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  • G7 Leaders: Protect Strong Encryption for a Secure World
    by Ryan Polk, Raquel Gatto on August 23, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    Encryption protects us every day. It helps secure web browsing, online banking, and critical public services like electricity, elections, hospitals, transportation, and more. If the G7 countries are truly committed to building a safer and equal world, then it is crucial to recognize the important role that end-to-end encryption plays in securing the Internet, their […] The post G7 Leaders: Protect Strong Encryption for a Secure World appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • Measurement Lab: How Do We Know If the Internet Is Open?
    by Chris Ritzo, Lai Yi Ohlson on August 23, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    An open Internet is the foundation of access and innovation, where users can go where they want, when they want without discrimination. But how do we know if the Internet is truly open? As individuals, our Internet performance experience is mediated by our physical location, infrastructure, government, and Internet service providers. Yet we are largely […] The post Measurement Lab: How Do We Know If the Internet Is Open? appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • AfPIF Day Three: A Record Number of Women
    by Betel Hailu on August 22, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    It’s been a record-breaking year: 97 women attended AfPIF 2019, the highest ever, showing the fruits of diversity efforts from organizers and sponsors. In the last three years, there have been fellowships targeting women in engineering, supported by organizations like Workonline, Google, LINX, and Akamai. There’s also been a working lunch, where participants discuss the […] The post AfPIF Day Three: A Record Number of Women appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • AfPIF Day Two: International Traffic, the Economics of Peering, and a Look Ahead to 2030
    by Betel Hailu on August 22, 2019 at 1:52 am

    In the last five years, Africa’s international traffic patterns have changed, with international and  intra regional traffic growing, according to the latest statistics from Telegeography, presented at this year’s AfPIF. Johannesburg, Cape Town, Lagos, and Nairobi maintain their top hub status, but Cotonou, Kigali, Libreville, Abidjan, and Dakar have emerged as major hubs as international […] The post AfPIF Day Two: International Traffic, the Economics of Peering, and a Look Ahead to 2030 appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • AfPIF 2019 Kicks Off in Balaclava, Mauritius
    by Betel Hailu on August 20, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    The tenth meeting of Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) kicked off in Balaclava, Mauritius, with participants celebrating the achievements and looking forward to further collaboration. Andrew Sullivan, the President and CEO of the Internet Society, opened by highlighting the importance of the meeting, which helps create a community that supports the growth of the […] The post AfPIF 2019 Kicks Off in Balaclava, Mauritius appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • Deep Dive: How Healthcare Organizations Practice Privacy and Security
    by Kenneth Olmstead on August 20, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    In April, the Online Trust Alliance published the 11th annual Online Trust Audit assessing the security and privacy of 1,200 top organizations across several industry sectors. For the first time, this year’s Audit covered 100 of the top healthcare organizations, including lab testing companies, pharmacies, hospital chains, and insurance providers.  How did they do? Since […] The post Deep Dive: How Healthcare Organizations Practice Privacy and Security appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • The Week in Internet News: White House Proposes Social Media Monitoring
    by Grant Gross on August 19, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    We’re watching you: A leaked proposal from U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration would put the Federal Communications Commission in charge of regulating how social media platforms and other websites decide what appears on their pages, CNN reports. Critics said the proposal amounts to censorship. We’re watching you, part 2: In other U.S. government news, the […] The post The Week in Internet News: White House Proposes Social Media Monitoring appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • Day Zero 2019: Bringing Together Young People to Talk about Internet Governance
    by Anna Higgins on August 16, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    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 […] The post Day Zero 2019: Bringing Together Young People to Talk about Internet Governance appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • Second Meeting of the Indian Network Operators’ Group Concludes Successfully
    by Natasha Rautela Saroha on August 15, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    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, […] The post Second Meeting of the Indian Network Operators’ Group Concludes Successfully appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • Preserving Native Cultures: Vote Now for the Internet Society’s Panel for SXSW 2020
    by Anna Higgins on August 14, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    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 […] The post Preserving Native Cultures: Vote Now for the Internet Society’s Panel for SXSW 2020 appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • MANRS Observatory: Monitoring the State of Internet Routing Security
    by Andrei Robachevsky on August 13, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    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 […] The post MANRS Observatory: Monitoring the State of Internet Routing Security appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • The Week in Internet News: Testing 1, 2, 3
    by Grant Gross on August 12, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    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 […] The post The Week in Internet News: Testing 1, 2, 3 appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • Ulukhaktok: Community Networking in the (Far) North
    by Katie Jordan on August 9, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    In June of this year, I had the great privilege of traveling to Ulukhaktok, NWT, Canada to talk to community members about the possibility of building a new, local Internet service network. As a result of these meetings, and the incredibly driven individuals I met with in Ulu, this time next year, Ulukhaktok will be […] The post Ulukhaktok: Community Networking in the (Far) North appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • Save the Date: 4th Summit on Community Networks in Africa
    by Betel Hailu on August 8, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    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 […] The post Save the Date: 4th Summit on Community Networks in Africa appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • Working Together for an Internet for Women
    by Angelica Contreras on August 7, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    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 […] The post Working Together for an Internet for Women appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • 2019 Indigenous Connectivity Summit Training: Empowering Communities to Create Connections on Their Own Terms
    by Katie Jordan on August 6, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    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 […] The post 2019 Indigenous Connectivity Summit Training: Empowering Communities to Create Connections on Their Own Terms appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • The Week in Internet News: Capital One Breach Affects Over 100 Million
    by Grant Gross on August 5, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    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 […] The post The Week in Internet News: Capital One Breach Affects Over 100 Million appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • Asia-Pacific ICT Ministers Focus on Co-Creating the Future of the Internet
    by Noelle Francesca De Guzman on August 1, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    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 […] The post Asia-Pacific ICT Ministers Focus on Co-Creating the Future of the Internet appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • The Week in Internet News: The Internet of Things and the Domain Name System
    by Grant Gross on July 29, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    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 […] The post The Week in Internet News: The Internet of Things and the Domain Name System appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • African Peering and Interconnection Forum 2019 Fellows Announced
    by Betel Hailu on July 25, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    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, […] The post African Peering and Interconnection Forum 2019 Fellows Announced appeared first on Internet Society. […]