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The DIGITAL Reservations Act: A Practical Answer to Tribal Connectivity Today

BY RY MARCATTILIO-MCCRACKEN | DATE: 28 JUL 2020 |  Yesterday, Congresswoman Deb Haaland and Senator Elizabeth Warren introduced the DIGITAL Reservations Act, a bill which ends the current Federal Communications Commission (FCC) practice of selling wireless spectrum rights on the lands of Indian Tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations and grants ownership, management, and governance of all spectrum to those groups in […]

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Black Tech Professionals Are Still Paid Less Than Their White Colleagues

And women make less than their male colleagues, regardless of racial identity By Tekla S. Perry The gap between the average salary offered to black tech professionals and what’s offered to white tech professionals is closing at a snail’s pace. According to an analysis by the job search firm Hired, in 2019 black tech professionals were offered an […]

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Virtual Peering Series, AfricaWhen: 1 September – 1 DecemberWhat: The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light the critical need to keep conversations alive about developing interconnection, peering and Internet growth across the different regions of Africa. In partnership with Af-IX, ISOC will be hosting this set of events designed to encourage collaboration and learning around peering and interconnection. The webinar […]

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Mexico’s new copyright law puts human rights in jeopardy

BY CORY DOCTOROWJULY 24, 2020 Share on TwitterShare on Facebook ESPAÑOL Today, the Electronic Frontier Foundation joins a coalition of international organizations in publishing an open letter of opposition to Mexico’s new copyright law; the letter lays out the threats that Mexico’s new law poses to fundamental human rights and calls upon Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission to take […]

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CISA’s Christopher Krebs on Ensuring Cybersecurity Amid 5G Push

Jane Edwards July 24, 2020 News, TechnologyChristopher Krebs Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, shared his insights on 5G and how the use of encryption could help mitigate confidentiality breaches in relation to 5G adoption, Nextgov reported Thursday. “When you think about [5G] from the cybersecurity side, whether it’s a […]

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France Effectively Bans Huawei 5G Equipment by 2028

CFR experts investigate the impact of information and communication technologies on security, privacy, and international affairs. 2-4 times weekly. In an exclusive report by Reuters on Wednesday, three sources indicated that French authorities told domestic telecommunications firms planning to buy Huawei 5G equipment that they would not be able to renew licenses for the gear once they expire […]

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Stakeholders and Tech Experts Gather to Discuss the Future of Internet Governance( IGF USA )

Published 2 days ago  on July 23, 2020 ByJericho Casper Screenshot of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai from the webcast July 23, 2020 — Tech policy experts gathered virtually Wednesday and Thursday for IGF-USA 2020, a digital event held by the Internet Governance Forum to facilitate conversations between internet stakeholders. Panelists discussed issues relevant to the […]

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Turkish MPs to vote on bill that could block Facebook and Twitter

Law would give authorities power to regulate content on large social media sites Bethan McKernan in Istanbul and Alex Hern Fri 24 Jul 2020 13.12 BSTLast modified on Fri 24 Jul 2020 15.58 BST Turkey’s parliament is preparing to vote on a bill that would effectively block sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube unless they comply with strict new regulations, as […]