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Bridging the Gender Gap in Serbia

7:51 am PST, December 14, 2018

We are delighted that our project, Digitally Unconnected Gender Gap (DUGG) has been chosen by the Internet Society as part of the Beyond the Net Funding Programme to work on digital gender issues in Serbia. The gender digital gap is widely present in Serbia, but the lack of research data and statistics are making this […]

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Webinar: Can Consumers Trust Retailers’ Email? Findings from OTA’s Email Marketing & Unsubscribe Audit

11:20 am PST, December 13, 2018

Next Tuesday, 18 December, at 2PM ET (1900 UTC), we’ll be holding a webinar to discuss the results of the Online Trust Alliance’s 5th annual Email Marketing & Unsubscribe Audit. Two Internet Society organization members from Yes Marketing and Endurance/Constant Contact will co-present with the Internet Society’s Jeff Wilbur, and it should be an interesting discussion […]

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Developing Community Networks in Northern Brazil: Strengthening Marginalized Communities

5:56 am PST, December 13, 2018

Today’s guest author is Carlos Afonso, executive director of Instituto Nupef. Our aim is to contribute to the growth and improvement of community networks policies and practices in Brazilian rural areas by strengthening marginalized movements and communities. Our project is supported by the Internet Society Beyond the Net Funding Programme and developed by the Brazil […]

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Tusheti Community Network One Year Later: Creating Impact, Sustainability, and Scalability

10:48 am PST, December 11, 2018

Connecting the most remote and challenging territories of any country to the Internet can be tough. Typically, Internet access spreads gradually from urban conglomerations towards smaller hubs, and finally, to the most remote and sparsely populated areas. This is just common business sense. Many of these remote areas are unique in terms of their people, […]

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Senegal Kicks Off Enhancing IoT Security Project

7:00 am PST, December 11, 2018

On April 4, 2018, the Canadian Multistakeholder Process: Enhancing Internet of Things (IoT) Security held its first convening in partnership with the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA); CANARIE; Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada; and the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPIC). Over 80 participants from government, academia, public interest, industry, and other organizations attended […]

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Murambinda Works Community Engagement Workshop in Buhera: Meeting Challenges with Opportunity

5:00 am PST, December 11, 2018

Over 100 community members, including head masters, government officials, teachers and heads of primary and secondary schools gathered in Buhera rural district council of Zimbabwe on 15 November, eager to engage in discussions related to the initial deployment of the Murambinda Works Community Network. Schools, health and the local authority facilities have been earmarked as […]

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The Week in Internet News: Australia Adopts Controversial Encryption Law

6:30 am PST, December 10, 2018

Australia vs. encryption: The Australian Parliament has passed a law that requires tech companies to give law enforcement agencies there access to encrypted communications, the New York Times reports. Several tech companies and privacy groups opposed the law, saying it hurts efforts to protect data from hackers. Fortune, which called the law “draconian,” says it […]

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Future Thinking: Orla Lynskey on Data in the Age of Consolidation

7:36 am PST, December 7, 2018

Last year, the Internet Society unveiled the 2017 Global Internet Report: Paths to Our Digital Future. The interactive report identifies the drivers affecting tomorrow’s Internet and their impact on Media & Society, Digital Divides, and Personal Rights & Freedoms. We interviewed Orla Lynskey to hear her perspective on the forces shaping the Internet’s future. Orla Lynskey is […]

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Jason Donenfeld Honored with the ISRG’s Radiant Award

9:20 am PST, December 6, 2018

Earlier this week Jason Donenfeld received the Radiant Award from the Internet Security Research Group. Jason is an accomplished engineer and a creative thinker, which makes his work clean, simple, and takes it a step beyond – most notably in WireGuard, an open-source secure VPN tunnel. We are proud to have enabled this award. Let […]

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A New Voice Joins the Chorus: Welcome to the Colombia Chapter!

2:29 am PST, December 6, 2018

A new Internet Society Chapter has been founded within the Regional Bureau in Latin America & Caribbean. The creation of the Colombia Chapter is today officially announced at Universidad del Rosario, in Bogotá. Our desire is to extend a gracious and inclusive welcome to all the 67 founding members that have been active members of […]

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Kindergarten Tech Cop: The Job I Never Wanted

9:43 am PST, December 5, 2018

This month, we’ve asked parents to share their experiences of raising kids in the tech age. Today’s guest author is Sara Given, creator of the viral blog “It’s Like They Know Us,” which skewers the myth of the perfect parent. She’s also the author of Parenting Is Easy: You’re Probably Just Doing It Wrong. “Mom, what’s your passcode?” […]

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The Benin Chapter Wins Chapterthon 2018

12:00 pm PST, December 4, 2018

The winner of this year’s Chapterthon was announced this Tuesday, 4 December during InterCommunity 2018. Chapterthon is a global Internet Society (ISOC) Chapters and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) marathon, where all the Internet Society members can participate by developing a project within a timeline and budget to achieve a common goal. The project winner is […]

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Join Us to Discuss Attack Response at Internet Scale

6:29 am PST, December 4, 2018

How do we coordinate responses to attacks against Internet infrastructure and users? Internet technology has to scale or it won’t survive for long as the network of networks grows ever larger. But it’s not just the technology, it’s also the people, processes and organisations involved in developing, operating and evolving the Internet that need ways […]

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Bilim Bulagy: A Spring of Knowledge in Kyrgyzstan

5:59 am PST, December 4, 2018

Kyrgyzstan’s transition to post-Soviet renovation toward a free market economy has had severe effects on the nation’s educational system. Having limited resources, schools in Kyrgyzstan desperately need more teachers. Currently, there are over 2500 teaching positions not being covered, most of them in the fields of natural science and mathematics. Aiming to cover the need […]

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Botswana Chapter Digital Literacy Program Seeks to Empower Rural Village Development Committee Leaders

11:00 am PST, December 3, 2018

The newly charted ISOC Botswana Chapter is set to spread the Internet Society mandate in Botswana through engagement with relevant stakeholders. The diverse team of technical, communications, and policy practitioners will venture into impact initiatives to complement the Internet Society mission and mandate. As a Beyond the Net 2018 beneficiary, the local chapter is embarking […]

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Nominations Now Open for 2019 Public Interest Registry (PIR) Board of Directors

7:42 am PST, December 3, 2018

The Public Interest Registry (PIR) is the non-profit operator of the .ORG, .NGO and .ONG domains. If you or someone you know has the interest and qualifications to help guide the future of PIR, the Internet Society invites you to consider a seat on the PIR Board of Directors. In 2019 there are three positions […]

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The Week in Internet News: Huge Data Breach at Hotel Chain

6:51 am PST, December 3, 2018

Millions of records stolen: Marriott International, one of the world’s largest hotel chains, has reported a data breach affecting up to 500 million customers, the Washington Post reports. The breached database includes information on guests staying at Sheraton, Westin and St. Regis hotels. The 500 million records lost makes it the second largest data breach […]

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Customer Data Isn’t Always an Asset: Lessons from the Marriott Data Breach

1:38 pm PST, November 30, 2018

As data analytics have improved, the massive amounts of data that companies acquire from their customers has only gained in economic value. In the corporate world of today, this data can be a real asset for companies. However, as today’s news, that the records of over 500 million guests of Marriott International’s Starwood division hotels […]

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A Critical First Step for IoT Security in Senegal

7:00 am PST, November 30, 2018

As barriers to entry start to fall, the Internet of Things (IoT) industry could provide Africa with an opportunity to build a brighter economic future. Several countries are already establishing tech hubs that could supply the infrastructure to fuel IoT, and while there is still a wide gap between the haves and have-nots of Internet […]

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New Report: Major Online Retailers Increase Email Marketing Trustworthiness and Follow Unsubscribe Best Practices

9:10 am PST, November 28, 2018

Today, the Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance released its fifth annual Email Marketing & Unsubscribe Audit. OTA researchers analyzed the email marketing practices of 200 of North America’s top online retailers and, based on this analysis, offered prescriptive advice to help marketers provide consumers with choice and control over when and what messages they receive. […]

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