whose regimes are largely authoritarian and where voicing dissent online can result in persecution.

Rights watchdog Reporters Without Borders has named Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan among the 12 countries that are “enemies of the Internet,” along with North Korea.”

From PhysOrg.com