Why the Comcast-Time Warner Deal Is Far More Dangerous Than You Think | Wired

February 13, 2014

The fact that Comcast owns NBC only makes the Time Warner deal more complicated, according to Sarah Morris, the policy counsel at the Open Technology Institute. “It underscores the integrated nature of the industry and the potential harms that might result,” she says.

Internet Freedom Day: This Year We Go to War for Net Neutrality

  • By
  • Marvin Ammori,
  • New America Foundation
January 18, 2014 |
The loss of net neutrality this week was even bigger than expected. This time of year is always the worst of times and best of times for internet freedom. Internet activist Aaron Swartz committed suicide on January 4 of last year.

Patent Trolls Are Killing Startups — Except When They’re Saving Them | Wired

September 10, 2013
Her account of Ditto’s ongoing tangle with a patent-wielding behemoth arrives as part of a new survey published by the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute, a not-for-profit organization that seeks to promote a more open exchange of ideas in the world of digital technology. The study details how the startup world is affected by so-called patent trolls — companies that use patents merely to attack other companies — and as you might expect, it’s not pretty reading.

'Quit Google, Facebook' Suggests Tech Expert As Surveillance Scandal Deepens | Wired.co.uk

June 10, 2013

In an interview with Wired.co.uk, Professor Tim Wu of Columbia Law School suggested that consumers had a responsibility to leave social networks found out to be collaborating secretly with intelligence services such as the US National Security Agency:.


Pentagon Spec Ops Chief Sees '10 To 20′ More Years of War Against Al-Qaida | Wired

May 16, 2013

“I've never seen such an accomplished group of people give such muddled answers,” testified Rosa Brooks, a former Pentagon policy official. Spencer Ackerman. Danger Room senior reporter Spencer Ackerman recently won the 2012 National Magazine ...

Mexico's Lucky to Have Just One Man Blocking Internet Equality. We've Got A ... | Wired

May 13, 2013

Multiple dominant firms can have the effect of a single monopolist simply by acting in parallel to keep new competitors from showing up, as a recent Yale Law Journal article by Scott Hemphill and Tim Wu points out. These companies don't have to agree ...


How Weev's Long Prison Term Makes You More Vulnerable | Wired

March 20, 2013

The Computer Fraud and Abuse act, as Tim Wu has ably argued on The New Yorker's website, could hypothetically be used to prosecute virtually any computer user — and indeed the Justice Department has steadily broadened the scope of enforcement over ...


6 Strikes, 8 Days, 35 Dead: The U.S. Drone War In Pakistan Is Back | Wired

January 8, 2013

The U.S. launched 43 drone strikes in Pakistan in 2012, according to the tally kept by the New America Foundation, reflecting a two-year downward trend from 2010′s high of 122 strikes. The average time in between strikes last year was 7.7 days. But ...

The Internet Deserves Its Own Holiday

  • By
  • Marvin Ammori,
  • New America Foundation
January 2, 2013 |

Every so often in human history, something new comes along that warrants a celebration, and that deserves its own holiday. That’s why I propose we celebrate “Internet Freedom Day” later this month.

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