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Bloggingheads TV Discussion between Robert Wright and Lisa Goldman | Bloggingheads.tv

July 29, 2014
New America's Robert Wright and Lisa Goldman discuss the Gaza conflict. Click here to watch the discussion.

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.

You Should Ditch Work to Go Watch Soccer, Say Productivity Experts | New York Magazine

June 26, 2014

Christine Rosen, a fellow at the New America Foundation who studies our interactions with technology, pointed to the perils of multitasking. That is, most people who care about the match and are stuck at work — at least those lucky enough to have ...

Future Tense Initiative Announces Winners of Green Electronics Challenge

June 26, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC — The Future Tense initiative – a partnership of New America, Arizona State University, and Slate magazine – is pleased to announce the winners of Green Electronics: A U.S.-China Maker Challenge, which invited makers to think about reuse and environmental protection. Makers were asked to address the problem of electronic waste (e-waste) by creating something new out of old electronics that would otherwise be thrown away.
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The Father Of Net Neutrality Wants to Fix New York Politics | Vox

June 19, 2014

Tim Wu was barely 30 years old when a concept he invented, network neutrality, became a central part of internet policy debates. Now, a decade later, he's not only trying to reinvent the concept for a changing internet, but he's seeking to transform ...

Tech Roundup | KCRW

June 18, 2014

In today’s tech roundup, a look at Amazon’s new smartphone - and why the company want to get in on the handheld device game. And there’s new technology that would deliver smells via text.

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Tim Wu Makes a Bid for Net Neutrality | Forbes

June 17, 2014

The internet has revolutionized human connectivity, but can be described, most simply, as a public space. Which is why New York state residents ought to pay close attention to the net neutrality debate, and to Tim Wu's recently-announced candidacy as ...

Tim Wu Runs For New York State Lieutenant Governor, Promising To Clamp Down ... | Boing Boing

June 17, 2014

Tim Wu, the Columbia law professor who coined the term "Net Neutrality," is running for Lieutenant Governor of New York State on a leftist, reform platform that starts with blocking the Comcast/Time-Warner merger. Wu wrote The Master Switch, a ...

The Battle Over Private Search | KCRW

June 4, 2014

Of all the news to come out of this week’s Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, one update went almost unnoticed: Apple is partnering with a small startup to make online searching more private. Is this a shot across the bow for Google? And what does it say about the future battle for user privacy? We discuss this and other tech news with journalists from Slate’s Future Tense blog.

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Is President Obama Alienating Supporters in the Tech Industry? | Fox Business

May 22, 2014

Ammori Group principal Marvin Ammori, ProfitableTrading.com senior strategist Jared Levy, FBN’s Tracy Byrnes and Kate Rogers on net neutrality, President Obama and the tech industry.

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