Why magazine mogul Tina Brown is ‘angry and upset’ at Google and Facebook 

Tina Brown, founder of Daily Beast, isn’t happy with the current Internet advertising duopoly: “I am very angry and upset about the way advertising revenue has been essentially pirated by…

November 21, 2017 0

Balancing the Scales: FCC Will Not Actually Eliminate Net Neutrality

How can we ignore the fact that the Internet of today is nothing like the Internet of the mid ’90s, freshly opened to the public before the web was a cash cow for advertisers?

November 21, 2017 0

No boundaries: Exfiltration of personal data by session-replay scripts

Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy is doing some amazing work in data logging by web sites that will shock and disgust you: You may know that most websites have third-party…

November 20, 2017 0

Report: Average Web Page Load Times Not Improving As Fast as Broadband Speeds – Telecompetitor

From Joan Engebretson in Telecompetitor: Increases in average broadband speed have not brought a commensurate decrease in average web page load times, according to a new white paper from the…

November 20, 2017 0

You Get What You Measure: Internet Performance Measurement as a Policy Tool

The emphasis on one facet of internet performance, such as last mile broadband networks, tends to minimize other factors that may be more important to the user, such as the performance impact of tracking networks, browsers, webpage design, and web server performance.

November 16, 2017 0

The Great Social Media Freakout

Senator Al Franken got Silicon Valley’s attention by proposing to apply net neutrality regulations to mega-gatekeepers Google, Facebook, Twitter, et al. Writing in The Guardian, the senator correctly observed that…

November 14, 2017 0

Trump’s CNN attacks may hobble legal case to block AT&T-Time Warner deal

The court’s rejections of the Muslim ban foreshadow the tainted DoJ review of the AT&T/Time Warner merger review: Trump’s repeated claims that CNN produces “fake news” and other criticisms of…

November 10, 2017 0

50 Shades of Needless Complexity: Avoiding Policy-Induced Outages

The Internet broke Monday morning. Not for everybody, of course: the outages just hit people who get their Internet service from an ISP that uses Level 3 for backbone service…

November 8, 2017 0

How Level 3’s Tiny Error Shut Off the Internet for Parts of the US

Wired explains why you had a hard time accessing a big part of the Internet yesterday. Level 3 misconfigured some routes due to a “route leak”. A YEAR AGO, a…

November 7, 2017 0

Study finds fringe communities on Reddit and 4chan have high influence on flow of alternative news to Twitter

Reddit and 4chan help fake news garner eyeballs on Twitter, which then helps it break out on the New York Times, Infowars, CNN, and similar sites. After analyzing millions of…

November 6, 2017 0