How Washington Fumbled The Future

Few moments in the power struggle between Washington and Silicon Valley have inspired more anger and bafflement than one in January 2013, when antitrust regulators appointed by former President Barack Obama declined to sue Google. Read Here | Politico

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Fake News, Like Dud Banknotes, Threatens Society

Internet platforms that distribute unequivocally both solid and fake news, gain credibility with solid news and make money with fake news, driving away resources necessary to produce solid news. Yet, solid news is necessary ground for sound decisions and opinions contributing to choices of government. Read Here | Asia Times

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The Danger Of Blindly Navigating Data Nationalism

Many companies with a digital focus rely on data as part of their business model, while governments are increasingly worried about the privacy and security issues that arise as a result. But what business practices are acceptable? And what are the limits of appropriate governmental regulation? Unfortunately, international rules in this area are underdeveloped and […]

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26 Words Created The Internet. How Many To Save It?

Although no one could have imagined it at the time, the 1996 legislation made possible the explosive growth of the modern internet. Freed from the threat of being sued for libel, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and other corners of cyberspace became places where literally billions of people felt free to say whatever they wanted, from robust […]

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Finding A Foreign Policy For The Internet

The United States government does not yet have a constructive strategy for the internet. Contrary to what the last four years have messaged—that the United States is in a zero-sum technology competition with China and expelling and excluding Chinese technology is the best response—a vision for the internet that does little more than say “no” […]

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2021 Is The Year The Internet Gets Rewritten

Big Tech’s post-insurrection backlash against U.S. President Donald Trump and the right-wing online incitement machine were unprecedented… There are three conclusions to draw about this whiplash reaction. First, Big Tech’s raw power to redirect online discourse. Second, the opacity, capriciousness and inconstancy with which they wield that power. Third, that Big Tech companies—some of the […]

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Beijing Updates Internet Regulation To Include Wide Swath Of Services

China is making a comprehensive upgrade to its internet services regulation, giving the 20-year-old rules teeth as Beijing authorities seek to crack down on harmful online activities and fake news. The Cyberspace Administration of China published on Friday a draft of the updated version of its Regulation on Internet Information Service to solicit public feedback. […]

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Only Half The World’s Population Has Access To Internet

COVID-19 and the Great Lockdown triggered a mass migration from analog to digital and highlighted that access to the Internet is crucial for socioeconomic inclusion. High-speed Internet is key for working from home, for children’s education when they can’t attend school in person, for telemedicine, for benefiting from social support programs, and for enabling access to financial […]

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