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How Regulation Could Break the Internet: In Conversation with Andrew Sullivan

7:44 am PDT, June 18, 2019

A full day before Internet Society’s President and CEO Andrew Sullivan takes the stage at the world-renowned policy institute Chatham House at Cyber 2019, you’ll have a chance to have an in person discussion with him about the changes regulation may be bringing to our online world. From the way we connect, share, learn, and […]

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Uruguay Joins Others Taking Action to Strengthen IoT Security

8:18 am PDT, June 17, 2019

The use of Internet of Things devices has substantially increased in recent years and the trends indicate that the number will continue to grow significantly. In this environment of rapid technological adoption, the inclusive and collaborative approach is essential to face the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities that arise. Specifically, to overcome the […]

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The Week in Internet News: Hackers Eye Security Cameras

6:55 am PDT, June 17, 2019

Big targets: Internet-connected security cameras make up nearly half of all the Internet of Things devices compromised by hackers, ZDNet reports. Smart hubs and network-attached storage devices are next on the hit list. The average U.S. household contains 17 Internet-connected devices, while the average European household has 14. New rules for the IoT? A U.S. […]

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European Chapters Meeting: Consolidation, Trust, and More on the Agenda

7:42 am PDT, June 14, 2019

The 2019 European Chapters Meeting took place from 9-10 May in Bucharest, Romania. (Watch the livestream here.) The two-day event gathered 31 participants consisting of 22 fellows coming from 20 Internet Society Chapters in the European region. The meeting agenda focused on discussions around Consolidation on the Internet Economy, Encryption, Consumer IoT Privacy & Security, […]

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Caribbean Community Gathers Together to Discuss Improving Connectivity in the Region

7:48 am PDT, June 12, 2019

Cooperation has been key to expanding Internet access around the globe. Ten years ago, the African region created AfPIF, a space focused on collaboration about among regional actors on topics related to peering and interconnection. Inspired by that project, in 2014 I approached Bevil Wooding to create a similar space for the Caribbean. In recent […]

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A New Survey Shows Few Actively Encrypting More Because of Internet Distrust

11:33 pm PDT, June 10, 2019

A new survey shows that only a handful of people who said they distrust the Internet are actively choosing encryption in response. The survey, called the CIGI-Ipsos Global Survey on Internet Security and Trust, was conducted by Ipsos on behalf of the Canadian think tank the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). The Internet Society […]

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Americans Deserve Better User Privacy

1:52 pm PDT, June 10, 2019

On May 15th, the White House tweeted it had created a new online surveying tool for Americans to report instances of social media censorship due to political bias. Setting aside the politics of this move, there are serious privacy and security concerns that come with hosting such a survey on its website. When users visit […]

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The Week in Internet News: Better Broadband Boosts Employment

6:00 am PDT, June 10, 2019

High-speed jobs: A new study suggests that better broadband service lowers unemployment rates, Vice.com reports. Researchers from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Oklahoma State University tracked broadband availability and unemployment rates in Tennessee and found that counties with access to high-speed broadband had a slightly lower unemployment rate than those with slower service. […]

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Hong Kong Chapter: Why Aren’t There More Women in Tech?

7:53 am PDT, June 7, 2019

The tech industry in Hong Kong and across the world remains male dominated. Why aren’t there more women and what can be done to fix this? To mark International Girls in ICT Day, which aims to encourage girls and young women to work in information and communications technology, the Internet Society Hong Kong Chapter organized […]

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Community Week: Share Ideas to Help Make the Internet Stronger

7:23 pm PDT, June 6, 2019

The role people play in our community is vital for an open and trustworthy Internet for everyone. We know that without the knowledge, experience, and contributions of our members the Internet Society wouldn’t be complete. Chapters Leaders Training in Latin America and the Caribbean The Chapters of the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region have […]

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On the 7th World IPv6 Launchiversary, How About Listening to a Podcast About IPv6?

1:11 pm PDT, June 6, 2019

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On this 7th “launchiversary” of World IPv6 Launch, I thought I’d share a way I’ve enjoyed learning more about IPv6 over the past year. I like listening to podcasts while I’m running or driving, and a show that’s in my playlist is “IPv6 Buzz” where IPv6 veterans Ed Horley, Scott Hogg, and Tom Coffeen “dive […]

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Want to Make a Difference in Your Community? Apply for a Beyond the Net Medium or Large Grant

5:00 am PDT, June 5, 2019

Applications are now open for the 2019 Beyond the Net Medium and Large Grants. All Internet Society Chapters and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) in good standing are eligible to apply. For more than a decade, Beyond the Net Medium and Large Grants and the former Community Grants Programme have played a major role in empowering people […]

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The Week in Internet News: Germany Considers Banning Encryption on Chat Apps

7:53 am PDT, June 3, 2019

Transparent chatting: The German Ministry of the Interior is considering new regulations that would ban end-to-end encryption on chat apps, The Register reports. The proposed rules would require operators of chat services to provide plain-text records of users’ chats under court order. Meanwhile, by saying it sometimes needs access to user communications, Facebook is creating […]

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Reducing Barriers: A Recap of the Webinar on Digital Accessibility

9:16 am PDT, May 31, 2019

Accessibility for persons with disabilities isn’t just for people who are disabled. It benefits everyone – and there’s even a business case for it, too. That was the key message of the Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) event organized by the Internet Society Accessibility Special Interest Group (A11ySIG). The webinar was A11ySIG’s very first, only […]

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Growing an Internet Exchange Point in Burkina Faso

6:57 am PDT, May 30, 2019

BFIX, the Burkina Faso Internet exchange point, was established as an association in Burkina on February 19, 2015 by Internet Service Providers (ISP), mobile telecommunication operators, and some public institutions such as the University of Ouagadougou and the government agency in charge of promoting information and communication technologies (“Agence de Promotion des Technologies de l’Information […]

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Your Voice Matters: The World Can Learn from Canada’s Inclusive Solutions to Make Citizens Safer Online

4:44 am PDT, May 28, 2019

Andrew Sullivan presenting at the Canadian IoT event

Canada has shown great leadership in its innovative approach to secure our connected future by drawing on the diverse strengths, backgrounds, and perspectives our country has to offer. While the wrap up of a collaborative effort to produce policy recommendations to keep us safe online is definitely worth celebrating, the real work for Canadians has […]

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The Week in Internet News: Broadband Goes to Space

2:11 pm PDT, May 27, 2019

The final countdown: After two delays, SpaceX has launched a rocket containing 60 satellites designed to deliver broadband to Earth-bound people, Marketwatch reports. SpaceX plans to eventually deploy up to 12,000 satellites in an effort to provide broadband service across the globe. SpaceX sees the satellite network as a way to fund future Mars missions. […]

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Middle East Chapters Advocacy Meeting

12:58 pm PDT, May 24, 2019

Last month, the Chapters Advocacy Workshop for the Middle East, took place in Beirut Lebanon. The two-day event hosted Chapter leaders and representatives from  Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Palestine, Somalia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. While the focus was on MANRS (Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security), it also included representatives […]

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Improving Routing Security: Microsoft Joins MANRS

5:01 am PDT, May 22, 2019

In November, a routing incident in Nigeria caused Internet traffic to be rerouted through Russia and China. It lasted for just over an hour, but during that time, it significantly affected some cloud and search services globally, including Spotify and Google’s Search. It was one of more than 10,000 incidents, such as route hijacking and […]

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