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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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People Centered Supply Chain Requires New Skills

On October 26 2018, Mei Lin Fung addressed an audience of government and business leaders, attending the Crowdsourcing Week Global Conference in Washington D.C., on the opportunity to leverage crowdsourcing in the online Business to Business (B2B) arena which is already 2.5 times larger than online Business to Consumer (B2C). In order to anticipate the

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World Data Lab models the world’s population to help us visualize and better understand our common humanity

World Data Lab, a mission-driven, for-profit company, creates visual representations of changes in global populations and economies by meshing satellite imagery with existing data. Their work shows how data maintained for public use and public benefit can help us better understand ourselves as members of humanity, an important step on the journey to making technology

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IEEE Global Internet Policy Monitor: 17 October 2018

Valuable coverage of significant current policy activities happening around the world in the sphere of Internet technology is provided courtesy of IEEE. 17 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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IEEE Global Internet Policy Monitor: 3 October 2018

Valuable coverage of significant current policy activities happening around the world in the sphere of Internet technology is provided courtesy of IEEE. 3 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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Tables and Tickets to the Dec 10 Event are Now on Sale

Each table is $10,000 and includes 10 seats to the Dec 10th event and evening gala. Confirmed speakers include Tim Berners Lee, Vint Cerf, Radia Perlman, Wendy Hall and more. See the full speaker list and more information about the event here. Interested in sponsoring the event or buying a table? Please email: [email protected] For individual attendance, register

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Project Coqui Summer Story

Relief efforts continue following on from the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Maria. In this article, Melvin Cordova details how his initiative, and others, have taken off. ________________________ By Melvin Cordova, Project Coqui Lead “Es un gran placer para mi el poder describir el progreso de nuestro Projecto Coqui”. We are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, and it

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People-Centered Internet Contributions to Community Resilience

By Dr. Linton Wells II, Executive Advisor to the Community Resilience Lab at George Mason University and President of Global Resilience Strategies The People-Centered Internet’s (PCI) aim  is to “put humanity at the center of the Internet”, and a large part of this objective includes, “Providing support and expertise for projects that demonstrably improve people’s

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Media Manipulation, Strategic Amplification, and Responsible Journalism

Danna Boyd, Founder and President of Data and Society, shares a talk that she gave at the Online News Association in Austin, Texas, on September 13th, 2018. She addresses controversial issues in the media and the impacts of social media in helping to shape the wider news agenda. Read the article here.  ________________________ If you

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