[Internet Society] Eighty for Africa: Kenya and Nigeria’s IXP Success

Ten years ago the peering community came up with a vision: We wanted 80 percent of Internet traffic to be localized by 2020. I must admit, over the last decade there were times I wondered if it was possible. But Kenya and Nigeria have just proven that it is – all thanks to the help […]

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[Internet Society] Open Call To The Next Generation of Internet Leaders – Apply for the IGF Youth Ambassadors Program

We are living in unprecedented times. COVID-19 has disrupted our world and it’s a crucial time for the Internet. We are facing issues related to misinformation, online education and connectivity. Challenges have been posed to encryption. Debates around the trade-off between privacy and contact tracing apps take place around the globe. The acceleration of digital […]

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[Internet Society] The Week in Internet News: U.S. DOJ Wants to Hold Website Liable for User Comments

Legal landmines: The U.S. Department of Justice has proposed ending a 24-year-old provision that protections websites and social media outlets from lawsuits for comments and other content posted by users, the Washington Post reports. While some Republicans have complained about social media sites allegedly burying conservative voices, the proposal would actually force sites into heavy […]

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[Internet Society] What Does a Post-COVID World Look Like in Small Island Developing States?

This blog post was first published by DiploFoundation. “We need to ensure we digitalize all of our business processes as to enable the effective digital transformation of our governments, businesses, and educational institutions so that the disruptive solutions brought by the global pandemic, including remote work, digital health, e-learning, and fintech, are collectively recognized as […]

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[Internet Society] Internet Society and Alliance for Affordable Internet Partner to Promote Community Networks and Expand Access for All

The Internet Society and the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), an initiative of the World Wide Web Foundation, have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further their existing partnership to collaborate on promoting community networks to expand meaningful connectivity, and other areas of joint interest. A4AI is a global coalition working to drive […]

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[Internet Society] The Week in Internet News: Twitter Removes 170,000 Pro-China Accounts

No more tweets for you: Twitter has removed 170,000 accounts it says are tied to a coordinated pro-China campaign, BBC.com reports. A core network of nearly 24,000 accounts along with 150,000 “amplifier” accounts were among those removed, the company said. The accounts were pushing pro-communist messages while criticizing protestors in Hong Hong. No more Zoom […]

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[Internet Society] Listen to the Hedge Podcast 39 to Learn about the Open Standards Everywhere Project

What is our Open Standards Everywhere (OSE) project all about? How did it get started? What are the project goals? What are some of the challenges web server operators face? How can we work together to make web servers more secure and available? Recently Russ White and his team interviewed me on The Hedge Podcast […]

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[Internet Society] MANRS Fellowship Program Now Open

The first-ever MANRS (Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security) Fellowship Program is now accepting applications. If you are an emerging leader eager to improve the well-being of the Internet’s global routing system, apply now. The program gives highly motivated individuals the chance to work alongside MANRS ambassadors, who are industry leaders participating in the Ambassador […]

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[Internet Society] Strengthening Communities, Improving Lives and Livelihoods: The Internet Society Foundation Launches SCILLS

When people connect to the Internet, they can change the world for the better. And so many people have done just that, using this transformative technology to make strides in education, economic opportunity, and health outcomes. But Internet access is only part of the equation. There’s now a different kind of divide: the gap between […]

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[Internet Society] Making the Most of Our MANRS Partnerships – NIC.br and Brazil Lead the MANRS Pack

Read this blog in Portuguese Improving the state of routing security is no small task. It requires network operators, IXPs, and CDN and cloud providers of all sizes across the globe to work together, improve their own networks, and open lines of communications with both their friends and competitors to make a real difference. One […]

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