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By on 05 Mar, 2019 | From the channel/s: Webinars, Internet Governance

Hardware making a comeback, new artificial intelligence (AI) initiatives being launched, and intensifying efforts to curb the spread of harmful content were among the main digital policy developments in February 2019.

By and on 30 Jan, 2019 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Internet Governance

Since its creation, the Internet has been regarded as a world of opportunities. Whereas it gives access to information, knowledge, and ideas, and contributes to faster communication and new business models, online engagement can also result in negative consequences that must be addressed. These include cyberbullying, self-harm, sexting, fake news, harmful or disturbing content, and threats to privacy, to name just a few. In recent years, debates on the psychological impacts of the Internet, including addiction and overexposure to technology, have also gained in momentum.

By on 30 Jan, 2019 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Internet Governance

Have you seen the recent 10-year challenge on social media - people posting their personal photos from 2008 and 2018 side by side? Our collective data consciousness increased after Cambridge Analytica, so the probable purpose of this meme was quickly recognised by some: free and, more importantly, verified data for facial recognition for ageing.

By on 19 Dec, 2018 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

At the opening of the annual UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF), held on 12–14 November 2018 at UNESCO in Paris, French President Emmanuel Macron launched the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace, a high-level declaration laying out common principles for securing cyberspace.

By on 11 Dec, 2018 | From the channel/s: Webinars, Internet Governance

An abundance of new cybersecurity declarations and resolutions, calls for ethical considerations in artificial intelligence (AI) systems development, and new rulings regarding the gig economy were among the main digital policy developments in November 2018.

By on 28 Nov, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, E-Diplomacy, Internet Governance

Eleven students have graduated Master in Contemporary Diplomacy from the University of Malta and DiploFoundation. Six of the students undertook a specialisation in Internet governance.

 

The graduates and their research topics were: 

By on 22 Nov, 2018 | From the channel/s: Webinars, Internet Governance

The continuation of data breaches and a tougher backlash against tech companies, a new push for EU tax on tech giants, and a possible change in applying antitrust rules in order to protect competition per se were among the main digital policy developments in October 2018.

By on 12 Oct, 2018 | From the channel/s: Webinars, Internet Governance

Countries stepping up their cyber offensive capabilities, data governance debates intensifying, and the calls for modernisation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) continuing were among main digital policy developments in September 2018.

By Danielle Tomson and David Morar on 01 Oct, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, Internet Governance

You do not have to be a fan of conspiracy theories to worry about the precedent that Apple, YouTube and Facebook set by banning Alex Jones and Infowars.com. Jones complained that it was like ‘something out of “1984”’, as he does not know how to rebut Facebook’s decision. The company does not divulge how it makes these decisions, for fear that users would deliberately push boundaries.

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