Technology

Covid-19 Vaccines: An Interview with Dr. Amesh Adalja

Elan Journo talks with infectious disease expert Dr. Amesh Adalja about these promising vaccines, ongoing misinformation, and what lies ahead in the pandemic.

Social Media Bias II

When social media platforms only pick certain politically disfavored positions to add Wiki links to, they skew debate.

Social Media Trickery

I’m glad Twitter purges robots and Facebook bans posts that call for direct violence (that’s illegal, after all). But I worry when big media companies start policing content.

Say Good Night, Internet

The federal government cannot stand the idea that the Internet economy was a successful instance of (in today’s context) relatively unhampered market capitalism.

Net Neutrality: Obamacare for the Internet

In case you haven't heard, Obama's FCC has passed new rules requiring private companies who provide Internet services to submit to control under the government. What will government's rules be? Those are yet to be determined. But the government alone will decide what...

Net Neutrality vs. Internet Freedom

Google has no more right to demand that Verizon be “neutral” with its network than Verizon has a right to demand that Google be “neutral” with its coveted advertising space.

Anarchy on the Internet

The Internet provides vast amounts of information but it can also spread vast amounts of misinformation, or even deliberately misleading disinformation. For more than two weeks, scarcely a day has gone by without e-mails pouring in to me, asking about columns that...

“Net Neutrality”: Destroyer of Internet Freedom

Advocates of "net neutrality" are apoplectic amid reports that ISP Comcast slowed down file-sharing programs on its network. The FCC is threatening action against Comcast, while advocates of a new net-neutrality law sponsored by Congressman Edward Markey are taking...

Fallacy of Self-Exclusion

For several years now, Research In Motion (makers of the blackberry) and NTP have been embroiled in an intellectual property dispute wherein NTP claims that RIM is infringing some of its patents. As part of the dispute NTP was granted an injunction against RIM which...

U.N. Plan for Internet Control Tiptoes Forward

The phantom of government-controlled Internet has raised its menacing head again, this time on the global level. "Even the definition of what we mean by Internet governance is a subject of debate. But the world has a common interest in ensuring the security and...

 

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