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  • TunapandaNET Paves the Way for Kenya to Connect the Underserved
    by Nicoletta Metri on 19 June, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    Currently, 53% of the world’s population is offline due to factors such as high cost of Internet infrastructure and lack of relevant local content. Internet access remains unaffordable in many economies in transition where people have to choose between the Internet and other vital necessities such as food and health. Maybe one day we will […] The post TunapandaNET Paves the Way for Kenya to Connect the Underserved appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • Alert – Web server host migration on June 19, 2018
    by Dan York on 18 June, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    As you may have noticed, our shiny new website has some speed issues. It is slow for many visitors. Over the past few months we’ve worked on a number of potential changes to improve the site performance. One major change we’re making is to move to a different hosting provider. That change will happen tomorrow – […] The post Alert – Web server host migration on June 19, 2018 appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • Reflecting on the Internet Society’s 2017 Asia-Pacific Activities
    by Rajnesh Singh on 18 June, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    The Asia-Pacific Bureau has been producing an annual snapshot of its activities and initiatives for a couple of years now, and we are pleased to present the 2017 edition. While it is not meant to be an exhaustive record of all that we did, it does provide a good overview of our activities in the […] The post Reflecting on the Internet Society’s 2017 Asia-Pacific Activities appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • Net Neutrality Round Table
    by Mark Buell on 18 June, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    Debates regarding net neutrality regulation in the United States have been carried out for over a decade. Rulemakings by the FCC have been passed numerous times, won and lost in court, and been repealed, resulting in years of political back and forth. Now, net neutrality is being argued for and against on Capitol Hill and […] The post Net Neutrality Round Table appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • The Week in Internet News: X-Ray I
    by Grant Gross on 18 June, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    AI to get X-ray vision: Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory are getting close to creating AI that can see through walls, Geek.com reported. The research team is using AI to analyze radio signals bouncing off human bodies. The result is a neural network-generated stick figure that moves like the targeted person […] The post The Week in Internet News: X-Ray I appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • SEE 7: Connectivity, Routing Security & IoT
    by Kevin Meynell on 17 June, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    The 7th RIPE South-East Europe (SEE 7) meeting is being held on 18-19 June 2018 in Timisoara, Romania, and is focusing on several of the subjects of interest to the Internet Society. It’s also being chaired by our colleague Jan Žorž, whilst I’ll be talking about IoT Security and the OTA IoT Trust Framework. In Monday, there […] The post SEE 7: Connectivity, Routing Security & IoT appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • EuroDIG 2018 Gathers the Internet Community: What’s New
    by Maarit Palovirta on 15 June, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    The 12th edition of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance or the EuroDIG, as it is commonly known, took place in Tbilisi, Georgia, on 5-6 June. The Internet Society (ISOC) is an institutional partner to EuroDIG and the ISOC European Regional Bureau helped shape the agenda and were involved in several sessions. This year, a few […] The post EuroDIG 2018 Gathers the Internet Community: What’s New appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • Hackathon@AIS: Summary report
    by Betel Hailu on 15 June, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    The annual Hackathon@AIS, in its second year, is aimed at exposing engineers from the Africa region to open Internet Standards Development. This year, the event was held 9-10 May 2018 in Dakar Senegal at the Radisson Blu Hotel during the Africa Internet Summit (AIS-2018). The event was attended by more than 75 engineers from 15 […] The post Hackathon@AIS: Summary report appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • New Video Explains Routing Security and How MANRS Can Help
    by Megan Kruse on 14 June, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    Routing security can be a difficult topic to explain. It’s technical. It’s filled with industry jargon and acronyms. It’s, well, nerdy. But routing security is vital to a stable and secure future Internet, and we here at the Internet Society have been supporting the Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) initiative for several years […] The post New Video Explains Routing Security and How MANRS Can Help appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • Considerations Regarding Encryption and Exceptional Access Briefing
    by Katie Watson on 13 June, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    On June 12, 2018, the Internet Society hosted a briefing for Congressional staff on Considerations Regarding Encryption and Exceptional Access. The briefing offered an opportunity for participants to learn more about the technical aspects of encryption, and the risks associated with creating back doors or other technical means for exceptional access. Before beginning the conversation, […] The post Considerations Regarding Encryption and Exceptional Access Briefing appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • A Partnership to Tackle Growing Risks in a Connected World
    by Kathryn Brown on 13 June, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    With a shared vision of putting people at the center of the Internet, the Internet Society and Consumers International have formed a new working partnership aimed at creating a safer, more trusted Internet for everyone. As stated in a joint letter to G20 leaders, both organizations share the view that the unwritten future of the […] The post A Partnership to Tackle Growing Risks in a Connected World appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • MANRS BCOP published as RIPE document
    by Kevin Meynell on 13 June, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    The MANRS initiative’s set of Best Current Operational Practices has received recognition from the RIPE community by being published as RIPE-706. Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) – which is supported by the Internet Society – aims to help network operators around the world to improve the security and resilience of the global routing system through […] The post MANRS BCOP published as RIPE document appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • ISOC has goals at TNC18
    by Kevin Meynell on 11 June, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    This week is TNC18, the largest European research and education networking conference, which is being held at the Lerkendal Stadium in Trondheim, Norway – the home of current Norwegian Football Champions Rosenborg BK. Of course we’re actually in a conference centre underneath one of the grandstands and not on the pitch, but this is still […] The post ISOC has goals at TNC18 appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • Registration Open for Applied Networking Research Workshop: TLS, Routing, Privacy, and More
    by Mat Ford on 11 June, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    The third Applied Networking Research Workshop will take place on Monday, 16 July, during the IETF 102 meeting in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The full workshop program is now available online and includes sessions on TLS, routing, Internet infrastructure, congestion control, traffic engineering, and anonymous communications. The workshop will conclude with a poster session. Accepted papers […] The post Registration Open for Applied Networking Research Workshop: TLS, Routing, Privacy, and More appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • CEO Succession at Internet Society – Status update (June 2018)
    by Gonzalo Camarillo on 8 June, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    This is a quick update on the CEO Succession process at the Internet Society (ISOC). For background, please check my previous notes to the community. As you know,  the application window for potential candidates for ISOC’s CEO position closed in early April. Let me update you on where we are in the process. The process […] The post CEO Succession at Internet Society – Status update (June 2018) appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • Hackathon@AIS: Testimonies of the Fellows
    by Betel Hailu on 8 June, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    The Hackathon@AIS is a yearly event, in its second year, aimed at exposing engineers from the Africa region to Open Internet Standards Development. This year, the event was held in Dakar Senegal at the Radisson Blu Hotel, from 9-10 May 2018, during the Africa Internet Summit (AIS-2018). The event was attended by more than 75 […] The post Hackathon@AIS: Testimonies of the Fellows appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • Future Thinking: Arnaud Castaignet on Estonia’s e-citizenship
    by Ivana Trbovic on 8 June, 2018 at 11:05 am

    In 2017, the Internet Society unveiled the 2017 Global Internet Report: Paths to Our Digital Future. The interactive report identifies the drivers affecting tomorrow’s Internet and their impact on Media & Society, Digital Divides, and Personal Rights & Freedoms. In May 2018, we interviewed Arnaud Castaignet, head of public relations for Estonia’s e-Residency programme. Mr Arnaud […] The post Future Thinking: Arnaud Castaignet on Estonia’s e-citizenship appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • 2018 Global Internet Report – Take our survey on the Future of the Internet
    by Constance Bommelaer de Leusse on 7 June, 2018 at 8:55 am

    Last year, the Internet Society published a comprehensive study to better understand the forces of change that will shape the Internet over the next five to seven years: The 2017 Global Internet Report: Paths to Our Digital Future. By focusing attention on the significant potential of the Internet for innovation and sustainable development, but without denying or shirking […] The post 2018 Global Internet Report – Take our survey on the Future of the Internet appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • Video – Vint Cerf on the 6th anniversary of World IPv6 Launch and why IPv6 is so critical now
    by Dan York on 6 June, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Today, on the sixth anniversary of World IPv6 Launch, Vint Cerf, co-designer of the TCP/IP protocol and a “Father of the Internet”, sent us this video message to share with you all: To learn more about IPv6, read our State of IPv6 Deployment 2018. And if you have not yet started, visit our Deploy360 IPv6 […] The post Video – Vint Cerf on the 6th anniversary of World IPv6 Launch and why IPv6 is so critical now appeared first on Internet Society. […]

  • Six Years After: State of IPv6 Deployment 2018
    by Mat Ford on 6 June, 2018 at 10:00 am

    On the sixth anniversary of World IPv6 Launch, we’re sharing an updated report on the State of IPv6 Deployment in 2018. It really is staggering how far IPv6 deployment has progressed in six years. In mid-2012, Google measured less than 1% of users accessing their services over IPv6. Today that figure is getting close to […] The post Six Years After: State of IPv6 Deployment 2018 appeared first on Internet Society. […]