Covid-19

Contact tracing apps need to ensure they are used for stated purpose only: UNIGF Secretariat Head

Privacy is an important policy aspect of contact-tracing apps being developed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it needs to be ensured that these apps are used for their stated purpose only, United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Secretariat Head Chengetai Masango said on Monday. PTI June 29, 2020, 20:17 IST New Delhi: […]

Grants

KNIGHT FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES A WIDE RANGE OF NEW GRANTS TO SUPPORT RESEARCH ON INTERNET GOVERNANCE

JUNE 29, 2020 (MIAMI) — The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation today announced new investments to support research on the rules, norms and governance of the internet and digital platforms. The $1.7 million in 20 new grants will focus on research to inform the national conversation on technology policy issues, including free expression online […]

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Millions of Americans Depend on Libraries for Internet. Now They’re Closed

Coronavirus From big cities to tiny towns, librarians are getting scrappy to meet the needBy Lauren KirchnerJune 25, 2020 10:00 ET A sign displayed on the lawn of West Dennis Library in Massachusetts, on March 18.John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe/Getty Images Copy LinkCopied!Republish On a typical afternoon in The Before Times, the Cherokee Public Library in Cherokee, Iowa […]

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The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2020

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2020. https://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/forum/2020/    Virtual Workshops and Special Tracks: Starting from 22 June 2020Final Week: 7–10 September 2020 The WSIS  forum represents the world’s largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community. The WSIS Forum is co-organized by the ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD, in close collaboration with all WSIS Action Line […]

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CIRA awards $1.25M in grants to internet projects for students, Indigenous and rural communities across Canada

Projects will help Canadians access faster internet services and stay safe online as they work and learn remotely June 25, 2020 7:00 AM EDT Tweet Share E-mail OTTAWA, June 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has announced the latest recipients of its $1.25 million Community Investment Program granting initiative. The 20 funded […]

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How the US’ massive failure to close digital divide got exposed by coronavirus

By Will Carless / June 22, 2020 It’s a normal lockdown morning for Alexis and his 9-year-old daughter, Eva. They’re huddled in front of Alexis’ cellphone and a laptop. Father and daughter urge the two machines to forge a decent connection and deliver the internet to the laptop. “Waiting and waiting and waiting,” Eva says.  “It’s very slow,” […]

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2020 ICANN Community Excellence Award Honors Olivier Crépin-Leblond

22 June 2020 KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – 22 June 2020 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is honored to announce the recipient of the 2020 Community Excellence Award is Olivier Crépin-Leblond. The Community Excellence Award honors members of the ICANN community who have invested in consensus-based solutions and contributed in a […]

ICANN

ICANN 68 is coming!

Monday 22 June 2020: 00:30-01:30 UTC               At-Large Leadership Session: Welcome to ICANN68, At-Large Talking Points and Policy Platform For other times: https://tinyurl.com/yd34juyq 02:00-03:30 UTC          At-Large Policy Session: DNS Abuse: COVID-19 and End-user Issues For other times: https://tinyurl.com/y7nkhzud 05:00-06:30 UTC          Plenary Session: DNS Abuse and Malicious Registrations During COVID-19 For other times: https://tinyurl.com/ybrk39fb 07:00-08:30 UTC          At-Large Policy Session: PICS and PICDRP – How to get them […]

IFF

IFF Call for Help

Dear IFF Community: Over the years, we have worked together to promote solidarity acrossregional and discipline lines, to fight surveillance and censorship, andto ensure that digital rights and freedom of expression are availablefor everybody, regardless of their creed, background, or politicalaffiliation. Today, we urgently need your help. We are sending a letter to the U.S.Congress […]

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Broadband’s Role in Building a Just Society

 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. Honoring Juneteenth, today we share an editorial from Benton Executive Director Adrianne B. Furniss Round-Up for the Week of June 15-19, 2020 Perhaps there’s no better day […]