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Internet Society Urges for Increased Effort to Address Unprecedented Challenges Facing the Internet

The Internet Society urged the global Internet community to redouble its efforts in addressing the wave of unprecedented challenges facing the Internet during the 11th Internet Governance Forum (IGF), a United Nations-convened conference taking place in Mexico, 6-9 December. From a press release issued today in Guadalajara, Mexico: "With just under half of the global population expected to be online by the end of 2016, Internet growth rates are slowing, resulting in a deepening digital divide between those with access and those without. Deploying infrastructure, increasing usability and ensuring affordability are critical for expanding Internet access and globally eliminating divisions in society, as are the policy frameworks to enable this. In addition, issues such as blocking of content, privacy, mass surveillance, cybercrime, hacking, and fake news are all contributing to what is now a growing global erosion of trust amongst users."

Related topics: Access Providers, Broadband, Censorship, Cyberattack, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Internet Governance, Internet of Things, Policy & Regulation

 
   

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