How the Internet’s new transport protocol (QUIC) will change digital and human rights for all users

With the provisioning of a new transport protocol, QUICor Quick UDP Internet Connections — , the IETF has advanced the Internet’s future health. QUIC will usher in a new era of packet transfer efficiency, latency/loss resistance, and strong security practices (thanks to TLS 1.3!) across the global Internet.

Developed at Google in the early 2010’s, QUIC is a new transport protocol built on top of UDP (traditionally only used for sending video and streaming content). QUIC is an evolution on the original Internet transport protocol, TCP/IP, developed by Bob Kahn and Vint Cerf in the early 70’s. …


How to set up and use a tunnel to privately share information

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I’m a product management intern that sits amongst a team of engineering interns daily. Why? We get a chance to chat — about work, about personal projects, and about how those overlap. The best ideas in the intern pod start as silly conversations in our section. They then evolve into building real solutions to problems we encounter and want to fix.

A fellow intern and I were discussing collaborating on hobby projects. We also talked about the difficulty of working together when not sitting next to each other like we are this summer. The real difficulty has always been sharing…


The United States is facing a critical public goods shortage. Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE, is in dangerously low supply. It is so low that even front-line health workers don’t have the proper supplies to protect themselves. In turn, the U.S. government has responded through robust coordination between community care providers and local and state governments. This process has been a powerfully poignant display of both the powers and shortcomings of federalism and centralized governance under crisis. …


It’s important to think in future tense while one is still young. To affect lasting change, it is essential to future-proof our plans for the Internet, the climate, and the planet. These future horizons are essential to the long term stability of our global systems.

Governability has become a great challenge with the advent of amorphously managed, nested systems, such as the Internet, which involve stakeholders from multilateral, sovereign-independent groups. In fact, determining what governance in the Internet landscape is has eluded us to date. In the decades to come, I believe that the Internet will exist outside the scope…


Miscellaneous thoughts for howardlindzon’s blog tomorrow. Interested in emerging gen. z consumption patterns and preferences:

Gen Z (born after 1998 — which includes me) is destined to be a catalyst for platform paradigm shifts in social entertainment on the internet. It could either take the form of integration across mediums like gaming, music, live events, or convergences in celebrity culture, social networks, and collective vr experiences. Over the course of the next 5 years, kids born in 2009 will be turning 16. In 2009, we had already fully transitioned to mobile (iPhone 4s — Siri was announced). These kids have…

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