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UN joins forces with computer giants to tackle Internet terrorism
UN.org ^ | February 22, 2010 | n/a

Posted on 02/22/2010 4:07:53 PM PST by Cindy

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UN joins forces with computer giants to tackle Internet terrorism

22 February 2010 – The United Nations and computer giants, including Microsoft and Google, are joining forces to identify ways to combat terrorists’ use of the Internet to recruit members, organize criminal acts and raise money.

The UN Working Group on Countering the Use of the Internet for Terrorist Purposes is holding talks with CISCO, Symantec and others in the United States city of Seattle to examine the technical issues involved in the issue.

There is a high level of crime on the Internet, and “it is essential that you bring in the private sector, [which is] an essential partner in moving forward,” Richard Barrett, who co-chairs the Working Group, told the UN News Centre.

The two-day meeting which started today comes on the heels of a gathering last month in Berlin, Germany, where participants examined laws currently in place regarding direct attacks on networks and computer systems.

Member States have yet to agree on a precise definition of “terrorism.” This complicates discussions on possible legal frameworks to prevent or curtail terrorists’ use of the Internet due to the resulting questions over possible infringements on the freedom of speech and human rights, Mr. Barrett noted.

Currently, the UN is the only international organization working on the links between the Internet and terrorism, said Jean-Paul Laborde, who heads the UN Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF).

That body was set up in 2006 and brings together two dozen UN entities, working under mandates from the General Assembly, the Security Council and various specialized agencies, funds and programmes.

The Working Group on curbing Internet terrorism is like “nothing which has been done before by any organization at the global level,” Mr. Laborde said.

There is “added value” in bringing together Members States, several UN departments and organizations, such as the European Union (EU) and the Council of Europe, to tackle the problem, he noted.

A third meeting, delving into how the Internet can also be utilized to counter the appeal of terrorism, is scheduled to be held in the near future.

There are eight other CTITF working groups which focus on, among other issues, protecting human rights while countering terrorism and conflict prevention and resolution.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: berlin; cisco; councilofeurope; ctitf; cybermonopoly; cyberterrorism; eu; europeanunion; generalassembly; germany; google; internet; jeanpaullaborde; laborde; memberstates; microsoft; microsoftandgoogle; seattle; symantec; terrorism; terrorists; thesecuritycouncil; un; unitednations; unworkinggroup

1 posted on 02/22/2010 4:07:54 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

more govt control


2 posted on 02/22/2010 4:09:14 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: All

Previously...

http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrcouncil/

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http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=33586
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=28508
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=27147
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=26914

etc, etc.


3 posted on 02/22/2010 4:11:16 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

How long before FR is declared a “terrorist” site?


4 posted on 02/22/2010 4:11:16 PM PST by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir!)
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To: MamaDearest

Hat Tip: MamaDearest.


5 posted on 02/22/2010 4:11:41 PM PST by Cindy
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To: driftdiver

The UN wasn’t doing squat against Taliban nor Al Qaeda and now, they’re supposed to care? Just another way to control the masses.


6 posted on 02/22/2010 4:12:26 PM PST by max americana
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To: Cindy
The United Nations and computer giants, including Microsoft and Google, are joining forces...

I don't care what the reason or how good the stated intentions, this absolutely CANNOT end well.

7 posted on 02/22/2010 4:12:41 PM PST by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: Cindy
The only semi-effective things these two companies have done on the net is censorship...


8 posted on 02/22/2010 4:13:25 PM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: dynachrome

Now that’s a good question.

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9 posted on 02/22/2010 4:17:25 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

UN to the rescue.


10 posted on 02/22/2010 4:18:14 PM PST by Diggity
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To: Cindy

The UN? Oh great, now we’ll never fix the problem.


11 posted on 02/22/2010 4:25:04 PM PST by bendover10
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To: dynachrome

You’re late. It has been.


12 posted on 02/22/2010 4:29:37 PM PST by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

Oh yeah, that should help. Thanks Cindy.


13 posted on 02/22/2010 7:00:49 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: Cindy

14 posted on 02/22/2010 7:47:17 PM PST by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: Cindy

Google could start by removing terrorist videos from You Tube.

The UN could start by bucking its Muslim controllers and defining terrorism even if it does mean that terror against Israel is called terror.


15 posted on 02/22/2010 8:24:01 PM PST by dervish (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself)
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To: SunkenCiv

You’re welcome SunkenCiv.


16 posted on 02/22/2010 8:37:23 PM PST by Cindy
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To: dervish

Those are good ideas Dervish.


17 posted on 02/22/2010 8:38:38 PM PST by Cindy
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To: max americana

And monopolize the Internet.


18 posted on 02/23/2010 3:44:37 AM PST by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: Cindy

thanks


19 posted on 02/23/2010 8:22:51 AM PST by dervish (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself)
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