I am deeply honored to be part of this year’s inductees into the Internet Hall of Fame and the twenty‐fifth anniversary of the Internet Society, an organization that has done so much to further the goals of an open and broadly‐available Internet. I think we have a long way to go still.
I found that research globally is pointing out that women are 50% less likely to be connected to the Internet. And not just that. Even when they’re connected they’re 30 to 50% less likely to use it for personal empowerment. So much for Web For All, right?
What does it mean to be private when you’re in a place where you have no right to privacy but are ironically deprived of the thing that makes your privacy go away?