Tag Archives: Tech

Morning Stories (1-9-2012)

  • Adam Clark Estes at the Atlantic and Adam Thierer at TechLiberation present their takes on Vint Cerf’s NY Times op-ed from last week on Internet as human right.
  • CSIS Has A Set of Critical Questions For 2012. The entire list is worth reading, but I wanted to highlight the technology segment and cybersecurity segment for particular attention, both of which were written by CSIS’s James A. Lewis.
  • Apple’s Siri is a data hog, and highlights looming spectrum crunch facing mobile providers.
  • The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) asked the FTC to probe Facebook over privacy concerns with the social media giant’s new Timeline feature.
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Morning Stories (12-27-2011)

  • David Rusenko at Startup Adventures gives a brief anecdote of what the Internet will look like under SOPA.
  • Meanwhile, conservative opposition to SOPA continues to grow, and includes the well-known think tank the Heritage Foundation.
  • Do companies have a property right in the social media accounts of their employees? NY Times reports on the interesting case of Noah Kravitz and PhoneDog.com.
  • Andy Greenberg at Forbes has a story on Telecomix, a group dedicated to exposing those who fight against free speech on the Internet.
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Markup of SOPA – Tomorrow at 10am

Tomorrow at 10am EST the House Judiciary Committee will markup the Stop Online Privacy Act. You can watch the stream here. We’ll be watching and tweeting commentary at @marvin_ammori.

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Morning Stories (12-13-2011)

  • John Paczkowski at All Things D has an exclusive interview with CarrierIQ CEO Larry Lenhart and Vice President of Marketing Andrew Coward – they discuss how the company conducts its cell monitoring and how they work with carriers
  • The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled the markup of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) for 10 am this Thursday. You can read the Manager’s Amendment that was released yesterday here. Declan McCullagh at cnet provides a rundown on the amendment and public reaction to it
  • The Financial Times reports that AT&T and T-Mobile were granted a request for time to consider whether to push forward with a revised merger deal or drop it altogether. They companies will report back to the judge by January 12
  • Europe considers an open data policy that would make “a ‘treasure trove’ of public data available with minimal charges for anybody to access and use”
  • Craig Newman gives a critical examination of Crowdfunding and discusses two bills on the matter currently making their way through Congress
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