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ISOC-CH awarded Beyond the Net grant to work on privacy

It is a great pleasure to announce that our project on privacy via mass encryption got selected for funding in the Beyond the Net programme of Internet Society. This two-year long project (June 2017-June 2019) will be undertaken together with the pEp Foundation in order to implement privacy by design. More specifically, the project aims Read more...

The Internet Society is 25

This year, the Internet Society celebrates its 25th year of advocacy for an open, trusted Internet available to everyone, everywhere. Today the challenges to the open Internet have never been greater – and thus  confronting those challenges requires our participation. During this anniversary year, the ISOC plans include: 25 Under 25 – A new program to shine Read more...

ISOC-CH statement on recent CIA revelations on surveillance and hacking

ISOC-CH endorses the statement of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), which develops and publishes basic Internet standards, regarding the recent allegations of CIA use of hacking published at: https://www.ietf.org/blog/2017/03/observations-on-the-cia-revelations/ and we invite the Internet Society and all its chapters to also endorse this statement. We concur that: Security is not a single feature but Read more...

Switzerland needs a wider DNSSEC Deployment!

To navigate the Internet, users typically use domain names in their browser’s address bar. Domain names will be translated to machine-readable IP addresses by the Domain Name System (DNS) and those IP addresses are used to connect to the requested website. The process is similar to using a phone book to look up the telephone Read more...

Bad day for the open Internet in Switzerland.

The Swiss National Council just approved network blocking. The National Council debated on 1 March 2017 the law on gambling (“Geldspielgesetz,” “LJAr,” “LGD”) within Switzerland. However, the debate was fundamentally about more than just gambling, it was about public access to websites of foreign online gambling sites (casinos, poker sites, etc.), since they will be Read more...

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