Blame Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for the mob at the Capitol

The big Internet platforms have invoked “free speech” to protect their own interests for far too long. By Dipayan GhoshDipayan Ghosh is author of “Terms of Disservice” and leads the Digital Platforms and Democracy Project at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is a former adviser at Facebook and in the Obama White House.Jan. 7, 2021 at […]

Domain Industry

Island demands return of its “naked” ccTLD

Kevin Murphy, January 5, 2021, 17:58:04 (UTC), Domain Policy The Pacific island nation of Niue is loudly demanding that ICANN hand over control of its ccTLD, .nu, after two decades of bitter argument. The government has taken the highly unusual move of filing a redelegation request with ICANN’s IANA unit publicly, forwarding it to other governments and […]

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With SpaceX winning RDOF funds, 2021 could be the year satellite broadband lifts off

by Linda Hardesty | Dec 30, 2020 6:00am In beta tests, Starlink customers pay $499 for equipment and installation. (Nasa.gov)ShareFacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint 2021 could be the year when the United States finally gets serious about closing the digital divide. And satellite might end up playing a big role. In early December, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published the results of […]

Internet Policy

The Year Ahead: Twenty-Four Ways Congress and the Biden Administration Can Advance Good Tech Policy in 2021

Robert D. AtkinsonDaniel Castro January 4, 2021DownloadsIf Washington wants to show voters that government is doing something more than simply saying no or being ideologically dug in, then lawmakers and the administration should work to advance a set of actionable technology policy measures that would grow the U.S. economy. Introduction Six Steps for Congress on Tech […]

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Poland’s Government Tightens Its Control Over Media

January 4, 202111:56 AM ET ROB SCHMITZTwitter Journalist Mariusz Kowalewski quit his job at Poland’s national public broadcaster TVP after editors asked him to follow an outspoken critic of the country’s ruling party with a drone. “This was an intimidation method straight out of communism,” he says.Rob Schmitz/NPR Journalist Mariusz Kowalewski noticed something was amiss […]


The 1996 Law That Ruined the Internet

Why I changed my mind about Section 230.6:30 AM ETSteve Randy WaldmanSoftware developer and economics commentator In the United States, you are free to speak, but you are not free of responsibility for what you say. If your speech is defamatory, you can be sued. If you are a publisher, you can be sued for […]

EFF Security

DNS, DoH, and ODoH, Oh My: Year-in-Review 2020

BY BILL BUDINGTONJANUARY 2, 2021 Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Government knowledge of what sites activists have visited can put them at risk of serious injury, arrest, or even death. This makes it a vitally important priority to secure DNS. DNS over HTTPS (DoH) is a protocol that encrypts the Domain Name System (DNS) by performing […]

Data economies

Which Countries Are Leading the Data Economy?

by  Bhaskar Chakravorti, Ajay Bhalla, Ravi Shankar Chaturvedi January 24, 2019 Summary.   Which countries are the top data producers? With data-fueled applications of artificial intelligence projected, by McKinsey, to generate $13 trillion in new global economic activity by 2030, this could determine the next world order, much like the role that oil production has played in creating…   more […]


ICANN71 Policy Forum -NextGEN Programme

LOS ANGELES – 21 December 2020 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced that applications for the [email protected] program at ICANN71 are now being accepted. The ICANN71 Policy Forum is scheduled to be held 14-17 June 2021 in The Hague, Netherlands. The [email protected] program is open to students currently enrolled in undergraduate, […]