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  • New Space Race Could Beam Broadband Everywhere
    by Grant Gross on 18 April, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    A new space race is developing, bringing with it the potential to spread broadband to unserved areas of the world. A handful of satellite companies, including SpaceX, are planning to deploy large-scale, low-orbit constellations that could bring high-speed broadband service to wide geographic areas. SpaceX’s main competitor is one-time partner OneWeb, which like its rival, […] The post New Space Race Could Beam Broadband Everywhere appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • The Renaissance of Quechua Language in Cyberspace
    by Nicoletta Metri on 18 April, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Half of the world’s languages are expected to disappear by the end of the century. This is a huge cultural loss to humanity. When we think about endangered languages, we usually consider them as part of traditions that link us to the past. From a forward-looking perspective, they mean more than cultural heritage. When a […] The post The Renaissance of Quechua Language in Cyberspace appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • Space Invaders – Consumer Grade IoT in the Enterprise
    by Jeff Wilbur on 17 April, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    I used to love the old Space Invaders arcade game – waves of enemy attackers came in faster and faster while you tried to defend your base. With experience you could learn their tactics and get pretty adept at stopping them. For today’s enterprise IT staff, consumer-grade IoT devices must certainly feel like those space […] The post Space Invaders – Consumer Grade IoT in the Enterprise appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • ISOC Engages with R&E Networking in the Asia-Pacific Region
    by Kevin Meynell on 16 April, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    The APAN 45 meeting was held on 25-29 March 2018 in Singapore, where Kevin Meynell presented the MANRS routing security initiative during the Network Engineering Workshop. We’ve previously discussed the underlying trust-based issues of BGP that MANRS attempts to address in a number of blogs, but we’re particularly interested in partnering with R&E networking communities for the […] The post ISOC Engages with R&E Networking in the Asia-Pacific Region appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • The Week in Internet News: AI Goes to the Dogs
    by Grant Gross on 16 April, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    Do you trust this documentary? Do You Trust This Computer? is a new documentary from filmmaker Chris Paine that’s dedicated to the dangers of artificial intelligence. Elon Musk, who’s been vocal about the potential downsides of the technology, appears in the film and has promoted it. But The Verge finds the film a bit overly […] The post The Week in Internet News: AI Goes to the Dogs appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • At RSA USA 2018 in San Francisco this week? Join the IoT Security conversation on Tuesday, April 17
    by Dan York on 16 April, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Are you attending the RSA USA 2018 Conference this week in San Francisco? If so, please plan to join this panel session happening Tuesday, April 17, 2018, from 3:30 – 4:14pm (PDT): IoT Trust by Design: Lessons Learned in Wearables and Smart Home Products Moderated by my colleague Jeff Wilbur, Director of the Online Trust […] The post At RSA USA 2018 in San Francisco this week? Join the IoT Security conversation on Tuesday, April 17 appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • Security Research is Critical to Protect the Open Internet
    by Mark Buell on 13 April, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    On, April 10, 2018 I joined over fifty like-minded individuals signing a letter emphasizing the importance of security research. The letter renounces a number of recent lawsuits, such as Keeper v. Goodlin and River City Media v. Kromtech, against security researchers and journalists and highlights the importance of the work they are doing to defend […] The post Security Research is Critical to Protect the Open Internet appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • Successful First Event in the Canadian Multistakeholder Process – Enhancing IoT Security Series
    by Mark Buell on 12 April, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    On April 4, 2018, over 80 individuals met in Ottawa and virtually via livestream for the first event in the Canadian Multistakeholder Process – Enhancing IoT Security series. Participants represented a wide-range of stakeholder groups, including government, academia, public interest, and industry representatives. Two Internet Society Organization Members, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority and CANARIE, […] The post Successful First Event in the Canadian Multistakeholder Process – Enhancing IoT Security Series appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • Cloudflare launches 1.1.1.1 DNS service with privacy, TLS and more
    by Kevin Meynell on 12 April, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    There was an important development this month with the launch of Cloudflare’s new 1.1.1.1 DNS resolver service. This is a significant development for several reasons, but in particular it supports the new DNS-over-TLS and DNS-over-HTTPS protocols that allow for confidential DNS querying and response. Why 1.1.1.1? Before we get to that though, Cloudflare joins Google’s Public DNS […] The post Cloudflare launches 1.1.1.1 DNS service with privacy, TLS and more appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • Piloting “White Space” to connect the underserved of rural Tanzania
    by Nicoletta Metri on 12 April, 2018 at 9:19 am

    Beyond the Net Journal As economies develop in Tanzania, rural residents have growing needs for communication and broadband access. However, mobile operators are reluctant to invest in remote areas due to the elevated infrastructure cost and the high percentage of people that can’t afford the payment of the services. The Internet Society Tanzania Chapter, supported […] The post Piloting “White Space” to connect the underserved of rural Tanzania appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • The Larger Facebook/Cambridge Analytica Question: Is this really what we signed up for?
    by Sally Shipman Wentworth on 11 April, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before the US Congress today and the flood of news about the privacy breach at Facebook and revelations that the company mishandled the data of millions of people has me asking: Is this really what we signed up for? It is clear that we are not in control of our online information […] The post The Larger Facebook/Cambridge Analytica Question: Is this really what we signed up for? appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • Internet Shutdowns cannot be a solution to political challenges in Chad
    by Verengai Mabika on 10 April, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    The Internet Society is concerned with the continuous disruptions of Internet and social media services in Chad in the month of April, 2018. Internet shutdowns are not a solution to political and economic challenges. Government ordered disruptions have been reported from 2nd of April 2018, in the context of political protests and unrest across the […] The post Internet Shutdowns cannot be a solution to political challenges in Chad appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • Fake News, Loss of Privacy Are Hurting the Internet, Mozilla Says
    by Grant Gross on 10 April, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    The Internet has a case of the sniffles, with several symptoms keeping it from being as robust as it could be, according to a new Internet Health Report from Mozilla. Major challenges facing the Internet include a collapse of privacy protections, the unabated spread of fake news, and the consolidation of power at giant tech […] The post Fake News, Loss of Privacy Are Hurting the Internet, Mozilla Says appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • The Week in Internet News: AI Can Give Workers a Creative Boost, But Many Aren’t Ready
    by Grant Gross on 9 April, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Mixed messages on AI: Artificial Intelligence promises to make workers more creative in many fields, according to a story in Inc. AI is already writing scripts and music and designing websites, the story notes. Many workers aren’t quite ready for this assistance, however. About 60 percent of workers in the Washington, D.C., area say their […] The post The Week in Internet News: AI Can Give Workers a Creative Boost, But Many Aren’t Ready appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • Muhammad Shabbbir Awan: Reflections on the WTDC17
    by Muhammad Shabbir Awan on 6 April, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    It’s been 5 months since WTDC17 concluded and I had time to reflect on the outcomes of the conference and the experience itself. WTDC sets the ITU’s development agenda and in Argentina last October over 1000 government delegates from close to 135 countries gathered during the two-week period. They were there to discuss a range […] The post Muhammad Shabbbir Awan: Reflections on the WTDC17 appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • New RFC 8360 – RPKI Validation Reconsidered – Offers Alternative Validation Procedures to Improve Routing Security
    by Andrei Robachevsky on 6 April, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    RFC 8360, Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) Validation Reconsidered, is now published in the RFC libraries. What is RPKI? Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) aims to improve the security of the Internet routing system, specifically the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), by establishing a hierarchy of trust for BGP routes. Today, most organizations simply trust that […] The post New RFC 8360 – RPKI Validation Reconsidered – Offers Alternative Validation Procedures to Improve Routing Security appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • How the Lenca are Restoring the Past to Build their Future
    by Nicoletta Metri on 5 April, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    The Internet has the potential to enable Indigenous communities to continue living on remote traditional lands without diminishing their access to services and information. The post How the Lenca are Restoring the Past to Build their Future appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • Countries Consider Penalties for Spreading ‘Fake News’
    by Grant Gross on 4 April, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    A handful of countries have recently considered passing new laws or regulations to combat so-called fake news, with Malaysia adding penalties of up to six years in jail for distributors. Malaysia’s controversial Anti-Fake News 2018 bill, which passed this week, also includes a fine of US$123,000. An earlier draft of the legislation included jail time of […] The post Countries Consider Penalties for Spreading ‘Fake News’ appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • CEO Succession at Internet Society – Friday Deadline for Open Call for Candidates
    by Gonzalo Camarillo on 3 April, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    As I informed our community in my last note, we launched the Open Call for CEO Candidates on Friday, 9 March 2018. The deadline for applications is 23:59 UTC on Friday, 6 April 2018 This means that potential candidates interested in applying still have a few more days to do so. Candidates can apply for […] The post CEO Succession at Internet Society – Friday Deadline for Open Call for Candidates appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • Team ISOC @ APRICOT 2018
    by Naveed Haq on 3 April, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    Last month in Kathmandu, Nepal, 750 delegates participated in APRICOT 2018 – Asia-Pacific’s largest Internet conference. It was led by Internet Exchange Nepal (npIX) with support from several organizations including the Internet Society (ISOC) Nepal Chapter. The Internet Society, through its Asia-Pacific Bureau, is a long-term partner of the APRICOT conferences, sponsoring a competitive fellowship […] The post Team ISOC @ APRICOT 2018 appeared first on Internet Society. […]