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The Beyond the Net Grant ended, but the 7at7 series continues!

The Beyond the Net Grant supporting this event series has now successfully ended. You can read here a short review of the events in 2021 (available as a printed booklet at L200). But the 7at7 series continues, since everything is in place already and additional funding from ISOC will be pursued soon! You can see Read more...

Digital sustainability and sustainable digitalization

Digital sustainability was one of the first topics addressed in the 7at7 series, on September 7, 2020. Six months later, Panayotis Antoniadis and Nana Karlstetter (one of September 7at7 keynote speakers) joined Rahel Estermann and Laura Hagen to create the Digital sustainability working group at Digitale Gesselschaft, which presented itself for the first time in Read more...

Bitcoin : a form of electrical matter

Elliot Vaucher “What scarce objects provide is a straightforward basis for implementing, in an intuitively secure way, the anonymous commodity exchange economies formalised in microeconomics in a P2P fashion on the Internet.” Nick Szabo. Attending “Internet ways of networking” seminar Thanks to the Internet Society, I had the chance to attend a series of webinars Read more...

7at7.digital as a communication platform and a hybrid infrastructure

Since April 2020, ISOC-CH is part of a coalition of organizations in Switzerland and beyond that are slowing developing the 7at7.digital concept, which has recently upgraded its visual identity and framing. Every 7th of the month at 7pm, there is a short news programme (“alternative news from the digital world”) and a special topic on Read more...

Statement: ISOC Switzerland Chapter Concerned over Reports that EU Plans to Weaken Encryption

According to a blog post from the EFF, the European Union (EU) might be changing directions regarding encryption, perhaps influenced by the Five Eyes. This is not a new discussion and public safety is given as the reason to weaken encryption. However, any weakening of encryption will inevitably allow illegal activity, so the disadvantages outweigh Read more...

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