Apple photo privacy; FTC takes Facebook back to court; porn site bans porn; humanoid and pet-like robots
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The Internet Society and CIPESA have commited to work together for an open, secure, and trustworthy Internet for Africa.
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In its second year as a virtual event, the Indigenous Connectivity Summit will take place on 12-15 October 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic showed us that those who lack connectivity face the effects of starker inequalities. Millions of people across Canada and the United States still can’t take advantage of the benefits of a fast, affordable, […]
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A locked-down Internet in Iran; Private pictures; More app choices; Returning the booty; Closing the divide.
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A new Internet exchange point will launch in Georgia in September. We look at the motivations for developing the IXP and plans for the future.
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More broadband, please: The Internet Society’s Israel Chapter has reached out to the Israeli government about a number of issues affecting the country’s broadband service. Commenting on a plan by telecom provider Bezeq to roll out fiber broadband to 80 percent of households in the country within six years, it said the Ministry of Communications should […]
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Concerns over scanning iPhone photos; No more Zoombombing; Banning Chinese hardware; Breaking the language barrier: More U.S. broadband funding.
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Find out how Brazil's marginalized communities have created community networks to connect to the world and to each other
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Restoring Internet in Cuba; U.S. community broadband networks; no to spyware; encryption problems in Ukraine.
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NAPAfrica wants to make the Internet more accessible across the continent. Here's how it's been playing a pivotal role in improving Africa’s Internet access.
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As a policymaker or executive, do you worry about your data getting stolen or intercepted? Or your website suffering an attack? Or your services being shut down? Today on the MANRS blog, we’re introducing new primers that explain why you should care about routing security and simple steps you can take to decrease routing security […]
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In the 2016 Internet Society AGM (Annual General Meeting), I was elected Chair of the Board by the trustees of the Internet Society. I have had the honor and the privilege to serve in that capacity during the last five years. In the upcoming 2021 Internet Society AGM I will reach my term limit as […]
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Spyware on the loose: Military-grade spyware from Israeli company NSO Group has been used to spy on journalists, human rights activists, and business leaders, according to an investigation from the Washington Post and media partners. Among the people being spied on were several Arab royal family members, at least 65 business executives, 85 human rights […]
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Bad information: The U.S. surgeon general, the nation’s top public health spokesman, is calling on social media outlets to crack down on misinformation about COVID-19 and the safety of vaccines, The New York Times reports. Misinformation about the pandemic and the vaccines available is “an urgent threat to public health,” Dr. Vivek Murthy said. “Modern […]
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At the Internet Society, we’re committed to building a bigger and stronger Internet. To make sure it remains open, globally connected, secure, and trustworthy, we connect the right people to discuss different aspects of key legislative proposals. It’s a healthy way to create debate, setting up the right conditions for different parties to find common […]
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A big-league lawsuit: Former U.S. President Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit against Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for being kicked off the social media outlets for violating their terms of service, the Washington Post reports. Most legal experts say the lawsuit has little chance of success; the U.S. First Amendment protects people like Trump against […]
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In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), some countries have responded to the challenges of the global pandemic by enacting policy changes, like temporarily lifting VoIP bans so citizens can communicate more easily. It’s giving the region a glimpse of the instant social and economic benefits of a thriving Internet. But are there other […]
The Internet is a critical enabler for sustainable development. It unlocks human capabilities and provides the platform upon which an emerging digital economy can thrive. As the Internet and digital technologies become more essential, it also becomes more urgent to connect the people who are being left behind.
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Less protection for kids: The U.K.’s Department of Digital, Media, Culture and Sport has recommended that children’s accounts on social media platforms and messaging services should not use end-to-end encryption, TechCrunch reports. In the effort to protect kids against online predators, cyber bullying and other bad stuff, the agency says children shouldn’t be protected against cybercrime, […]
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Competing for ads: The European Union has launched an antitrust investigation of Google’s advertising practices, with investigators looking into whether the company favored its own online advertising technology, CNBC reports. The probe will look into whether made it harder for other online advertising services to compete. Blocking the ads: In a related story, Google has […]
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