ZDNetGovWeek: Brazil proposed Internet governance rules, Israel builds its own cloud, and Dutch drones watch civilians

ZDNetGovWeek: Brazil proposed Internet governance rules, Israel builds its own cloud, and Dutch drones watch civilians

Summary: It's not just the US using observational technology to keep an eye on potential troublemakers. The Dutch have approved the use of drones to film civilians. A Harris poll suggests online commerce has felt the blow of the NSA revelations. Plus Google hit for Street View violations in Italy. A lot of gov going on worldwide. Click in to read.

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ZDNet's worldwide team provides global 24/7 technology news and analysis. In addition to my own coverage analysis here in the ZDNet Government column and on ZDNet's DIY-IT, every week I'll bring you a selection of the best government-related articles posted by our intrepid reporters and analysts. Here are some of the most interesting from the last week.

Top stories this week

New Harris poll finds NSA spying affecting online commerce
85 percent of adult Americans are somewhat aware of NSA spying and many have already changed their online behavior. And the Snowden revelations continue. Where will this end?

To combat government data requests, Box wants customers to own their cloud encryption keys
Will it make it harder for the U.S. government to acquire your customer and business data? Not really. But at least soon it might have to knock directly on your door.

Other government coverage around ZDNet

Ludlam claims victory in WA Senate by-election
Greens communications spokesperson Scott Ludlam looks to have secured his seat in the Western Australian Senate by-election held on Saturday.

Gov't contractor Klas Telecom responds to getting hacked by NullCrew
A skirmish erupted last week when hacking group NullCrew successfully broke into tactical communications company Klas Telecom. The global government contractor had an interesting response to its attackers.

Brazil will propose global Internet governance rules
The suggested bill of rights will be presented later this month.

Google coughs up €1m for Street View privacy breaches in Italy
The Italian data watchdog has ruled that the company didn't do enough to let people know when Street View cars would be visiting their neighbourhood.

NBN satellite constraint shows need for fibre: Clare
The underestimation of the capacity requirements on the interim satellite service shows the need for NBN Co to keep rolling out fibre everywhere else, according to Shadow Communications Minister Jason Clare.

Optus keeps AU$19.5m Defence satellite contract
Optus has secured an extension of its Department of Defence satellite contract for four more years, in a deal worth AU$19.5 million.

Israel military to set up own cloud networks by end-2014
The networks will reportedly facilitate real-time intelligence of enemy locations in the battlefield, and is among several teleprocessing upgrades to boost the effectiveness of the military's firepower.

Turkey lifts controversial Twitter ban
Turkey has lifted a much-criticised block on Twitter, 24 hours after its highest court overturned the ban as a breach of the right to free speech.

Dutch authorities now allowed to film citizens using drones
The Dutch parliament has voted in favour of legislation that will allow drone surveillance where public safety is at risk.

Mobile broadband boosts economy by billions: ACMA
Australians using mobile broadband services added AU$33.8 billion to economic activity in the country in 2013, according to research commissioned by the ACMA.

Anti-media cybercrime spree continues: Al Arabiya hacked by NullCrew
After hacking and humiliating Comcast in February, NullCrew is back with HorsemenLulz in a successful hack on the mail servers of the second biggest media company in the Arab world, Al Arabiya.

NTUC to distribute 2FA tokens to 600K members
Singapore's National Trades Union Congress announces plans to issue the country's OneKey two-factor authentication device to its members, who can use the token to log into and transact on the NTUC portal.

Topics: Government, Government Asia, Government AU, Government US, Government UK, Privacy, Security

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David Gewirtz, Distinguished Lecturer at CBS Interactive, is an author, U.S. policy advisor, and computer scientist. He is featured in the History Channel special The President's Book of Secrets and is a member of the National Press Club.

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