Diplo

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 […]

Google

Google warns BILLIONS of website passwords have been hacked – how to check yours now

GOOGLE has warned users that billions of passwords – and hundreds of thousands of username and password combinations – have been hacked. Cyber-experts are now urging users to make sure they’re using tough passwords that haven’t already been stolen. Earlier this year, Google launched a Password Checkup add-on for the Google Chrome web browser. It displays a […]

Digital Literacy

Digital Agility: Embracing a Holistic Approach to Digital Literacy in the Liberal Arts

Authors: by Beth Bohstedt and Sundilu Richard Published: Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Columns:Transforming Higher Ed A group of institutions is collaborating to identify what digital agility means in the liberal arts and to encourage the use of that definition to guide institutional initiatives that involve digital agility. Jenny, a computer science major, graduates at the top of her class. Her professors […]

Internet Shutdown

India’s top court says indefinite Kashmir internet shutdown is illegal

WORLD NEWS JANUARY 10, 2020 / 12:52 AM / 3 DAYS AGO Sankalp Phartiyal, Fayaz Bukhari NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR (Reuters) – India’s Supreme Court said on Friday that an indefinite shutdown of the internet in Kashmir was illegal, rebuking the government for the communications lockdown imposed after it withdrew the Muslim majority region’s autonomy in August.Journalists use […]

Education

The RIPE Academic Cooperation Initiative (RACI)

The RIPE Academic Cooperation Initiative (RACI) is again looking for talented academics in the field of Internet technology. Successful applicants receive complimentary tickets, travel and accommodation to the meetings and the opportunity to present their research. If you are working on something interesting, please apply! If you know someone in your network who is, please […]

Internet Pioneers

In Memoriam Peter T. Kirstein: 1933-2020

By Lawrence M. Fisher January 8, 2020 Peter T. Kirstein, a British computer scientist whose advocacy and technical contributions to computer networking helped establish and expand the Internet in Europe and other parts of the world, passed away this morning in his U.K. home at the age of 86. In 2014, on the occasion of […]

Funding

Funding Opportunties-2020

For all of you to enjoy: Fully-funded Global Opportunities – withdeadlines in January 2020! 1. Rice Business Plan Competition 2020 for Student Startups (Up to $1.5Million in prizes) Details: http://bit.ly/2SAzG2i 2. One Young World Lead2030 Challenge ($500k in funding plus mentorship) Details: http://bit.ly/33LPG4x 3. Google for Startups Sustainable Development Goals Accelerator 2020 Details: http://bit.ly/2Q8ioqF 4. Dalai Lama Fellows […]

accessibility

Networks to People-Opinion Piece

From Networks to People Broadband’s fundamental value doesn’t come from connecting computers to networks; its value comes from connecting people to opportunity, and society to new solutions. When a broadband network is available but a person who wants to use it can’t do so, then the network is less valuable to everyone else who does use it. […]