Technology

US/EU trade deal will expand surveillance

For the most part the commercial Internet data companies have escaped criticism about how their own practices contribute to surveillance in the digital era.

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Google's 100 million notices

That’s at least 100 million times Google offered to direct users to illegal sources for music just within the last two years.

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The taxing problem of digital goods

It is possible that a consumer who downloads a ringtone could be taxed based on the location of the seller, or the buyer, or the computer server that stored the product, or the Internet service provider.

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Is technological innovation being politicized?

With the administration’s frequent emphasis on the importance of technological innovation (sparked by the patent system) one wonders why the critical post of USPTO director is still vacant more than a year after Kappos announced his resignation.

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Robots and the future of work

The real structural problem of the American labour market can’t be seen close up, so let’s take a few steps back.

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Our nation's growing cyber crisis

While much of the nation focused on the technical glitches that rendered the healthcare.gov website incapable of handling the predicted volume of transactions, you may have also noticed various headlines about the same systems’ cyber security flaws. It’s hard to imagine a more compelling warning to our national leaders that cyber security must be considered in everything we do – from health care and business to education and workforce development.

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Auto safety has come a long way

During the holiday season, millions of people travel by car to celebrate with family and friends. While most don’t worry about dangers on the road, the truth is that traveling today is a lot safer than it was 30 years ago.

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