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[ | 14 Feb 2011 | One Comment | ]
Research: Federalist Implications of Open Internet

Spiwak contemplates the notion of States Rights as applied to the Open Internet order in his latest Perspectives piece for the Phoenix Center.

Digital Economy, Research »

[ | 11 Feb 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Research: Genachowski, Wu, & Tech Markets

Schulz comments on the implementation of Net Neutrality rules and the appointment of Tim Wu to the FTC as further evidence that Washington does not understand technology. He believes these two gentlemen see the “health and vigor” of the tech sector and destructive.

Research, Wireless »

[ | 7 Feb 2011 | One Comment | ]
Research: Video: Mobile Apps Privacy

Harris takes questions about mobile apps privacy and provides answers based on the CDT privacy perspective. Some of the questions are ones that are important to ask and will likely be discussed in the tech community for some time.

Video & Gaming »

[ | 7 Feb 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Free Market Solution to Video Game “Hate Speech”

I would think that most of us would agree that there are certain less than acceptable ways of talking in the public square. Now even less than acceptable language, even that of the coined “hate speech” variety of communication is still protected speech. The philosophy of deterring certain types of speech through government regulation is something that I and many of my colleagues feel is a 1st Amendment violation. Most notably is the Fairness Doctrine which continues its journey via Mark Lloyd, and the Internet version suggested by Cass Sunstein creating “Internet sidewalks” of opposing viewpoints across the Web.

Privacy & Security, Research »

[ | 3 Feb 2011 | One Comment | ]
Research: Do Not Track

Hillicon Valley reports that Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) will introduce legislation dealing with online privacy next week. The legislation will provide an “opt out” for individuals that do not want to allow advertisers to track them.

Internet, Research »

[ | 2 Feb 2011 | One Comment | ]
Research: Video: Egypt Leaving & Returning to the Net

Renesys who conducts real-time web studies has posted their real-time video of Egypt’s Internet activity this week.  As is well known by now there is a massive revolutionary uprising in Egypt that has been going on for the past week.  Several days ago the government pulled the plug on all the major ISP’s in the country.  Today they have all gone back online.
The videos are below and you can find the Renesys blog posts on the cut off and return at the links.


Privacy & Security, Research »

[ | 1 Feb 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Three Concerns on Facebook’s Coming Comment System

Athima Chansanchai has an expanded report on CNET’s Caroline McCarthy’s story on Facebooks move to take over the Internets commenting systems.

Internet, Research »

[ | 28 Jan 2011 | Comments Off on Research: Internet Optimism, Pt. 2 | ]
Research: Internet Optimism, Pt. 2

In the second part of Thierers examination of Internet Optimism, he looks at the Supporters, where previously he examined the Internets Detractors. The main focus is the question of how to save the Internet from becoming a closed platform after celebrating roughly a decade of openness.

Politics »

[ | 26 Jan 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Thoughts on Presidents Call for High Speed Internet

In last nights State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama called on America to rebuild to win the future. Part of the rebuilding America effort that the President mentioned was High Speed Internet. Some thoughts…

Research, Video & Gaming »

[ | 26 Jan 2011 | Comments Off on Research: Video: Games Growing Business in North Carolina | ]
Research: Video: Games Growing Business in North Carolina

Video Game Industry in North Carolina
January 21, 2010
Length: 6:32
UNCTV presents an episode of NC Now that looks into the burgeoning gaming and computer sector in Raleigh, North Carolina.  North Carolina has become one of the top areas for the games industry, with claims that the industry has grown by about 30% in the last 5 years with about 1,500 in the work force.
Mike Capps, President of Epic Games, comments that there is a growing military industrial complex, bio-tech, and a focus on programing and video game development …