Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) – more commonly known as drones – can be a powerful tool to speed up the post-disaster assessment process. They can help monitor road conditions, assist rescuers in finding stranded people, and act as alternative transportion for different types of payloads – such as a sensor network system for gathering information.Read More
When providing reliable broadband networks in rural areas is not sustainable for commercial operators, the Community Network model can provide an individual-centered Internet, deployed and operated by citizens to meet their own communication needs.Read More
How can we increase the number of women working in cybersecurity? According to a 2013 report, women represented just 11% of the global cybersecurity workforce. That number may be rising, but women are still woefully underrepresented.
The Internet Society Kazakhstan Almaty Chapter has a solution.Read More
Improving the Internet’s technical conditions is an ambitious challenge. It’s an even greater challenge in one of the ten countries in the world with the greatest geographical scope. Internet Exchange Points (IXP) offer a solution. In Argentina, IXPs have been built since 2008, where they’ve covered the major cities. Now they’re extending their scope to reach remote locations.Read More
Today, we read about advancements in technology, including terraforming Mars – yet more than half of the world is still without a proper Internet connection.
It’s not just developing nations that lack access. Rural areas are affected, too.Read More
Kyrgyzstan’s educational system, devastated by the post-Soviet shift in 1991 to a free market economy, continues to suffer from a severe shortage of qualified teachers and modern text books. Alarmed by this shortage, Internet Society Kyrgyzstan Chapter member and engineer Erjigit Imamov created a prototype of an inexpensive microcomputer that could be safely used by…Read More
Women are 27 times more likely to be victims of cyber violence than men, according to a 2015 report by the UN Broadband Commission. “Millions of women and girls around the world are subjected to deliberate violence because of their gender,” notes the report. “Violence against women and girls knows no boundaries, cutting across borders,…Read More
For the villagers of Dullu, a remote and developing municipality in the Dailekh District of Nepal, access to good medical care isn’t easy. For those lucky enough to live nearby, the town’s solitary hospital is perpetually understaffed, underfunded, and lacking in advanced medical resources. Those who hail from the surrounding area have to walk two…Read More