Internet Governance

Internet Governance (2): Governance by Infrastructure

July 25, 2022

Internet Critical Resources (ICRs) might be the most important and the hottest areas of contestation in Internet Governance. To appreciate the importance of ICRs, and thus understand the causes of the fierce struggles around their governance, let’s first have a clear idea of what they are.

How Do Blockchain Applications Affect Human Rights?

July 18, 2022

Blockchain technology has increasingly become common and popular because it allows for scalable, inexpensive, and secure data management. It also enables users to develop smart contracts which can substitute traditional agreements. While blockchain was first developed in 1991, its development has provided it with the capacity to digitalize a whole government

Internet Governance: An Introductory Overview

May 17, 2022

The Internet for most of us now is never farther than a click away. Whether this “click” was performed by a mouse button, when using your laptop or desktop PC, or by a touch to the screen of your smart phone, or tablet. You almost never wonder how it happens that when you launch your favorite messaging application, the first thing in the morning, it retrieves all those messages that your family members, friends, colleagues, clients, etc. have sent over the night, while you were asleep. This is just normal.

Net Neutrality.. What Is It? How Does it Affect Us?

May 10, 2022

Since the Internet was invented, there have been measures for ensuring that there are certain governing principles to ensure nondiscrimination requirements. The quest to impose restrictions on network operators that compose and offer Internet access, and make sure there is an equal access, as well as non-discriminatory treatment, is called net neutrality. In light of the massive developments in the domain of net neutrality, this paper seeks to provide a comprehensive definition of net neutrality, ascertain the negative impacts associated with its absence, and case studies from a number of countries.

What Do You Know about Open Data? Standards and Applications

March 21, 2022

  On this page: What Is the Concept of Open Data? What Are the Open Data Standards? Why Is Open Data Important? Open Data Applications Examples of Open Data    Data is becoming more valuable than ever, and every day there are huge amounts of data collected. But what good is data if it’s not […]

5G Networks and Possible Impacts on Human Rights

February 28, 2022

On this page: What are the 5G networks, and what are the possibilities and opportunities it provides? What is the difference between the 5G networks and the 4G networks? What are the problems and negative effects of 5G networks? What are the direct positive and negative effects of the 5G networks on human rights in […]

Blockchain Technology… How Was it Developed and its Uses in Various Fields

February 21, 2022

  On this page: What is Blockchain Technology? How was blockchain technology developed? What are the advantages of blockchain technology? What are the use cases for Blockchain technology?   There are many benefits to using blockchain technology as it allows for secure, inexpensive, and scalable data management. It also allows you to create smart contracts […]

The Free Internet We Want (2): How Internet centralization affects us

October 17, 2021

  The Free Internet We Want, is a series of research papers: The Free Internet We Want (1): How the Internet became centralized, and what that means? The Free Internet We Want (2): How Internet centralization affects us The Free Internet We Want (3): What do we mean by “Free Internet”? On this page: Data […]

The Story of Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology

August 4, 2021

In the nineties of the last century, as the revolution of the Internet, and breaking information centrality began, some programmers interested in electronic cryptography saw that this revolution has the potential of undermining individuals’ privacy in favor of state and financial institutions power.1 They endeavored early on to launch a movement called Cypherbunk. The movement’s […]