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Ask a good question

Don’t you just love a great question? My sister Amy asks the most provocative questions – ones that make you think deeply and find new ideas in yourself…. 424 more words

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How toxic can the world’s domain controller ICANN get?

An alliance of 47 countries called on ICANN the world domain name distributor back in June 2015, to respect privacy and freedom of expression when allocating top domain names.   627 more words

IT Business News

Tech industry wants your face, but not your permission

(By Deutsche Welle) Discussions between privacy advocates and tech companies about facial recognition technology have broken down. The industry would not commit itself to obtaining users’ consent before collecting their biometric data. 830 more words

United States

Privacy groups walk out of US talks on facial recognition guidelines

A 16-month effort to set guidelines for use of facial recognition technology that satisfy consumers’ expectations of privacy and meet existing state laws went up in flames on Tuesday. 878 more words

Featured

Privacy Advocates Abandon Facial Recognition Policy Talks In Protest

Facial recognition still kind of sounds like science fiction, but is a tech reality. It is, however, still a fairly new and unregulated reality — nobody quite knows how to handle it. 441 more words

Is the Internet Already Broken?

I’ve always been interested in the people who run the Internet behind the scenes. The process is known as Internet governance and it’s not the kind of topic that makes for many news articles, but the governance process has gotten us to the Internet we have today, which is very impressive. 627 more words

The Industry

US Gov't to Cablecos: Keep Investing in Broadband Networks

US Lags Behind in Broadband Connection Speeds

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler and Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker each took turns urging the United States’ cableco industry to continue investments in their broadband infrastructures. 853 more words

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