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Majority of Announced IPv6 Address Space Now Secured

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Internet measurement results from our friends at APNIC show that efforts to improve the security and resilience of the Internet’s routing system passed a significant milestone recently. More than 50% of advertised IPv6 address space has a valid Route Origin Authorisation (ROA). This means that now, for the first time, the majority of announced IPv6 address space is secured with RPKI. […]

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Internet Networks per Capita

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In response to our recent post about the history of Internet network number assignments, Andy Davidson asked an interesting question via Twitter – what would this look like on a per capita basis? Very different indeed is the answer! (You may need to reload this page in your browser to see the animation below.) This […]

Internet Networks per Capita

New web protocol reaches milestone

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The new web protocol HTTP/3 now makes up around a third of all traffic on large European networks according to a recent post from Sandvine. They monitored traffic on several large Tier-1 networks in Europe and the US and found that HTTP/3 (running over the new transport protocol QUIC) constituted around 30% of traffic in […]

Where Are the Internet Networks?

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The Internet is a network of networks. But where are these networks?  We can get some insight by using the location of the organization that holds the registration for the allocated Autonomous System Number (ASN) assigned to the network as a proxy. All Internet networks must be assigned an ASN in order for them to be connected to the routing […]

Where Are the Internet Networks?

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For the first time, more than 10% of all .ch domain names are signed with #DNSSEC on #1August 🇨🇭🥳. The number of signed names is increasing sharply as more registrars and hosters offer enhanced security for their domain customers. pic.twitter.com/xCG8eeCpss — Michael Hausding (@mhausding) August 2, 2021

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Next Level Web Machinery Is Ready To Roll

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After 5 years of discussing, coding and testing, and 34 revisions to the draft specification, a new version of the technology underpinning the web, and many other Internet applications these days, is nearly ready for publication by the IETF and more widespread adoption. Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) serves as the foundation of data communication for the […]

Next Level Web Machinery Is Ready To Roll

Internet Security – Are You Up To Date?

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Many popular Internet applications like e-mail and web browsers use Transport Layer Security (TLS) to secure traffic against eavesdropping and against data being tampered with while in transit between clients and servers. Over time, flaws in early versions of TLS have been identified leading to substantial improvements to the protocol. The documents defining version 1.0 and […]

Internet Security – Are You Up To Date?

Understanding Saudi Arabia’s IPv6 Boom

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IPv6 is the latest version of the fundamental technology (Internet Protocol) that powers the Internet. The previous version, IPv4, is still in operation on many networks around the world but it can only support an Internet of a few billion devices. By contrast, IPv6 can support an Internet of billions of billions of devices and […]

Understanding Saudi Arabia’s IPv6 Boom

The future of web browsing coming to Firefox 83

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In a recent blog post, Mozilla announced the introduction of a new feature coming to Firefox in version 83 that allows users to enable always-on security for their web browsing. By enabling HTTPS-only mode, users can be confident that their browsing is always secure from eavesdroppers. When this new mode is enabled, Firefox will attempt […]

The future of web browsing coming to Firefox 83

Measuring Internet Resilience in Africa

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This article was first published on the Internet Society Blog For many in the African region, Internet interruptions or service degradations occur frequently, which results in a disjointed Internet experience. In order to help improve this experience, we need to track and measure various Internet characteristics through network telemetry. This data can help to identify […]

Measuring Internet Resilience in Africa

The Economic Impact of Internet Shutdowns

Published in Internet Shutdown.

One of the indicators we provide as part of our Internet Society Pulse platform is the economic cost of shutdowns. In our data, we rely on a tool developed with Netblocks.org, the Cost of Shutdown Tool (COST). The COST builds upon indicators from the World Bank, ITU, Eurostat and U.S. Census to estimate the economic […]

The Economic Impact of Internet Shutdowns

HTTP/3 adoption made easier by Apple

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Apple’s iOS 14 release (and upcoming MacOS 11 release) has included client support for HTTPS records, allowing connections to be upgraded to QUIC when the HTTP/3 parameter is returned in the DNS record. Apple has reported that so far, of the population that has manually enabled HTTP/3 on iOS 14, 8% of the QUIC connections had […]

HTTP/3 adoption made easier by Apple

TLS1.3 adoption boosted by Amazon CloudFront

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Amazon has announced that their content distribution service CloudFront will now support TLS1.3 for viewer connections. Amazon identify the improved security and performance provided by the latest version of the TLS protocol as key benefits. Their testing shows latency reductions of up to 33% for ‘time-to-first-byte’, meaning more responsive websites for end users. Many popular […]

TLS1.3 adoption boosted by Amazon CloudFront

HTTP/2 and IPv6: Making Websites Faster and More Available

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A recent report – Milliseconds make Millions – commissioned by Google and published by Deloitte, has shown that mobile website speed has a direct impact on user experience. Reducing latency and decreasing load times by just 0.1 second can positively affect conversion rates potentially leading to an increase in net earnings. Over a four-week period, Deloitte’s research team analyzed mobile web […]

HTTP/2 and IPv6: Making Websites Faster and More Available

Impact of Internet Shutdowns on Kashmiri Youth

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The Kashmir Observer has documented the impact of long-lived Internet shutdowns on the young people in Kashmir. As is clear from our map of the frequency of shutdown events, India is a repeat offender where Internet shutdowns are concerned. The political unrest in the Kashmir region has been used to justify the long-lived shutdown of […]

Impact of Internet Shutdowns on Kashmiri Youth

Holding Steady: How CDNs, IXPs, and Network Providers Help Keep us Online

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This article was first published on the Internet Society blog. Although the COVID-19 pandemic is, unfortunately, far from over, the Internet continues to be resilient, supporting the additional demands that we have placed on it, including the rapid growth in online learning, work videoconferences, e-commerce, streaming video entertainment, and more. Because the Internet exists as a […]

Holding Steady: How CDNs, IXPs, and Network Providers Help Keep us Online

Integrating IPv6 with AWS just got easier

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Many organizations are required to use their own IPv6 addresses for compliance or regulatory reasons. A new release from Amazon enables such customers to create their IPv6 applications in AWS with minimal disruptions. Additionally, applications may be using trusted IPv6 addresses that business partners and customers have whitelisted in their firewalls. These applications can now […]

Integrating IPv6 with AWS just got easier

From Content Blocking to National Shutdowns: Understanding Internet Disruptions

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In March 2019, in a move described in one news report as a “government-imposed Internet shutdown,” the president of Sri Lanka temporarily blocked Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Viber, and other services. In this case, limited access to a class of applications was inaccurately painted as a full-scale Internet shutdown. Unfortunately, this isn’t unusual. Media coverage and general discussion […]

From Content Blocking to National Shutdowns: Understanding Internet Disruptions

Social Media Crisis Drives Ongoing Decline In Global Internet Freedom

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Global Internet freedom declined for the ninth consecutive year in 2019, largely as a result of social media increasingly being used by governments around the world as a conduit for mass surveillance and electoral manipulation

Social Media Crisis Drives Ongoing Decline In Global Internet Freedom

Is the Internet Resilient Enough to Withstand Coronavirus?

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It’s being called the world’s biggest work-from-home experiment. With concerns growing over the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, schools and businesses around the world are implementing contingency plans that encourage distance learning and work from home. Usage of e-learning, messaging, and videoconferencing tools is also growing rapidly, placing additional load on these Internet-based applications and platforms and generating […]

Is the Internet Resilient Enough to Withstand Coronavirus?