The story of an American becoming the first woman to lead the ITU in its 157-year history contrasts with another story about diversity only being welcome when it suits the goals of powerful nations.
The cost of internet access is still too high for millions of people, but the cost of not having access is also high.
Some previous loose talk about telcos giving their data to government sounds even worse following revelations about the ways data, and people, have been abused in real life.
Tim Berners-Lee invented the web, but he makes ill-considered suggestions for how it should be managed.
Joe Cannataci wants to change how governments and big businesses behave, but has made an unconvincing start.
A UN Special Rapporteur blasted governments for undermining encrypted and anonymous comms. He encouraged tech companies to secure their customers’ right to free speech.