Techno Bits & Bytes
Robbie McBeath on 06/28/2017
10 findings about smartphones:
- Robbie McBeath on 05/06/2017
Fight for the Future Promises Billboard Attacks Against Lawmakers Voting to Repeal Internet Privacy RulesRobbie McBeath on 03/27/2017
Fight for the Future is promising to put up billboards attacking lawmakers who vote in favor of a bill that would dismantle privacy protections for internet users.
Tens of Thousands Urge FCC Chairman Pai to Get Serious About the Digital Divide, Stop Restricting Lifeline ServicesRobbie McBeath on 03/24/2017
On March 23, a coalition of digital rights advocates, racial justice groups and grassroots activists called on Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to make a more genuine effort to provide affordable internet access for low-income communities.
Benton Foundation on 08/25/2016
Clinton generally favors continuing Obama's cyber policies, while Trump calls for more cyber warfare and surveillance.
Robbie McBeath on 07/08/2016
Part 1 of the 2016 edition of the Global Information Technology Report assesses the state of networked readiness of 139 economies using the Networked Readiness Index (NRI) and, under the theme "innovating in the Digital Economy," examines the role of information and communication technologies in driving innovation. Part 2 consists of an extensive data compendium with the detailed performance of each economy in the NRI and rankings for each of the 53 individual indicators included in the NRI.
- Benton Foundation on 07/08/2016
- Robbie McBeath on 02/11/2016
Benton Foundation on 01/10/2016
Technology giants appeared to be open to helping the US government combat Islamic State during an extraordinary closed-door summit that brought together America’s most senior counter-terrorism officials with some of Silicon Valley’s most powerful executives. The remarkable rendezvous between Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and others and a delegation from the White House revealed a willingness on the part of tech firms to work with the government, and indicated that the Obama administration appears to have concluded it can’t combat terrorists online on its own.
Robbie McBeath on 10/06/2015
Our 10 government, industry and nonprofit representatives answer what they see as the biggest barrier that is impeding access to broadband.
Robbie McBeath on 08/17/2015
Early in August, a lion known as Cecil was killed by a hunter near Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. The phrase “Cecil the lion” now returns about 3.2 million Google News results.
Robbie McBeath on 07/20/2015
Pocahontas County (WV) does not lack for natural beauty, clean air and water or a thriving tourism industry. Its challenging ingresses and egresses are major attractions for bikers, but cause major difficulties for exporting and importing goods.
Robbie McBeath on 05/20/2015
Dish Network responded to critics of its bidding strategy in a recent auction of wireless licenses, saying it followed all the rules and helped competition.
Benton Foundation on 08/21/2014
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a complaint with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education over a policy that lets some kids take their school-issued tablets home, while others cannot.
Rebecca on 05/02/2014
Mobile technology is now a ubiquitous part of our daily lives, whether we’re texting friends, checking the headlines, or mobilizing a protest. While smartphone technology remains most prevalent in the “developed” world, this is rapidly changing as the cost of devices drops, making smartphones more accessible to the growing middle classes in emerging market.
Rebecca on 03/31/2014
Comcast’s proposed $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable is “not particularly scary,” according to Comcast Executive Vice President David Cohen.
Benton Foundation on 01/27/2014
Among US households with incomes of $30,000 and less, only 54% have access to broadband at home, says Kathryn Zickuhr, a research associate with Pew Research Center’s Internet Project.
Benton Foundation on 05/24/2013
Congressional concern over the proposed takeover of Sprint Nextel by SoftBank of Japan on national security grounds grew.
Benton Foundation on 03/27/2012
Local officials in five cities told the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that Verizon's proposed collaboration with Comcast and other cable TV players could discourage Verizon from expanding its own FiOS cable network to their communities.
Benton Foundation on 03/22/2012
The Federal Communications Commission released a number of recommendations it received from its Consumer Advisory Committee.
Benton Foundation on 02/01/2012
Eight years after the fateful decision by a Harvard sophomore to spend a summer in California working on his new website, that choice is about to pay off in a big way -- not just for Mark Zuckerberg and the roughly 3,000 employees of Facebook, but for Silicon Valley and the rest of the Golden State.
Benton Foundation on 12/07/2011
White House Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Internet Policy Daniel Weitzner said that the White House’s long-awaited white paper on online privacy will be released "in a matter of weeks," a development that could reinvigorate the debate in Washington over the hot-button issue.
Benton Foundation on 11/08/2011
Data and privacy regulators from governments around the world met in Mexico City for the 33rd International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners.
Benton Foundation on 10/05/2011
India plans to sell tablet computers, made popular by Apple Inc.’s iPad, to schools for as low as 1,100 rupees ($22) as Asia’s third-biggest economy aims to boost computer literacy.
Benton Foundation on 08/16/2011
This year the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has begun a rule making on something they call the Connect America Fund. They want to push the development of broadband across our country.