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North America

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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Keeping the Internet Open and Accessible

Development and Deployment of Internet Technologies

Challenges of the Digital Economy

Content Diversity

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North America news

The Week in Internet News: Email Encryption Has Efail Moment
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Encryption 21 May 2018

The Week in Internet News: Email Encryption Has Efail Moment

Encryption fails: A couple of stories in the news this past week demonstrated problems with encryption, or at least,...

Dustin’s Internet Community Roadtrip: In the Bay Area, What Redwoods Can Teach Us About the Internet
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Internet Governance 18 May 2018

Dustin’s Internet Community Roadtrip: In the Bay Area, What Redwoods Can Teach Us About the Internet

Dustin Phillips, Co-Executive Director of ICANNWiki, is traveling across the United States in his red Toyota Corolla, making connections with the...

Digital Self-Defense for Palestinian Schoolgirls
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Beyond the Net 18 May 2018

Digital Self-Defense for Palestinian Schoolgirls

Cyber-bullying is a growing phenomenon amongst preteens. Studies have established that nearly 43% of children are victims of cyberbullying...

Sovereignty Is More Than a Designation, It Is a Responsibility
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Access 17 May 2018

Sovereignty Is More Than a Designation, It Is a Responsibility

The Internet can provide access to healthcare, education, and economic opportunity, but many indigenous communities face challenges to Internet...

RIPE 76 Sees Strong Focus on Routing Security
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Deploy360 17 May 2018

RIPE 76 Sees Strong Focus on Routing Security

The RIPE 76 meeting is happening this week in Marseille, France, held at the fantastic location of the Palais...

The Piikani Cultural and Digital Literacy Camp Program
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Beyond the Net 16 May 2018

The Piikani Cultural and Digital Literacy Camp Program

The Piikani Nation in Southern Alberta, concerned they were in danger of losing their Blackfoot culture and traditions, sought...

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North America Team

Mark Buell

Regional Bureau Director, North America

Kellee Elkins

Logistics Coordinator/ Community Development Manager