Our history is riddled with glaring inconsistencies as our actions fail to reflect the supposed "American spirit."
Despite this generation's predilection for Internet contraband, we can easily be ushered back into the fold of legality. We have benefited from a reign of anarchy on the Internet because we are opportunistic, not delinquent.
From a human rights perspective, blanket restrictions on specific means of communication should always raise red flags.
It may seem odd that I, a loyal Democrat, am singing the praises of Congressman Issa. However, the technologist in me has fallen in love with how Issa is revolutionizing the relationship between Congress and technology.
There is a fight going on between security and privacy and it is your personal data and communications at stake.
It's time for the industry to start listening to what they have been told by their audience -- that there have to be new, better and more convenient ways to get access to content.
CISPA is the new SOPA. Today marks the opening of a week of action in opposition to the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, which would ob...
The Department of Homeland Security had awarded a contract worth more than $177,000 to the California-based Obscure Technologies to create a tool that will allow the government to extract information from gaming consoles.
You'd think online services would oppose something like this -- but in fact Facebook, Microsoft and others support it. Under CISPA, they wouldn't be required to share any information about their users with authorities. But if they chose to do so, the bill would protect them from any legal blowback.
Criticism of the TPP process is mounting from members of both state and federal government in the United States. Internet activists in Chile are calling on their government to defend the rights of their citizens from what could be the next SOPA.
"Good guys" get elected when we stop electing the bad ones; we don't have to kowtow to large campaign budgets, flashy commercials and robocalls.
In its latest attempt at controlling the internet, Congress has unveiled a fresh, new SOPA-like bill called CISPA, or the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act.
'See, most people assume I run craigslist, but I don't. It's run by a small group of very smart people who have stayed loyal to the idea that it should be simple, fast, mostly free, and "bottom-up" oriented."
What if it's not piracy that's costing us jobs, but a limited support system to output cool stuff. And, what if that requires a new gate keeping system?
Some of the lessons learned from the dangers of legislation like SOPA should be the need for forbearance and a well-researched, multi-stakeholder derived policy to avoid unintended consequences.