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Lawrence Lessig: Net neutrality "most likely dead as a political movement"


"We were supposed to be celebrating," Lawrence Lessig was telling the National Conference on Media Reform (NCMR).  But by then -- Friday morning, the Seaport...
By Carly Carioli  |  April 12, 2011
In Boston, #NCMR11 re-energized 2,000+ in the national movement for media reform

In Boston, #NCMR11 re-energized 2,000+ in the national movement for media reform


Over 2,000 media reformers traveled from all over the country this weekend for the National Conference for Media Reform, hosted by media reform advocacy group...
By Liz Pelly  |  April 12, 2011
This week in the Phoenix: Dark fiber, tween murderers, and spectral surf rock

This week in the Phoenix: Dark fiber, tween murderers, and spectral surf rock


Another week at the Phoenix, another issue crammed with information -- specifically, The Information (but not that The Information).Plus, Carly Carioli explains net neutrality in...
By Alec Ernest  |  April 10, 2011
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Net neutrality has become the biggest free speech issue of the 21st century. Is it doomed to failure?

One morning last month, Senator Al Franken stood at the podium of a hotel in downtown Austin, looking out at some of the most innovative minds in the country gathered at this year's South by Southwest Interactive conference. "I know that many of you hav
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By CARLY CARIOLI  |  April 08, 2011
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Tim Wu, historian of information empires

It's 1934 and an engineer at Bell Labs by the name of Clarence Hickman has a secret machine in his office. It is the only one of its kind in existence.
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By CARLY CARIOLI  |  February 04, 2011
2 out of 2 news outlets agree: Google IS evil!

2 out of 2 news outlets agree: Google IS evil!


Apparently someone over at NPR has been trolling our website for story ideas. First, they took a shot at our film critic Peter Keough for...
By Michael C. Walsh  |  August 20, 2010


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Don't be fooled ? the Google-Verizon plan would kill Net Neutrality

Want evidence that Google is just another avaricious, monopoly-minded corporate behemoth? Consider this: Google has retreated from its long-held support for net neutrality and teamed with Verizon to suggest that new laws allow Internet providers to favor
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By EDITORIAL  |  August 13, 2010
More on Net Neutrality: Parsing Through Google and Verizon’s ‘Policy Announcement’

More on Net Neutrality: Parsing Through Google and Verizon’s ‘Policy Announcement’


The Google-Verizon Plan and Net NeutralityLast week, we touched upon the net neutrality issue to help explain and add context to the buzz around a...
By Pro Publica  |  August 10, 2010
The Net Neutrality Spat Explained

The Net Neutrality Spat Explained


In recent weeks, top officials from the Federal Communications Commission have held closed-door meetings to negotiate with the country’s biggest communications companies and online service...
By Pro Publica  |  August 06, 2010

Obama boosts net neutrality


Remember when the Wall Street Journal suggested that Barack Obama was backing away from his stated c...
By Adam Reilly  |  January 13, 2009
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Fair is foul

These are scary times for far-right conservatives.
What's the fuss over the Fairness Doctrine really about?
By ADAM REILLY  |  November 12, 2008


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Does not compute

Though he’s infamous for his aversion to computers, McCain is actually no Luddite.
Will our next president be a geek hero or a guy who doesn’t e-mail?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 29, 2008