VSIG

Dark Classrooms And Bright Minds : Internet Governance Education during a Pandemic

AUTHOR :  ALFREDO CALDERON, Dean VSIG As we face another surge in the Delta variant within the Covid 19  pandemic, the traditional face to face schools of Internet Governance  continue to be forced to rethink their typical programs and adapt their modalities of delivering Internet Governance education  Everyone from the administrators, educators and the participants […]

Big Tech

Tech giants report more than $50 billion combined profits

Apple, Microsoft and Google’s parent company Alphabet have seen a surge in revenue. The results are attributed to the coronavirus pandemic — but also the easing of lockdowns. Big Tech’s profits underscored their unparalleled influence Tech companies Apple, Microsoft and Google owner Alphabet reported on Tuesday combined profits of more than $50 billion (€59 billion) […]

Article 19

New global analysis: in a pandemic protecting people means protecting Expression

POSTED ON JULY 29, 2021 MEDIA 9 MIN READ SHARE: Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInTranslate with Google A police officer orders Reuters journalists off the plane without explanation while it is parked on the tarmac at Urumqi airport, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China, 5 May 2021. Photo credit: REUTERS/Thomas Peter The Global Expression Report 2021 (GxR21), ARTICLE […]

Events

EVENTS

*** Upcoming Virtual Events TeamCOMMUNITY *** @ August 4 | Africa Monthly Meetuphttps://internetfreedomfestival.org/wiki/index.php/Africa_Monthly_Meetups @ August 12 | MENA Monthly Meetuphttps://internetfreedomfestival.org/wiki/index.php/MENA_Monthly_Meetups @ September 2 | Everything You Need to Know About Mailvelopehttps://digitalrights.formstack.com/forms/cks49 @ September 7 | How to Report Software Bugs / Thunderbird Bug Partyhttps://digitalrights.formstack.com/forms/cks51 @ September 14 | Fundraising and Participatory Decision Making in theLGBTQAI […]

accessibility

‘Welcome to the Mesh, brother.’ Guerrilla Wi-Fi comes to New York

July 25, 2021 at 5:45 pm Updated July 26, 2021 at 7:44 am    1 of 6 | Daniel Heredia, left, a volunteer with NYC Mesh, a nonprofit community Wi-Fi initiative, installs a router on the… (Jose A. Alvarado Jr. / The New York Times) More Skip AdBy Bliss BroyardThe New York Times NEW YORK — Daniel Heredia peered across rooftops, surveying the […]

accessibility Benton Foundation

Our Challenge to Finally Close the Digital Divide

 You’re reading the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society’s Weekly Digest, a recap of the biggest (or most overlooked) broadband stories of the week. The digest is delivered via e-mail each Friday. Round-Up for the Week of July 26–30, 2021 For 40 years, the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society has helped strengthen communities by advancing […]

ICANN

Preventative actions to safeguard your domains and recover from domain name hijacking

By David Conrad  Don’t let domain hijacking ruin your online experience (Image credit: Shutterstock/Shamleen) Every year, organizations and individuals around the world fall victim to a preventable and costly cyberattack – domain name hijacking. This attack occurs when a malicious actor takes control of a domain name and gains access or control of the services and resources the […]

IGF

IGF 2021 Workshop Selection Results

The following is the result of the workshop evaluation and selection process conducted by the IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) for the 2021 IGF process and its 16th annual meeting. In light of community feedback requesting a more substantively focused programme, in addition to individual workshop proposal scores, the MAG’s selection process this year looked at proposals’ cohesion […]

accessibility

Now is the Moment for Broadband for All

High Tech Policy Francine Katsoudas 91% of local government leaders consider internet access critical to economic growth.—U.S. Municipal Infrastructure Index The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated many of this country’s preexisting inequalities, especially for the more than 20 million rural Americans without access to reliable broadband internet.  Students in communities across America were left behind during remote […]