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New EU rules on video-sharing platforms: will they really work?

The new EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) has been officially adopted and published. it is now time for member States to start the process of incorporating its provisions into their respective legal and institutional frameworks.

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How far should organizations be able to go to defend against cyberattacks?


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FBI is dismantling its war crimes unit


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Learn More about IXPs at the Middle East Network Operators Group

Internet Exchange Points are now considered to be an integral part of the Internet infrastructure worldwide. In very simple terms they are layer 2 switches that are used to route traffic that can be kept local instead of sending that traffic to the nearest major Internet node (usually located in Europe) and back. None of the countries of the Middle East contain enough globally-connected major Internet infrastructure so basically, all Internet traffic generated and terminated in the same country has to be routed through Europe.

Jef Ausloos awarded for legal-empirical research

FGV Direito Rio recebe inscrições para Summer Course na UCI

Curso será realizado de 6 a 21/07A FGV Direito Rio recebe inscrições para o Summer Course “International Business Law”. O curso será realizado em University of California, Irvine, e terá duração de 15 dias. O objetivo do programa é promover uma experiência educacional e cultural nos Estados Unidos, introduzindo estratégias de pensamento jurídico. O curso é aberto para alunos da graduação e pós-graduação da FGV Direito Rio, que poderão optar por tradução simultânea durante as aulas.

12 april 2019: NWA-matchmakingsbijeenkomst De Kunst van de Kritiek

De Kunst van de Kritiek / The Art of Criticism

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We-Guild: The Social Safety Network

We-Guild is a way for self-employed people to get sick-pay. A trust-based network of mutual support where everyone you trust chips in when you need it in exchange of you chipping in for them when they need it.

‘Willing to participate, but need more time’: Twitter on parliamentary panel hearing

Executives from social media firm Twitter’s US headquarters will not appear before a parliamentary panel that has summoned them on Monday over perceived bias towards right-wing handles on the micro-blogging platform.
The article by Smriti Kak Ramachandran and Vidhi Choudhary was published in Hindustan Times on February 10, 2019. Sunil Abraham was quoted.

Court Refuses to Shed Light on Government’s Attempt to Break Facebook Messenger Encryption

On February 11, a federal court in Fresno denied a motion to unseal that I had filed last November along with the ACLU, the ACLU of Northern California, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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Order Denying Motions to Unseal


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Publication Date: February 11, 2019Publication Type: Litigation BriefOrder denying motions by Riana Pfefferkorn and others to unseal the docket and court's legal reasoning in a sealed case wherein the Department of Justice allegedly sought to compel Facebook to comply with a wiretap order for Facebook's end-to-end encrypted voice calling app, Messenger. 

Submission to PJCIS Regarding Assistance and Access Act


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Author(s): Riana PfefferkornPublication Date: February 14, 2019Publication Type: Other WritingSubmission to Australia's Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) regarding its review of the Assistance and Access Act that had passed into law in early December 2018.

Research directions towards the Wikimedia 2030 strategy

The Wikimedia Foundation’s Research team has published a set of white papers that outline our plans and priorities for the next 5 years.

A Q&A Session with Douglas Ruskhkoff

Douglas Rushkoff, author and host of Team Human recently held a Q&A session at Quora. Here are his answers:

We Are on This Road Together

Twenty-six-year-old software engineer Akah Harvey N L has fun building things and sharing his knowledge with local communities in Cameroon. While an undergraduate, Akah took part in the Google Summer of Code, giving him the opportunity to develop an application for one of the largest software organizations in the world. He is now a code reviewer for the online learning platform, Udacity, and leads software development training at Seven Academy in Cameroon.

​NTU rolls out qualitative admissions process and new programmes to assess and develop students holistically


EU’s chilling copyright crackdown an ‘attack on openness’

EU negotiators have struck a deal over copyright reform that is an ‘attack on openness’, the new chief executive of Open Knowledge International has warned. Catherine Stihler, a former MEP and vice-chair of the European Parliament’s consumer protection committee, said the changes will restrict internet freedoms for millions of users.

Düsseldorfer Allergie- und Immunologietage am 8. und 9. März

Die zweitägige Veranstaltung vom Freitag, den 8. bis Samstag, den 9. März, im CCD Congress Center Düsseldorf richtet sich mit ihren wissenschaftlichen Vorträgen und Fortbildungskursen an Ärzte und medizinisches Fachpersonal.
Der besondere Fokus liegt auf praxisrelevanten Diagnostik- und Therapieempfehlungen auf Grundlage des neuesten Standes aktueller Themen in Allergologie und klinischer Immunologie. Für Medizinische Fachangestellte bieten die Allergietage ein spezielles Schulungsprogramm, besonders für dermatologische Praxen, an.

Natali Helberger benoemd tot lid KHMW

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Applying Sortition in the EU: House of Lots or Random Votes?

The ‘digital constellation’ offers both opportunities and risks for democracy. While the information and communication technologies allow us to instantly communicate with each other enhancing the democratic dialogue, they prove to be a fertile ground for misinformation campaigns, hate speech and foreign cyberattacks. Although we are more frequently confronted with the risks, we haven’t seriously…