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Knight announces new investments in tech and democracy research, including an open call for research into disinformation’s impact on communities of color

The call for research proposals is part of a $5.5 million bundle of investments to study mis- and disinformation and inform internet governance. MIAMI – July 21, 2021 — Recognizing the impact of technology on our democracy, Knight Foundation is announcing a $5.5 million set of new investments today that will help advance research of issues such […]

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Why internet freedom should be at the top of the global democracy agenda

The internet freedom community is best placed to navigate the balance between cybersecurity and cyber sovereignty, but it needs support from democratic countries and corporations.FacebookTwitterEmailShare By: Shames Abdelwahab & Mallory Knodel Español A protestor holds a banner reading ‘Upload is not a crime’ during the ‘Save The Internet’ demonstration in Berlin, Germany, in March, 2019. The demonstrators are […]

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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 […]

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$1 Billion for Broadband Infrastructure on Tribal Lands

 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 7-11, 2021 On June 3, Vice President Kamala Harris, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, and Secretary of […]

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Job Opportunities

### Job Opportunities ### We have a lot of job listings this week. If you know someone who maybe a fit for any one of these jobs, please forward them this email. Orbetter yet, have them sign up to receive this email week:https://www.digitalrights.community/weekly-newsletter To view the complete list of jobs or post a job, visit […]

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Fastly says single customer triggered bug behind mass internet outage

Flaw was introduced in May and lay dormant until a customer updated their settings, firm says Alex Hern Technology [email protected] 9 Jun 2021 15.02 BST An internet blackout that knocked out some of the world’s biggest websites on Tuesday was ultimately caused by a single customer updating their settings, the infrastructure provider Fastly has revealed. A bug in […]

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Spurred by Clarence Thomas, Ohio AG wants Google declared a public utility

Ohio lawsuit quotes Justice Thomas’ opinion that websites can be common carriers. JON BRODKIN – 6/8/2021, 6:30 PM 139WITH 91 POSTERS PARTICIPATING SHARE ON FACEBOOK SHARE ON TWITTER The state of Ohio sued Google today in an unusual complaint that seeks a legal declaration that Google is a common carrier and public utility under Ohio law. “Google […]

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10th Registration Operations Workshop (ROW), June 8th, 2021, Online

May 26, 2021  By Marc BlanchetInternet Network Engineer and Consultant The Registration Operations Workshop (ROW) was conceived as an informal industry conference that would provide a forum for discussion of the technical aspects of registration operations in the domain name system and IP addressing. The 10th ROW will be held online on Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 at 13h00-17h00 […]

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Job Opportunties

## Job Opportunities ### To view the complete list of jobs or post a job, visit the TeamCommUNITY Job Board: https://www.digitalrights.community/job-board ✎ Data Engineer | Ranking Digital Rights (New America)+ Remotehttps://newamerica.applytojob.com/apply/KKQbIJqtji/ ✎ Lead Editor | Association for Progressive Communications+ Remotehttps://www.apc.org/en/node/37282/ ✎ Senior Data Researcher | Data4Change+ Remotehttp://www.data4chan.ge/senior-data-researcher ✎ Campaigns Adviser | Digital Action+ Remotehttp://drive.google.com/file/d/1-EDY4Xo_p7oLKGyIascvNfeHgeFok1nM/view ✎ Associate […]