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Before the Internet There Was… CB Radio!

Ordinary people can do extraordinary things when given the opportunity. When the right circumstances align, we can all band together to collectively invent something that can improve our world. The story of Citizens Band Radio, an initiative that arose from World War II, which enabled people from all walks of life to communicate freely, shows

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Grassroots Cooperatives Bring the Internet to Rural America

Call it the spirit of the people or just good ol’ American ingenuity, Grassroots Co-ops are connecting isolated farming communities to the Internet using the same method that brought electricity into rural areas when power companies claimed it wasn’t economical.  Read more here. ________________________ If you liked this article, you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more

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IEEE Global Internet Policy Monitor: 28 November 2018

Valuable coverage of significant current policy activities happening around the world in the sphere of Internet technology is provided courtesy of IEEE. 28 November 2018 summary – IEEE Global Internet Policy Monitor – is available here. Read more summaries here. ________________________ If you liked this article, you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates.

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Our People-Centered Digital Future event (live-stream)

On December 10, join Internet and technology pioneers Vint Cerf, Wendy Hall, Tim Berners-Lee, along with key visionaries David Bray, Mei Ling Fung, Marci Harris, and many more positive #ChangeAgents, to reflect on the past three decades and pave the path for the future of the Internet. See the full speaker list and more information

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IEEE Global Internet Policy Monitor: 14 November 2018

Valuable coverage of significant current policy activities happening around the world in the sphere of Internet technology is provided courtesy of IEEE. 14 November 2018 summary – IEEE Global Internet Policy Monitor – is available here. Read more summaries here. ________________________ If you liked this article, you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook for

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Agent of Change: Albert Manero Builds a Brighter Future

Limbitless Solutions, a non-profit group founded by Albert Manero, uses 3-D printing to design and create unique artificial limbs for children born without arms and hands. With the help of sponsors, Manero hopes to build 5,000 custom-designed bionic arms and to donate to children in need by 2020. He believes it’s his responsibility to use

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The Pacification of Cyberspace

“PCI is dedicated to the proposition that the Internet and its applications can and should be evolved to improve lives further. The context in which Internet operates determines in many ways how it is experienced by its users. In addition to all its values, the Internet has become a medium in which harms can and

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Podcast: A Fireside Chat with PCI Executive Director Dr. David Bray and the Emerging Technology Council on Developing and Implementing People-Centered AI

PCI Executive Director, Dr. David Bray, sits down with Propelics Sr. Mobile Strategist, Glenn Gruber, for the Emerging Technology Council’s monthly roundtable to discuss the capabilities and consequences of Artificial Intelligence at the human and organisational levels. They cover key topics related to AI integration in enterprise, healthcare, and diplomacy, while addressing privacy and security

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Building Resilient Communities in Puerto Rico

Innovative Resilience aims to spark economic development and support communities in Puerto Rico hit hard by Hurricane Maria through the development of resilience hubs. Their newest hub, located in Arroyo, provides technology and connectivity to a community severely lacking in resources as they attempt to build a more resilient future.  ________________________ By Marti Grimminck and Rafael

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IEEE Global Internet Policy Monitor: 31 October 2018

Valuable coverage of significant current policy activities happening around the world in the sphere of Internet technology is provided courtesy of IEEE. 31 October 2018 summary – IEEE Global Internet Policy Monitor – is available here. Read more summaries here. ________________________ If you liked this article, you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook for

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People-Centered Internet Coalition Celebrates Doreen Bogdan-Martin’s Election to Head UN’s ITU Development Bureau

PALO ALTO, November 1, 2018 –– People Centered Internet celebrates the election of Doreen Bogdan-Martin to lead the United Nations’ International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Bureau of Telecommunication Development (BDT) and looks forward to welcoming her to Silicon Valley on December 10. ITU’s Leadership elections occurred at the Plenipotentiary Conference in Dubai. With votes from 93

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