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Internet Technology Matters

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The Internet Society is focused on ensuring that a healthy, sustainable Internet is available to everyone – today and for the next billion users. Technology-focused programmes are a vital component of the Internet Society’s mission. We work to facilitate the open development of standards, protocols, administration, and to ensure a robust, secure technical infrastructure.
To the right are some of the Internet Society’s current technology topics. Click on each for a brief overview of why we believe they are important, our current activities, and our latest related blogs and publications, or see them all below.

Recent Internet Technology Matters Blog Posts

We all know security matters. And great things are achieved by chipping at the details. The Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS) symposium provides a few good examples of how academic work is one way in which the broad technical community takes responsibility and impacts the landscape.
Data Privacy Day 2016 is almost upon us (Thursday 28th Jan), and I'll be hosting a panel on ethical data-handling at CPDP2016 to mark the occasion. But more about that later.
What if there were a standard machine-readable way to notify Internet users that the webpages they are trying to visit have been blocked for legal reasons? What might this enable? First, greater transparency on the Internet regarding blocking requirements around the world. Second, the potential to estimate the extent of “the blocked Web”.


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