Internet Shutdown

Internet blackout in Mauritania following presidential election

June 27, 2019 at 2:44 am | Published in: Africa, Mauritania, News Image of the Mauritania’s flag [Wikipedia]June 27, 2019 at 2:44 am Internet connectivity yesterday cut off in most of the parts of Mauritania days after the conclusion of the country’s presidential election, a cybersecurity and internet governance company has announced. “Mauritania is in the midst of […]

Internet Shutdown

#IAmTheSudanRevolution: There’s a direct link between internet shutdowns and human rights violations in Sudan!

11 JUNE 2019 | 8:05 AM It’s been over a week since Sudan shut down mobile internet via major service providers. While the internet has been shut off,  several reports indicate that more than 100 people have been killed, over 700 injured, and at least 70 raped.   This is not the first time Sudan has shut […]


Blockchain Technology – Prospects, Challenges and Opportunities

Muhammad Fateh Khan Sial, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan IEEE Blockchain Technical Briefs, June 2019 Discuss this topic on IEEE Collabratec Blockchain is a digital database that is distributed across a large network. It is a sequence of interconnected blocks comprising of list of transaction records [14]. Blockchain is […]


Internet of Things Technology Will Connect Highways, Street Lights, and Vehicles

Cars have gotten smart. Can roads catch up? By Kathy Pretz Editor’s PicksIEEE Smart Cities Initiative Works to Help More Municipalities ModernizeCoral Gables’ Smart-City StrategyHow Self-Driving Cars Might Transform City Parking THE INSTITUTEAs more and more intelligent cars and autonomous vehicles hit the road, some engineers are thinking about what can be done to smarten up […]


Demand for Cybersecurity Workers in the United States Has Nearly Doubled Since 2013

Cybersecurity job postings in the United States has nearly doubled since 2013 and is growing three times as fast as other IT roles, according to a new report from the labor market analytics firm Burning Glass Technologies. The report also indicates that despite the significant increase in cybersecurity postsecondary programs and graduates, the pool of available […]


The Case for Regulatory Capture at ICANN

ICANN, which regulates the domain name system, is reviewing the renewal of the .ORG registry contract with Public Interest Registry (PIR). It’s also running an identical process for .BIZ/INFO/ASIA, but they are of less concern to most people and don’t have the long history of existing pre-ICANN that .org does. The proposal was already discussed between PIR […]

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Artifical Intelligence

Facial Recognition: The Ugly Truth

By Sally Ward-Foxton, 06.20.19   The UK is one of the most surveilled countries in the world, with closed-circuit televisions (CCTV) cameras everywhere, from shops to buses to private homes. In the last couple of years, AI techniques, such as neural networks, have propelled large-scale automated facial recognition. Combined with the UK’s huge network of existing CCTV cameras, […]


ISOC June Update

Canadian Multistakeholder Process: Enhancing IoT Security Final Outcomes and Recommendations Report Released  On May 28th, the Enhancing IoT Security Final Outcomes and Recommendations Report was officially launched during President and CEO, Andrew Sullivan’s, speech at Digital Access Day. The report is the culmination of a year-long multistakeholder process to secure the Internet of Things in Canada. As a […]


Internet governance in June 2019

Tuesday, 25th June, 13:00 CEST (11:00 UTC)Online What were the main Internet governance updates in June? How will recent updates influence the developments in upcoming months? Join us for our next monthly briefingtomorrow – Tuesday, 25th June, online at 13:00 CEST (11:00 UTC) for a round-up of the major global IG and digital policy developments.      You receive hundreds […]