Pandemic and Digital Transformation—The Middle East and North Africa Are Ready to Level Up
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Pandemic and Digital Transformation—The Middle East and North Africa Are Ready to Level Up

Demand for the Internet has been on the rise since the advent of COVID-19, and it’s a trend likely to stay with us for long afterwards. Even before the pandemic, we heard about the fourth industrial revolution—how it was beginning to transform governance, management, and production systems across the globe. Mitigating climate change and fostering socioeconomic development, artificial intelligence, machine learning, smart cities, and the like, rely heavily on having

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image of a text message on a billboard, with text "Your private messages on display is the Internet without encryption"
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Global Encryption Day – Help us Champion Strong Encryption

The first ever Global Encryption Day takes place on 21 October, 2021. An initiative from the Global Encryption Coalition (GEC), Global Encryption Day is an opportunity for businesses, civil society ...
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The Week in Internet News: Using Esports to Fight Cybercrime

International cybersecurity competition; LinkedIn cuts China services; illegal source code; privacy doorbell issues; playing no favorites ...
European Union’s Network and Information Security Directive Threatens Internet with Fragmentation and Creates Security Risks
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European Union’s Network and Information Security Directive Threatens Internet with Fragmentation and Creates Security Risks

The second iteration of the European Union’s Network and Information Security Directive, NIS 2, was written with good intentions. But many worry the cybersecurity rules could splinter the Internet and ...
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Advocacy Groups Must Stand Up for Encryption—While They Still Can

Encrypted messaging is indispensable for advocacy groups that use the technology to stand up for their communities. As new government laws and regulations in countries around the world threaten to ...
Internet Society Study: IXPs Can Improve Quality of Service for Local Users
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Internet Society Study: IXPs Can Improve Quality of Service for Local Users

A new Internet Society study shows local Internet exchange points (IXPs) play a pivotal role in ensuring quality of access to local content and in improving the quality of experience ...
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The Week in Internet News: Facebook Whistleblower Takes Aim

Whistleblower Frances Haugen, a former data scientist at Facebook, testifying before a U.S. Senate committee, accused the company of putting profits before the public good. Facebook has encouraged rage posting ...
MANRS Steering Committee: Call for Nominations
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MANRS Steering Committee: Call for Nominations

The MANRS community is looking for volunteers to serve on its new Steering Committee and is accepting nominations in anticipation of a November election. The committee will lead the community toward collective ...
Pandemic and Digital Transformation—The Middle East and North Africa Are Ready to Level Up
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Pandemic and Digital Transformation—The Middle East and North Africa Are Ready to Level Up

Demand for the Internet has been on the rise since the advent of COVID-19, and it’s a trend likely to stay with us for long afterwards. Even before the pandemic, ...