Tag Archive: information technology

  • “Do Not Track” and Do Not Regulate

    | November 12, 2015 | Add a comment

    If you enable “Do Not Track” functions on your web browser, does that mean websites will not use cookies or other analytic devices to gather data about you and your Internet browsing habits? Of course it doesn’t. Should the fact that a number of websites ignore “Do Not Track” requests … »

  • Innovation Economy Helps U.S. Reclaim Reputation as an Investment Hotspot

    | May 15, 2013 | Add a comment

    Years ago, investment guru Antoine van Agtmael coined the term “emerging markets” to describe developing countries with investment potential. Today, Mr. van Agtmael uses the term to describe the United States. Thanks to a tech-centered, innovative economy, America is finally reclaiming its reputation as an investment hotspot. For the first … »

  • Internet

    Don’t Let Government Break the Internet

    | January 28, 2013 | Add a comment

    It’s great to hear just about anybody speak on Internet freedom, but U.S. Representative Steve Scalise did the topic justice at this year’s State of the Net Conference in Washington, DC. Discussions at the highly-anticipated conference ranged from Big Data and the Cloud—perhaps the most used and least understood terms of … »

  • Susan Crawford’s flawed argument about broadband competition

    | January 14, 2013 | Add a comment

    Susan Crawford, a professor at Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, argues in her interesting and provocative new book Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age that broadband Internet should be treated more like a traditional public utility such as electricity, water, sewer. She writes, … »

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    Is Broadband a Monopoly?

    | November 1, 2012 | Add a comment

    Broadband is often described as the “core” of the Internet ecosystem—little more than the basic infrastructure across which users interact, and subject to heavy-handed government regulations that reflect this assumption. However, AEI visiting scholar Jeffrey Eisenach challenges this assumption, arguing instead that broadband is an integral part of the Internet … »

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    Cloud Computing Taking High-Tech Economy by Storm

    | September 19, 2012 | Add a comment

    What do Netflix, NASA and the Senegal Ministry of Finance have in common? They all operate in the cloud. Cloud computing is increasingly relevant to businesses, consumers, and even government, yet ‘the cloud’ remains a cloudy concept for Americans, including policymakers. According to a recent survey conducted by Wakefield Research, … »

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    Popular Good or Public Good? The Debate to Nationalize Facebook

    | September 5, 2012 | Add a comment

    Despite what history proves about the transient nature of the social media sector—who still uses Friendster or MySpace?—Philip N. Howard’s recent Slate column calls for regulation of the newest social media “monopoly” Facebook. In his article, entitled “Let’s Nationalize Facebook,” Howard proposes that the United States government seize the private … »

  • Computer and Books

    Technology in the Classroom Paying Off

    Previously, people used to think of technology in the classroom as a nice benefit. Computers and technological resources could be useful for some special projects, but they could not help improve student achievement and were ultimately costly. But with state and local education budgets under pressure and questions about student … »

  • Internet

    Free Markets Hold Great Promise for Communications Issues

    | March 5, 2012 | Add a comment

    One of the most pressing issues confronting policymakers today is ensuring there is enough wireless spectrum available to meet our communications needs for the future. Wireless spectrum is the backbone of the U.S. communications industry, the invisible medium that carries through the air the digital signals that enable the sending … »