Panorama view from above on Ulukhaktok, Northwest Territories, Canada
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Register for the 5th Annual Indigenous Connectivity Summit

In its second year as a virtual event, the Indigenous Connectivity Summit will take place on 12-15 October 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic showed us that those who lack connectivity face the effects of starker inequalities. Millions of people across Canada and the United States still can’t take advantage of the benefits of a fast, affordable, and reliable Internet connection. Indigenous communities disproportionately suffer from the negative impact of this digital

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Encryption: A Building Block of a Trustworthy Internet
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Encryption: A Building Block of a Trustworthy Internet

At the Internet Society, we’re committed to building a bigger and stronger Internet. To make sure it remains open, globally connected, secure, and trustworthy, we connect the right people to ...
Confronting European Encroachment on Encryption
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Confronting European Encroachment on Encryption

In late 2020, as Portugal prepared to take over the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU), the Internet Society’s Portugal Chapter began ramping up its advocacy against worrying ...
Mauritius Must Not Fall into the 'Mass Surveillance' Trap
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Mauritius Must Not Fall into the ‘Mass Surveillance’ Trap

On 17 May, 2020, The Internet Society, alongside the IGF Mauritius, submitted a response to the call to the government of Mauritius' call to provide input to the proposed amendments ...
A Digital Dystopia: How Calls for Backdoors to Encryption Would Ruin the Internet for Everyone
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A Digital Dystopia: How Calls for Backdoors to Encryption Would Ruin the Internet for Everyone

A little over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, our reliance on private, safe, and secure communication has become more critical than ever. So it’s no surprise that organizations across ...
Don’t Poke Holes in Our Digital Security Shield
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Don’t Poke Holes in Our Digital Security Shield

In only a few days the European Union will close the doors on our chance to provide feedback on an initiative which could grant law enforcement agencies backdoor access to ...
Enough Is Enough: What Happens When Law Enforcement Bends Laws to Access Data
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Enough Is Enough: What Happens When Law Enforcement Bends Laws to Access Data

Tutanota co-founder Matthias Pfau explains how a recent court order is a wake-up call to end the encryption debate once and for all In a world increasingly reliant on the ...
Not the Encryption Apocalypse...Yet
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Not the Encryption Apocalypse…Yet

"This destroys the RSA cryptosystem." That is the last sentence in the abstract of a new, preliminary, dense mathematical paper published by renowned mathematician Claus Peter Schnorr. If this turns ...
Don’t Make Parents Raise Kids in a World without Encryption
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Don’t Make Parents Raise Kids in a World without Encryption

Natalie Campbell, Director of Public Advocacy at the Internet Society and a mother of two, warns against banning or weakening of encryption for the safety of children online.  Governments and ...