George Washington
The peaceful transition of power is an enduring, unique and wondrous attribute of American Democracy.  Students of history know that back in 1796, when President George Washington decided to decline running for a third term, he wrote a letter to America entitled: "The Address of General Washington To The People of The United States on his declining of the Presidency of the United States."  President Washington's retirement paved the way for a vicious political battle between the Federalists, who favored John Adams and the Jeffersonians who were eponymously named for their candidate. Continue Reading →
Free Press, Public Knowledge, and the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute have informed AT&T that they intend to file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission against the wireless carrier for violating network neutrality rules. The complaint will address Ma Bell’s plan to keep certain subscribers from using Apple’s FaceTime video calling on the Continue Reading →
Originally posted at A friend of mine in the research industry used to give out little post-it-notes to trainee analysts that said “be wrong boldly.” Her reasoning – if you are bold and right, you will be hailed as a prophet. If you’re wrong, most likely the crowd will have moved on by the Continue Reading →
Net Neutrality
The U.S. Senate voted against a resolution that would have given service providers an unprecedented control over our Internet use. The resolution would have allowed Internet services providers like Verizon and Comcast to restrict how and what we view online. Senate Republicans had issued the repeal to overturn Obama’s net neutrality laws that will take Continue Reading →
Oh what a seemingly overblown headline. And yet, if you think about it, it’s not that far from the truth. Because with its broad potential reach, and its likely ability to get people to pay for valuable content, the Fire seems poised to provide a counterbalance for a “free” web, while also giving people the Continue Reading →

FCC Files Net Neutrality Laws

The FCC has filed and published official net neutrality laws that will go into effect on November 20th. The plan will most likely become sidelined by a bevy of lawsuits from telecomm providers. Regulations still don’t stop mobile providers from throttling connections. Continue Reading →
[wpaudio url=”″ text=”Click to play … ” dl=”0″] Facebook announced even more plans to transform your profile page. In weeks, Facebook will roll out a new feature called the Timeline, which shares your images, videos and activities in an interactive collage. New Facebook apps will also let you share music and movies with friends. In Continue Reading →
Cyber Security
The Netherlands became the second country in the world to write network neutrality laws for telecom providers. The law bans carriers from blocking services or charging fees for using programs like Skype. The United States is trying to draft similar laws, but is running into legal battles with the telecom industry. Read the full article Continue Reading →
European Commission
The European Commission is investigating wireless carriers to make sure they aren’t blocking selective Internet traffic. Network neutrality has become a contentious issue, with sides arguing consumer protection versus overreaching government control. The outcome of European investigations could impact worldwide consensus. Read the full article at Continue Reading →