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On Friday, Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukraine’s digital transformation minister, asked Cloudflare and Amazon to stop serving Russian web resources and protecting Russian services. He said in a tweet that Ukraine was “calling on Amazon to stop providing cloud services in Russia.” He also said that “Cloudflare READ MORE
 Posted by Farzaneh Badii
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To the Internet community: We must empower Ukraine to operate and defend itself on the Internet, and stop arguing over dubious actions against Russia that don’t even affect the perpetrators of this war—the Russian ruling party. In this blog, I will tell you why many READ MORE
 Posted by Farzaneh Badii
Imagine that you run an organization out of a building. Imagine that the landlord comes one day and says, “Oh I didn’t know you are a resident of country X or dealing with anybody from country X. I have to close this place down right READ MORE
 Posted by Farzaneh Badii
Legislators around the world don’t like encryption and actively want to kill it. The activities range from having a campaign against encryption to coming up with laws. The US senate judiciary committee on December 10, 2019 warned tech corporations and social media platforms to find READ MORE
 Posted by Farzaneh Badii
I officially launched Digital Medusa in September 2021. It has been challenging but also very fulfilling, and any step towards defeating digital Perseus is worthwhile. Below, I summarize some of what Digital Medusa has done over the past four months and a limited list of READ MORE
 Posted by Farzaneh Badii
With multistakeholder governance gaining popularity in content governance, some initiatives have been keen on using the term to describe their governance model. The conversations around the multistakeholder nature of these processes motivated us to provide a draft framework to assess multistakeholder models in content governance. READ MORE
 Posted by Farzaneh Badii
A few days ago, I attended a Paris Peace Forum session on Christchurch Call to Action. I am one of the co-chairs of Christchurch Call Advisory Network. The Christchurch Call Advisory Network is a network of civil society members including academics, digital rights activists and READ MORE
 Posted by Farzaneh Badii
Content governance at the Internet infrastructure level is gaining some traction and Techdirt, EFF and a few others will hold a session on October 6th. This event is a good excuse for this blog but I have a slightly different approach. I looked at the READ MORE
 Posted by Farzaneh Badii
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The Internet and the world wide web are not the same thing. First, there are parts of the Internet that are not the web (the most obvious of which is email). But second, even though the web as a whole is decentralized, the design of READ MORE
 Posted by Farzaneh Badii
As I mentioned in the two previous posts about .AF and generic domain names, sanctions might affect Afghanistan’s access to Internet infrastructure. In this last part of the trilogy, I am going to discuss Afghanistan’s access to Internet Protocol addresses. As a concluding remark, I READ MORE
 Posted by Farzaneh Badii
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