Author Archive for Ursula Wyss

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Internet Society Statement: Blocking TLS 1.3 in China Makes the Internet Less Secure

This statement was first published on 14 August 2020 on the ISOC website We are concerned about recent media reports that the government of China is blocking certain kinds of encrypted web connections. China appears to now block all web connections (HTTPS) that use a new open standard developed to make the Internet more secure. Technically speaking, this block affects Read more…

August 17th, 2020 by | Posted in News | Tags: , , , |

Internet Society Statement on U.S. Clean Network Program

This statement was first published on 7 August 2020 on the ISOC website We are very disappointed. The United States, the country that funded the early development of the Internet, is now considering policies that would fracture it into pieces. This is part of a larger disturbing trend where governments directly interfere with the Internet, Read more…

August 10th, 2020 by | Posted in News | Tags: , , , |

ISOC Switzerland Chapter is a Member of the Global Encryption Coalition

The mission of the Global Encryption Coalition is to promote and defend encryption in key countries and multilateral gatherings where it is under threat. It also supports efforts by companies to offer encrypted services to their users. ISOC Switzerland Chapter is a member of the coalition and supports its mission to promote and defend encryption.

July 29th, 2020 by | Posted in News | Tags: , |

ISOC Switzerland Chapter takes part in “We the Internet” Global Citizens’ and Stakeholders’ Dialogue

On June 5th and 6th, Mission Publiques invited stakeholders worldwide to discuss the future of Internet governance and to seek answers to How to shape the future of digital cooperation? Who should decide how to leverage the opportunities brought by the use of digital technologies and mitigate the risks they involve? A couple of board Read more…

Encryption – What is it good for?

When we write a message or record a voice message, we usually have a recipient in mind. When we send the message, we choose the contact or contacts we want to send the information to and that’s the end of it. We assume that those people and nobody else will receive and read that particular Read more…

ISOC Switzerland Chapter Statement: No Change of Control of PIR/.ORG

The Swiss Chapter of the Internet Society has taken note that there will be no change of control of PIR/.ORG. We welcome that a decision has been made in this matter and the continued stewardship of .ORG by PIR. The decision is in line with ISOC Switzerland’s recommendation published on 14th February 2019, in which Read more…

June 4th, 2020 by | Posted in News, Resources |

Three Technologies that Shaped the Internet

Today, the Internet touches upon nearly all aspects of our lives. With the advent of the Covid-19 crisis, its importance has grown even further, as people lean on it as a prop to enable them to do their job, their shopping, or important administrative chores such as filing taxes. So, what are the reasons why Read more…