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The North America bureau works with chapters to cultivate expert communities in the United States and Canada, collaborate with regional policy makers, and build access for unserved and underserved communities.

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Development and Deployment of Internet Technologies

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ISOC’s Hot Topics at IETF 102
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Deploy360 14 July 2018

ISOC’s Hot Topics at IETF 102

The 102nd meeting of the IETF starts tomorrow in Montreal, Canada. This is will be the third time that...

Rough Guide to IETF 102: DNSSEC, DNS Security and Privacy
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IETF 13 July 2018

Rough Guide to IETF 102: DNSSEC, DNS Security and Privacy

DNS privacy will receive a large focus in the latter half of the IETF 102 week with attention in...

Rough Guide to IETF 102: IPv6
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IETF 11 July 2018

Rough Guide to IETF 102: IPv6

In this post for the Internet Society Rough Guide to IETF 102 I’ll review what’ll be happening at the...

Rough Guide to IETF 102: Internet of Things
IETF 11 July 2018

Rough Guide to IETF 102: Internet of Things

The buzz around the Internet of Things (IoT) is only increasing, to the surprise of, well, no one. We...

Rough Guide to IETF 102: Internet Infrastructure Resilience
IETF 10 July 2018

Rough Guide to IETF 102: Internet Infrastructure Resilience

As usual, in this post I’ll focus on important work the IETF is doing that helps improve the security...

The Week in Internet News: WhatsApp Looks to Combat the Spread of Fake News
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Technology 9 July 2018

The Week in Internet News: WhatsApp Looks to Combat the Spread of Fake News

Fake messaging: WhatsApp, the popular messaging tool, will pay researchers up to $50,000 to study the spread of fake...

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North America Team

Mark Buell

Regional Bureau Director, North America

Kellee Elkins

Community Development Manager, North America

Katie Watson

Policy Advisor, North America