Susan Crawford

Police Reform Can Start On Twitter

[Commentary] From July 2015 through August 2016, I interviewed dozens of New York Police Department (NYPD) leaders and employees, many anonymously, in an attempt to fully document the department’s adoption of Twitter and other online platforms.

Jared Kushner Might Now Be Our Best Hope for World-Class Internet

[Commentary] Those who urge progressive tech policy have no more ideas than anyone about how the surprise results of the 2016 election will affect the issues about which they care the most. But in one area, I see reason for hope.

The AT&T-Time Warner Merger Must Be Stopped

[Commentary] There is zero reason for the Department of Justice or the Federal Communications Commission — who will pool their resources to examine this deal — to approve the AT&T-Time Warner transaction.

What Oct 21’s Internet Shut Down Really Means

[Commentary] When a slew of websites couldn’t be reached Oct 21, suddenly people across the US started paying attention to the Internet of Things.

The Surprising Backbone of the Internet of Things

[Commentary] Street lights and traffic signal poles are like the Colorado Esplanade in the sky. No, I am not celebrating their function as providers of light.

The Frontrunner in the Race to be a "Gigabyte State"

[Commentary] Practical ingenuity is still on display in Connecticut, which is poised to become the first “Gigabit State” in the country.

When Judges Pull the Plug on Rural America

[Commentary] Lincoln made sure we had railroads; FDR made sure we had electricity; Eisenhower made sure we had highways.

Blame Your Lousy Internet on Poles

[Commentary] America, we have a problem, and it is tall, ubiquitous, and on the side of the road. It is poles. Not the polls that do or do not track the progress of Donald Trump. Not people of Polish extraction. Utility poles.

The Next Generation of Wireless — “5G” — Is All Hype

[Commentary] When it comes to hype, “5G” is this year’s “cold fusion.”

The Limits of Net Neutrality

[Commentary] Network neutrality is about attempting to limit the power of Internet access network operators (like Charter or Comcast) to choose winners and losers among the services that have to use their wires — because, remember, competition is