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Building on a Constructive Conversation

Victoria Espinel | Posted 12.16.2016 | Technology
Victoria Espinel

Wednesday's meeting between President-elect Trump and executives from numerous software and technology companies has been reported with great fanfare....

A 10-Point Plan to Grow Your Economy Through Innovation Mercantilism

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.16.2016 | Technology
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

(This post originally appeared on Innovation Files.) To the commerce minister of a developing nation: I write to you today from International Instit...

Congress Needs To Get Smarter About Tech. Here's How It Could Do That

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 10.26.2015 | Technology

Until Congress reverses the technological lobotomy that it performed on itself in the 1990s, our representatives are not going to be as smart about sc...

Senator Wonders If 'Pro-Botnet' Caucus Derailed His CISA Amendment

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 10.21.2015 | Technology

A controversial amendment to an already controversial cybersecurity bill, which would have expanded an archaic 1986 anti-hacking law, isn't going to g...

NYC’s Chief 'Nerd In City Hall' Wants Internet Access And Equality For All

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.09.2015 | Technology

Last September, Mayor Bill de Blasio named Minerva Tantoco as the New York City's first ever Chief Technology Officer. Tantoco, a veteran of the finan...

Gerry Smith

How Will The U.S. Found The Next Facebook? Obama And Romney Weigh In | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.12.2012 | Technology

Both President Obama and Mitt Romney say they want to support the next Google or Facebook. But like they do on most issues, the presidential candidate...

Broadband for the People: From the Net to the Roots

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tracy Rosenberg

As we grow increasingly dependent on the Internet, the question of how this essential network operates has never been more important.