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Survey: World Worried About Data Collection, Sale - Survey

Thursday, 26 May 2016
article
John Eggerton
The vast majority of the global public is concerned about their online information being collected, bought and sold, but a minority say that concern translates to a change in online behavior.

The G7 and the South China Sea

Thursday, 26 May 2016
blog
n their Statement on Maritime Security, issued in Hiroshima on April 11, the G7 foreign ministers strongly affirmed their collective commitment to “a maritime order based upon the universally recognized principles of international law, including those reflected in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).” Indications are that the final Ise-Shima Summit communiqué will include equally strong language—as it should. With one caveat.

Public ambivalent about collection and sale of personal data online

Tuesday, 24 May 2016
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A new global survey finds that while eight in ten (79%) citizens are concerned that their online information may be collected, bought and sold online, an equal number (80%) indicated the sale of personal data would not cause them to use the Internet less often.

Ambassador praises Canada-U. S. relationship

Wednesday, 4 May 2016
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Brett Davis
The one thing U.S. ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman says he's being asked about most these days is the one thing he can't really talk about — the race for the White House. "There isn't a place in Canada … where somebody doesn't pull me aside with a question, or a statement," Heyman told an audience at the Centre for International Governance Innovation on Wednesday.

What really happened in Washington this week? Leadership, Interests, Security

Thursday, 31 March 2016
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Amidst tension throughout the Asia-Pacific, South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shenzo Abe visit Washington to re-affirm key strategic interests and areas of mutual cooperation. To learn more about what could have transpired during this visit, we speak to CIGI Senior Fellow and Chair of Global Security at the Balsillie School of International Affairs David Welch.

Poll: Strong global majority backs dark Web ban

Tuesday, 29 March 2016
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Cory Bennett
Roughly seven in 10 people favor shutting down the so-called “dark Web” — an anonymous online network favored by activists and dissidents, as well as criminals — according to a new poll.

Ipsos Poll: Dark Web Should Be Banned

Tuesday, 29 March 2016
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No matter what you call it, there’s certainly a case to crack down on the ability for these sites that operate off the grid to be under more of a watchful eye. Ironically, that’s the very reason those sites exist: to act outside government surveillance.

71 percent of global citizens call for shut down of the Dark Net

Tuesday, 29 March 2016
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Ameyaw Debrah
A survey commissioned by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and conducted by global research company Ipsos across has called for a shut down of the ‘Dark Internet’. The survey conducted in 24 countries finds that a majority (71%) of global citizens were in support of such an outcome.

– A survey conducted in 24 countries finds that a majority (71%) of global citizens agree that the ‘Dark Net’ must be shut down

Tuesday, 29 March 2016
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Andy Greenberg
Speculation — no matter how baseless—that online black markets for weapons helped make the terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels possible hasn’t helped the reputation of the dark web’s anonymous corner of the internet. But one new study shows that even before that dubious linkbetween online anonymity and terror attacks, global opinion on the dark web was already overwhelmingly negative.

Global majority backs a ban on ‘dark net,’ poll says

Tuesday, 29 March 2016
article
Alastair Sharp
Seven in 10 people say the “dark net” – an anonymous online home to both criminals and activists fearful of government surveillance – should be shut down, according to a global Ipsos poll released on Tuesday.
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