US, EU, and G7 Commitment Will Slow the Splinternet, But More Work Needed

The Internet Society welcomes the US, EU, and G7 commitment to exempt telecommunications services that support Internet access and the flow of information from their sanctions against Russia on 6 April. The ongoing war in Ukraine has led governments, …

Remembering Tadao Takahashi

Today we mourn the passing of Tadao Takahashi on 6 April 2022 at the age of 71. Inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2017, Tadao was a critical Internet pioneer in Brazil, working for over 30 years on expanding Internet access in Brazil and beyo…

What Is the Splinternet? And Why You Should Be Paying Attention

The “Splinternet” is the idea that the open, globally connected Internet we all use splinters into a collection of fragmented networks controlled by governments or corporations.
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Proximities – a great email newsletter with three news stories about the non-Western world

In a world drowning in email, and increasingly with email newsletters, one of the messages I actually look forward to receiving each day is: Proximities: Today’s three stories you should know It’s an email newsletter from a journalist named Barry Malone that comes out almost every day. His goal is to highlight three “non-Western news stories you should know”. What I enjoy is that he very simply and succinctly provides a summary and then a link to read more. It’s three quick paragraphs that I can quickly scan and then decide if I want to read more. Living in the…

What Is a LEO Satellite System—and Can It Help Build a Bigger Internet?

There’s a new space race happening right now and the stakes are just as high as they were half a century ago. Companies such as SpaceX, Amazon, OneWeb, and Telesat are racing to launch large systems of low earth orbit (LEO) satellites to provide Inter…

Google stats now consistently over 35% IPv6

It’s great to see Google’s IPv6 statistics climbing up consistently over 35%. This means that 35% of all users connecting to Google globally are doing so over IPv6.  And if you look at the statistics per country, the % is much higher in some parts of the world. All in all a good sign that […]

Google stats now consistently over 35% IPv6

Google ipv6 statistics rising up and to the right

It’s great to see Google’s IPv6 statistics climbing up consistently over 35%. This means that 35% of all users connecting to Google globally are doing so over IPv6. 

And if you look …

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Poem: In the end, it didn’t matter

In the endIt didn’t matterThat their kids got many other required vaccines for school
It didn’t matterThat their jobs required annual flu shots
It didn’t matterThat unvaxxed people they knew died
It didn’t matter,Their lords said this vaccine was bad

The Best Return To Work After Vacation Ever

Yesterday was my first day back at work after 10 days away on vacation where I did not check work email or Slack. I approached it with the usual perspective of “Ugh! How many messages will I have to wade through!” Quite often it can take a day or a couple of days to get caught up.. and sometimes you can feel like you need a vacation from taking a vacation! 😀 I have a whole regular “return from vacation" routine down. The first thing I do is copy my entire email inbox to a mail folder so that my…