November 19, 2017
June 21, 2015
#apps4TO Kicks Off + the week in TO innovation and biz:
Microbiz of the Weekend: Pizza Rovente
June 18, 2015
Amy Schumer, and a long winter nap.
October 30, 2014
Vice and Rogers are partnering to bring a Vice TV network to Canada
John Tory gets a parody Twitter account
Canadian Chapter of The Internet Society Launches at MaRS
The new organization will promote openness, access, and transparency for Canadian Internet users

Yesterday, the Canadian chapter of The Internet Society launched at the MaRS Discovery District. The non-profit organization is one of 92 chapters world wide with over 65,000 members working for internet freedom and accessibility both at a technical level and at a policy advocacy level. “The Internet Society in Canada is absolutely critical in helping Canadians understand issues that are close to them, on issues of Internet governance, on digital privacy issues, on net neutrality,” explained Glenn McKnight in an introductory video on the new chapter’s website.

Specific Canadian issues that the group hopes to address include access to internet for remote communities, the concentration of ownership of internet carriers and content providers, and the technical infrastructure required to make the internet as free and as accessible as possible to Canadians.

The membership organization, which is currently led by interim president Evan Leibovitch and interim vice president Glenn McKnight is encouraging citizens to get involved and contribute to the conversation. Those interested can join for free at www.internetsociety.ca

[via Toronto Star and The Internet Society]

____

Eva Voinigescu is an intern at Toronto Standard. Follow her on Twitter @EvaVoinigescu.

For more, follow us on Twitter at @torontostandard and subscribe to our Newsletter.

  • TOP STORIES
  • MOST COMMENTED
  • RECENT
  • No article found.
  • By TS Editors
    October 31st, 2014
    Uncategorized A note on the future of Toronto Standard
    Read More
    By Igor Bonifacic
    October 30th, 2014
    Culture Vice and Rogers are partnering to bring a Vice TV network to Canada
    Read More
    By Igor Bonifacic
    October 30th, 2014
    Editors Pick John Tory gets a parody Twitter account
    Read More
    By Igor Bonifacic
    October 29th, 2014
    Culture Marvel marks National Cat Day with a series of cats dressed up as its iconic superheroes
    Read More

    SOCIETY SNAPS

    Society Snaps: Eric S. Margolis Foundation Launch

    Kristin Davis moved Toronto's philanthroists to tears ... then sent them all home with a baby elephant - Read More