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Working at Odds: The Dichotomy of the President's Internet Policy

Jeremy White | Posted 04.06.2017 | Technology
Jeremy White

Last month the White House announced the ConnectAll initiative, a laudable plan to bring 20 million more Americans online over the next four years. "I...

Emily Thomas

'Buzzkill' University Shuts Down Social Media Ban Rumors | Emily Thomas | Posted 08.21.2014 | College

Northern Illinois University faced a storm of haterade from the Internet this week after several news outlets reported the institution had banned stud...

We Need a Magna Carta for the Internet

Tim Berners-Lee | Posted 07.06.2014 | World
Tim Berners-Lee

The Internet has thrived by the collective empowerment of capable, public-spirited people: initially, from the technical community and academia, and more recently, also the private sector in general, civil society and governments. We need a system of Internet governance that allows each community to bring its particular strengths to the common table, but allows none of them to elevate its own interests above the public good. The principles of human rights on the net are new and not universally accepted. The web becomes ever more exciting with advancing technology, but 60 percent of the population still can't use the web at all. As the web is giving people greater and greater power individually and collectively, so many forces are abusing or threaten to abuse the net and its citizens.

The Golden State: On the Front Lines of Internet Policy

Michael Beckerman | Posted 05.18.2014 | Technology
Michael Beckerman

All over the world, in every sector of the economy, Internet companies are emerging at a staggering pace. Despite the global nature of this explosion of entrepreneurial activity, California remains at its epicenter, both culturally and economically.

Shipping Bytes Across Borders

Jake Colvin | Posted 07.22.2013 | Technology
Jake Colvin

As the world increasingly adopts digital technologies and habits, improving the framework for information flows is essential to preserve the ability of innovators and entrepreneurs everywhere to participate effectively in the global marketplace of the 21st Century.

White House Pledges New Internet Privacy Approach

CNET | Declan McCullagh | Posted 10.24.2011 | Technology

A White House aide today previewed the administration's forthcoming approach to Internet consumer protection, saying it will provide "privacy law with...

Free Flow of Information and Profit?

Dan Schiller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dan Schiller

Leading tech companies are increasingly concerned about the free flow of information, and they have mobilized federal agencies across the administration to support them.

The Internet Strikes Back: Why the Internet Needs Jedi Knights

Malkia A. Cyril | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Malkia A. Cyril

We are low-income, working class, lower-middle class. And yes, we still deserve the best democracy has to offer. Tell Congress not to put our Internet rights on the open market.

Art Is a Universal Language

John M. Eger | Posted 02.24.2015 | Arts
John M. Eger

Maybe it is naive to say art is the universal language that can open windows for all to see we are one community. Yet, if art can't, nothing can.

We Need Jobs Now -- Why Are We Still Talking About Net Neutrality Regulation?

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

The American people made their voices heard in the recent election. Now is not the time to stifle broadband investments -- a move that would further polarize our society by widening the economic divide that exists.

Is Google's Spy-Fi About Privacy, or Something More?

Christian Sandvig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christian Sandvig

Google is explicit that its mission is to organize all of the world's information. But much of that information is being created, today, for the first time -- and Google is a big part of that story.

Terrorism and the Internet: Candy Crowley's Interview With White House Advisor John Brennan

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michelle Kraus

Candy Crowley in her interview this morning with White House advisor, John Brennan opened new and vital dialogue on terrorism and the Internet. She hit a home run in my world.

The Truth About the FCC's Third Way: Debunking the Top Ten Myths in the Current Classification Debate

Aparna Sridhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aparna Sridhar

Even as revenues have increased, the telecommunications sector's job-loss trend has accelerated. In fact, industry statements have indicated that job cuts will continue - but with no mention of FCC action as the culprit.

Does the FCC Want Our Internet Slow?

Christian Sandvig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christian Sandvig

Does this country need a regulator that doesn't do anything? The FCC should take its cue from us and not the companies it is supposed to regulate.

FCC Threads the Needle on Broadband

Navarrow Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

Last week, the FCC issued its long-awaited report on how to fulfill President Obama's goal of expanding affordable broadband. ...

Keeping 21st Century Jobs in Los Angeles

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

By passing an internet business tax ordinance, Los Angeles is once again proving its commitment to generating jobs and providing a business friendly environment for every business.

On the Internet, it's 1904

Jonathan Sallet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Sallet

Today, efforts to propose a unified theory of Internet governance confront the same kind of problems faced by pre-Einsteinian physicists. The challenge for policymakers will be to respect that unpredictability.

Strong Leadership: Clinton Focuses on the Promise of Internet Freedom, Prosperity and Security

Robert Holleyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robert Holleyman

In a speech on Thursday, Sec. Clinton provided a strong vision for the promise and possibilities of the Internet -- and also examined some of the threats.

The Edge Annual Question 2010: How Is the Internet Changing the Way You Think?

John Brockman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John Brockman

New technologies beget new perceptions. Reality is a man-made process. Our images of our world and of ourselves are, in part, models resulting from our perceptions of the technologies we generate.

New Internet Manifesto Backed by World Economic Forum... and You?

Juliette Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Juliette Powell

A post by the World Economic Forum led me down the rabbit hole to a new Internet Manifesto on 'how journalism works today.' I wondered what Huffington Post readers would think of the top 5 declarations.

E-Democracy Also Threatens Conservative Rule in Washington D.C.

Bob Fertik | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bob Fertik

The Iranian rebellion is visible to the world through digital photos and videos uploaded and forwarded through Facebook, Twitter, and other global networks.

Nothing Good From The Internet? Bollocks

Josh Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Levy

Thanks to the Internet, the rest of us are feeling increasingly liberated from the shackles of corporate control over content.

National Broadband: The Mobile Opportunity

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Spalter

The pieces are coming together for the president to get Congress and the public behind a truly forward-looking national Internet policy.

Guardrails for the Internet: Preserving Creativity Online

Michael Lynton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Lynton

In no other realm of our society have we encountered so widespread and consequential a failure to put in place guidelines over the use and growth of such a major industry.

Internet Heroes and Villains

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

ISPs have stuck consumers with higher prices and slower speeds, while repeatedly threatening to throttle the free and open Internet. And our elected and appointed officials have let this happen.