cybersecurity Digital Rights

European Authorities Scrutinize Data Flows to U.S.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/european-authorities-scrutinize-data-flows-to-u-s-11620120600?utm_source=sendgrid&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletters Regulators and courts are asking for proof of how companies protect data that leaves the EU By Catherine StuppMay 4, 2021 5:30 am ET | WSJ PRO European privacy regulators and courts are looking into how companies transfer personal information to the U.S. and have ordered suspensions of some data flows. Portugal’s data protection authority last week […]

accessibility

Internet: ‘Equal society means broadband access for all’

By Chris WoodBBC News The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted large inequalities in society. One that Helen Tinsley would like to see tackled is the digital divide. Helen, who is retired and from Cardiff, sees the impact on children, jobseekers, older people, as well as people in different parts of the country. Ahead of the Senedd […]

Data Privacy

It’s time to take back control of our data and become active data citizens, says author

Current systems ‘don’t allow for meaningful agency,’ says data artist CBC Radio · Posted: Apr 30, 2021 2:29 PM ET | Last Updated: April 30 0 comments Spark53:59508: Democratizing Data In 2013, Hunter College High was named the saddest spot in New York City. The title was given to the Upper East Side high school by a […]

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Singapore will work with UN member states to bridge digital divide: Iswaran

Yuen Sin PUBLISHED5 HOURS AGO FACEBOOKTWITTER SINGAPORE – While Covid-19 has accelerated the pace of digital transformation around the world, it has also heightened the risk of divisions between “the digital haves and have-nots,” said Minister for Communications and Information S. Iswaran on Tuesday (April 27). Singapore will continue to work closely with the member […]

accessibility Canada

Ottawa’s move to regulate video posts on YouTube and social media called ‘assault’ on free speech

https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/ottawas-move-to-regulate-video-posts-on-youtube-and-social-media-called-assault-on-free-speech Critics say if the Bill C-10 amendment is really meant to control the online posting of unlicensed music, TV and movies, a copyright approach would be the proper mechanismAuthor of the article:Anja Karadeglija The Liberal-dominated House of Commons Heritage committee has cleared the way for the federal government to regulate video content on internet […]

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It’s 2021. Why is Redlining Still Happening?

By  Jenna Leventoff  April 26, 2021 Broadband Access, Digital Divide, Digital Redlininghttps://www.publicknowledge.org/blog/its-2021-why-is-redlining-still-happening/?utm_campaign=Newsletters&utm_source=sendgrid&utm_medium=email A lot of people who live in low-income or marginalized communities — including urban, rural and Tribal communities — can tell you that they have super slow broadband (if they even have it at all). Meanwhile, just a few blocks away, a hamlet over, or just outside the […]

DNS

Verisign expects huge domain growth in 2021

Kevin Murphy, April 22, 2021, 21:06:53 (UTC), Domain Registries Verisign tonight significantly upgraded its estimate of how many .com and .net domains it expects to sell this year, citing an improving economy and increased growth in online commerce. CEO Jim Bidzos told analysts that it’s now expecting its domain base to increase by 4% to 5.5% […]

accessibility Digital Divide

It Will Take a Lot More Than Money to Fix the Digital Divide

Joe Biden’s goal to get internet to every American is a lot tougher than it looks. BY AARON MAKAPRIL 22, 20215:50 AM https://slate.com/technology/2021/04/joe-biden-internet-infrastructure-broadband-digital-divide-challenges.html?utm_source=sendgrid&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletters When the world locked down a year ago, the internet suddenly became many people’s only portal to services, goods, and one another. They may not have felt like it at the time, but […]

cybersecurity

New Australian cyber package includes AU$37.5m Indo-Pacific investment

The Australian government has updated its 2017 International Cyber Engagement Strategy, focusing this time around on ‘values, security, and prosperity’ to guide Australia’s international cyber and critical technology engagement. https://www.zdnet.com/article/new-australian-cyber-package-includes-au37-5m-indo-pacific-investment/ By Asha Barbaschow | April 21, 2021 — 05:13 GMT (22:13 PDT) | Topic: Security The Australian government has launched a new strategy aimed at uplifting the cybersecurity capabilities of […]

accessibility United States

You May Have Internet Access, But Millions Do Not

THOSE PUSHING FOR BROADBAND ACCESS IN UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES INCLUDE THE NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE AND REP. JIM CLYBURN.     PHOTO BY PATRICK T. FALLONBY DONNA OWENS · APRIL 7, 2021 Whether it’s a Zoom call for work, online classes for students, telehealth consultations, E-commerce, or staying connected to family and friends, digital access has become even more critical […]