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The Internet is made with carrots, not sticks | TechCrunch

The Internet is at once global and local. The nature of internetworking means that the global Internet is built only of other networks. There is a small but key point of coordination on the Internet, called the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). 70 more words

Tools And Information

Government and the Digital Divide

There were two interesting announcements from politicians in the last week concerning the digital divide. First, there was an announcement from President Obama saying that he wants to connect 20 million more Americans to broadband by 2020. 869 more words

Regulation - What Is It Good For?

Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act Passed as Part of Budget Deal

Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act
Passed as Part of Budget Deal

When President Obama signed the $1.1 trillion Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 into law, it contained a number of substantive amendments including the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (“CISA”). 666 more words

Getting Access to Existing Fiber

Frontier, the incumbent in West Virginia that bought the property from Verizon, is fighting publicly with Citynet, the biggest competitive telco in the state, about whether they should have to share dark fiber. 770 more words

The Industry

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


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

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