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The Week in Internet News: Snowden Warns of Anti-Encryption Efforts

Snowden speaks out at Global Encryption Day; Russia censors Internet comms; housing broadband issues; Facebook renaming?; Trump’s Truth Social

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Pandemic Accelerates Loss of Internet Freedoms
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Pandemic Accelerates Loss of Internet Freedoms

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only caused more than one million deaths worldwide, but it is also accelerating a decline in Internet freedoms across the globe, according to a new ...
What Does Normal Look Like Now? COVID’s Impact on the Internet
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What Does Normal Look Like Now? COVID’s Impact on the Internet

Six months ago, when the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, it accelerated the shift out of offices and schools and onto the Internet. Back then, we asked if ...
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Measuring the Internet – Mid Year Project Update

Here at the Internet Society, we believe that the Internet is for everyone. Our work centers on increasing the Internet’s reach, reliability and resilience, as well as ensuring that the ...
A Partnership to Improve Africa's Internet Infrastructure Resilience and Reliability
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A Partnership to Improve Africa’s Internet Infrastructure Resilience and Reliability

Last week, we announced an expanded partnership with AFRINIC, the Regional Internet Registry for the African region. On Friday, 24 July, Eddy Kayihura, Chief Executive Officer at AFRINIC, and I, ...
Holding Steady: How CDNs, IXPs, and Network Providers Help Keep us Online
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Holding Steady: How CDNs, IXPs, and Network Providers Help Keep us Online

Although the COVID-19 pandemic is, unfortunately, far from over, the Internet continues to be resilient, supporting the additional demands that we have placed on it, including the rapid growth in ...
How Has COVID-19 Impacted Last Mile Networks?
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How Has COVID-19 Impacted Last Mile Networks?

If your household is anything like mine, your Internet connection has experienced a significant increase in usage over these last several months. We’re streaming more and more media each day, ...
The Internet Is Resilient Enough to Withstand Coronavirus – But There’s a Catch
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The Internet Is Resilient Enough to Withstand Coronavirus – But There’s a Catch

Earlier this year, as COVID-19 began to dominate our lives, the world turned to the Internet. This sudden shift to distance learning, working from home, and families sheltering in place ...
Is the Internet Resilient Enough to Withstand Coronavirus?
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Is the Internet Resilient Enough to Withstand Coronavirus?

It’s being called the world’s biggest work-from-home experiment. With concerns growing over the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, schools and businesses around the world are implementing contingency plans that encourage ...