Blockchain

Blockchain Rock’: Gibraltar moves to become world’s first cryptocurrency hub

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking [email protected] 27 Dec 2021 08.00 GMThttps://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/dec/27/blockchain-rock-gibraltar-moves-to-become-worlds-first-cryptocurrency-hub On the southern Mediterranean coast, nestled in the shadow of the Rock’s sheer limestone cliffs and its tangle of wild olive trees, the Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX) is quietly preparing for a corporate takeover that could have global consequences for the former naval garrison. Less than half a mile […]

Uncategorized

The Internet Industry’s Most High Profile, But Least Successful, Trade Group Dissolves

Failures from the good-riddance dept Thu, Dec 16th 2021 1:45pm — Mike Masnick While this may feel like Washington DC insider baseball, it’s fairly notable that the “big” internet trade/lobbying group, the Internet Association has announced it’s shutting down (Emily Birnbaum at Politico had the scoop the night before the official announcement). There will likely be a bunch of post mortems […]

Diversity Hiring Policies

The striking race gap in corporate America

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/interactive/2021/black-executives-american-companies/?itid=hp-top-table-main A small fraction of top executives are Black — and the people tapped to fix it often struggle to boost inclusion By Tracy JanDec. 15, 2021944 Days had passed since George Floyd’s murder, and Lee Jourdan, then Chevron’s chief diversity and inclusion officer and one of the highest-rankingBlack executives at the oil giant, was struggling […]

accessibility Broadband

Faster Home Broadband Should Be Enshrined in Law

https://www.wired.com/story/home-broadband-speed-faster-minimum/?utm_campaign=Newsletters&utm_source=sendgrid&utm_medium=email Outdated minimum speeds for home broadband were bad enough before the pandemic. It’s time to pick up the pace. THE WAY WE use the internet has changed—and fast. Before the pandemic, telecoms and internet service provider BT was handling five terabits of data every second from its UK customers during the day. When the pandemic hit and […]

cyber news

Broadband & Democracy

Broadband & Democracy  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 December 6-10, 2021 Technology is a tool, a tool that can be used, if distributed equitably, […]

accessibility

“The Missing Millions – Democratizing Computation and Data to Bridge Digital Divides and Increase Access to Science for Underrepresented Communities.

JOIN THE CONVERSATION The digital gap between those communities that have access to technology and data and those that do not continues to grow. Please join us this Thursday, Dec. 16 at 1 p.m. EST to learn more about a recent effort to fully identify, explore, and bridge digital divides; and in case you missed it (ICYMI), […]

copyright law

Symposium on the Right to Research in International Copyright Law

April 21-22, 2022The American University Washington College of Law Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP), American University International Law Review (AUILR ), and the University of Amsterdam Institute for Information Law (IViR) are inviting papers for a Symposium on the Right to Research in International Copyright Law on April 21-22, 2022. We are tentatively planning […]

IGF

Paul Mitchell appointed first business representative chair of Internet governance advisory group

News • Katowice, Poland, 10/12/2021United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Paul Mitchell, a member of the business community and former Senior Director, Technology Policy and Internet Governance at Microsoft, to Chair the 2022 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG). The MAG advises the UN Secretary-General on the programme and schedule of the annual IGF meeting. […]

PIR

Public Interest Registry To Expand Available Domains

Paul Clolery News December 8, 2021 Consumers will soon have to get used to seeing web addresses such as .foundation, .giving, .charity and .gives. And, the users of those extensions don’t necessarily have to be tax-exempt entities. Public Interest Registry (PIR) in Reston, Va., the operator of the .ORG top-level domain (TLD), has acquired the .giving […]

Broadband

The median American considers 50/5 Mbps as broadband — Entner

https://www.fiercetelecom.com/broadband/median-american-considers-505-mbps-broadband-entner?utm_source=sendgrid&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletters Roger Entner Dec 7, 2021 05:52pm In March 2021, Recon Analytics conducted a demographically representative survey of 1,000 Americans using internet and cell phones, asking them about their opinions and attitudes around universal access, funding mechanisms, conduct, and usage. When it comes to broadband in the U.S., Americans overwhelmingly support two ideas. First, they agree […]