DirecTV Now Too Good to be Legal

AT&T’s Monday announcement of the DirecTV Now streaming service drew nearly unanimous applause from tech pundits. This is a new business model for cable TV that harnesses some of the power of the broadband networks to provide personalized sports, entertainment, and news packages to TV viewers. But some are critical, albeit for strange reasons.

December 1, 2016 0

Making the Internet Secure Again

The Internet utterly depends on the kindness of users. Its free and open nature has always meant that reliable operation is the norm only as long as most users and…

November 16, 2016 0

The Internet is Making Us Stupid

The Internet is making us stupid because of clickbait. This isn’t a new fact, it’s a reality that’s becoming increasingly hard to ignore as its consequences spread. The Internet is…

November 8, 2016 0

Engineers Can Policy Too: ETAP 2015

Recently I was invited to take part in a conference put together by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the “IEEE Experts in Technology and Policy Forum on Internet Governance,…

June 2, 2015 0

The Internet is just a prototype

What might we do with the Internet of the future? The world is about to be filled with autonomous cars, social robots, and delivery drones. These will all need to…

April 14, 2015 0