The federal government needs a digital transformation
#Canada #Politics #Technology #DATA #Connectivity #PublicService #DigitalGovernment #DigitalTransformation #GovernmentServices #TechReform #GlobalRanking #ITModernization #ServiceImprovement
FINAL CALL 📢 Today (30Nov) is the last day to submit proposals for #TNC24 presentations & side meetings!
⌛️Time to have a final look, finalise your proposals & send them in. It's now or never, so take the leap!
TOMORROW (30 Nov) is your last chance to send in proposals for #TNC24 presentations & side meetings!
But don't wait until tomorrow... If you want to share your work & ideas in Rennes, in front of hundreds of members from our community, it's time to act NOW 👉 https://tnc24.geant.org/submit/
⌛️Only three days left to submit proposals for single presentations & side meetings at #TNC24...
Time to get your thoughts together and start writing - don't leave it to the last day!
Almost four in ten daily internet users are almost always online
Have you been to #TNC before? Or planning to join for the first time?
Either way, we want to hear from you!
Present your work, ideas, projects at #TNC24 in Rennes next year 🇫🇷 Submit your proposals now, before it's too late!
🗓 Deadline: Nov 30
#AccessNow’s new report, "Palestine unplugged: how Israel disrupts Gaza’s internet", exposes how Israel is controlling and disrupting Gaza’s internet and telecommunications access, cutting Palestinians off when communication and access to information is most vital: https://www.accessnow.org/press-release/how-israel-is-shutting-down-the-internet-in-gaza/
"The synthesis of the evidence revealed that (1) digital experience does have positive & negative impacts on children’s #brains, structurally & functionally; (2) it could cause structural & functional changes in children’s frontal, parietal, temporal, & occipital lobes, #brain #connectivity, & brain #networks; & the most vulnerable area is the prefrontal #cortex & its associated executive function, & (3) early digital experience has both positive & negative impacts"
"It would be great if #socialmedia and its form of fun were truly over, and the commodification of everyday life were suddenly to begin to ebb and recede. It would be great if the world were truly bored with #connectivity and was settling back into ordinary social connection at an ordinary scale. But it seems overly optimistic to think that people have run out of ways to sell each other and themselves out.
… the fun’s only beginning."
#TNC24 invites you to rendezvous à Rennes next year - to come together, to give back, and to look to the future together.
It's the perfect opportunity to present your work, ideas, projects to our community!
Read the guidelines and submit your proposals for single presentations & side meetings before 30 November 👉 https://tnc24.geant.org/submit
Cloudflare Japan has been mixing it up with CIOs and IT leaders this week at the Gartner Symposium in Tokyo. Thanks to all who came to visit us and talk about #connectivity cloud. See you all again soon.
Here are 3 views of a human #network of 16 people.
Many people think that human #networks have complete #connectivity -- everyone is connected to everyone else. This would be like Example A below. But human networks of normal size have much lower connectivity -- only some of the nodes/people are connected to each other. This would be like Example B below. Finally, Example C shows us the emergent patterns in human networks — examples B and C have the exact same connections.
More native plants and species at risk of extinction as Australia enters worst bushfire season since 2019’s black summer
The environment minister, Tanya Plibersek:
"Housing developers also needed to play a role in ensuring new homes were not coming at the cost of threatened species, she said...[We need to make sure] if we’re going to build housing, we’re still protecting the most important areas and we’re also doing things like planting new wildlife corridors to connect up bits of remnant bushland. We need to have better laws, but we also need to send a strong message to developers to say nobody wants to live in hot, baking dry, new developments. You do better with developing places where people want to live … where they can see mature trees left in places, where they can see areas of natural bushland remaining.”
#wildlife #connectivity #koalas #TheGreatKoalaGhetto #sprawl #laws #biodiversity #extinction #ThreatenedSpecies
Does anyone #onhere have experience with the de-googled /e/OS operating system for Android phones? How does it do with Android apps? I am interested on the version of the #FairPhone which is sold in the US by Mureno. But I want to make sure it doesn't leave me on an island where it is troublesome to find working apps. I'm thinking specifically of things I'm forced to used for work like Microsoft Authenticator, but also in general things I use a lot like Android Auto.
The recent #Gaza 🇵🇸 communication blackout served as a stark reminder of the crucial role that #connectivity 📶 plays in our modern world. #Starlink's potential to bridge #communication 📱 gaps is a testament to the power of innovative technology 🛰️ https://interestingengineering.com/ie-originals/ie-explainer/season-5/ep-13-can-starlink-provide-internet-to-gaza
Eric Dinerstein et al argue for "A “Global Safety Net” to reverse biodiversity loss and stabilize Earth’s climate."
"Global strategies to halt the dual crises of biodiversity loss and climate change are often formulated separately, even though they are interdependent and risk failure if pursued in isolation. The Global Safety Net maps how expanded nature conservation addresses both overarching threats."
In a nutshell:
Provide connectivity: wildlife and climate corridors.
Involve and respect Indigenous knowledge.
The Global Safety Net
The first global-scale analysis of land areas requiring protection to solve the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change, upholding and strengthening Indigenous land rights.The Global Safety Net is the first comprehensive global-scale analysis of terrestrial areas essential for biodiversity and climate resilience, totaling 50.4% of the Earth's land.
#biodiversity #wildlife #habitat #connectivity #ecology #ClimateEmergency #IndigenousKnowledge #nature #conservation #restoration #restore #ProtectingHeritage #StopLogging #NativeForests #TheGreatKoalaGhetto
#KTM, which used to move 83,315 passengers daily in 2016, plummeted to a mere 16,164 in 2021.
Improving #connectivity to harder-to-access stations could boost numbers as there is a need to have good connectivity with the catchment areas.
What caused it?
We spoke to the man behind it - Jan Jona Javoršek, head of the #Network Infrastructure Centre at the Jozef Stefan Institute in Ljubljana 👉 https://connect.geant.org/2023/11/01/connect-interview-jan-jona-javorsek-jozef-stefan-institute
🗓️30 Nov - Presentations & Side meetings
🗓️5 Feb - Demonstrations
“Following the successful BELLA Programme implementation, we welcome the opportunity to now help deliver the EU’s first digital connectivity #GlobalGateway in the Mediterranean and to act as the EC’s trusted partner in similar endeavours in other parts of the world."
“#Science has no borders, it is increasingly global in scope to help tackle global challenges.
Specifically, the €40million investment grant signed between the @EU_Commission @eib @geant and AFR-IX telecom will support #Research & #Education collaborations across the two shores of the #Mediterranean 👉 https://connect.geant.org/2023/11/01/geant-signs-eur-40-million-agreement-with-the-european-commission-the-european-investment-bank-and-afr-ix-telecom-on-medusa-submarine-cable-project-to-boost-trans-mediterranean-re-connectivity
Starlink comprises a constellation of satellites in low Earth orbit designed to deliver Internet access to remote regions or locations where traditional communication infrastructure may be unavailable or disrupted.
Forestry Corp has started logging compartment 14 of the Pine Creek State Forest within the boundaries of the Great Koala National Park (GKNP).
"The compartment is bordered on three sides by Bongil Bongil National Park. It contains a ‘koala hub’ – the only interim government policy protection afforded koala in the GKNP."
"Fully 50-60% of every tree felled is ‘waste’ for Forestry’s purposes. Non target species such as casuarina (the primary food source of endangered glossy black cockatoo) is swept away as trash. All this is bulldozed into 3-meter high long windrows and burned. What are the CO2 losses from this practice one wonders."
Pine Creek State Forest Compartments 14 - 18
#PineCreek #FriendsofPineCreek #NativeForests #LoggingIndustry #NSWLogging #conservation #koalas #birds #cockatoo #GreatKoalaNationalPark #wildlife #connectivity #BongilBongil to #BindariNationalPark #GKNP #biodiversity #ClimateCrisis
ESA - Satellites deliver 5G-quality connectivity
🌟 Time to start hitting the SUBMIT button!
✅ Presentations & side meetings: Nov 30, 2023
✅ Demos: Feb 5, 2024
@Maersk ⭐ Maersk signs deal with Starlink for its Ocean fleet 🚢 – bringing high speed satellite internet connectivity developed by @SpaceX.
Learn more here: https://www.maersk.com/news/articles/2023/10/12/maersk-signs-deal-with-starlink-for-its-ocean-fleet
One of the easiest ways to further improve #walkability is to increase the connectivity of walkways at public transportation stations to surrounding neighbourhoods and activity centres.
Stations must be designed for last-mile #connectivity, especially with proper walkways.
Stakeholders are encouraged to come together and start a movement to urge the government for change.
🪦 Google killing Basic HTML version of Gmail In January 2024
「 Intriguingly, when we used Chrome's Inspect>Network tool to test the HTML page's load time, it came in at 1200 milliseconds. Full fat Gmail loaded in 700 milliseconds – but then kept loading elements for almost a minute before settling down 」
"people routinely underestimate just how much they rely on networks of one kind or another", says Iain Morris - speaking from his own experience going cold turkey.
🐋 From @CNET:
「 Two thirds of traffic comes from the hyperscalers, according to Telegeography. And the data demands of hyperscalers' subsea cable is surging 45% to 60% per year, said SubCom Chief Executive David Coughlan. "Their underlying growth is fairly spectacular," he said.
Hyperscalers' data demands are driven not just by their own content needs, like Instagram photos and YouTube videos viewed around the world 」
What are the program benefits?
👉Service discount up to $30/month
👉Service discount up to $75/month on qualifying Tribal lands
👉Device discount up to $100 for a qualifying device
Can I qualify?
Based on your household #income
🤳🏖️ Staying connected is a vital part of our lives, especially during summer.
🎯 One of the 🇪🇺’s goals is to be the most connected continent by 2030.
🎧🎶 Learn more about #connectivity while listening to this week's #HotTechSummer song: ''Cloud rider'' by @paulkalkbrenner 👇
Helen Keller once wrote "True friends never apart maybe in distance but never in heart."
That has never been truer, thanks to the power of #tech. 🇪🇺 #Roaming & improvements in internet #Connectivity mean that friends are never too far from reach.
"KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has issued a licence to Starlink, the satellite communications service started by Elon Musk, to provide internet services in the country, particularly in remote areas, its communications minister said on Thursday (Jul 20)."
Jisc's CEO Heidi Fraser-Krauss explains how @eduroam can increase accessibility, reduce IT workload, help close the digital equity gap👉 https://connect.geant.org/2023/07/12/the-skys-the-limit-extending-connectivity
🌟 Ida Holz: "mother of the #internet", as described by Vint Cerf.
She is the pioneer behind the first Internet node in #Uruguay and a visionary leader in the development of an independent Latin American network!
We celebrate her story and her achievements 👉 https://connect.geant.org/2023/06/20/proud-of-our-female-pioneers-ida-holz-mother-of-the-internet-in-latin-america
Connecting Europe to Japan via an #UnderSeaCable of 14,000 km is an important geopolitical move for:
✔️Chokepoints diversification (bypassing Russia & Canal of Suez)
🇪🇺🇯🇵 MoU signing w/ Min. Matsumoto in Tokyo today
🕰️ @fastcompany writes:
⎧ most Americans would prefer to live in a simpler era before everyone was obsessed with screens and social media, and this sentiment is especially strong among older millennials and Gen Xers. Asked whether they would like to return to a time before humanity was “plugged in”—meaning before people had wide access to the internet and smartphones—77% of Americans age 35-54 said they would, the highest of any group ⎭
This map displays the Spanish cadastral lots that qualify for satellite internet in rural areas. It will cost 35 euros monthly, providing 100 Mb's download and 5 Mb's upload speeds. #connectivity
「 Take the European #HAMNET, for example. That’s a four-thousand-node high speed data network covering a large part of continental Europe and providing full IP #connectivity at megabit speeds. It connects to the Internet—#hamradio owns 16 million IPV4 addresses, believe it or not—but is independent of it, doing its own robust and flexible routing. If the Internet was to go away, HAMNET would still be running. The same’s true of nearly all ham radio infrastructure 」
There is no investment gap in Belgian market, telecom regulator says https://www.euractiv.com/section/digital/interview/there-is-no-investment-gap-in-belgian-market-telecom-regulator-says/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon #Belgium #bipt #connectivity #EuropeanCommission
Interconnecting the Connectivity Talks [Promoted content] https://www.euractiv.com/section/digital/news/interconnecting-the-connectivity-talks/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon #AI #connectivity #Digital #internet
Business Aviation’s Bold Plan for Decarbonising the Skies [Promoted content] https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy-environment/opinion/business-aviations-bold-plan-for-decarbonizing-the-skies/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon #Businessaviation #connectivity #Innovation #mobility #sustainability
new blog post: Storychasing Live Events: A Guide
#Storychasing #LiveEvents #DigitalStorytelling #EdTech #FacebookLive #YouTubeLive #StreamYard #AdobeSpark #iMovie #EuropeTrip2023 #TravelBlogging #Education #OnlineLearning #DigitalNomad #Connectivity #SocialMediaStreaming #TravelDocumentation
Attn broadband data wranglers:
Heard about Broadband Commons?
It's a newly formed group of data folks (including our GIS specialist Christine Parker) that's putting together a guidebook on how to find the #broadband data you need, how to wield it, common gotchas to look out for, and how to share your work with your community
Check it out. Great emerging resource here
We're curious to hear from you and to see your trip and preparations! Sometimes the journey is almost as important as the destination 😉
Read how you can join the conversation 👉https://connect.geant.org/2023/05/11/tnc23-did-you-know
Regulation, digital divide key focus of connected future, stakeholders say https://www.euractiv.com/section/digital/news/regulation-digital-divide-key-focus-of-connected-future-stakeholders-say/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon #connectivity #EUtelecommunications #fairshare
6️⃣ Supporting capacity building, feasibility studies, quality assurance, technical and management expertise, governance models, and open-source tools to all stakeholders contributing to bridge the digital divide.
Let’s get past that tipping point together. Learn more: https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2022/10/a-push-towards-universal-connectivity/
4️⃣ Incentivize innovative fiscal solutions such as fee exemptions (customs waivers on import duties for open-source hardware and software) and tax breaks for investors.
5️⃣ Contributing funds, such as universal service and access funds (USAF), voucher programs, grants, low-interest loans, and loan guarantees for complementary connectivity and access solutions.
3️⃣ Create options for complementary connectivity and access solutions to:
📶 Access affordable spectrum usage and infrastructure
🤝 Promote infrastructure sharing policies, wholesale open access to backhaul through open data platforms, or investments in physical infrastructure
1️⃣ Integrate all types of complementary connectivity and access solutions into national broadband plans, connectivity and telecommunications strategies, and digitization policies.
2️⃣ Streamline licensing regulations and procedures that provide legal status to all types of complementary connectivity and access solutions.
We’re at a tipping point. Universal connectivity is achievable if we all push.
Governments and policymakers are especially critical to unlocking financing mechanisms that can get us to connect the hardest-to-reach places.
How? A thread...🧵
#Connectivity is a possibility and an opportunity.
The EU made the case for digital – now the skills must follow [Promoted content] https://www.euractiv.com/section/digital/opinion/the-eu-made-the-case-for-digital-now-the-skills-must-follow/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon #artificialintelligence #connectivity #digitaltransformation
Unsure who to ping #here for #admin quesions. Don't want to ping @autumn every time, but separately: is there a fixed admin address or principal to direct questions to here? Or maybe that's unnecessary after I ask here. :)
So: Were we previously not federated with counter.social, but are now? Earlier, it didn't look like people in either place could communicate. Maybe we can now? This will also be a test of sorts.
#fediverse #connectivity #CounterSocial #TwitterMigration
Climate and wildlife experts (including me) urge policy makers to consider wildlife crossings when planning for climate change. Why? Climate-informed structures support ecosystem resilience and infrastructure durability.
Read our new recommendations here: https://largelandscapes.org/news/climate-informed-wildlife-crossings/
It feels kinda weird, may delete later, but since it seems to be all the rage, here's my #introduction
Hi, I'm Dominik 🙃
I had always worked for product security teams on the side (WiFi SoHo routers, Smartcard readers, random software, ..) during uni/PhD, but finally quit #academia completely a few months ago.
Before that, I did a lot of #fuzzing (still do) and co-authored a bunch of papers I personally like, about #snapshot and #network fuzzing (FitM), #binary-only baseband fuzzing (FirmWire), Nvidia #driver fuzzing (BSOD) and many more.
Also, stumbled into @aflplusplus, the team maintaining #AFL++ and the fuzzing library #LibAFL we wrote in #rust (https://github.com/AFLplusplus/LibAFL) that currently dominates benchmarks! Enjoying this a lot :)
Apart from that, I travel, play games, organize CTFs, and just do whatever activities friends spontaneously throw at me