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  • Senegal First African Country to Implement Recommendations of ‘Personal Data Protection Guidelines for Africa’
    by Victor Ndonnang, Robin Wilton on October 16, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    Last week, we have had a busy two days (11-12 October 2018) in Dakar participating in a mutlistakeholder workshop on Privacy and Personal Data Protection in Senegal co-organized by the Personal Data Protection Commission (CDP), the Ministry in charge of Digital Economy (MCTPEN), the Internet Society Senegal Chapter, and supported by the African Regional Bureau […] The post Senegal First African Country to Implement Recommendations of ‘Personal Data Protection Guidelines for Africa’ appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • G20 Women’s Summit: Digital Inclusion for Women
    by Agustina Callegari, Raquel Gatto on October 16, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    What if future generations in 2030 learned about gender inequality in their history class and not in their lived realities? What can rural women achieve when included in digital society? What can we do now to ensure a future without a gender digital gap? Many women and girls are being left behind in digital development. […] The post G20 Women’s Summit: Digital Inclusion for Women appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • Website update: Experiencing problems with translations into French and Spanish
    by Dan York on October 15, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    I must apologize to readers of our French and Spanish versions of our website. We are currently experiencing a problem with our usage of the WordPress Multilingual (WPML) plugin that is preventing us from sending our new content out for translation.  It is proving to be quite difficult to identify and fix the issue. We […] The post Website update: Experiencing problems with translations into French and Spanish appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • The Week in Internet News: Facebook Bans ‘Clickbait’ Political Accounts
    by Grant Gross on October 15, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    Good-bye clickbait? Facebook has tossed out more than 800 publishers and accounts it accused of trafficking in clickbait and political spam, the Washington Post reports. Facebook also accused some of the accounts of “inauthentic behavior,” otherwise known as fake news. The bans met with some resistance, with some critics saying Facebook’s terms of service represent […] The post The Week in Internet News: Facebook Bans ‘Clickbait’ Political Accounts appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • We Need to Talk… about the State of Internet Governance
    by Jamal Shahin on October 12, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    In about a month, some of the key stakeholders in Internet Governance will come together in Paris and talk about the public policy challenges facing the Internet in 2018 and beyond. They will do so at the Internet Governance Forum, a UN-supported platform that will meet for the thirteenth time this year. The IGF traditionally […] The post We Need to Talk… about the State of Internet Governance appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • Indigenous Connectivity Summit 2018: Training Day
    by Rob McMahon on October 12, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    True to its location in Festival City – also known as Edmonton, Alberta – the 2018 Indigenous Connectivity Summit’s training day crackled with the energy of community networking advocates from around the world. Held at the Faculty of Extension at the University of Alberta, the event began with a smudging ceremony led by Dr. Lana […] The post Indigenous Connectivity Summit 2018: Training Day appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • Internet Society submits comments for the revision of the Ethiopian Cybercrime law
    by Dawit Bekele on October 12, 2018 at 11:07 am

    Imagine how much the Internet has changed our lives in the last few decades. Today, thanks to the Internet, we can communicate with anyone around the world, instantaneously, reliably and cheaply. This enables us not only to be close to our friends and family that may be far away but also to bridge the knowledge […] The post Internet Society submits comments for the revision of the Ethiopian Cybercrime law appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • Prioritizing Indigenous Connectivity in North America
    by Mark Buell on October 11, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    It never ceases to amaze me how quickly technology evolves. In 2007, the iPhone was released and dramatically transformed the way we communicate. Then, less than three years later, the first iPad hit consumer shelves and revolutionized personal computing. Now, Internet service providers around the world are racing to deploy the infrastructure needed to fuel […] The post Prioritizing Indigenous Connectivity in North America appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • Training the next generation of network engineers in Kyrgyzstan
    by Kevin Meynell on October 11, 2018 at 4:00 am

    The Internet Society in conjunction with Packet Clearing House (PCH), our Kyrgyzstan Chapter (ISOC-KG) and the CAREN Project organised a BGP and Peering capacity building workshop on 3-7 September 2018 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. This five-day workshop was aimed at training engineers for the existing KG-IX Internet Exchange in the capital Bishkek, but also for the […] The post Training the next generation of network engineers in Kyrgyzstan appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • Africa Is on a Steady Journey to Digital Transformation
    by Alagie Ceesay on October 10, 2018 at 11:47 am

    The world has seen Africa’s digital future advancing by leaps and bounds in the adoption and use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the private and public sectors. What makes this more interesting and promising, is the level of investment and growth of women Engineers in recent years making headlines. The Gambia has seen […] The post Africa Is on a Steady Journey to Digital Transformation appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • Routing Security boosted by major network operators
    by Aftab Siddiqui on October 9, 2018 at 4:40 am

    There have been some important developments towards improving routing security over the past few weeks, with announcements at NLNOG and AusNOG, as well as from Cloudflare about commitments to validate IP prefixes and reduce route leaks and hijacks. This supports the work we’ve being doing with the MANRS initiative to raise awareness of this issue, […] The post Routing Security boosted by major network operators appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • Indigenous Connectivity Summit – My Perspective
    by Matthew Rantanen on October 8, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    As the Director of Technology for the Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association I’ve been working with Native communities in San Diego County and Southern Riverside County of California in the United States for the past seventeen years. With a long background in Dot Com graphic design exposed to networking and web servers, the transition into […] The post Indigenous Connectivity Summit – My Perspective appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • The Week in Internet News: AI Can Help, But Humans Are the Problem with Fake News
    by Grant Gross on October 8, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    AI battles the fake news: Can Artificial Intelligence combat all the fake news that’s out there? An article in Forbes looks at several ways fake news fighters are using AI, but the author casts some doubt on these approaches. Ultimately, humans are the problem, the article says: “The willingness to believe sensational information is a real […] The post The Week in Internet News: AI Can Help, But Humans Are the Problem with Fake News appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • The Presence of Community Networks in Latin America and the Caribbean
    by Christian O'Flaherty on October 5, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    The community of Latin America and the Caribbean has maintained an incessant activity in community networks topics, particularly during September. This work has been reflected in various spaces, highlighting the Latin American Summit of Community Networks that took place in Argentina. A Work with History Interest in community networks in the Latin American and Caribbean […] The post The Presence of Community Networks in Latin America and the Caribbean appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • Are you ready? How to prepare for the DNSSEC Root KSK Rollover on October 11, 2018
    by Dan York on October 4, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    Are you ready? Are your systems prepared so that DNS will keep functioning for your networks?  One week from today, on Thursday, October 11, 2018, at 16:00 UTC ICANN will change the cryptographic key that is at the center of the DNS security system – what we call DNSSEC. The current key has been in […] The post Are you ready? How to prepare for the DNSSEC Root KSK Rollover on October 11, 2018 appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • National Cybersecurity Awareness Month = International IoT Security and Privacy Month
    by Megan Kruse, Jeff Wilbur on October 4, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and as part of our work with the Online Trust Alliance and our Internet of Things (IoT) campaign, we think October also deserves another label… International IoT Security and Privacy Month. There are a number of significant activities and developments related to security and privacy. Here are a few […] The post National Cybersecurity Awareness Month = International IoT Security and Privacy Month appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • CRTC Fund Makes Important Commitment to Indigenous Connectivity Solutions
    by Mark Buell on October 4, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    While a new fund by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has disappointed some Internet advocacy groups, we believe it could be critical to bringing Indigenous and northern communities online and closing Canada’s digital divide. The Broadband Fund is slated to provide $750 million over five years, in addition to $500 million in funding […] The post CRTC Fund Makes Important Commitment to Indigenous Connectivity Solutions appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • Indigenous Access: It Will Benefit All Generations
    by April Froncek on October 2, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    In November 2017, the Internet Society hosted the inaugural Indigenous Connectivity Summit in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The event brought together community network operators, Internet service providers, community members, researchers, policy makers, and Indigenous leadership to work together to bridge the connectivity gap in indigenous communities in North America. One of the participants shared his story. “My background […] The post Indigenous Access: It Will Benefit All Generations appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • The Facebook Breach: Some Lessons for the Internet
    by Olaf Kolkman on October 1, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    Last week Facebook found itself at the heart of a security breach that put at risk the personal information of millions of users of the social network. On September 28, news broke that an attacker exploited a technical vulnerability in Facebook’s code that would allow them to log into about 50 million people’s accounts. While […] The post The Facebook Breach: Some Lessons for the Internet appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • Gender Equality: A Mouse Click Away
    by Constance Bommelaer de Leusse, Dafne Sabanes Plou on October 1, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    This post reflects arguments made in a joint background paper published by the Internet Society and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) ahead of the G20 Women’s Group (W20) Summit in Argentina 1-3 October. In our digital age, Internet literacy has become essential for, if not synonymous with, being employable in many fields. Information and communications technologies […] The post Gender Equality: A Mouse Click Away appeared first on Internet Society. […]