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GDPR Hands-On Workshop 2018

ISOC-HK brings you the Practical Hands-on EU-GDPR Workshop led by European cyber security expert Ms. Anett Madi-Nator. The 1-Day workshop takes a problem-solving approach to address the GDPR compliance issue with case study from EU enterprises. The Workshop will provide a multi-dimensional exposure to the problem, rather than a purely legal and compliance perspective. You…

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【明報專訊】- 安全網絡﹕萬維網朝危險方向發展?

【明報專訊】今年是萬維網(World Wide Web,簡稱WWW)誕生的29周年,它的發明人提摩西·約翰·伯納斯-李(Tim Berners-Lee)在1989年3月13日,初次提出在一個平台上讓全世界的人自由分享資訊這個構想。這些年間,萬維網逐漸成長,從根本上改變了人們接收資訊和獲取知識的方法。而且,今年是互聯網的另一個里程碑——接上互聯網人口終在今年之內首次突破地球的半數人口。 聚集於少數平台 控制內容發表 聽起來,好像現在就是互聯網的黃金時代,可是這名發明人沒有認為我們有什麼值得慶祝。他在萬維網的29周年生日,於英國《衛報》(The Guardian)刊登了一篇公開信,直接地指出萬維網正朝一個危險的方向發展。今天的萬維網非但沒有達到讓全人類共同、開放交流這個願景,反倒我們正在離開這個目標愈走愈遠。 萬維網最初由很多不同的個體網站組成,網站在使用同一個協定之下獨立運作,除了遵從一些技術上的基本要求,並沒有一個人或者機構有權去決定什麼內容可以發布、什麼不可以發布。這一個去中心化的網絡,讓來自世界上不同地方、不同背景的人可以自由地交換信息,在這個沒有什麼規限並且權力分散的空間裏,可以容納各種多元的想法和文化。 去中心化是萬維網的核心價值之一,可是,這個初衷正逐漸被遺忘。以前在互聯網上發表內容,要不是自行架設網站,就是到眾多小型平台去發表。如今,大多數的萬維網使用者都聚集在facebook、Twitter、微博等少數平台上,我們平日接觸到的大部分內容,都被這幾個平台包攬。即使你把文章刊登在自己的博客網站或小型網媒,要讓人看得見,你最後還得把它放到社交平台上。在萬維網上的權力集中到擁有這些平台的科技企業身上,這些企業有權決定什麼內容適合發表或者顯示在用者面前的次序,少數的企業正在決定我們社會中哪些意見值得被看見和被討論。 剝奪無法上網人口學習機會 當少數人坐擁極大權力的時候,總會出現問題。科技企業擴張,難免希望打開更多國家的市場,有些國家的政府非常了解這點,繼而威迫利誘科技企業向它們靠攏,以便它們進行網絡監控和言論審查。而資訊科技處理大量數據的強大能力,更令政府的監控和言論審查可以做得更嚴密、更有效率。 更甚的是,有些人利用權力集中在少數平台的萬維網變成他們的武器。好像近年一些組織具規模地運用假新聞、假戶口「打手」或「五毛」,去影響輿論甚至選舉結果。雖然好些科技企業也留意到這個問題而做了一些改善,但企業終究也是為了利潤而不是為了公益而存在,單靠它們未必足以處理影響深遠的社會問題。 最後還有另外一個問題。當我們愈來愈依賴萬維網去接收資訊和討論社會議題時,我們不能忘記世界上還有一半的人口無法連接到網絡上,而這意味他們都被剝奪學習、取得重要資源和參與社會的機會。有網絡和沒有網絡的鴻溝將會加劇社會不平等,雖然聯合國在2016年已經通過了把互聯網接入作為一項基本人權,但我們還有一段很長的距離要走,要達到這個目標,人們還需要投入更多的資源和關注,推行更多社區的公共連接計劃,讓世界上最貧困的人都有機會連上網路。 這些問題都龐大而複雜,要找到答案並不容易。但正如伯納斯-李所說,我們應該視這些問題為程式錯誤(bug),就好像軟件和系統裏經常出現的問題一樣,它們是人製造出來,只要我們正視這些問題,要找到解決問題的辦法並非不可能。 文:朱家昌(香港互聯網協會)https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20180328/s00005/1522173730963  

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HK Supported Event – April 2018

“ICT Conference 2018 – Intelligence connecting your future”, aims to provide a forum for the government officials, university researchers, and major industry professionals to share the views on the government policy, the latest development and applications, as well as the opportunities and threats in the future ICT era.    Rapid development of digital technologies causing the changes…

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Recruitment : Outreach Manager (Internet Society Asia Pacific)

Outreach Manager-Asia-Pacific About the Internet Society The Internet Society is the trusted independent source for Internet information and thought leadership from around the world. With its principled vision and substantial technological foundation, the Internet Society promotes open dialogue on Internet policy, technology and future development among users, companies, governments, and other organizations. Working with its…

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Recruitment for Project Coordinator (Full Time / Part Time)

Internet Society Hong Kong (ISOC HK) is the local chapter organization of the Internet Society (ISOC), which is an international, not-for-profit society with more than 80,000 individual members and up to 143 organization members in over 110 chapters around the world. The Internet Society achieves change through partnership and expertise in policy, technology and communications….

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Board of Directors 2017 – 2018

Ben Cheng, Chairman Charles Low, Vice Chairman Jacky Ng, Treasurer SC Leung, Director and Secretary Sang Young, Convener, Internet Security and Privacy Working Group Edmon Chung, Director, International Liaison Philip Leung, Director Chester Soong, Director Joe Yau, Director, and Convener, Copyright and Creativity Working Group

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Notice for AGM 2017

FOR ISOC HK MEMBERS ONLY Notice for AGM and Election The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Internet Society Hong Kong Limited will be held on 28-Dec-2017 (Thursay). The Election of the Board of Directors will be held in the AGM. Five seats of the Board will be opened for election, with four seats for full member…

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Results Announcement of the "Hong Kong SMEs Cloud Adoption, Security & Privacy Readiness Survey" 《香港中小企雲端應用、保安及私隱就緒程度調查》結果公佈

Results Announcement of the “Hong Kong SMEs Cloud Adoption, Security & Privacy Readiness Survey” 《香港中小企雲端應用、保安及私隱就緒程度調查》結果公佈 SMEs are generally unclear on how cloud service providers handle their customers privacy and security policy, while 70% of the interviewed SMEs are not familiar with international standard of cloud security and privacy 中小企普遍不熟悉雲服務供應商的客戶私隱保安政策 七成中小企不認識雲端保安及隱私的國際標 Click here to download full…

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Board of Directors 2016 – 2017

Board of Directors  2016 – 2017 Ben Cheng, Chairman, and Convener, Startup Working Group Charles Low, Vice Chairman Sang Young, Treasurer, and Convener, Internet Security and Privacy Working Group SC Leung, Director and Secretary Edmon Chung, Director, International Liaison Philip Leung, Director Chester Soong, Director Ping Wong, Director, and Convener, Startup Working Group Joe Yau, Director,…

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ISOC HK 10th Anniversary – Congratulatory Message from President of Internet Society

    Congratulatory Message from President & CEO of Internet Society   Ms Kathryn Brown   Congratulations on 10 years of ISOC Hong Kong! Chester (Chairman of ISOC HK), friends in Hong Kong, Knowing that today is a milestone in your chapter’s development I wanted to send you a special note to mark the occasion of…

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