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Internet shutdowns threaten elections in Uganda

11 JANUARY 2021 | 6:04 AMTweetSharehttps://www.accessnow.org/uganda-internet-shutdowns-threaten-elections/ UPDATE: January 14 — Yesterday evening, the Ugandan Communication Commission (UCC) ordered internet service providers to suspend the operation of internet Gateways, ultimately shutting down the internet across the entire nation. Access Now calls on internet service providers in Uganda to push back against shutdown orders, and help ensure open and secure freedom […]

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Jared Mauch didn’t have good broadband—so he built his own fiber ISP

Source https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/01/jared-mauch-didnt-have-good-broadband-so-he-built-his-own-fiber-isp/ Also Video “I had to start a telephone company to get [high-speed] Internet access.” JON BRODKIN – 1/12/2021, 7:30 AM The old saying “if you want something done right, do it yourself” usually isn’t helpful when your problem is not having good Internet service. But for one man in rural Michigan named Jared Mauch, who […]

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Special ARIN Virtual Fellowship Program Launching in 2021

https://www.arin.net/participate/meetings/fellowships/?fbclid=IwAR00m1qE8DvmDzBMSVVX1hKBTw6hSlWIv81rBKNozuY9nnzoaECLimejdGs The ARIN Fellowship Program is a defined, staff-driven program designed to broaden inclusion, diversity, engagement, and volunteerism amongst community members within the ARIN region. The dates to apply to the Virtual Fellowship will be 11 January – 12 February 2021 Bringing the Fellowship Program to a virtual space for ARIN 47 is necessary to […]

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DIGITAL EQUITY BILL OF RIGHTS

See the list of supporters here. Digital Equity is defined by the National Digital Inclusion Alliance as a condition in which all individuals and communities have the information technology capacity needed for full participation in our society, democracy and economy.  Digital Equity is necessary for civic and cultural participation, employment, lifelong learning, and access to essential […]

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One man’s DIY Internet service connects isolated Marin County hamlet

SEPTEMBER 06, 2017 Brandt Kuykendall’s daughter needed fast Internet access to help her excel at school. But he couldn’t find cheap, reliable service that would connect their scenic yet secluded coastal Marin County home. So Kuykendall taught himself how to create a high-speed wireless Internet service. In about a year and a half, Dillon Beach Internet […]

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Health Data Privacy Is a Social Justice Issue

Big Tech needs to take the Technocratic Oath to Do No Harm RinzinFollowDec 15, 2020 · 5 min read The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of our everyday life, from how we work and interact to how we think about health data privacy in the increasingly digitized world of sensors, wearables, and machine learning. While the healthcare […]

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India restricted Internet access more than any country, lost $2.8 billion: Global survey

ANANDO BHAKTOPublished : January 09, 2021 17:45 ISTT+ T- Journalists protest against 100 days of Internet blockade in Srinagar, on November 12, 2019. Photo: Mukhtar Khan/AP India is the most economically impacted nation by Internet shutdowns in 2020, a recent global survey has found. The survey assessed the economic losses accruing from Internet shutdown to be at $4.01 […]

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Internet Governance Outlook 2021: Digital Cacaphony in a Splintering Cyberspace

By Wolfgang KleinwächterProfessor Emeritus at the University of Aarhus In 2020, the pandemic accelerated digitalization around the globe. Homeoffice, Online Shopping, Zoom Conferences became part of the daily life for billions of people. But if somebody would have expected that the Covid-19-Desaster is a wake-up call for the world to be more united, work hand in […]

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Thousands of EU domains registered to UK users ‘suspended’ after Brexit

By Samuel Stolton | EURACTIV.com  Jan 6, 2021 (updated:  Jan 6, 2021) EURACTIV can reveal that ahead of the end of the Brexit transition date, Leave.EU migrated its registrant address to a site in Waterford, in the Republic of Ireland. [Shutterstock] Languages: Deutsch Comments Print      Over 80,000 internet domain names assigned to UK registrants have been suspended by the EU registry, EURid, […]

Disinformation

2020 in Review: The Year Disinformation Went Mainstream

The past year has taught us that disinformation will be one of the most significant and pervasive challenges of the digital era. Blog Post by Guest Blogger for Net Politics January 4, 2021 Maya Villasenor is a former Digital and Cyberspace Policy program intern at the Council on Foreign Relations and an engineering student at Columbia University. […]