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FCC Chair Splits With Obama On Net Neutrality

The Washington Post | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

Hours after President Obama called for the Federal Communications Commission to pass tougher regulations on high-speed Internet providers, the agency...

It's Time for an Upgrade: 18 Years Is Just Too Long

Eva M. Clayton | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Eva M. Clayton

The original Communications Act was enacted in 1934 and subsequently revised in 1996 in which the word "Internet" only appeared 11 times while "payphone" garnered 18 references. Our policies are still being led by those outdated laws.

Obama Hitting The Road

Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama wants to see the nation's classrooms transformed into digital lea...

Data Mining You

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

In these last years, while so many Americans were foreclosed upon or had their homes go "underwater" and the construction industry went to hell, the intelligence housing bubble just continued to grow.

Report: White House Planning New Internet Privacy Protections, Watchdog Agency

Wall Street Journal | JULIA ANGWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The Obama Administration is preparing a stepped-up approach to policing Internet privacy that calls for new laws and the creation of a new position to...

The Most Tech Savvy President--Who Ignores Older People

Saul Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Saul Friedman

Older people, who should be his natural constituency, are not as enamored with Obama as many younger voters. One reason they are ignored; most of the elderly don't use the internet.

Grow up Google

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Diane Francis

It's somewhat amusing that Google and its two American competitors have collaborated with the Great Internet Fire Wall ll the way up to about 40% market share.

Private Sector Lessons in Modernizing Government

Robert Holleyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Holleyman

Modernizing government - creating a faster, more efficient and customer-friendly experience through the use of technology - is among the Obama Adminis...

Tear Down that Firewall: How the Obama Administration Can Promote Internet Freedom

Megan Fluker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Megan Fluker

As a nation that values freedom of speech, it is crucial that we make a concerted effort to promote Internet freedom -- and that we take steps to prevent US companies from participating in censorship.

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.

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.

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.

Grading the Internet President

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

As early as fall 2007, Obama made a strong commitment to a free-flowing, accessible and open Internet when he unveiled his new media agenda.

Beyond Obama's Town Hall

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Local events used to be the only way for a president to hear directly from citizens, but network technology has opened up our civic possibilities. It's past time we used these tools to open up the Presidency.

Obama's FCC Pick Another Good Sign for Open Media

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

Obama's appointment is another indication that incoming leadership in Washington will move decisively to protect the free flowing Internet from those seeking to become gatekeepers to new media.

Technical Problems Plague Despite Tech-Savvy Team

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The team that ran the most technologically advanced presidential campaign in modern history is finding it difficult to adapt that model to government....

Obama, The Press and Us: Transparency is Not Enough

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

If Obama's administration operates anything like his campaign, it will both sideline and compete with the media as a news source.

After Inauguration, Obama Celebrates with His Network

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

If nothing else, this week the city of Washington was Obamafied. People went not just to celebrate, but to bear witness, to be together, to physically join the concise ritual of swearing in the president.

Sam Stein

Obama's Citizen's Briefing Book Changes the Flow Of Information | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Earlier this week, the Obama transition team launched a "Citizen's Briefing Book" on their website. The venture aimed to create a virtual w...

Change.Gov's First Big Failure

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

It is striking that Obama's aides, who helped win the election by harnessing new media, believed they could just spin away from their online interlocutors. The move backfired immediately.

Broadband Bullies Shouldn't Benefit From Stimulus

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

If new areas are to be served, and if underserved areas are to be upgraded, then either the incumbent telecom companies have to clean up their acts, or they have to make way for others.

Broadband: Not for Kids Only

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marty Kaplan

Though Obama singled out children as particularly in need of access to the Internet, he could also have pointed to the economic, geographic and racial dimensions of the digital divide.

At Harvard, Obama Staff Envision Their Movement's Future

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Two top organizers behind Barack Obama's campaign huddled with political techies on Wednesday, discussing the future of the Obama movement at a Harvard summit on web politics.

Obama's Broadband Roadmap

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

Obama has bravely stepped into an Internet void left by his predecessor. Over the past eight years, the U.S. has fallen from fourth to 15th in the world in terms of high-speed Internet adoption.

It's Time for a Wiki White House

Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Froomkin

On January 20, the Bush administration's stodgy, wheezing version of will be carted off to the National Archives in its entirety, leaving precisely no legacy -- and no limits.