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The cure for cancer that parents won’t use

  • By
  • Meredith Wadman,
  • New America Foundation
September 21, 2014 |
Not so long ago, when my sons still had smooth cheeks and children’s voices, I had them vaccinated against human papillomavirus, the most common sexually transmitted disease. It was late 2011, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had just recommended that boys join girls in being vaccinated at age 11 or 12. I was certainly receptive: HPV, as it’s commonly called, causes cervical cancer, cancer of the tonsils, cancer of the back of the tongue and, less often, cancers of the vulva, vagina, anus and penis. It seemed important to ensure that my kids were protected.

A CDC for the Internet could help cut down on misbehavior | Washington Post

August 22, 2014
Peter W. Singer of the New America Foundation suggests creating a kind of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for cyberspace. The idea, which has been around for a few years, would be a new organization to bridge the gap between public and private and serve as a trusted source of information, as well as a beacon for early warning. Notably, it would not be part of the military or intelligence system, like the National Security Agency, which has considerable cyberprowess but also a lot of baggage.

Terrorist armies fight smarter and deadlier than ever | Washington Post

  • By
  • Douglas Ollivant,
  • New America Foundation
August 1, 2014 |
Military transformations can be hard to detect. They generally occur over decades, sometimes over generations. Soldiers are usually the first to recognize them, but for the perceptive, the signs of a sea change developing on today’s battlefields are there. Look carefully at media images of ground fighting across the Middle East, and you will notice that the bad guys are fighting differently than they have in the past.

How data caps could reshape the economics of the Internet (again) | Washington Post

July 29, 2014
This idea that you should pay more for greater usage is hardly new. As the New America Foundation noted last year, advocates for usage-based pricing "analogize implementing caps on Internet service to charging per kilowatt hour for electricity."

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NSA Phone Record Collection Does Little to Prevent Terrorist Attacks, Group Says | Washington Post

January 12, 2014

... surveillance programs, but that they don't sufficiently understand or widely share the information they already possess that was derived from conventional law enforcement and intelligence techniques,” said the report, whose principal author is ...

Google Project Shows How Gettysburg Address Evolved | Washington Post

November 19, 2013

“We don't know which he used when he delivered it,” said Matthew Pinsker, a history professor at Dickinson College who specializes in Civil War history and directs the college's House Divided Project. The White House, Library of Congress, Cornell ...

Gap Between Those Who Use Internet and Those Who Don’t is Widening | Washington Post

November 13, 2013

Seeta Peña Gangadharan, a senior research fellow at the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute, described “intergenerational interactions between seniors who were timid and concerned about going online” and younger relatives. Seniors often rely on grandchildren to assist them, she says, then realize they need to learn how to use the technology themselves when those family members move away.

The Price of Internet is Too High | Washington Post

October 28, 2013

In American cities like New York, you can buy a 500 Mbps connection that's 58 times faster than the U.S. average. Here's the catch: It'll cost you $300 a month, according to the New America Foundation's Cost of Connectivity report. In Amsterdam, however, the same connection can be had for around $86.

The same discrepancies hold when you move down the speed ladder, said New America's Nick Russo.

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