Digital Security

Weekly Roundup 16 May, 2022

Weekly Roundup 16 May, 2022

By Cat Ramsey | May 16, 2022

To address a spike in online child sexual abuse material(CSAM) during the pandemic, the European Commission has published a proposal that would allow courts to order internet service providers to block sites containing CSAM. The law would also require platforms to scan content to detect and remove CSAM and report annually on how much content they remove, while also increasing their obligations to prevent online grooming.

Weekly Roundup 18 March, 2022

Weekly Roundup 18 March, 2022

By Cat Ramsey | March 18, 2022

Cryptocurrency, like other online platforms that have become increasingly mainstreamed in the digital era, provides both opportunities for and threats to democracy.

Findings from the IGF’s Best Practice Forum on Cybersecurity

Findings from the IGF’s Best Practice Forum on Cybersecurity

By Evan Summers | January 14, 2022

Last year, I participated in the UN’s Internet Governance Forum’s (IGF) Best Practice Forum (BPF) on Cybersecurity. The BPF working groups form part of the IGF’s intersessional work between annual forums, and are designed to facilitate collaborative, community-led research around a certain topic affecting the internet and internet governance.

Gaming Democracy

Gaming Democracy

By Chris Doten | August 16, 2021

I love games - video, board, card, whatever. I cut my teeth on BBS games (bulletin-board system, online dial-up text-based system, for those who are not ancient) pre-internet, but loved the way even then games could build community. My grade school classes clamored to play Oregon Trail, where I learned a bit about that part of history, piquing my interest in the frontier era and learning that caulking wagons is apparently not as easy as one might hope.

Coming Soon: The Cybersecurity Handbooks

Coming Soon: The Cybersecurity Handbooks

By Evan Summers | August 04, 2021

Democratic organizations of all stripes are facing increasingly complex cyber threats. And while global awareness of cybersecurity is increasing, there’s still a lot of work to do. While some democratic actors are taking steps to protect themselves, most tend to be reactive. Many don’t see themselves as possible cyber targets until it’s too late.