If you needed to send a letter to your neighbor, you wouldn’t choose to send it via airmail across the continent and back first. Yet, this is how Internet traffic is routed in some parts of the world. For example, it’s not unusual for Internet traffic in Africa to first travel to Europe before ending The post How Internet Exchange Points are Expanding and Improving Internet Access in Morocco appeared first on Internet Society.
Partnering with the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA), we believe that MANRS will continue to be further established as the globally recognized benchmark for global routing security. The post Achieving Greater Heights for MANRS appeared first on Internet Society.
Technical communities are our best partners to create a global movement of experts working together to build a stronger and more resilient Internet.Explore how you can start your own group to share best practices, get training, and collaborate to co-create solutions to local technical challenges. The post Resources and Tools for Starting a Technical Community appeared first on Internet Society.
The European Commission is playing politics with the global Internet. It’s time it clearly rejected the idea of “network usage fees” once and for all. What is the European Commission doing? In February 2023, the European Commission launched a public consultation on “The future of the electronic communications sector and its infrastructure,” a highly anticipated The post Network Usage Fees: The European Commission Plays Politics with the Global Internet appeared first on Internet Society.
Ulukhaktok Community Network Canada’s Northwest Territories has 33 communities, many of which are home to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis individuals. The territory’s vast geography and remote nature of many of the communities has made it difficult to introduce fast, affordable, and reliable Internet due to expensive costs of infrastructure and a lack of economic incentive to build robust infrastructure in the far North. But in 2023 the community of Ulukhaktok celebrated the launch of a DIY Internet access solution that offers universal access and—if replicated in other communities—would contribute to local Internet resiliency and help prevent people from losing access to the Internet when they need it most. The post Building More Affordable and Reliable Internet Access in the Arctic appeared first on Internet Society.
No one in their right mind would now want to start up a high-tech company in the UK. With a last-minute addition to the Online Safety Bill (OSB), the UK government made it clear that startups are no longer welcome in the UK. Previously, the OSB applied to “regulated services” that had to be above The post Techxit: The UK Declares Its Exit from the High-Tech Startup World appeared first on Internet Society.
Every day as I get my son ready for daycare, I recite seven words: “Hey Google, what’s the weather like today?” The results from this now-‘ritual’ search dictate what he’ll wear, what type of extra clothes I will pack, and whether we’ll need a jacket for the bike ride. Whatever way you seek to learn The post What’s the Internet Like Today? appeared first on Internet Society.
Tuvalu is sinking. It’s slowly but steadily being swallowed by the Pacific Ocean and will most likely be uninhabitable by 2100. Although there is a campaign to save Tuvalu from disappearing under the ocean water and to preserve its cultural legacy in the digital world, the fate of this small island nation is raising an The post Could Tuvalu Sink Twice? appeared first on Internet Society.
We spoke with Riana Pfefferkorn, research scholar at the Stanford Internet Observatory, about encryption and protecting the Internet. The post Encryption, Bad Bills, and Ripple Effects: How Riana Pfefferkorn Protects the Internet appeared first on Internet Society.
The Internet Resilience Index (IRI) tracks open-source Internet resiliency metrics to support the development of policies and infrastructure to improve Internet resilience everywhere. The post Why Internet Resilience Matters appeared first on Internet Society.
On 13 July 2023, the African Internet technical community lost one of its stars, Pierre Ouédraogo, fondly known by his peers as “Pierre O.” Pierre was such an important part of the community that it is difficult to imagine it without him. Not only was he a true Internet champion, he was a great friend The post An Internet Champion for Africa: Remembering Pierre Ouédraogo appeared first on Internet Society.
The NetLoss calculator is a new tool that estimates the economic cost of Internet shutdowns. The post The Real Impact of Internet Shutdowns appeared first on Internet Society.
The EARN IT Act, STOP CSAM Act, and KOSA in the United States threaten to weaken end-to-end encryption which puts us all at risk. The post Speak Out Against Bills That Threaten End-to-End Encryption appeared first on Internet Society.
Shaghap Community Network In the mountainous village of Shaghap, in the Armenian region of Ararat, over 170 families live in a quiet area far from urban centers. Since they deployed their first community network in partnership with the local Union of Operators in 2021, they already have an expansion in mind and hosted the Europe Community Networks Summit in 2023. The post How a Rural Community in Armenia Built Their Own Internet appeared first on Internet Society.
Policymakers are proposing laws that will weaken encryption. The EARN IT Act, STOP CSAM Act, and many other proposed bills are threatening encryption in the name of keeping kids safe, but by weakening encryption, they’re doing the opposite. The post Encryption Keeps Kids Safe Online appeared first on Internet Society.
The Elections Committee announces the final results of the 2023 elections, the IETF selection, and the Board appointee. The post Final Results of the 2023 Internet Society Board of Trustees Elections, IETF Selection, and Board Appointee appeared first on Internet Society.
Almost 500 leading academics, industry researchers, and security practitioners from around the world gathered in San Diego, California in February for the 30th edition of the Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS) to discuss the latest research and developments in Internet security research. A further 130 participants attended remotely. The Internet Society has proudly hosted the NDSS Symposium The post Another Successful NDSS Symposium appeared first on Internet Society.
The NDSS Symposium fosters the next generation of Internet security leaders—like 16-Year-old California high school student Aditya Puri. The post Fostering the Next Generation at the NDSS Symposium appeared first on Internet Society.
Espírito Santinho Until 2019, the Internet was out of reach for most residents in the rural community of Espírito Santinho, located in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Since then, they have deployed Brazil's first fiber community network in a partnership model with a local small service provider. The post How the Espírito Santinho Community Created Brazil’s First Fiber Community Network appeared first on Internet Society.
We testified in front of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law in support of Section 230. The post We Testified Because the Internet Needs a Voice appeared first on Internet Society.