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The open and global nature of the Internet, built on fundamental principles of open standards, voluntary collaboration, reusable building blocks, integrity, permission-free innovation and global reach, has enabled remarkable social and economic innovation in ways that we could never have imagined. At the same time, using the Internet is not without risk. Malicious actors also see opportunities to gain benefit through fraud, thwart the activities of others or cause other damage. Closing the Internet is not the solution.

Instead, we need to focus on ensuring the Internet is stable, secure, and resilient. To do so, it is important that these issues be addressed by all stakeholders in a spirit of collaboration and shared responsibility. It is also important that these issues be addressed in ways that do not undermine the global architecture of the Internet or curtail internationally recognized human rights.

The Internet Society is working closely with the OECD, APEC, ENISA, WEF and other organizations to develop policy solutions that further this goal.

In the technology space, our focus is on resiliency and security of two main pillars of the Internet – its naming and routing systems.

Security News

DNS-over-TLS in Linux (systemd)
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Security 28 December 2018

DNS-over-TLS in Linux (systemd)

Whilst we were putting together some content about DNS privacy recently, we learned that recent distributions of Linux ship...

DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) Support in Mozilla Firefox
Security 26 December 2018

DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) Support in Mozilla Firefox

Recent releases of Firefox have introduced the concept of DNS privacy under the name “Trusted Recursive Resolver”. Although Firefox ships...

The Wired Nursery
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Security 24 December 2018

The Wired Nursery

This month, we’ve asked parents to share their experiences of raising kids in the tech age. Today’s guest author is Kimberly...

Every step you take: NYT investigation finds apps know way too much about us
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In the News 20 December 2018

Every step you take: NYT investigation finds apps know way too much about us

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Webinar: Can Consumers Trust Retailers’ Email? Findings from OTA’s Email Marketing & Unsubscribe Audit
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Security 13 December 2018

Webinar: Can Consumers Trust Retailers’ Email? Findings from OTA’s Email Marketing & Unsubscribe Audit

Next Tuesday, 18 December, at 2PM ET (1900 UTC), we’ll be holding a webinar to discuss the results of...

Senegal Kicks Off Enhancing IoT Security Project
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Security 11 December 2018

Senegal Kicks Off Enhancing IoT Security Project

On April 4, 2018, the Canadian Multistakeholder Process: Enhancing Internet of Things (IoT) Security held its first convening in...

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