Tag Archives: cyberspace

Anonymous managed to bring down European Commission Website

One of Europe’s most important websites has been the target for Anonymous today. The European Commission website ec.europa.eu has been brought down by the hacktivist group before a couple of minutes. Anyone who tries to enter the site gets the error message  “you do not have permission to access the server”.

 

Internet Governance regulatory models for cyberspace

In the early days of the Internet, not too many counties had access to it. Access to the Internet was limited to those that could afford to visit the online world. Since the revolution of the internet however, the internet has embraced in most aspects of our lives, from online shopping, banking, education and so forth. Internet has change the way people think and the way people live. Such changes are social networks that almost erase every privacy right. Facebook founder and CEO M. Zuckeberg recently went on record and said that none of the cool kids care about privacy; neither should you[1]. As a result of this revolution cyberspace has raised several issues and challenges to the traditional models of regulation. This paper will examine the traditional regulating models and actors involved and whether they can adapt to the fast changing cyberspace in order to provide the protection required in a world that cybercrime increases by 35% per year[2].