Technology

Encryption showdown: Burr-Feinstein vs McCaul-Warner

The encryption battle line has been drawn.

On one side of the showdown we have a senator, who despite representing America’s tech heartland constituency, doesn’t understand rudimentary principles of technology. Joining her is another...

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Congress shouldn't cut the lifeline for rural America

You might assume that urban America is where the broadband gap is most severe.  But the truth is that rural America is much worse off when it comes to broadband or, more precisely, the lack thereof.  The FCC’s 2015 Broadband Progress...

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Don’t let the FCC steal the future

The Internet is supposed to be the future for the creative community, offering vast new opportunities that more than make up for the “creative destruction” of traditional business models.

Well into 2016, it is fair to say that creative...

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Racing to the finish line in the Smart City Challenge

At first glance, a federal grant about technological innovations for mobility might not have much to do with racial equality in Austin, Texas. After all, Austin is one of seven finalists for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City...

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Investing in our inventors

Scientific discoveries and inventions in America’s college campus labs are accelerating modern technological progress at an astounding rate. Look at the advancements in 3-D printing, environmentally-friendly manufacturing, genomics and more....

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New recommendations on digital copyright policy

In 1998, Bill Clinton was President, Google had just formed, Britney Spears released her first single, Titanic was taking theaters by storm, and Europe adopted the Euro. It was also the year of the last major revision of U.S. copyright law....

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