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Another elected official cites ‘the Internet’ in defense of his bad arguments

Location:
US Capitol, East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street, NE, DC, 20515, United States
Recommendation:
1

Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) offered a head-slapping defense of a conspiracy theory he touted on CNN: It was something that he’d seen on the Internet.

And now, a brief definition of the web

Recommendation:
1

What exactly is the web?

Fight for the Future Claims Comcast Censorship

Location:
Fight for the Future, Boston, MA, 02205, United States
Recommendation:
1

Fight for the Future is claiming Comcast is trying to censor pro-network neutrality website Comcastroturf.com.

Revealed: Facebook's internal rulebook on sex, terrorism and violence

Location:
Facebook (new HQ), 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, United States
Recommendation:
2

Facebook’s secret rules and guidelines for deciding what its 2 billion users can post on the site are revealed for the first time in a Guardian investigation that will fuel the global debate about the role and ethics of the social media giant.

Trump Aides Pressing for More Restraint on Twitter

Location:
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States
Recommendation:
2

President Donald Trump’s aides have also been pressing for more restraint by the president on Twitter, and some weeks ago they organized what one official called an “intervention.”

How social media filter bubbles and algorithms influence the election

Location:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Recommendation:
2

One of the most powerful players in the British election is also one of the most opaque. With just over two weeks to go until voters go to the polls, there are two things every election expert agrees on: what happens on social media, and Facebook in particular, will have an enormous effect on how the country votes; and no one has any clue how to measure what’s actually happening there.

A Trump FCC advisor’s proposal for bringing free Internet to poor people

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Layton believes that zero-rating should be used to get poor people on the Internet in the US, similar to the "Free Basics" program that Facebook has implemented with mobile carriers in developing countries.

FCC’s Internet-Rules Revamp Likely to Bring Big Changes Online

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

The Federal Communications Commission is set to move forward with a plan that would blow up the rules that have governed the internet in recent years and essentially start anew, opening the door to fundamental shifts in consumers’ online experiences.

Media Manipulation and Disinformation Online

Recommendation:
1

Internet subcultures take advantage of the current media ecosystem to manipulate news frames, set agendas, and propagate ideas. Far-right groups have developed techniques of “attention hacking” to increase the visibility of their ideas through the strategic use of social media, memes, and bots—as well as by targeting journalists, bloggers, and influencers to help spread content.

Internet Democracy Is Great … in Theory. Just Ask the FCC

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communications Commission says it wants to hear from you about the future of net neutrality. But in opening its virtual doors to the public, it’s also opened them to spammers and trolls, some of whom might have even managed to knock the FCC’s site offline this past week.

Politics, It Seems, Has Jolted Even the Idiot Box Awake

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
2

“Americans want rage?” Actually, it seems, a good subset of them want “woke.”

Making the business case for network neutrality

Location:
spotXchange, 11030 CirclePoint Road, Westminster, CO, 80020, United States
Recommendation:
1

A profound shift in the balance of power between content and distribution will be the necessary consequence of eliminating Title II’s governance of the internet. For better or worse, three sectors of the media landscape will be affected.

Commissioner O'Rielly Remarks before the Media Institute Luncheon

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Defending the First Amendment: I think you will find the current Commission to be a great partner in the effort to ensure a free press, primarily by not intervening in the area.

We Need More Alternatives to Facebook

Location:
Facebook (new HQ), 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, United States
Recommendation:
3

A “Bug Fix” That Could Unlock the Web for Millions Around the World

Location:
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), 1875 I (EYE) Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20006, United States
Recommendation:
3

Companies that do business online are missing out on billions in annual sales thanks to a bug that is keeping their systems incompatible with Internet domain names made of non-Latin characters. Fixing it could also bring another 17 million people who speak Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Vietnamese, and Indian languages online.

Trump’s Campaign Can’t Just Erase History on the Internet

Location:
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States
Recommendation:
3

President Donald Trump's overhauled campaign website looks a lot like the original: the resident in a suit and red tie, embedded tweets pillorying #FakeNews, and “Make America Great Again” hats for sale in every color (plus camo, of course). But what really stands out is what’s missing: the entire archive of content published on the site prior to January.

When Movies Go To Washington

Location:
American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC, DC, 20016, United States
Recommendation:
3

Over the past few decades, an increased number of social-issue documentary film teams have endeavored to fuel policy shifts in the United States – that is, to influence legislation, regulation, enforcement and the views of policymakers related to key social issues on the federal, state and local levels.

The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data

Location:
The Economist (editorial), USA, 1730 Rhode Island Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
Recommendation:
3

A new commodity spawns a lucrative, fast-growing industry, prompting antitrust regulators to step in to restrain those who control its flow. A century ago, the resource in question was oil. Now similar concerns are being raised by the giants that deal in data, the oil of the digital era.

Rep Kelly introduces bill to make government websites mobile-friendly

Location:
Capitol Building, E Capitol St NE & 1st St NE, Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
3

House Oversight Subcommittee on Information Technology Ranking Member Robin Kelly (D-IL) is introducing a new bill aimed at bridging the digital divide by requiring all future government websites to be mobile friendly.

Uber faces DOJ criminal probe over the secret 'Greyball' tool it used to stymie regulators

Location:
Uber, 800 Market Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
Recommendation:
3

Apparently, the Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into Uber's use of a secret software that was used to evade authorities in places where its ride-hailing service was banned or restricted.

LightSquared/Ligado wants to build a wireless network for drones, trains and automobiles

Location:
LightSquared/Ligado, 10802 Parkridge Boulevard, Reston, VA, 20191, United States
Recommendation:
3

In its bid to blow up the nation’s cellular industry a half-decade ago, a company named LightSquared proposed something no wireless carrier had done before: It vowed to build America’s first retail cellphone network using airwaves traditionally reserved for orbiting satellites. After a multiyear restructuring during which LightSquared’s owner and top investor — the embattled hedge-fund manager Philip Falcone — stepped aside, the company has re-emerged.

What do we owe the people who protect us from the worst parts of the Internet?

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
3

Whatever Facebook plans to pay its 3,000 new hires, it’s hard to think that it will be enough.

How One Major Internet Company Helps Serve Up Hate on the Web

Location:
Cloudflare, San Francisco, CA, United States
Recommendation:
3

Since its launch in 2013, the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer has quickly become the go-to spot for racists on the internet.The operations of such extreme sites are made possible, in part, by an otherwise very mainstream internet company — Cloudflare.

Hate Speech And The Misnomer Of 'The Marketplace of Ideas'

Location:
University of Wisoconsin, 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire, WI, 54701, United States
Recommendation:
3

Racist hate speech on campus has become the de facto litmus test for free speech protections today. But racist hate speech may not be doing what progressive free speech defenders think it is doing.

The Age of Misinformation

Location:
Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, 23 Everett Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138, United States
Recommendation:
3

There are two big problems with America’s news and information landscape: concentration of media, and new ways for the powerful to game it.

After Posting of Violent Videos, Facebook Will Add 3,000 Content Monitors

Location:
Facebook (new HQ), 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, United States
Recommendation:
3

Facebook said it would hire 3,000 more staffers to review content in an attempt to curb violent or sensitive videos on its site without scaling back its live-streaming tools.

Appeals Court Sides With CNN In App Privacy Battle

Location:
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 56 Forsyth Street, NW, Atlanta, GA, 30303, United States
Recommendation:
3

A federal appellate court has sided with CNN in a dispute over whether its iTunes app violated a federal privacy law by allegedly sharing data about consumers with the analytics company Bango.

Representatives Launch Virtual Reality Caucus

Location:
Capitol Building, E Capitol St NE & 1st St NE, Washington, DC, 20001, United States
Recommendation:
3

A group of legislators has formed a new "reality" caucus focused on the new realities of augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality. Reps Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Bill Flores (R-TX), Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Ted Lieu (D-CA) have teamed up to launch the Congressional Caucus on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality Technologies.

MoffettNathanson: The Cord-Cutting Future Has Arrived

Location:
MoffettNathanson LLC, 1180 avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, United States
Recommendation:
3

With most results now in, the US pay TV industry lost about 762,000 video subscribers in the first quarter of 2017, a worst-ever result for the period, according to a new report from MoffettNathanson.

When push comes to shove, how quickly will you give up your data for convenience?

Location:
New York University, 239 Greene Street Floor 8, New York, NY, United States
Recommendation:
3

We may have a gut-instinct to protect our privacy, but we are increasingly are also willing to trade that data for either convenience or money. As a professor of IT, business ...

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