Four States Sue to Stop Obama Administration’s Internet ‘Giveaway’

VOA Attorneys general from four U.S. states have filed a lawsuit to stop the Obama administration from handing over control of the internet to an international governing body. The White House had planned to officially hand the reins of the internet address
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Google, Facebook, Microsoft Side With Apple Over iPhone Security Dispute

VOA News Several U.S. technology giants have formally backed Apple in its high-profile legal battle with the FBI over whether the company must weaken the security features of an iPhone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino terrorist attackers. Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Yahoo were among the companies that filed a (more...)

Net Neutrality — FCC Regulation Could Cost Consumers $6 Billion

by  on February 17, 2015 | posted in CitiesEconomicsUncategorized As the Federal Communications Commission prepares a proposal to regulate the Internet as a public utility under Title II, all eyes are on the costs (more...)

Rural in the Digital Age

By Lu Nelsen,, Center for Rural Affairs The internet is such a powerful tool in modern life, it’s hard for a lot of people to imagine going through their daily routine without using it in some capacity. But for some people in rural (more...)

Getting in the Game

Andrzej Zwaniecki Finding the money to start a business or launch an artistic idea is changing, as bank loans or regular investors are nudged aside by Internet investors, unknown to each other and making small contributions. Called “crowdfunding,” the practice of soliciting funds online from small investors or (more...)

The Internet Iron Curtain

This blog post by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry originally appeared on the State Department’s Dipnote blog. The Internet Iron Curtain by John Kerry Since the printing press, no technology has had a greater capacity than the Internet for individual empowerment, economic development, and human expression. How telling then that, while (more...)

What Is a MOOC?

Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, take education out of the classroom and make classes from top-rated universities available for free to anyone who can connect to the Internet. MOOCs are in their infancy, but their potential is huge. To some, MOOCs offer a glimpse of education’s future. (more...)

Starting and Maintaining a Blog

The Internet and social media have transformed the way people create, discover and share information. People have transitioned from being mere consumers of information to being creators of content. Blogs are at the forefront of this transformation. Blogging enables anyone with a computer and an Internet connection (more...)

Is your TV spying on YOU?

After finishing your supper, you clean the table, load the dishwasher and get comfortable on a couch, ready to watch your favorite TV show or a movie. You pull down the blinds, light up the fireplace, pick up a cup of tea and get cozy with the loved once. You are (more...)

You Can’t Have 100% Security And Also Then Have 100% privacy

According to Guardian, "The National Security Agency had been collecting records under a court order from millions of Verizon customers in the U.S. Defenders of the program tried to ease the furor by assuring the public this is "nothing new" -- and in fact has been going (more...)

Tell Congress “No!” To New Sales Taxes & Burdens For Small Online Businesses

Congress is considering online sales tax legislation that is wrongheaded and unfair, and I am writing to ask for your help in telling Congress "No!" to new sales taxes and burdens for small businesses. Whether you're a consumer who loves the incredible selection and (more...)

The Digital Revolution

Steven Ascher Author bio: Steven Ascher is an Academy-Award nominated director whose films include Troublesome Creek (winner of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize), So Much So Fast, and Raising Renee.  He is author of The Filmmaker’s Handbook, a Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age, a bestselling text. In the history of motion (more...)

Pennsylvania: Child Protection Bill Heads to Full House

On the heels of the recommendations of the Task Force on Child Protection, the House Judiciary Committee today unanimously approved legislation authored by Rep. Marcy Toepel (R-Montgomery) to enhance the criminal sentence for the offense of child pornography. “A big part of protecting children and families (more...)

International Treaty Puts Free Internet in Jeopardy

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) warned U.S. lawmakers that the Internet “is under assault” following a United Nations telecommunications treaty that was adopted in December 2012 by the U.N.’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) at an international conference in Dubai. In (more...)

Crowdfunding: The Power of People

Colleen Wainwright wanted to do something big for her birthday, so she challenged herself to raise $50,000 in 50 days for WriteGirl!, a Los Angeles–based nonprofit that empowers girls through self-expression. By the eve of her birthday, Wainwright had raised $61,517. How did she do it? She had (more...)


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