UASG103 – Programming Language Hacks

Universal Acceptance is the simple concept that all domain names and all email addresses work across all applications.A recent Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) http://www.uasg.tech) study found that many users were being denied access to applications because they lacked a simple fix.Top-level domains (TLDs) and email addresses have evolved markedly since 2010, when non-ASCII characters […]

UASG102 – Email Address Internationalization (EAI)

Email connects the globe with a click. And it is critical for more than just sending messages; we use email addresses to log in to social networks, identify ourselves for government services, and as the spare key for our online identity. But it’s not as universal as you might imagine. http://get.uasg.asia/docs/UA102-EAI-2017-05-17.pdf  

UASG101 – Introduction to Universal Acceptance

Since 2006 the Domain Name System (DNS) has expanded dramatically, not only fueling competition, choice and innovation, but truly enabling a multi-lingual Internet. There are now more than a 1,500 top-level domains (TLDs), many of which are longer than the traditional two- and threecharacter (e.g. .com, .edu, .nz, and .org) or are in non-ASCII based […]

LAC Training Opportunity

Training Opportunity! Take advantage of this! View Agenda HERE There are four(4) areas of training: • Internet Governance • Community Networks • Internet Technical Security • IoT for Policy makers Participants will receive a certificate of completion.

LACIGF Workshop for Chapter Leaders: The Internet Should Reach Everyone

Inside the framework of the 11th meeting of LACIGF, the Internet Society’s Regional Bureau in Latin America & Caribbean successfully carried out the 2018 edition of the Workshop for Chapter Leaders. In addition to addressing the key issues of the organization, the event included a session focused on personal development. The 34 participants, from 22 Chapters, also […]

Snapshot: 2018 update of Internet speeds and pricing across the Caribbean

We are continuing our efforts to track the changes that have occurred with respect to fixed Internet broadband speeds and pricing across the Caribbean.  In this Snapshot, we summarise our findings and briefly share some of the observations we have made. METHODOLOGY Table 1: 2018 list of ISPs examined (Source: ICT Pulse) The methodology employed […]

Huggybug Your Family Today’: Don’t play around with children’s online safety

Consumers International has created a 60-second spoof advert ‘Huggy Bug Your Family’, highlighting some of the problems found in internet-connected children’s products. The film was launched at the G20 Consumer Summit in Buenos Aires on 15 May, co-hosted by Consumers International and the Argentinian National Directorate of Consumer Defence. The summit brought together governments, consumer advocates, digital […]

Some Developing Countries Push Back On Idea Of New WTO Rules

While the profile of electronic commerce is rising in diverse international fora, some developing countries are saying they do not want to discuss a new negotiating mandate for e-commerce rules at the World Trade Organization. The current work programme on e-commerce is still adequate, they find, and the WTO Ministerial Conference in December should address […]