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Board Candidates Elections 2023-25 Term

We’re hosting our annual board elections next month and are opening the call for applications! There are up to 5 seats open, with several current board members running and room for several new faces. Applications can be submitted here by Oct 10th 2022. Call for Applications The Internet Society engages in a wide range of [...]

Prevent the Internet from Becoming the “Splinternet”

In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, governments, businesses, and other organizations are increasingly considering sanctions that would irreversibly disrupt the Internet we know today. Countries are considering sanctions and other politicized actions that could inadvertently impact the Internet’s infrastructure. This could set a dangerous precedent for similar actions around the world, leading us […]

Announcing Monthly Encryption Trainings

Encryption and online privacy have been in the news this week and we want to help you help your community make sense of the options. That's why we're starting a monthly Encryption Training series for 2022, 3rd Mondays at 4-5pm PT. It is open to anyone. The agenda is below. Please register here. Our first training is this [...]

“Florida’s Attempt to Regulate Online Speech and Social Media Platforms: NetChoice, CCIA v. Moody” Tech Policy Webinar – Monday, November 1

Florida’s response to the former president getting de-platformed by Twitter and Facebook for his incitement to violence and spreading misinformation was to pass a law that would prevent social media companies from setting their own rules for speech carried on their platforms and instead require them to carry politicians’ speech. NetChoice and the Computer and […]

“The Hacking Statute Supreme Court Ruling” CFAA v Van Buren – Tech Policy Webinar – Monday, September 13

Please join the SF Bay Area Internet Society Chapter for a tech policy webinar on 13 September 2021 at 3pm (PT) for a discussion on the US Supreme Court’s recent ruling which narrowed the reach of the federal anti-computer hacking statute, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). In CFAA v Van Buren, the Supreme […]

[TECH POLICY WEBINAR] “Ask the ACLU” with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Technology and Civil Liberties Director Nicole A. Ozer – Monday, August 16th

Please join the Internet Society – San Francisco Bay Area Chapter on 16 August 2021 for a tech policy webinar with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Technology and Civil Liberties Director Nicole A. Ozer. RSVP here.

[WEBINAR] The Role of Technical Standards in Enabling the Future – Monday, June 14

"The history of civilization from hunter-gatherer, agrarian, city states, manufacturing, information age, to the internet age may be identified by the successions of technical references/standards that are developed—symbols, measurements, plans, similarity, compatibility, and adaptability. Each new succession results in a paradigm change, enabling increased value creation: bartering, counting and measuring, building, manufacturing, networks, and openness. [...]

[VIDEO] “Google v. Oracle: New Supreme Court Precedent on Fair Use of Software Code” Monday, June 7

Update: Video Recording   The US Supreme Court set an important legal precedent regarding copyright law and computer code in it’s April 2021 landmark legal ruling (Google, LLC v. Oracle America, Inc.) when it ruled that Google’s use of Java Application Programming Interface (API) codes is lawful fair use. The decade-long litigation stems from Google’s […]

[VIDEO] Artificial Intelligence Webinar May 3, with Dr. Mark Nitzberg of UC Berkeley’s Center for Human-Compatible AI

Update: Video Recording Please join the San Francisco Bay Area Internet Society chapter for a tech policy webinar on the topic of artificial intelligence on 3 May 2021 from 3-4pm PDT. The event will feature a presentation by Dr. Mark Nitzberg, (Executive Director of UC Berkeley Center for Human-Compatible AI, Head of Strategic Outreach at […]

[VIDEO] “The Internet in Everything” Webinar April 5, with Dr. Laura DeNardis of American University’s School of Communication

  UPDATE: Webinar recording   On Monday, April 5, 2021 at 3PM PDT, the San Francisco Bay Area Internet Society (ISOC) chapter will host a tech policy webinar on the topic of “The Internet in Everything: Freedom and Security in a World with No Off Switch”.  Moderated by the chapter’s Policy Chair, Robin Gross, webinar attendees will […]