UE and G7, Submarine Cables as a Strategic Asset for Network Security

The Russo-Ukrainian conflict has highlighted the urgency of also controlling energy and data transport infrastructure. The projects of the EU, Australia, India, and Japan for the creation of autonomous submarine connections are the first step towards securing internet networks. However, the real issues remain the control of transport and Internet governance, as stated by Andrea Monti, adjunct professor of Digital Law in the master’s degree program in Digital Marketing at the University of Chieti-Pescara – Initially published in Italian by Formiche.net. Continue reading “UE and G7, Submarine Cables as a Strategic Asset for Network Security”

Assange and Due Process

Despite having broken the law, Julian Assange ‘did the right thing’ by revealing, or rather, facilitating the revelation, of government abuses and atrocities. This is, in a nutshell, the rationale behind the call for his release vocally asked by activists and (last minute) free speech defenders. by Andrea Monti – Initially published in Italian on Strategikon – an Italian Tech Blog Continue reading “Assange and Due Process”

Does National Security reshape Internet Governance?

The DNS4EU project – a European DNS resolver – discreetly continues to develop. Depending on one’s perspective, it is a tool for the Union’s technological independence or centralised citizens’ control. Either way, it represents a caesura in the global Internet governance chain. The speech by Andrea Monti, Professor of Digital Law in the Master’s degree course in Digital Marketing at the University of Chieti-Pescara Initially published in Italian by Formiche.net Continue reading “Does National Security reshape Internet Governance?”

On the side of Jorge da Burgos (or “on information and the awareness of not knowing”)

I overheard people laughing at ridiculous things and reminded them of one of the principles of our rule. And as the psalmist says, if the monk must abstain from good speech because of his vow of silence, all the more reason why he must avoid lousy speech. And as there are bad speeches, there are bad images. And these are those that lie about the form of creation and show the world in the opposite of what it should be, has always been and will always be forever and ever until the consummation of time. by Andrea Monti – Initially published in Italian on Strategikon – an Italian Tech blog Continue reading “On the side of Jorge da Burgos (or “on information and the awareness of not knowing”)”

Pandemic, War and the (il)logic of ‘methink’

Polarisation of positions, opinions formulated by ‘experts’ with no real qualifications or by people who have never dealt with a particular subject but who speak out anyway, the need to generate traffic to support the monetisation of content, a paroxysmal search for visibility at any cost, influencers’ self-referentiality pushed to the extreme, ‘moral’ indignation that prevails over the law and the principles of law… It sounds like the umpteenth indictment against the destabilising effects caused by social networks. However, in reality, it concerns the world of so-called ‘professional information, which has demonstrated macroscopically and definitively that it is affected by the same ills. By Andrea Monti – Abridged version of an article initially published in Italian by Strategikon – an Italian Tech Blog

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