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Net Neutrality a Key Battleground in Growing fight over Encryption, Activists Say | PCWorld

July 18, 2014
Activists and tech companies fended off efforts in the U.S. in the 1990s to ban Internet encryption or give the government ways around it, but an even bigger battle over cryptography is brewing now, according to Sascha Meinrath, director of X-Lab, a digital civil-rights think tank launched earlier this year. One of the most contested issues in that battle will be net neutrality, Meinrath said.

GE Seeks to Leap over Pure Power | Financial Times

  • By
  • Robert Wright,
  • New America Foundation
July 10, 2014 |
There is little obvious to distinguish the jet engine waiting at site 3B of General Electric’s Peebles engine-testing range from the many others being tested at the facility, in the hills of southeastern Ohio.

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3D Printing Starts to Add Up for GE Aviation | Financial Times

  • By
  • Robert Wright,
  • New America Foundation
July 10, 2014 |
The machines lining either side of the room at GE Aviation’s Additive Technologies laboratory on the edge of Cincinnati look like nothing so much as microwave ovens, complete with glass viewing windows and handles on the doors. However, the signs reading “export sensitive” blocking the view into some show that something more unusual is cooking here.

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Techno Sapiens: The Ghost in the Data Edition

  • By
  • Christine Rosen,
  • Marvin Ammori,
  • New America Foundation
July 7, 2014 |
Welcome to Techno Sapiens, a biweekly series of six podcasts hosted by Future Tense fellows, Christine Rosen, senior editor of the New Atlantis: A Journal of Technology & Society, and Marvin Ammori, a First Amendment lawyer who has worked for Google, eBay, and Dropbox, among others. Each podcast will examine how technology—now and in the future—will impact us as a species, and how we relate to each other.
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Libya Is Working With Rebels to Protect Tripoli’s Oil | Defense One

  • By
  • Steve LeVine,
  • New America Foundation
July 7, 2014 |
Oil prices declined again today as Libya said it is poised to resume crude exports after a deal struck last week between a local rebels and Tripoli. The country has millions of barrels cooped up in storage awaiting shipment, but to prevent a freefall of prices, Libya will only let out the oil gingerly.
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