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By Derek Slater, Policy Manager

More than 2 billion people around the world use the web to discover, work, share, and communicate. This week, Google Developers Live Presents will host a series on Internet regulation and the future of our web. Airing Tuesday through Thursday at 3:30pm PST (23:30 UTC), technical, entrepreneurial, and policy experts weigh in on the economic and social impact of the Internet, as well as its future if we don’t take action.


Visit the Google+ events to RSVP, add the episodes to your Google calendar, tune in live on GDL, and ask questions of our on-air guests. And, most importantly, raise your voice for a free and open web.

Tuesday: The State of Our Web | 3:30 pm PST | 23:30 UTC | Featuring M-Lab and the Transparency Report | Watch live | Add to calendar

How can you tell if an application is being throttled? What are the trends in governments seeking access to users' data? Minds behind M-Lab and the Transparency report – two projects trying to empower Internet users with data about the state of the Internet – join us in-studio.

Wednesday: Entrepreneurs on the #freeandopen web | 3:30 pm PST | 23:30 UTC | Featuring Google for Entrepreneurs and Engine Advocacy | Watch live | Add to calendar

Google for Entrepreneurs is helping startups around the world and Engine Advocacy is the startup voice in government. Learn more about what they’ve picked up along the way about the culture of successful communities of entrepreneurs, and policies on the table that may impact them.

Thursday: Internet Freedom and the ITU | 3:30 pm PST | 23:30 UTC | Featuring Access Now, Association for Progressive Communications, Centro de Technologia e Sociedade (Brazil), Fundacion Karisma (Colombia), Derechos Digitales (Chile) | Watch live | Add to calendar

This week, the world's governments are gathering in Dubai to discuss the future of the Internet. Some governments want to use this meeting to increase censorship and regulate the Internet. Hear from five leading advocacy groups from around the world about what’s at stake.

Connect with us at developers.google.com/live. Tune in to live programming, check out the latest in Google tools and technologies, and learn how to make great apps.


Derek Slater defends the open Internet on Google's public policy team. He supports the company's global advocacy efforts on innovation policy, and recently helped launch google.com/takeaction.

Posted by Scott Knaster, Editor