Indrajit Basu is an international correspondent for Government Technology's Digital Communities.
The Information Office of the State Council, or China's Cabinet, acknowledged that in a wide variety of ways the Internet has become the voice of its people and resolved to protect the right to freedom of speech on the Internet.
What can fund-starved local administrations, in one of the poorest countries in the world, do when they have to reach out to citizens living in areas so remote that one has to travel five miles to get to the nearest phone?
As leaders haggle over global warming in Copenhagen and struggle for the most desirable solution of initiating a 'green revolution' without compromising economic growth, one important omission in the key areas of the global negotiations has been the use of ICT as a tool in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
The big news is Australia is the only government in the world now that, realizing the crucial role that broadband can play in reviving the economy, has a multi-billion dollar economic stimulus package centered on the creation of a super-fast broadband infrastructure.
Issy is today France's most hi-tech city where 57 percent of the companies are ICT-based, which include marquee names like Cisco Systems Europe, France Telecom, Hewlett Packard, Orange Internet, Sybase, and Microsoft to name but a few
Websites that have been compromised are spread across virtually every segment, including governments and Fortune 500 companies, universities, news and other information websites, several unnamed weapons manufacturers, and obviously e-commerce sites.
Almost all railway operators in UK, France, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Spain, and many in China, Japan, South Korea and India are either running trials or are already in early stages of deployments.