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  • Human Rights and present / future ICT ‒ Why and how are they related?

    Building on the first two events of the Values of Internet Technologies (VIT) series, this third workshop will explore Human Rights and how they relate to the digital sphere. We will delve into the impact of Internet protocol design on Human Rights and look at the protocols existing today. Finally we will discuss the potential of Read more…

  • Stellungnahme zu Geldspielverordnung

    Die First zur Vernehmlassung zu den Verordnungen des Geldspielgesetzes ging gestern zu Ende. ISOC-CH hat eine Stellungnahme eingereicht, in der Bedenken zu den vorgesehenen Netzsperren und verschiedene Punkte in der entsprechenden Verordung zur Sprache gebracht werden. Im Bereich der Internetzensur wird mit dem Begriff «Stand der Technik» ein breites Spektrum an Möglichkeiten erlaubt. Diese reichen Read more…

  • Geldspielgesetz spielt Betrügern in die Hände

    Aus technischer Sicht haben wir zwei Hauptbedenken zu den Netzsperren: Wegen der zunehmenden Komplexität wirken sich Netzsperren auf völlig Unbeteiligte aus. Ausserdem untergraben Netzsperren Massnahmen zur verbesserten Sicherheit im Internet.

  • Recent revelations of exposure of users’ Facebook data

    The Swiss Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-CH) has taken good notice of the statement by the Internet Society regarding the recent revelations of exposure of users’ Facebook data, see: https://www.internetsociety.org/news/statements/2018/sorry-just-isnt-enough-businesses-must-better-comes-peoples-data In addition ISOC-CH endorses the following statement by Privacy International: https://medium.com/@privacyint/move-swiftly-so-they-stop-breaking-things-474dce7f88cd

  • A Collaborative Effort for pretty Easy privacy (p≡p)

    Since the 2013 Snowden revelations of mass surveillance, the level of trust in Internet services has plunged. While discussions around privacy protection have advanced considerably, little progress has been achieved in designing operational tools that can be used on a daily basis by citizens around the world without a need to reconfigure their digital communications Read more…

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  • Values of Internet Technologies workshop series

    VIT ‒ Values of Internet Technologies A workshop series by ISOC-CH and p≡p foundation Digital technologies are neither neutral, nor impact-free in our society. This series of six workshops represents a platform for discussions and hands-on training to privacy, anonymity and security online. Concrete tech approaches will be presented and analyzed against bigger socio-political implications Read more…

  • Referendum against Network Blocking in Casino Act – help us fight for a free and open Internet

    The new Swiss Casino Act proposes to protect Swiss Casinos from foreign competition online using Network Blocking, i.e. means that are not only ineffective but also detrimental to the free and open Internet. We are participating in the campaign to raise awareness around the limitations this imposes on the Internet and the precedent it creates. Read more…

  • Joint Press Release: ISOC-CH and p≡p foundation engaged for pretty Easy privacy (p≡p)

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Geneva and Zurich, July 3rd, 2017 * * * * * Dear members of the press, The Internet Society Switzerland Chapter (ISOC-CH) and the Swiss p≡p foundation are happy to announce that they teamed up on documenting the pretty Easy privacy (p≡p) protocols, which can be used to create Privacy-Enhancing Technologies (PETs), Read more…