Internet Issues Front and Center in Ross Confirmation Hearing

Questions asked of prospective Commerce Secretary show how important the Internet is to American commerce: spectrum, broadband, and cybersecurity dominated the discussion.

January 19, 2017 0

Reimagining the FCC for the 21st Century

I read an intriguing article on Airbus’s plans for flying cars in Digital Trends. Before the end of the year, Europe’s aircraft maker will be testing both single-passenger and no-passenger flying…

January 17, 2017 0

Taking Wi-Fi to the Next Level

Once again, the Consumer Electronics Show highlighted augmented reality and Internet of Things devices and applications. Amazon Echo support was a common theme in IoT devices, and the headsets and…

January 12, 2017 0

The Year of Checking Facts

Washington is going to be consumed with confirmation hearings this week, with too many for me to count. Confirmation in the broad sense is going to occupy a lot of our…

January 10, 2017 0

FBI/DHS Security Report a “Jumbled Mess”

“No one should be making any attribution conclusions purely from the indicators in the [government] report,” tweeted Dmitri Alperovitch, chief technology officer of CrowdStrike, which investigated the DNC hack and attributed it to the Russian government. “It was all a jumbled mess.’’

January 3, 2017 0

Forecasting Tech with Dave Farber

Dave Farber, the Internet’s grandfather, makes some insightful and surprising predictions for the Internet in 2017. Augmented reality will penetrate social and business life, and work on a more secure Internet will begin in earnest.

December 28, 2016 0

Rural Broadband is the FCC’s Top Priority

The FCC needs a commissioner with close ties to Capitol Hill who can help the members of her party forge alliances with Republicans to address the rural broadband problem more effectively. Improving the rural economy is in everyone’s interest because that’s where our food comes from. Continued advances in high-tech ag depend to a great extent on connectivity, so rural broadband is more important than idling away the hours watching TV reruns can ever be.

December 20, 2016 0

Trump Meets Tech Leaders

President-elect Trump’s meeting with tech leaders made the news, but nobody had any details. The press pool was admitted for opening remarks and photos but quickly ushered out. Attendees included Apple…

December 15, 2016 0

Government Underreach and Overreach with Dave Farber

Between government underreach with cybersecurity law and overreach in reacting to attacks and fake news, we live in troublesome times.

December 14, 2016 0

Augmented Reality in Business

Our ability to take advantage of information age technologies has always been limited by our means of interacting with programs, computers, and networks. For most of the high tech era,…

December 13, 2016 0