Free Speech Now! Kinda…

Free speech is taking a beating on the Internet and ISPs have nothing to do with it. This is peculiar because activists have long insisted that ISPs are the greatest – and…

August 24, 2017 0

Digital Broadband Migration Conference

This is one of my regular stops and will continue to be one for the foreseeable future. If you’re in Boulder next February and interested in Internet policy, check it out.

February 21, 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

The Internet Election

The Internet looms large in this presidential election. This has been true in various ways for several cycles, but it’s more true now than it ever has been. Since 2004,…

August 2, 2016 0

Russia’s Unconventional Election IT Strategy

It turns out my post on the digital campaign tools of the two major presidential candidates was a bit incomplete because it didn’t address outsourcing to foreign powers. The tech…

July 28, 2016 1

Apple, FBI Talks Need Engineers

Electrical Engineering Times makes a sage, if somewhat obvious observation about the FBI/Apple dispute about unlocking the iPhone 5s used by dead terrorist Syed Farook: The dispute between Apple and…

February 26, 2016 0

Bennett on cybersecurity: ‘We want networks to compensate for errors in judgment’

In the latest High Tech Forum podcast, Richard Bennett sat down with Shane Tews, chief policy officer at 463 Communications, a firm that advises high-tech organizations on Internet policy. Tews…

October 20, 2015 0

New Airline Navigation System Easy Target for Terrorists

When it comes to cyber-security, the most common cause of failure is “security as an afterthought.”  When the security failure affects personal computers and corporate networks, the cost ranges from minor annoyance to…

September 28, 2011 3

The Big Debate on DNS Filtering and DNSSEC

Earlier this week, I participated on a panel debating the use of Domain Name System (DNS) filtering and the Protect Intellectual Property (IP) Act at the third Internet Governance Forum-USA.  Video…

July 21, 2011 10