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“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 […]

California Native American Nations of the Month

One of our big projects in 2020 was securing the $30,000 Beyond the Net Grant from the Internet Society Foundation to help get better internet access for 9,000+ California Native American people living on tribal land in eastern San Diego County. We’re working with a partner organization, the Southern California Tribal Chairman’s Alliance which serves [...]

California Native American Nations of the Month

California Native American Nations of the Month One of our big projects in 2020 was securing the $30,000 Beyond the Net Grant from the Internet Society Foundation to help get better internet access for 9,000+ California Native American people living on tribal land in eastern San Diego County. We’re working with a partner organization, the Southern California Tribal Chairman’s Alliance which serves 20+ tribes in that area. For the next […]

[VIDEO] The 26 Words that Built the Internet: Section 230

The 26 Words that Built the Internet: Section 230 The Future of Section 230 and its Impact on Innovation, Free Speech, and Democracy UPDATE: Webinar recording Please join the SF Bay Area Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC) on Monday 8 March 2021 for a tech policy webinar on the topic of Section 230 of […]