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Peace and Cyber Hygiene
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Building Trust 12 November 2019

Peace and Cyber Hygiene

It doesn’t immediately make sense, does it: the terms peace and cyber hygiene in the same breath. Still, there...

Heads Up! A Slight Change to the Internet Society Election Process
About Internet Society 11 November 2019

Heads Up! A Slight Change to the Internet Society Election Process

I’m writing to the Internet Society community today with a notice that there is a key change to the...

The Week in Internet News: Facebook Moves Forward with Encryption, Despite Concerns
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Technology 11 November 2019

The Week in Internet News: Facebook Moves Forward with Encryption, Despite Concerns

Forging ahead: Facebook plans to move ahead with plans to expand encryption despite concerns from law enforcement agencies that...

Internet Society Deeply Concerned about Interim Injunction Ordered by Hong Kong High Court
Statements 11 November 2019

Internet Society Deeply Concerned about Interim Injunction Ordered by Hong Kong High Court

The Internet Society and the Internet Society Hong Kong Chapter are deeply concerned about the recent interim injunction (High...

Russia just brought in a law to try to disconnect its internet from the rest of the world
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In the News 7 November 2019

Russia just brought in a law to try to disconnect its internet from the rest of the world

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Social Media Crisis Drives Ongoing Decline In Global Internet Freedom
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Connecting the World 7 November 2019

Social Media Crisis Drives Ongoing Decline In Global Internet Freedom

Global Internet freedom declined for the ninth consecutive year in 2019, largely as a result of social media increasingly...

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By connecting the world, working with others, and advocating for equal access to the Internet, the Internet Society strives to make the world a better place.

Nominations for 2020 Board of Trustees Election Now Open

Nominations for 2020 Board of Trustees Election Now Open

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Count My Voice

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Switch It On!

Switch It On!

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