Is the Internet Fragmenting, Part 1

Recent developments related to the Internet have prompted alarming questions about whether it is fragmenting. They include a diverse set of technical, economic, and policy developments and decisions that have been taken in response to the continued growth and globalization of the Internet, and its evolving role as critical infrastructure for the digital economy.

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Is the Internet Fragmenting, Part 2: The Technical Lens

This event is Part 2 of a four-part series of dialogues organized in response to recent developments related to the Internet that have prompted alarming questions about whether it is fragmenting. They include a diverse set of technical, economic, and policy developments and decisions that have been taken in response to the continued growth and globalization of the Internet.

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Is the Internet Fragmenting, Part 3 The Business Lens

“The Business Lens” examines how technology choices and policy decisions that potentially fragment the Internet affect global commerce and economic growth. Microsoft and ISOC-DC are bringing together policy stakeholders, including government, the technical community, civil society, industry, and other organizations, to consider these issues more fully.

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Is the Internet Fragmenting? Part 4: The Policy Lens

The discussion, the final in a four-part series that has explored multiple facets of fragmentation, will bring together stakeholders from government, industry, civil society, and the technical community to examine how policy decisions can lead to fragmentation, and the impact of such fragmentation on the digital economy globally and nationally.

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IGF 2016 Debrief

ISOC-DC hosted a Debrief of the 2016 Internet Governance Forum (IGF), which was held from December 6 - 9, 2016 in Guadalajara, Mexico. The discussion was facilitated by Carolyn Nguyen of Microsoft and David Vyorst of ISOC-DC. The discussants gave brief remarks on...

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DNS Forum – Day 2

On Day 2, discussions continued on the implications of privacy and security policies for these technical operators and how the technical community can best engage in the evolving multistakeholder model.

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DNS Forum – Day 1

On Day 1, Public Interest Registry, CENTR, LACTLD, i2Coalition, and ISOC-DC brought together a diverse group of experts to discuss the impacts of policy on DNS (domain name system) technical operators.

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ISOC Global/ISOC-DC Event: An Online Dialogue About Encryption

ISOC Global/ISOC-DC Event: An Online Dialogue About Encryption

What questions do you have around encryption? What do you see as the major policy issues or technical issues related to encryption?  How does encryption help bring about a higher level of trust in the Internet?  What are your concerns about encryption?

To discuss these questions, and questions you provide to us (see below), the Internet Society and The Washington DC Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-DC) will co-host a global Online Dialogue about Encryption next week at:

No registration is required – simply join in at the time of the event.

Please send us your questions! Send them via Twitter to @InternetSociety or using the #InternetTrust hashtag – or via email to moderator Christine Runnegar.

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Pathfinder 3 – Nonprofits and the DNS: Why it Matters

The Global Knowledge Partnership Foundation, (GKPF), and its partners launched the Pathfinder Initiative to to help build effective Civil Society Internet use strategies. Civil Society Internet Awareness and Capacity Building offers an opportunity to learn about strategies and solutions for your organization.

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Brazil and Beyond – An IGF 2015 Debrief

Friday, November 20, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Eventbrite registration is required – https://igf-debrief.eventbrite.com

This year’s Internet Governance Forum is taking place in Joao Pessoa, Brazil from November 10 – 13and the theme of the 2015 IGF is “The Evolution of Internet Governance: Empowering Sustainable Development”. Delegates from all over the globe will debate critical issues affecting the future of the Internet at a time when much is at stake. Please join ISOC-DC for a discussion about the IGF 2015. This is an audience participation event.

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