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Addressing Challenges With Network Security Preparedness

This article originally appeared on MediaNama, which has kindly let us republish it. As the Internet grows, its foundational design flaw of not having security built in is leaving the door open for attacks worldwide, something organisations and network providers have to take steps to prevent. After an inadvertent Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) hijacking incident […]

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Lambada Community of Tamil Nadu Now Connected to the Internet

It’s been decades since the development of the Internet. Yet there are still many people around the world without any kind of connectivity. Some villages don’t know about popular services like Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram, and there are tribal communities who have lived their whole lives completely unconnected to the outside world. When information as […]

Internet Society: Somalia Chapter

The learning passport… coming soon!

Transforming Societies through Education….  finally, the chapter has found the exact expression on earlier initiatives to deliver online education. We are exploring ways to introduce the Learning Passport platform.  We would like to invite educational institution to collaborate with on this project. This has been implemented in Puntland and we would like to find ways […]

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WEBCAST TODAY – “Digital Cooperation to Leave No One Behind: Implementing the Secretary-General’s Roadmap” #DigitalCooperation #STIForum2021 @UNTechEnvoy @nnenna @vgcerf @mohammadkoba @indonesiaunny

Today, Tuesday 4 May 2021 at 2pm-3pm EDT (18:00-19:00 UTC) the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology hosts a panel ‘Digital Cooperation to Leave No One Behind: Implementing the Secretary-General’s Roadmap‘ as a side event to the side event to the 6th Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development […]

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How Has COVID-19 Impacted Regional Internet Ecosystems?

One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses and work are still online while the pressure on Internet ecosystems remains unprecedented. This has put the question of Internet resilience to the fore. As networks continue to struggle to cope with traffic spikes and connectivity hiccups, we examine how COVID-19 impacted some regional Internet ecosystems in 2020. […]

Internet Society: Portugal Chapter

Afinal para que serve o GDPR?

A Apple e a Google, ao introduzirem atualizações com foco na privacidade nos seus sistemas para dispositivos móveis, estão, em poucas semanas, a fazer mais para mudar as práticas de rastreio online do que os reguladores da privacidade fizeram em anos.

Internet Society: Panama Chapter

(ISOC Panamá), celebró el día internacional de las Niñas y Mujeres en las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación (TIC).

El pasado 22 de abril de 2021 el Capítulo de Panamá de la Sociedad de Internet (ISOC Panamá), celebró el día internacional de las Niñas y Mujeres en las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación (TIC).  En esta oportunidad se desarrolló la iniciativa “Niñas y Mujeres en las TIC, perspectivas desde la Neurociencia”, la cual consistió de una entrevista realizada vía Zoom a María Florencia Álamos, PhD en Neurociencias y presidenta […]

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The Week in Internet News: India Tries to Censor Online Critics

Shut your mouth: The government in India has tried to silence critics of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic there as cases spike in the country, BuzzFeed News reports. India’s IT ministry recently ordered Twitter to block more than 50 tweets from being seen in the country, and Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube also had content critical […]

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Announcing second round of digital skills grants

We are thrilled to announce a second round of grant funding to support digital skills development through our SCILLS programme. In its second year, the Strengthening Communities, Improving Lives and Livelihoods (SCILLS) programme aims to expand economic growth and increase educational opportunities by supporting individuals and communities to more knowledgeably and skillfully use the Internet. […]

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WEBCAST MAY 4 – VIRTUAL PEERING SERIES – AFRICA 9: Franchise vs Homegrown IXPs 2 | LA SÉRIE VIRTUAL PEERING – AFRIQUE 9: Franchise vs IXP locaux 2

On Tuesday May 4 2021, at 13:00-14.30 UTC, the African IXP Association, in partnership with the Internet Society, in the ninth webinar in the Virtual Peering Series – Africa, by popular demand, present part two of ‘Franchise vs Homegrown IXPs‘. There are many approaches to establishing and running an Internet Exchange Point today including Home-grown […]

Internet Society: Israel Chapter

פער דיגיטלי ולמידה מרחוק בקרב סטודנטים בדואים בתקופת הקורונה (מכון מופ”ת, ספטמבר 2020)

מחקר שערך מכון מופ"ת (המכון הארצי למחקר ולפיתוח בהכשרת מורים ובחינוך) בשנת 2020, בו נבחנה חווית הלמידה של סטודנטים בדואים במוסדות אקדמיים שונים בנגב, תוך דגש על חווית הלמידה מרחוק ופערים משמעותיים בזמינותם של מחשבים ותשתיות אינטרנט בקרב המגזר הבדואי.    

Internet Society: Somalia Chapter

ICT update

Ramadan Karim. This update is for our members and all those in the Somali ICT sector.   The post ICT update appeared first on

Internet Society: Israel Chapter

Hebrew Country Code Top Level Domain”.ישראל”

The public is welcome to participate in decisions about theישראל” .“ ccTLD’s operational model Starting Sunday, April 18, 2021, Israel Internet Association (ISOC-IL) invites Israeli internet users, industry stakeholders, and government officials to join a public participation process in preparation for the upcoming launch of a Hebrew ccTLD: “.ישראל” The new TLD is an addition […]

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Nouvelles des membres : Les chapitres réagissent aux propositions de réglementation de l’Internet

Big, big data : Plusieurs chapitres de l’Internet Society ont rejoint le débat sur les réglementations Internet proposées par le gouvernement. L’Association israélienne de l’Internet, par exemple, a fait part de ses inquiétudes quant à la proposition du ministère des Communications d’obliger toutes les entreprises de communication en Israël, y compris les fournisseurs de téléphonie […]

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Member News: Chapters Respond to Proposed Internet Regulations

Big, big data: Several chapters of the Internet Society have joined the debate over proposed government Internet regulations. The Israeli Internet Association, for example, has raised concerns about a Ministry of Communications proposal to require all communications companies in Israel, including cellular, Internet, and television providers, to regularly give the ministry detailed information on the […]

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Promouvoir l’éducation et la recherche en temps de COVID-19

Lorsque le COVID-19 a frappé en 2020 et que les établissements d’enseignement supérieur ont fermé, les réseaux nationaux de recherche et d’éducation (NREN) d’Asie du Sud-Est se sont immédiatement mobilisés pour assurer la continuité de l’enseignement et de la recherche. Nous souhaitons mettre en lumière la manière dont les NREN, par le biais de la […]

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Boosting Education and Research during COVID-19

When COVID-19 struck in 2020 and higher education institutions closed, National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) in Southeast Asia, instantly stepped up to ensure the continuity of education and research. We want to shine the light on how NRENs via collaboration have risen to the COVID-19 challenge of and demonstrated their commitment and creativity in […]

Internet Society: Netherlands Chapter

ISOC NL Must-Read, Watch & Listen Library

Wat lezen, kijken en luisteren ISOC NL (bestuurs)leden als het gaat om ontwikkelingen rondom het internet, opkomende technologieën, en de impact daarvan op de lokale en internationale maatschappij? Bestuurslid Ruben Brave vroeg zich dat af en wil graag samen met de ISOC NL community een dynamische online lees-, kijk- en luisterlijst opstellen, bestaande uit interessante […]

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L’Italie célèbre l’anniversaire de l’Internet

Le 30 avril, le chapitre italien de l’Internet Society célébrera un anniversaire majeur, marquant les 35 ans de la première connexion du pays à l’Internet. Ce jour-là, en 1986, vers 18 heures, une connexion réseau était établie entre l’ancien Institut CNUCE du Conseil national de la recherche à Pise, en Italie et un site en […]

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Italy Celebrates Internet Anniversary

On 30 April, the Internet Society Italy Chapter is scheduled to celebrate a major anniversary, marking 35 years since the country’s first connection to the Internet. On that day in 1986, at about 6 p.m., a network connection was established between the former CNUCE Institute of the National Research Council in Pisa, Italy, and a […]

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האם לילדים אכפת מפרטיות ברשת?

ד"ר עו"ד סאני כלב, חוקר ברשות להגנת פרטיות האינטרנט והרשתות החברתיות הן חלק מרכזי מהחיים של ילדים ונוער, אך לצד היתרונות הרבים ישנו אתגר מרכזי של הגנה על הפרטיות ומניעת חשיפת מידע אישי ועקבות דיגיטליים. למרות חשיבות הנושא, בישראל הוא עדיין אינו מוסדר. על מנת להבין מה ניתן ורצוי לעשות הזמנו את ד"ר עו"ד סאני […]

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WEBCAST TODAY: Legal interception of communications – The inextricable issue of backdoors in encryption @EncryptEurope #GlobalEncryption @SealdHQ #GlobalEncryption #CyberSecurity @ReboursT @adulau @GregNou @theTunnelBear

On Thursday April 29 2021, at 10:00-11:00 CEST (08:00-09:00 UTC) Encryption Europe and SEALD invite a panel of experts invited to share their thoughts on the complicated question: Legal interception of communications – The inextricable issue of backdoors in encryption. Anyone who has heard of encryption knows that backdoors are one of the few options […]

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April Newsletter

Does Space Matter? Two key technologies required to enable the exploration and exploitation of the solar system are space data communications systems and space vehicle propulsion. While the development of the core communication protocols (Delay & Disruption tolerant Networking (DTN)) is quite robust, deployment and planned adoption is essentially limited to space agency missions to […]

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WEBCAST THURS / JEUDI – Central Africa Peering Forum 2021 / le Forum sur le Peering en Afrique Centrale #CAPF21 #FPAC21 #OSIANE21 #IXP @65db9ffd8997492 @elgaelo @ekayihura Thys Kazad @nk_ghislain @leloustre

On Thursday 29 April 2021, at 13:00-15:00 UTC, for the second year in a row, the Central Africa Peering Forum (CAPF) will bring together local, regional, and global peering ecosystems experts. Organized by the peering community in Central Africa and supported by the Internet Society, the event will address data protection, the creation and distribution […]

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Brewster Kahle: Digital Librarian on a Mission

Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive, is a digital librarian with a mission to provide “universal access to all knowledge.” An entrepreneur, Internet pioneer, and inductee to the inaugural Internet Hall of Fame, Kahle invented the first Internet publishing system and helped put newspapers and publishers online in the 1990s. In a recent interview, Kahle discussed how he feels about digital […]

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Brewster Kale: Digital Librarian on a Mission

Brewster Kale, founder of the Internet Archive, is a digital librarian with a mission to provide “universal access to all knowledge.” An entrepreneur, Internet pioneer, and inductee to the inaugural Internet Hall of Fame, Kale invented the first Internet publishing system and helped put newspapers and publishers online in the 1990s. In a recent interview, Kale discussed how he feels about digital […]