Is it Time to Reboot Internet Policy?

Rumor has it that the DC Circuit is just about ready to release its decision on Silicon Valley’s challenge to the FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom order. Speculating about the order is even less fruitful than speculating about its release date because there are so many issues in play: Did the FCC dot all the i’s…

MANRS Observatory: Monitoring the State of Internet Routing Security

Routing security is vital to the future and stability of the Internet, but it’s under constant threat. Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) is a global initiative, driven by the networking community and supported by the Internet Society, aiming to reduce the most common threats to the Internet’s routing system through technical and collaborative…

The Trump administration drafted an executive order to censor the internet

CNN has obtained a draft of an executive order that could potentially censor huge portions of the internet. In an attempt to stop a perceived “bias” against conservatives, Trump’s plan attempts to strip certain protections from companies like Facebook and Twitter, particularly those protected under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA). Although it’s…

OneWeb Fails in Latest Attempt to Get Russian Approval for Its Worldwide Internet Coverage Plan

Russian State Commission for Radio Frequencies has denied the global satellite communications company OneWeb to use a certain band of radio frequencies in Russia that the company seeks as part of its plan to launch hundreds of satellites into orbit to provide worldwide internet coverage. The company has failed to get approval for its application…

An internet thanksgiving

This week, in the United States, people will be celebrated Thanksgiving, a time to eat turkey and look at the things we’re all thankful for. With this in mind, I’d like to thank the people who make one of the most revolutionary communication medium, the internet, work. I’d like to thank pioneers like Bob Kahn…

The Internet and My 53 Years Online

With the upcoming celebration of the 50 years of the Internet, I’m trying to figure out how the traditional story misses the powerful idea that has made the Internet what it is — the ability to focus on solutions without having to think about the network or providers. It’s not the web — thought that…

Are We Breaking the Internet?

Recent outages from critical services across the net have created massive disruption over the last few days: Whether it was Amazon’s S3 service failure, which took down thousands of sites, Cloudflare’s “Cloudbleed” security issue, which forced many sites to ask users to reset their passwords, or Google WiFi’s accidental reset, which wiped out customer’s internet…

House Set to Aggravate Internet Problems

It’s only been a year since the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke, so we shouldn’t be surprised that Congress hasn’t done anything about the Internet’s privacy problem yet. Big problems like this take time to address, and it’s better to move slowly than to rashly make matters worse the way Europe did with the ill-conceived GDPR.…

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