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Content governance at the Internet infrastructure level is gaining some traction and Techdirt, EFF and a few others will hold a session on October 6th. This event is a good excuse for this blog but I have a slightly different approach. I looked at the READ MORE
 Posted by Farzaneh Badii
The Internet and the world wide web are not the same thing. First, there are parts of the Internet that are not the web (the most obvious of which is email). But second, even though the web as a whole is decentralized, the design of READ MORE
 Posted by Farzaneh Badii
As I mentioned in the two previous posts about .AF and generic domain names, sanctions might affect Afghanistan’s access to Internet infrastructure. In this last part of the trilogy, I am going to discuss Afghanistan’s access to Internet Protocol addresses. As a concluding remark, I READ MORE
 Posted by Farzaneh Badii
In the last post I discussed Afghanistan’s access to generic domain names. In this post, I will talk about how the Taliban takeover can affect access to .AF, Afghanistan’s Country Code Top Level Domain Name.  Country code TLDs (or ccTLDs) were originally assigned on the READ MORE
 Posted by Farzaneh Badii
The US and other countries have imposed economic sanctions against certain target countries, such as Syria and Iran. These sanctions have had negative consequences for access by the residents of those target countries to a variety of Internet services. Over the years these  sanction laws READ MORE
 Posted by Farzaneh Badii
Research Digital Governance
Recently, I prepared a lecture for the Asia Pacific School of Internet Governance. In midst of my research, came across an old piece of news. Last year, Facebook claimed that it had only agreed to comply with the Vietnam requests to take-down anti-state materials, because READ MORE
 Posted by Farzaneh Badii
“Sanctions on digital products and services make the ‘foreign enemy’ syndrome more severe and a more effective tool for isolating the country even further. It is the foreign enemy that doesn’t want you to talk to your kids abroad on Google Talk, it is not READ MORE
 Posted by Farzaneh Badii
Farzaneh Badii, (former) Executive Director of the Internet Governance Project at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, agrees, saying that the “rationale behind their actions is to generate revenue. They use and lobby for laws they can make profit from and the positive effect of these laws READ MORE
 Posted by Farzaneh Badii
Farzaneh Badii, former executive director of Georgia Tech’s Internet Governance Project, classifies weak attribution as “circumstantial evidence that can be technically questioned.” She sees it as a global problem and has advocated for international attribution groups that could solve the deadlock, so observers wouldn’t have READ MORE
 Posted by Farzaneh Badii

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