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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...
| April 12, 2011
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...
| April 12, 2011
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...
| April 10, 2011
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
| April 08, 2011
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.
| February 04, 2011
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...
Michael C. Walsh
| August 20, 2010
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
| August 13, 2010
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...
| August 10, 2010
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...
| August 06, 2010
Obama boosts net neutrality
Remember when the Wall Street Journal suggested that Barack Obama was backing away from his stated c...
| January 13, 2009
Fair is foul
These are scary times for far-right conservatives.
What's the fuss over the Fairness Doctrine really about?
| November 12, 2008
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?
| October 29, 2008
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