A recent report claims that a new global network of internet providers is using the term “agenda21 2020” to disguise their intentions, which could have potentially negative implications for internet users worldwide.
The “Agenda 21” network is an initiative led by the United Nations to fight global warming and environmental degradation, according to the organization’s website.
The “Agence France-Presse” news agency reports that the network, which has been in existence for about a year, aims to “provide free and affordable internet to all people around the world by 2020.”
The report, which was written by the Institute for Digital Freedom and the Center for Digital Democracy, cites a number of examples of “agreed actions” that have been taken in the past year by the network: •”The Global Commission on Climate and Energy” (a global initiative of the United States and other nations) is set to unveil a global plan to combat climate change by 2030.
The plan was originally proposed by a former U.S. Secretary of State, James Hansen, who has since been removed from the organization.
The plan also includes a pledge to “remove the global carbon tax from all nations.”•The network of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is expected to release a report in November titled “Digital Agenda 2020: What it is and how it can help build a better world.”
This report will focus on how “digital technologies will affect human development, society, and governance.”•A global effort to combat digital piracy is set for November, according the report.
The report will “help countries and industries better manage the costs and risks of digital piracy and promote a safer, more secure and more resilient digital world.”•In December, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will release a draft draft document that will define the internet as an information infrastructure.
The document will be based on recommendations from the International Telecommunications Union, which is a global organization that is responsible for overseeing the internet.•A group of internet users in the Philippines has protested against a new plan by a Chinese telecom firm to allow internet users to hide their location using a “virtual private network” (VPN) that could allow users to avoid detection and wiretaps.
In addition to blocking VPNs and geo-restrictions, the Philippines government has also imposed new restrictions on the use of VPNs.
The Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte has also taken a hard line against VPNs, telling a Philippine television station that VPNs are “a virus, and I will kill it.”
The Philippines is one of the most heavily trafficked countries in the world, according data from the Global Internet Index.
The country has a population of about 16.6 million and a gross domestic product (GDP) of $8.4 billion.
The Philippines has been the target of several cyberattacks in the last year, according a report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
The Center says that the Philippines’ cybersecurity has been “particularly compromised by the use and proliferation of VPN services.”