Huawei

China’s new Silk Road runs through cyberspace, worrying rivals and privacy advocates

China is fast becoming a global leader in cutting-edge technologies — such as artificial intelligence, facial recognition, surveillance and 5G. But critics say China’s technology enables authoritarian control and increases dependence on an autocratic state. The World October 27, 2020 · 5:30 PM EDTBy Mary Kay Magistad Listen to the story. In this Oct. 31, 2019, […]

Big Tech

“Break ’Em Up”: As DOJ Targets Google, Zephyr Teachout Urges Breakup of More Big Tech Monopolies

STORYOCTOBER 21, 2020Watch Full Show ListenMedia OptionsThis is viewer supported news. Please do your part today. DONATE GUESTS Zephyr Teachoutprofessor of law at Fordham University. The Department of Justice and 11 states have filed a major antitrust lawsuit against Google in a move that could lead to the breakup of the company’s business and holds major […]

Internet Shutdown

Internet disrupted in Tanzania on eve of general elections

Network data from the NetBlocks Internet Observatory confirm widespread disruption to social media and online communication platforms via multiple internet providers in Tanzania as of Tuesday 27 October 2020. The incident comes on the eve of Tanzania’s presidential and national assembly elections and the service outages are ongoing at the time of writing. Real-time metrics […]

5g

IEEE Experts Weigh Social Implications of Emerging Technologies in Future Pandemics

The technologies include big data, blockchain, 5G, and drones By IEEE Future Directions THE INSTITUTE There is little doubt that emerging technologies will help societies anticipate, manage, and mitigate the negative impacts of future global pandemics. But the use of such technologies must be guided with regard for citizens’ privacy, security, and well-being, and concern for its […]

accessibility United States

Partnering to combat the digital divide with a searchable, interactive Wi-Fi map

American Connection Project organizations launch an interactive tool for users to locate more than 2,300 free Wi-Fi locations in 49 states ARDEN HILLS, MINN. (October 20, 2020) – Several partner organizations today announced the launch of the American Connection Project (ACP) interactive Wi-Fi map. The map provides a free resource to help the public locate more than […]

PIR

Public Interest Registry Launches the .ORG Learning Center as Educational Hub for the Mission-Driven Community

2 days ago The dedicated online resource will provide robust educational content and forums for mission-driven organizations and leadership PR Newswire RESTON, Va., Oct. 22, 2020 RESTON, Va. , Oct. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Public Interest Registry (PIR), the People behind .ORG, today unveiled the .ORG Learning Center, an educational portal that will provide a wide range of content and […]

WSIS

Accelerating progress on the SDGs through Information and Communication Technologies and WSIS Action Lines

Virtual panel on:Accelerating progress on the SDGs through Information and Communication Technologies and WSIS Action Lines   26 October 2020, 10:00-11:00 ET/15:00-16:00 CET REGISTER  Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are progressing rapidly and affecting people’s daily lives in the digital era. To an unprecedented extent during the COVID-19 pandemic, the role of ICTs has been critical in responding to crisis. The […]

GDPR

How the EU plans to rewrite the rules for the internet

How the EU plans to rewrite the rules for the internetOctober 21, 2020 Aline Blankertz and Julian Jaursch The European Union is often considered a global frontrunner in setting rules for the digital sphere. When it came into force in 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) revised and harmonized outdated data protection rules that had been in […]

Canada IGF

Canadian IGF

Join a national discussion on key issues affecting the Canadian internet. You’re invited to the 2020 Canadian Internet Governance Forum!This year’s Canadian IGF will focus on topics like encryption, connecting Indigenous communities, content moderation, data and AI in the public interest, and more.You can see the full conference agenda here: canadianigf.ca.Join the online event from 1:00-4:35 p.m. […]

Unbanked

Insufficient funds: COVID-19 leaves more US families unbanked

Economic havoc wrought by the pandemic could push more struggling Americans out of the banking system, watchdog group warns. 19 Oct 2020 After years of increasing access to banking, many poorer Americans will struggle to keep a foothold in the system due to the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, a United States banking regulator […]