Can students really be taught critical thinking, civics, and citizenship skills in a standardized format that values conformity? Will relying on MOOCs and automation in the long-term turn professors into "delivery managers" and students into automatons and passive consumers rather than citizens?
While the future of cybersecurity is unclear, the national conversation has been jumpstarted and brought to the fore with the mention of the issue in the State of the Union address.
Since so much has been written recently about mental illness and access to guns, it's not a stretch to flip this argument around to include unrestrained force by a governmental body against someone who is dealing with depression.
The Justice Department apparently wanted to send a message with its decision to prosecute Swartz while ignoring the financial fraud that fueled the housing bubble. It certainly did.
Hey folks -- Today is Internet Freedom Day and that's a really big deal. This year, I asked folks: How does the Internet give you a voice? I got a lot of really good responses, and wanted to share some of them with you on Internet Freedom Day.
An open and free Internet does not mean the end of business or the end of new ideas. But we desperately need our laws to catch up in order to foster, not stall, the innovation that will power our evolving modern economy.
Folks, I want to know: how does the Internet give you a voice? I'm collecting answers about how the Internet gives people a voice that I will share on Internet Freedom Day on January 18th.
In a country where essential components of infrastructure are vulnerable to cyber-attack, cybersecurity is not only an issue of financial interest to private sector companies, but an issue of national security.
In a town built on access and power, few want to directly confront the guy in charge. And you know what? Before everyone gets all worked up about that fact, they should understand that it is the nature of DC insider-ism.
Bundled services also can mean higher prices. The FCC claims that it is concerned with low income families not being able to get broadband. And yet, where's the investigation into the bundling of services or the lack of competition to lower prices?
Campaign strategists are always trying to predict the newest political demographic groups. For a long time, it was seniors. Lately there has been a lot of talk about "NASCAR dads." But the strongest untapped political factor these days is rarely mentioned -- the Internet.
Political parties are in the process of adopting what they call Internet Freedom principles. Most of both parties' platforms include really good stuff, with one snag, regarding "net neutrality."
As the Internet becomes a more lucrative ground for corporate interests, the likelihood of censorship of inflammatory content increases. Which is why some techies are trying to scrap the Internet we have and build a new one.
Whether the issue of the day is copyright infringement or open Internet access, censorship or a trade agreement, what the U.S. and the rest of the world could most use is an Internet freedom platform on which to base their daily policy challenges.
I'm constantly reminded that the issues I work on -- copyright and telecommunications -- aren't often on the front page. But over the past year, the groundswell of passionate citizens has become more vocal on these issues.
Pointing to SOPA and CISPA as cautionary tales, Congressman launches open legislative project at apprights.us/ Last month, I launched AppRights.us, a...