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Pew Trust: State Broadband Policy Explorer

Laws governing high-speed internet access The Pew Charitable Trusts’ state broadband policy explorer lets you learn how states are expanding access to broadband through laws. Categories in the tool include: broadband programs, competition and regulation, definitions, funding and financing, and infrastructure access. As you choose categories, a 50-state map illustrates which states have adopted such laws. The state broadband policy […]

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Senior Director, Fellowship Programs Global Policy Development – Open, London, City of About the Internet Society The Internet Society is the world’s trusted independent source of leadership for Internet policy, technology standards, and future development. Based on its principled vision and substantial technological foundation, the Internet Society works with its members and chapters around the […]

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Facebook’s Digital Money Plan Raises Stakes For China’s Cryptocurrency Ambitions

July 31, 20198:46 AM ET EMILY FENG A Chinese national flag flutters in front of the People’s Bank of China, the country’s central bank, in Beijing. The bank plans to launch a cryptocurrency.Andy Wong/AP When Facebook announced plans in June to launch a new digital currency called Libra, the news sent monetary officials scrambling in […]

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AUDIO: Jeff Bezos and the United States of Amazon

00:00:0000:28:31 https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2019/jul/29/amazon-25-powerful-jeff-bezos-podcast In 1994, Jeff Bezos founded Amazon, the company that has since made him the richest man in the world. Julia Carrie Wong charts the company’s success and controversies. Plus: Jim Waterson on why young people aren’t watching the news anymore  How to listen to podcasts: everything you need to know Presented by India Rakusen with Julia […]

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Did Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Intend To Deceive?

July 28, 20198:00 AM ETHeard on Weekend Edition Sunday Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on April 11, 2018.Andrew Harnik/AP Updated at 1:23 p.m. ET Facebook has a long track record in deception: telling people one thing, while doing another. That’s according to federal regulators, at least one of whom […]

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China is Teaching the United States a Lesson on Blockchain Policy

What is blockchain and why does it matter? Essentially a mysterious entity known only as Satoshi Nakamoto developed the foundational technology to create a decentralized, open source, verifiable and immutable ledger for internet transactions. However the concept of a distributed peer-to-peer internet where power and control is determined by a decentralized consensus directly contradicts the […]