A month after Human Rights Watch launched its "Campaign to Stop Killer Robots," a United Nations special rapporteur calls for a moratorium on robots that can kill without human control.
Telecoms summit grinds to halt after China and Algeria object to human rights language, an interruption that follows a vote to give a U.N. agency a more "active" role in shaping the Internet.
Leaked document from U.N. agency shows it wants more involvement in "Internet-related technical, development and public policy issues." One critic says idea could have "deleterious effects" on the freedom of speech.
Opposed by Western governments, the proposal would have allowed member states to seize control of key Internet engineering assets.
The U.S., Canada, and European allies are squaring off against Russia and China at a U.N. Internet summit. At stake: the future of how the Internet will be run.
Deep packet inspection standard adopted despite Germany's warning that it will "empower" censorship. Other uses: detecting BitTorrent transfers and identifying "copyright protected audio content."
Starting today in Dubai, a U.N. conference will become the battleground for opposing sides to argue over new Internet regulation proposals. Meanwhile, Google joins the fray.
Next week's Dubai summit could lead to more control by national governments, speakers at a Stanford University event say, unless Internet users take action to protect their rights.
The House is expected to advance a resolution condemning efforts by the U.N. to insert itself into governance of the Internet. But some interpret leaked documents as suggesting that the U.S. is being far too tepid in its responses to a key international communications treaty being negotiated in secret.
United Nations report calls for Internet surveillance, saying lack of "internationally agreed framework for retention of data" is a problem, as are open Wi-Fi networks in airports, cafes, and libraries.