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Call for Applications: ARTICLE 19 Internet of Rights Fellowship ARTICLE 19’s Team Digital is looking for one to two new fellows to join the 2021-2022 cohort of the Internet of Rights (IoR) Fellowship. This is a 12-month fellowship, beginning in April 2021. About the IoR Fellowship:The general goals of the IoR Fellowship are:• To protect and promote freedom of expression, freedom of association, […]



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Enough is Enough: National Day of Action Demands Affordable Internet for Canadians NEWS PROVIDED BYAffordable Internet Day of Action  Feb 25, 2021, 08:00 ET Pro-consumer coalition launches, says federal government and regulators must deliver more competition and lower prices TORONTO, Feb. 25, 2021 /CNW/ – A Canadian coalition of consumer advocates, civil society and social justice groups, […]

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PIR Launches New Institute to Combat DNS Abuse

NEWS PROVIDED BYPublic Interest Registry  Feb 17, 2021, 09:00 ET RESTON, Va., Feb. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Public Interest Registry, the People behind .ORG, today launched the DNS Abuse Institute as part of its ongoing efforts to protect Internet users from the threat of DNS Abuse such as malware, botnets, phishing, pharming, and spam. The Institute will bring […]

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78% of Cybersecurity Professionals Expect an Increase in DNS Threats, Yet Have Reservations

By Alban KwanEast Asia Regional Director at CSC February 24, 2021 Views: 106 Add Comment A recent survey conducted by the Neustar International Security Council confirmed the heightened interests on domain name system (DNS) security. The survey reveals that over three-quarters of cybersecurity professionals anticipate increases in DNS attacks, especially with more people shopping online amid the pandemic. Yet, […]


Facebook lawsuit brings one country’s domain to a screeching halt

Kevin Murphy, February 22, 2021, 16:28:29 (UTC), Domain Registries Bangladesh’s ccTLD registry has reportedly frozen all registrations and transfers after a cybersquatting lawsuit filed by Facebook. According to local reports a couple weeks back, Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Ltd has implemented Draconian pre-registration roadblocks to registration, such that only exact-match domain names are available to individuals and organizations. And […]


The Putin Regime Will Never Tire of Imposing Internet Control: Developments in Digital Legislation in Russia

Moscow’s recently introduced bills are the latest in a long history of efforts to bring the internet more tightly under its control. Blog Post by Guest Blogger for Net Politics February 22, 2021, 7:00 am (EST) Baurzhan Rakhmetov is a PhD candidate at Cardiff University. His dissertation studies the dynamics of internet control globally and in post-Soviet states. […]


Mark Zuckerberg ‘personally thwarted attempts by Facebook to block far right figures and conspiracy theorists’ Facebook was about to ban conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and links from his Infowars website in April 2019 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg did not consider Jones to be a hate figure and so overruled his own internal experts regarding the decision A loophole was then created whereby Facebook banned Jones but still allow users to post support […]

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Cyber Week in Review: February 19, 2021

rom Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program and Net Politics New activity from and against North Korean hackers; Russian hackers target French IT monitoring company; Cambodia adopts China-style internet firewall; Facebook blocks Australian news outlets; and Most of London’s boroughs using Chinese surveillance tech linked to Xinjiang. Blog Post by Adam Segal February 19, 2021, 7:00 am (EST) New Activity From […]


1.3M funds research for a kinder, more inclusive internet

By Tom Fleischman |  February 19, 2021 The Citizens and Technology (CAT) Lab, led by J. Nathan Matias, assistant professor of communication in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, recently received nearly $1.3 million in grants to further its citizen science studies on the effects of digital technology on society. The CAT Lab received a $300,000 grant from […]