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The quiet war against ownership

A major conflict is shaping up between the owners of smart devices and the companies that produced them.

On Aug 14, 2017 by Joshua A.T. Fairfield

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Gerrymandering is poisoning our democracy

Compromise is key to democracy—and gerrymandering is killing it.

On Jun 24, 2017 by Mike Collier

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Your internet provider wants Congress to take away your privacy protections

'Big Cable' is lobbying Congress to make money off your data—and they might get away with it.

On Mar 11, 2017 by Laura Moy

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State encryption laws only undermine our national security

Encryption must be addressed thoughtfully—and nationally.

On Apr 6, 2016 by Rep. Ted Lieu

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How the Internet can help increase voter turnout

There's a low-tech solution to low voter turnout.

On Mar 28, 2016 by Craig Newmark

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What I learned at SXSW

Innovation is part of our DNA here.

On Mar 20, 2016 by Austin Mayor Steve Adler

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Turning old payphones into new opportunities

Broadband access is no longer a luxury—it’s a necessity.

On Feb 25, 2016 by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

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Cybersecurity is the 21st century’s real battlefield

The U.S. needs a strong public-private approach to cybersecurity.

On Jan 28, 2016 by Rep. Barbara Comstock

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Encryption backdoors aren’t worth the price

'We can, and we must, do better than this.'

On Jan 8, 2016 by Sen. Mike Lee

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What art history is failing at online

Jim Cuno takes a hard look at how art history is failing to move forward as a discipline because of its lack of real online engagement.

On Oct 29, 2012 by [email protected]