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Net Neutrality in 3 minutes

Hierarchy of Needs Revised
Net Neutrality is a nickname for a set of rules designed to govern your access to the Internet. In the next three minutes I'm going to prove to you why Net Neutrality is important and give you enough facts to argue your own case for or against it. Continue Reading →
Next time you pull up to the drive-thru, if it sounds a little like you're talking to a robot, you might be. McDonald's has been working hard to make their drive-thru business more efficient, and AI order takers are part of the plan. Why? Because AI never forgets to greet you politely, it listens more accurately than people do, and (of course) it never loses its temper or gets offended. Continue Reading →
Facebook and Google have to pay for news in Australia. That's the law! Except… there are loopholes that allow for negotiation, and the way the law is written allows both sides to spin the story as if they won. This raises the question: Who actually won? Continue Reading →
A Crushing Defeat for Net NeutralityA Crushing Defeat for Net Neutrality
"When you have to deal with legislation drafted in 1934 in 2021, I don’t think anyone is well served... That is Congress's job. They have to keep up with what is going on in the real world." So ordered federal judge John A. Mendez. This is great news for California, which can now enforce its Net Neutrality law, written after the previous administration killed the proposed national Net Neutrality regulations. Continue Reading →

Safe and Unsafe

safe and unsafe people
As the pandemic enters its second year, we're approaching an inevitable bifurcation of our society: "Presumed Safe" (those who have been vaccinated or exposed to the virus), and "Presumed Unsafe" (those who have not been vaccinated or have not been exposed to the virus). Two distinct groups that are going to test us in ways we've only read about in history books. Continue Reading →

Olivia Munn: Mob Organizer

Please forgive the seemingly clickbait headline, but it is factually correct. For all the right reasons, Olivia Munn used the power of social media to organize a "mob" to identify the alleged attacker of her friend's mother. The information supplied to the NYPD led to an arrest. Continue Reading →
Google and Facebook Have Some Explaining To Do
The showdown down under is heating up. Earlier this week, Google agreed to pay tens of millions of dollars to big news organizations to get ahead of a new law in Australia that would force them to do so. Facebook, on the other hand, dug in its heels and said, "No." Continue Reading →

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