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Day Zero 2019: Bringing Together Young People to Talk about Internet Governance

7:56 am PDT, August 16, 2019

As we work to foster the multistakeholder model in Internet governance, we must include the voices of youth. They’ve grown up in the age of the Internet, where using connected devices is second nature and we’re beginning to have conversations around issues like encryption and privacy. Young people deserve not just a seat at the […]

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Second Meeting of the Indian Network Operators’ Group Concludes Successfully

6:19 am PDT, August 15, 2019

The Indian Network Operators’ Group (INNOG) organized their second meeting ( INNOG 2) in New Delhi on 1-4 July. The event, comprised of a conference and three workshops, was attended by more than 170 local and international participants. The event was supported by ISPAI, APNIC, NIXI, Internet Society, Tata Communications, Telestra, Spectra, Amazon Web Service, […]

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Preserving Native Cultures: Vote Now for the Internet Society’s Panel for SXSW 2020

7:26 am PDT, August 14, 2019

What benefits can Internet connectivity bring to Tribal and Indigenous communities – especially when it comes to language and culture preservation? That’s the topic of our panel proposal for South by Southwest (SXSW) 2020: “How Internet Access Can Preserve Native Cultures.” And we’re excited to announce that you can now vote for it! SXSW, is […]

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MANRS Observatory: Monitoring the State of Internet Routing Security

7:04 am PDT, August 13, 2019

Routing security is vital to the future and stability of the Internet, but it’s under constant threat. Which is why we’ve launched a free online tool so that network operators can see how they’re doing, and what they can improve, while anyone can see the health of the Internet at a glance. The MANRS Observatory […]

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The Week in Internet News: Testing 1, 2, 3

6:32 am PDT, August 12, 2019

This is a test: Amazon has asked the U.S. Federal Communications Commission for permission to test a new wireless Internet service using the 3.5 MHz spectrum band, Cord Cutters News reports. The test, in Sunnyvale, California, would run from mid-August to mid-February. The test is in addition to Amazon’s plans to launch 3,236 satellites for […]

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Save the Date: 4th Summit on Community Networks in Africa

7:48 am PDT, August 8, 2019

The 4th Summit on Community Networks (CNs) in Africa will take place in Dodoma, Tanzania from 28 October to 2 November 2019. The Summit hopes to promote the creation and growth of CNs, increase collaboration between CN operators in the region, and provide an opportunity for them to engage with other stakeholders. The main activities […]

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Working Together for an Internet for Women

8:00 am PDT, August 7, 2019

How can we get more girls and young women involved in the Internet? Since 2017, the Internet Society’s Women SIG has developed global actions to promote gender equality and to develop digital skills and leadership among girls and young women. With the support of several Chapters of the Internet Society, we’ve organized global face-to-face and […]

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2019 Indigenous Connectivity Summit Training: Empowering Communities to Create Connections on Their Own Terms

11:00 am PDT, August 6, 2019

Indigenous communities across North America are working to bridge the digital divide. Each year the Indigenous Connectivity Summit (ICS) brings together community leaders, network operators, policymakers, and others to talk about new and emerging networks and the policies that impact them. During the two-day Summit, people from across the United States, Canada, and the rest […]

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The Week in Internet News: Capital One Breach Affects Over 100 Million

6:58 am PDT, August 5, 2019

Millions and millions served: More than 100 million people were affected by a massive data breach at banking and credit card company Capital One, Krebs on Security says. The stolen data included about 140,000 U.S. Social Security numbers and approximately 80,000 bank account numbers, and about 1 million Social Insurance Numbers for Canadian credit card […]

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Asia-Pacific ICT Ministers Focus on Co-Creating the Future of the Internet

8:00 am PDT, August 1, 2019

In June, ICT ministers across Asia-Pacific got together in Singapore to decide on the direction of ICT development in the region. At the end of the three-day gathering, leaders adopted the Singapore Statement of the Asia-Pacific ICT Ministers on Co-creating a Connected Digital Future in the Asia-Pacific, a set of high-level policy guidelines that will […]

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The Week in Internet News: The Internet of Things and the Domain Name System

6:41 am PDT, July 29, 2019

IoT vs. DNS: As the use of the Internet of Things grows, so do its threats on the Internet’s Domain Name System, Network World says. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and IBM’s X-Force security researchers have both issued reports describing how the insecurity of IoT could lead to more botnets that […]

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African Peering and Interconnection Forum 2019 Fellows Announced

12:38 pm PDT, July 25, 2019

The 10th African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF-10) has selected twenty fellows to participate in the meeting next month. The fellows are drawn from various fields such as interconnection, content, infrastructure, and policy. They represent Kenya, Lesotho, Somalia, Nigeria, Gabon, Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Tanzania, Madagascar, Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), Egypt, Uganda, South Africa, […]

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Hackathon at Africa Internet Summit 2019: Network Programmability, Network Time, IPv6, IPWAVE, and Measurement

10:55 am PDT, July 24, 2019

The Internet Society and AFRINIC collaborated to organize the 3rd Hackathon@AIS in Kampala, Uganda, which took place alongside the 2019 Africa Internet Summit. The event attracted more than one hundred participants who took part in five different tracks at the event. The event has grown from three tracks and 39 participants in 2017 and three […]

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The Week in Internet News: Community Broadband Offers Fastest Speeds in U.S.

6:47 am PDT, July 22, 2019

Super fast: ISPs run by local communities or run through a partnership with a local community offer some of the fastest broadband in the U.S., a story at Vice.com says. Six of the 10 fastest ISPs in the country are either operated by local communities or are partnerships between the public and private sectors, according […]

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RightsCon 2019: Human Rights in the Digital Age

10:36 am PDT, July 19, 2019

Since its creation in 2011, RightsCon has gathered people from different sectors to discuss human rights in the digital age. It started as an event with a few hundred experts, but has become a major conference, with nearly 3000 participants in 2019. The 2019 program consisted of 17 tracks focusing on major issues, which totalized […]

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Accessible, Clear, and Appropriate: An Open Letter to Amazon on Privacy Policies

7:41 am PDT, July 17, 2019

With great power comes great responsibility. Online marketplaces, such as Amazon, are becoming increasingly common. But can consumers count on these marketplaces to help safeguard their privacy? On Monday, coinciding with Amazon Prime Day, the Internet Society partnered with Mozilla and other organizations to publish An Open Letter to Amazon about Privacy. We call for […]

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The Week in Internet News: Amazon, Microsoft Look to Expand Internet Access

6:00 am PDT, July 15, 2019

More access, please: Two large tech companies have announced plans to expand Internet access. First, Microsoft and Ohio-based telecom firm Watch Communications have announced an agreement to extend broadband service to underserved areas in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, the Associated Press reports, via the Jacksonville Journal Courier. The project is part of Microsoft’s Airband Initiative, […]

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The Internet of Things: Connecting the Dots to Become a Smart Consumer

6:00 am PDT, July 12, 2019

According to a recent survey conducted by Consumers International and the Internet Society, 63% of consumers think the way Internet-connected devices collect data is “creepy.” The Trust Opportunity: Exploring Consumer Attitudes to the Internet of Things, which polled people in the US, Canada, Japan, Australia, France, and the UK, also found that 73% of consumers […]

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Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance 2018 Cyber Incidents & Breach Trends Report

3:01 am PDT, July 9, 2019

On Tuesday July 9, 2019 the Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance (OTA) released its 11th Cyber Incident & Breach Trends report, which provides an overview of cyber incidents – and offers steps organizations can take to prevent and mitigate the potential damage. This year’s report found a shifting landscape of cyber incidents. As the growth […]

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