IGF

TTIGF Starting Now

January 10, 2020 8:30 – 9:00Check-in & Complimentary Breakfast Doubles  9:00 – 9:05Safety Briefing & National Anthem 9:05 – 9:10Opening Remarks: Ajmal Nazir, Chair, Trinidad and Tobago Multistakeholder Advisory Group (TTMAG) 9:10 – 9:30Introductory Video Messages:– Vint Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist, Google – Anriette Esterhuysen, Chair, United Nations Internet Governance Forum’s Multistakeholder Advisory Group -Senator the Honourable […]

accessibility

BRIDGING THE GAP: What Affordable, Uncapped Internet Means for Digital Inclusion

Mobile Beacon’s internet service is highly-valued and utilized among Bridging the Gap subscribers. These users are individuals and families below the 200% line. Nearly three-quarters (73%) of users never had a home internet connection before enrolling in Bridging the Gap, which made it more difficult for them to complete homework, apply for jobs, and communicate […]

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CONNECTING CUYAHOGA: INVESTMENT IN DIGITAL INCLUSION BRINGS BIG RETURNS FOR RESIDENTS AND ADMINISTRATION

This report will outline how investment in efforts to increase digital inclusion wouldimprove Cuyahoga County service delivery in many ways. Especially notable is by improving opportunities for and the quality of online transactions. And by interweaving digital literacy training and support into existing departmental programming, the county can extend theeffectiveness of existing initiatives while also […]

Canada Election

Data-driven elections: Implications and Challenges

Colin J. Bennett, Department of political science, University of Victoria, Canada, [email protected] Lyon, Department of sociology, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, [email protected] PUBLISHED ON: 31 Dec 2019 DOI: 10.14763/2019.4.1433 ABSTRACT There is a pervasive assumption that elections can be won and lost on the basis of which candidate or party has the better data on the preferences and behaviour of the electorate. But there are myths and realities […]

Digital History UK

The National Archives Receives National Lottery Grant for Digital Project

Tuesday 28 January 2020 The National Archives has received a £93,500 grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund for an exciting digital heritage project, “Safeguarding the Nation’s Digital Memory”. This project will support the building of a digital preservation risk model which will allow us to understand and navigate the 21st century risks that our […]

Conference

The Future of the Internet Speakers Event

About the Event 50 years ago, the first two computers “spoke” to each other over the ARPANET in December 1969. A message was transferred over the ARPANET from a computer science professor’s laboratory at the University of California, Los Angeles to the second network node at the Stanford Research Institute. From that moment, the Internet […]

Africa Afrnic

Results of Afnic’s ‘Succeed with the Web’ study on the online presence of VSE/SME

PRESS RELEASE January 28, 2020 – VSEs and SMEs: keen to establish an online presence but still lacking sufficient knowledge of the opportunities that websites present. Afnic – the association responsible for .fr domain names – today unveiled the results of its Réussir avec le Web (‘Succeed with the Web’) study analysing the online presence […]

Privacy United States

US colleges are trying to install location tracking apps on students’ phones

Supposedly an easier way to track attendance Sean [email protected]  Jan 28, 2020, 5:29pm EST Share this on Facebook (opens in new window) Share this on Twitter (opens in new window) SHAREAll sharing options Barely over a year ago, we pointed out how dystopian it seemed when Chinese schools added “smart uniforms” to track their students’ attendance. But US colleges are already […]

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For Remote Tribes, Free Airwaves Licenses Mean Chance to Connect

Many rural tribal lands lack internet access, but a new program to provide free broadband licenses to American Indians could change that.Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images Jan. 27, 2020, FCC starts offering American Indians spectrum licenses in February Arizona’s Havasupai provide example for building, running network Most people on rural tribal lands have no internet, […]

ICANN

ICANN 5G paper

Here is ICANN`s paper on 5 G converted to a Ebook ICANN Office of the CTO Alain Durand OCTO-004 2 3 January 2020 http://online.fliphtml5.com/gnel/sntv/ or https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/files/octo-004-en.pdf Executive SummaryThe Internet is increasingly mobile. The next wave of devices Internet-connected devices won’t be limited to computers or smartphones with an actual human being in front of the […]