Technology

The FCC’s Privacy Problem

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) proposed privacy rules for broadband providers are anti-consumer and anti-competitive. These proposed rules, released in March in the FCC’s Notice of...

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Why is the FCC insensitive to data sensitivity?

Recently, the Federal Communications Commission proposed privacy rules for your broadband Internet Service Provider (ISP).  This sounds like a good thing for consumers.  After all, who doesn’t want more privacy protection?  Yet,...

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Don’t let copyright box us in

The Federal Communications Commission is currently considering rules that would free cable and satellite television subscribers from the tyranny of the set-top box.  Doing so would surely make the...

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The truth about email at the State Department

Email, servers, classified memos. By now there would appear to be nothing left to say about Hillary Clinton’s e-troubles. We’ve had thousands of pages, articles, tweets, blogs, stories, testimony,...

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Hillary Clinton’s plan for innovation

There’s that old line about candidates—they campaign in poetry, but govern in prose. Few would mistake esoteric topics like innovation promotion and intellectual property protection as poetic.  So it...

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The evolving electricity sector and the case for reform

From taxis to television, nothing is safe from technological innovation and the resulting market disruption it leaves in its wake. Even Thomas Edison is not immune. The electricity model envisioned by Edison over 130 years ago at his Pearl...
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