Remote work won’t save the heartland

Mark Muro, Yang You, Robert Maxim, and Max NilesThursday, June 24, 2021THE AVENUE Mark Muro Senior Fellow and Policy Director – Metropolitan Policy Program markmuro1 Yang You Research Assistant – Metropolitan Policy Program oceanyou5 Robert Maxim Research Associate – Metropolitan Policy Program robmaxim Max Niles Research Intern – Metropolitan Policy Program MaxNiles1 Hopes persist that a burst of relocations by tech companies […]

Gender Equal

Achieving Diversity in Tech Is Mission Critical

Emily Taylor Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Speaking at a session I moderated last month at CyberUK, the British government’s flagship annual cybersecurity event, Anne Neuberger spoke about her extraordinary path, which led her from attending gender-segregated night classes to becoming U.S. President Joe Biden’s deputy national security adviser for cyber and emerging technology. “I grew up in […]

Digital Rights

Nine out of 10 health apps harvest user data, global study shows

Analysis of 20,000 mobile apps that ask for sensitive information shows that some track users across different platforms Soofia TariqThu 17 Jun 2021 01.15 BST Nine out of 10 mobile health apps collect and track user data, according to a new global study. The research published in the British Medical Journal conducted in-depth analysis of more than […]


Liberals pass Bill C-10 to regulate social media, streaming

Canadian lawmakers passed a controversial bill that aims to regulate programming distributed by media streaming services and social platforms like Facebook and YouTube, a measure that critics warn could infringe on individual speech. The legislation drafted by Justin Trudeau’s government, known as Bill C-10, is meant to subject tech giants to the same requirements as […]

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Registries unveil plan to tackle botnet abuse with mass takedowns

Kevin Murphy, June 21, 2021, 11:54:08 (UTC), Domain Policy Domain name registries have thrown a bone to critics who say they’re not doing enough to tackle DNS abuse by revealing a framework for rapidly taking down domains associated with large-scale botnets. In a nutshell, the new Framework on Domain Generating Algorithms (DGAs) Associated with Malware and […]

Broadband United States

NTIA Creates First Interactive Map to Help Public See the Digital Divide Across the Country

Topics: Broadband National Broadband Availability Map FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 17, 2021 News Media Contact: NTIA, Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482-7002, [email protected] NTIA map links poverty usage and broadband access by compiling data sets to show where high-poverty communities are located with relation to internet usage patterns and access to computers and related equipment WASHINGTON – […]

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Gearing Up to Connect Minority Communities

Submitted on June 17, 2021 Friday, June 18, 2021  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 June 14-18, 2021 On June 15, the U.S. Department […]


Officials: Federal Shift to IPv6 Brings New Cybersecurity Options and Risks

UNE 16, 2021 04:06 PM ET Agencies should be planning now to meet new IPv6 requirements by 2025. https://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2021/06/officials-federal-shift-ipv6-brings-new-cybersecurity-options-and-risks/174781/ The push to move the entire federal government to an IPv6-only architecture will be an enabler of cybersecurity capabilities like zero trust but can also open agency networks to new threats, officials leading transition efforts said […]

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Make Broadband More Affordable and Accessible for All Americans

BY JONATHAN SCHWANTESJune 15, 2021 at 5:00 am ET It has been more than a year since the world was confronted with a devastating virus that dramatically altered the way we live, work and communicate. Today it is clearer than ever how much we depend on a fast, reliable internet connection. But getting online for millions […]

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The Online Safety Bill puts the security of all citizens and communities at risk

The Internet Society say that to ensure the safety of everyone online, we must address the roots of the problem | Credit: Alamy Robin Wilton, Director | Internet Society @internetsociety3 min read15 JunePartner content Prohibiting end-to-end encryption is not the way to keep people safe online in an increasingly unstable world. As we emerge from […]