Dia da Internet Segura 2018

Safer Internet Day 2018

The Internet is an essential invention that has undoubtedly changed the world in more ways than we can imagine. Not all of these changes, unfortunately, are positive. We can connect faster to other people, find content easier and transfer various information very fast but care is needed for the safety of the user, because these communication advantages…

Acesso à Informação, Direito Autoral, Sul Global,

Decolonization of scientific knowledge: counter-hegemony in access to knowledge

One of the concerns often raised when studying the establishment of an international technical-scientific-economic order today is the possibility of creating new forms of domination, through information and communication technologies (ICTs). These disputes over economic and technological dominance would be even more prevalent in cutting edge areas, such as the internet of things – IoT…

Public statement from the Institute of Research on Internet and Society – IRIS about ADC 51/2017

An Action in the Supreme Federal Court discusses international cooperation in cases involving the Internet and the obtation of communications content from users abroad On November 28, 2017, the Brazilian Supreme Federal Court (STF) received the Declaratory Action of Constitutionality No. 51. In this action, the Federation of Associations of Brazilian Information Technology Companies, Assespro, aims,…

Tecnologia Social, Tecnologia,

Social Technology: Technique and innovation to promote autonomy

TinkerCAD, Forno solar da Pleno Sol, GNU Image Manipulation Program,Programa Territórios Sustentáveis. These are some initiatives that in an innovative way, and with the use of different systems and tools, contribute to the process of emancipation and transformation of precarious realities. They are conceptually called social technologies. This term is the product of a cumulative…

Trump, Net Neutrality

Trump and Net Neutrality

Introduction The current US President Donald Trump’s warrant has been the subject of controversy since its begining. The afternoon of Nov. 21 was no different with the announcement by the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Ajit Pai, that the Trump government wants to change the rules governing net neutrality in the country –…

IRIS at the 7th Brazilian IGF

Between 14 and 17 November, the VII Fórum da Internet no Brasil (FIB) was held in the city of Rio de Janeiro/RJ. Organized annually by the Comitê Gestor da Internet no Brasil (CGI.br), the event serves as preparation for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), which is an initiative of the UN General Secretariat. The purpose…