Don’t blame the election on fake news. Blame it on the media

The numbers say the impact of fake news on the last election was very small. The failure of the real news to cover the campaign soundly is the real issue….

December 6, 2017 0

Web Giant Blocking

Did you think net neutrality protects us from website blocking? Not one its champions do it to each other. Google confirmed that it will be pulling access of YouTube on…

December 6, 2017 0

Why Concerns About Net Neutrality Are Overblown

This is the best op-ed I’ve seen on Internet regulation ever. It’s eerily similar to a more technical take I wrote yesterday. TORONTO — The Federal Communications Commission is planning…

December 5, 2017 0

Internet Regulation in the Age of Hyper-Giants

As we enter the seventh round of the net neutrality fight,  advocates continue to make the same argument they’ve offered since 2002: infrastructure companies will do massive harm to little…

December 5, 2017 0

The Regulatory Status of ISPs in 1998

There are several claims floating around to the effect that the FCC has a long history of treating ISPs as Title II carriers. This isn’t correct, of course. The Kennard…

November 30, 2017 0

Shane and Richard Talk Internet Performance and Politics

In this edition of the High Tech Forum podcast, Shane Tews interviews me about my recent research paper, “You Get What You Measure“. This is the paper that looks into…

November 29, 2017 0

Van Schewick’s Alternate History of the Internet

t’s peculiar to me that someone who has spent as much time on Internet policy as Professor van Schewick has internalized so many myths and so few facts. I can only surmise that she has depended on oral histories and personal biographies for her theory of the Internet instead of historical facts. 

November 28, 2017 0

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