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OneWeb exits bankruptcy and is ready to launch more broadband satellites

OneWeb plans satellite launches in December and throughout 2021 and 2022. JON BRODKIN – 11/23/2020, 3:56 PM OneWeb has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy under new ownership and says it will begin launching more broadband satellites next month. Similar to SpaceX Starlink, OneWeb is building a network of low-Earth-orbit (LEO) satellites that can provide high-speed broadband with […]

Events

Events

MENA CKS: Independent Media in Lebanon After the BlastNovember 20, 2020 | 6:00pm Central Africa Time (UTC+2) / 5:00pm CET(UTC+1)https://internetfreedomfestival.formstack.com/forms/mena3 The Internet DaysThe Internet Swedish FoundationNovember 23 – 24, 2020https://internetdagarna.se/english/ India Localization Sprint 2020Localization LabNovember 28 – 29, December 5 – 6https://wiki.localizationlab.org/index.php/India_Localization_Sprint_2020 Exposing the Invisible Investigative InstituteTactical Tech25 January – 12 February 2021https://exposingtheinvisible.org/news/call-for-applications-investigative-institute-eu/ Bread and […]

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Cybersecurity Assessment Tool

Ford Foundation https://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/building-institutions-and-networks/cybersecurity-assessment-tool/ Overview Approaches How it Works Grant Making Organizational Mapping Tool Cybersecurity Assessment Tool COVID-19 has fundamentally changed the way we live and work. During this uncertain time, we are all finding new ways to survive and continue our work. This includes using technology more than ever before, raising the already important issue […]

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World Economic Forum, National Association of Corporate Directors, and Internet Security Alliance To Collaborate On Global Cyber Principles For Boards Of Directors

Losses Mount for Organizations as Cyberattacks Increase Around the World NEWS PROVIDED BYNational Association of Corporate Directors  Nov 21, 2020, 09:25 ET SHARE THIS ARTICLE WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The World Economic Forum (the Forum), the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD,) and the Internet Security Alliance (ISA) today announced a collaborative effort to provide […]

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Kashmir techies create apps to circumvent slow internet speed Two apps, Filo and Wise, have helped students in Indian-administered Kashmir overcome the crippling internet speed. By Rifat Fareed20 Nov 2020 Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – Mubeen Masudi and Imbesat Ahmad, who run an academy that prepares students for highly competitive engineering colleges entrance exams, have struggled to impart […]

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Huawei, 5G, and the Man Who Conquered Noise

STEVEN LEVYBUSINESS11.16.2020 06:00 AM How an obscure Turkish scientist’s obscure theoretical breakthrough helped the Chinese tech giant gain control of the future. US telecoms never had a chance. Link https://www.wired.com/story/huawei-5g-polar-codes-data-breakthrough/?utm_campaign=Newsletters&utm_source=sendgrid&utm_medium=email “THE CITY OF Shenzhen in July. The weather is hot, the trees brimming with life … ” So begins the baritone voice-over in a video shot […]

Women

Digital misogyny: Online abuse of women surges during COVID

Threatened with rape and exploited for porn, women are increasingly subjected to online aggression and abuse as pandemic drives more people online. 11 Nov 2020 Women bear the brunt of increasing digital abuse – threatened with rape and exploited for porn – as the coronavirus pandemic drives ever more people online, media experts said on […]

History

Who controls the internet?

Updated / Thursday, 12 Nov 2020 10:36 More fromUCC Opinion: regulation of the internet is something too important to be left to armchair experts and large companies By Stephen McCarthy, Carolanne Mahony and Wendy Rowan, UCC As citizens, we should be able to hold governments and private industry to account when our rights and freedoms are infringed. But when it comes to […]

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A brief experiment in a more open Chinese Web

November 12, 2020 David Bandurski No history of China and the internet would be complete without reference to what in retrospect must be one of history’s poorest metaphors. In March 2000, President Bill Clinton famously noted that “the internet has changed America” and that it would likely do the same to China regardless of the “Great Firewall” it […]

IGF

IGF Session on Digital Inclusion

DIPLO Briefing notes Author Nagisa Miyachi The UN Secretary-General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation presented important areas for action, one area of which is achieving universal connectivity by 2030. The Roadmap set a goal that ‘every person has safe and affordable access to the Internet, including meaningful use of digitally enabled services in line with the sustainable development goals’. […]