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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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2020 European Chapters Workshop Recordings

Internet Society European Chapters Workshops are interactive, collaborative spaces for Chapter members with the aim to share knowledge and experience, and to strengthen the capacities necessary to support our mission and vision. Workshops are open to Chapter members who wish to learn and contribute to the development of their local Chapter. Past Chapter Workshops took Read more...
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FDPIC considers CH-US Privacy Shield does not provide adequate level of data protection

Bern, 08.09.2020 – The Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) has reassessed the data protection conformity of the Privacy Shield regime. The FDPIC concludes in his position paper of 8 September 2020 that it does not provide an adequate level of protection for data transfer from Switzerland to the US pursuant to the Federal Read more...
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Swiss Citizens' Dialogue on the Future of Internet: Sign Up Information

Get a ticket for the Swiss Citizens' Dialogue on the Future of Internet organised by Internet Society Switzerland Chapter!
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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...
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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...
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