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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 in the UK: Parliament body says firm colludes with Beijing

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei colludes with ‘Communist Party apparatus’, UK Parliament’s Defence Committee says. 8 Oct 2020 The British Parliament’s Defence Committee says it has found clear evidence that telecommunications giant Huawei colluded with the Chinese state and said the United Kingdom may need to remove all of the firm’s equipment earlier than planned. British […]

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Google to Invest $10 Billion in India to Help Accelerate Its Digital Economy

Google to Invest $10 Billion in India to Help Accelerate Its Digital Economy By CircleID Reporter A new Google for India Digitization Fund, announced by Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet, will invest approximately $10 billion into India over the next 5-7 years. The effort aimed to accelerate India’s digital economy will be carried out […]

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Privacy and Data Protection in Africa

You are invited to a webinar on privacy and data protection in Africa from 12 to 15 October 2020. The webinar is organised by the Expression, Information and Digital Rughts Unit of the University of Pretoria, Center for Human Rights in collaboration with the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition. The conference is […]

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New ITU study estimates US$ 428 billion are needed to connect the remaining 3 billion people to the Internet by 2030

Connecting Humanity examines the necessary global and regional investments to achieve universal, affordable broadband connectivity for people aged 10 and above Infrastructure | Broadband/Connectivity Geneva, 17 September 2020​​​​​​​​​​​The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has published Connecting Humanity – Assessing investment needs of connecting humanity to the Internet by 2030, a comprehensive new study that estimates the investment needed to […]

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ICANN: one year on from its first human rights impact assessment

SEPTEMBER 22, 2020  On 10 July 2020, ARTICLE 19 received ICANN’s responses to two Documentary Information Disclosure Policy (DIDP) requests, which we filed in June. Specifically, we requested an update on ICANN’s progress toward implementation of the recommendations from its first internal human rights impact assessment (HRIA) report, which was published on 15 May 2019. A HRIA is a process to […]

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InSig Fellowship Oct 7-10

https://www.medianama.com/2020/09/223-applications-insig-2020-fellowship-ad/ The Indian School on Internet Governance is an annual event organized by four Indian Internet Society Chapters – Delhi, Trivandrum, Kolkata and Mumbai. The objective of this school is to train various stakeholders in India and abroad on Internet Governance and related issues. Due to the global pandemic, the fifth edition of the event is […]

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Domain industry had best April ever under lockdown

http://domainincite.com/25754-domain-industry-had-best-april-ever-under-lockdown Kevin Murphy, August 10, 2020, 21:37:34 (UTC), Domain Registries The domain industry had its best April ever in terms of new domains sold in gTLDs, according to my tally, despite much of the Western world spending the month in coronavirus lockdown. There were a total of 5,291,077 domain adds in April, across all 1,253 gTLDs […]

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How to democratise IT: Tech big four hoover 63% of global cloudy infrastructure spending

No, we have not used the term ‘digital transformation’… oh bugger Fri 31 Jul 2020 // 16:12 UTC GOT TIPS?Paul KunertBIOEMAILTWITTER SHARE Continuing to democratise IT, the big four scooped up 63 per cent of the whopping $34.6bn that customers spent globally on cloudy infrastructure services in Q2. The dollar figure was itself up 31 per cent or $8bn compared to what businesses […]