Technology

For 9-1-1 system, location is everything

This week marks the sixth anniversary of my wife’s murder. In 2008, my wife Denise was kidnapped from our Florida home while watching our two young children.  During the hours that followed, she was able to use the abductor's mobile phone to...

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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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