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Internet of Things (IOT) Checklist for Consumers

The Internet of Things (IOT) describes a network of Internet-connected, or smart devices that are capable of collecting and communicating information about the device user. An IOT device describes an Internet-connected or data-connected device, such as a smart phone or smart thermostat. On this page IOT checklist for consumers Other privacy and security factors to consider Other resources for […]


Part One and Part Two; DNS and DOH

Part One: DNS Encryption – Evolution or revolution A short primer on how we got to here Rob WilliamsonTuesday, November 19, 2019 Part 1 of a series of pieces on DNS encryption. Read part 2: DNS over HTTPs (DoH) – Who do you love? ( Right after this Part One) “Centralized DoH is currently a privacy net […]


How Wikipedia’s volunteer army combats misinformation in the ‘post-truth’ era

Innovation Hub January 16, 2020 · 2:00 PM ESTBy Sarah Leeson Wikipedia webpage in use on a laptop computer is seen in this photo illustration taken in Washington.Credit: Giving internet users open access to a site that is meant to have accurate, up-to-date, multilingual information sounds like a recipe for disaster. And yet Wikipedia seems to be […]


Wikipedia access restored in Turkey after court ruled against ban

BY REBECCA KLAR – 01/15/20 10:36 PM EST 525 by © Getty Images Access to Wikipedia was restored in Turkey on Wednesday after more than 2 1/2 years, the Wikimedia foundation announced.  The access comes after Turkey’s highest court ruled at the end of last year against the country’s ban on the website, calling it a violation of freedom of expression.  “We […]


Tribal Digital Village Network Connects to International Peering Exchange with Help from Pacific Northwest Gigapop, CENIC, Google, and AT&T

La Mirada, CA & Berkeley, CA — January 15, 2020 —Fourteen Native American tribes in Southern California are now directly connected to the state-of-the-art International Internet Exchange, Pacific Wave, and its peering, high-performance scientific networks, and ever-expanding global connectivity. Six more tribes are also expected to join in the coming months. This new connection enables […]

Internet Shutdown

ISOC Policy Brief: Internet Shutdowns

Editor’s note: Policy Brief: Internet Shutdowns was originally published in November 2017. This is an updated version, as of December 2019.  Introduction Restrictions to Internet access are on the rise globally,[1] with frequent news of government-mandated disruptions of Internet access. Driven largely by political and national security concerns, state-ordered Internet shutdowns have become the “new normal” […]

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Online Non Profit Resource About Founded in 2005 as a Myspace Page by Heather Mansfield, Nonprofit Tech for Good focuses on providing useful, easy-to-understand news and resources related to nonprofit technology, online communication, and mobile and social fundraising. Today, with nearly 50,000 monthly visitors and more than one million followers on social networks, Nonprofit Tech for Good is a leading […]


Geneva Engage Awards

You’re invited! The annual Geneva Engage Awards recognise the actors in International Geneva in their social media outreach and engagement. The awards are a Geneva Engage initiative, which fosters effective links between International Geneva and communities worldwide that are affected by issues such as climate change, human rights, development, and migration, whose policies are discussed and negotiated […]

Digital Skills

Digital Skills and Broadband Adoption

Anne Schwieger, Boston’s broadband and digital equity advocate, explains: “Broadband is best understood as an ecology that allows places and people to adapt, evolve, and create.” But for too many people, the digital skills needed to use broadband effectively are too elusive. Governments—with nonprofits, private broadband providers, and community support—are working to ensure that broadband is not […]