Author: David Vyorst

  • Fragmentation Panel Summary Reports

    On May 10, 2016, Microsoft and The Greater Washington DC Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-DC) held a panel discussion on “Is the Internet fragmenting?” with Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda, Kathryn Brown, Dr. Laura DeNardis, Danil Kerimi, and Jeremy West. Paul Mitchell moderated the event, bringing out the different perspectives on Internet fragmentation, its consequences, and how…

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Key Takeaways from “Is the Internet Fragmenting – Part 4, The Policy Lens”

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  • Council Call Agenda 1.17.17

    Agenda for Council Call Introductions 2017 Goals New website Internet Policy Forum Programing: Events>series/more tangible outputs Monthly newsletter Monthly social events Monthly council calls  Subject areas Algorithms and ethics  Internet security Internet governance Connectivity  Administrative  Council members 2017   Finance report  Elections  Open Discussion 

  • Content Rules?! Newsfeeds, Algorithms, Content Moderation, and Ethics

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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.

  • 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…

  • Brazil and Beyond – An IGF 2015 Debrief

    Friday, November 20, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM Eventbrite registration is required – 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…

  • IPF Broadband Competition Primer

    Are You Happy With Your Internet? A Discussion about Broadband Competition with Blair Levin What is the state of broadband competition in the US? Ask 4 experts and you will get about 6 different answers. How does the US stack up against other advanced economies? What can and should be done to improve broadband competition…