Robot Explosion

It turns out Ashley Madison doesn’t just have porous security, most of its female members are software robots rather than real people. So all those people who’ve been embarrassed by having…

September 9, 2015 0

A Conversation with Henning Schulzrinne

Columbia University Professor Henning Schulzrinne served as Chief Technologist at the Federal Communications Commission from 2011 to 2014. During his career, he has helped develop the key protocols that enable…

September 8, 2015 0

Apple Gets a Fast Lane (and the FCC can’t do a thing about it)

Apple and Cisco announced they’ve made a deal that gives Apple users a fast lane on networks run on Cisco devices. As you surely recall, the FCC banned fast lanes…

September 1, 2015 0

Tech and Liberal Arts in the US and Germany

While tech and the liberal arts often have a rocky relationship, the marriage of these two disciplines is a lot happier in the US than it is in Germany. In…

August 27, 2015 0

Understanding Statistical Packet Multiplexing

Sometimes I envy the UK. While America’s broadband regulator has been imposing harsh new rules on the Internet aimed at making it behave more like the old-fashioned telephone network, UK…

August 25, 2015 0

Internet of Things Series

So who’s up for a series of posts on the Internet of Things? I know I am, because it’s the most interesting and engaging thing happening with the Internet today….

August 20, 2015 0

Sparks Fly over LTE-U

I went to the Tech Policy Institute’s Aspen Forum this week, one of Internet policy’s premier events. If you’re interested in policy and want to get away from the August weather…

August 18, 2015 0

Flying from Facts

Why don’t facts matter in policy debates? It’s not that people don’t invest a great deal of time and effort in acquiring them, analyzing them, and using them to buttress…

August 14, 2015 0

Dino Flore, Chairman of the 3GPP RAN Group

You can take your smartphone anywhere in the world, pop in a new SIM card, and it will just work. That’s not just some happy accident; that’s the result of…

August 11, 2015 0

The Internet Has Never Been Free of Borders

The New York Times ran an editorial Monday that displays a very poor understanding of both the inner workings of the Internet and the nature of intellectual property. Effectively, the…

August 11, 2015 0