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

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