Privacy Surveillance

Insecure wheels: Police turn to car data to destroy suspects’ alibis

Looser privacy standards for vehicle data are a treasure chest of data for law enforcement. Source Law enforcement agencies are finding a treasure trove of evidence in vehicles that they can use to solve crimes.Sebastian König / for NBC NewsDec. 28, 2020, 9:18 AM ESTBy Olivia Solon On June 26, 2017, the lifeless body of […]


Digital Commons

Volume 9 |Digital commonsMélanie Dulong de Rosnay French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)Felix Stalder Zurich University of the Arts Abstract: Commons are holistic social institutions to govern the (re)production of resources, articulated through interrelated legal, socio-cultural, economic and institutional dimensions. They represent a comprehensive and radical approach to organise collective action, placing it “beyond […]

Artifical Intelligence

Artificial intelligence will be more dominant in redefining businesses and customer experiences

AI or artificial intelligence (AI) either promises transformational positive changes for the social good or threatens its very existence to supplant humanity in the most malignant way! Moving forward to a new year in a few months, Analytics Insights bring the top 10 Artificial Intelligence (AI) trends to watch out for in 2021. • Making […]


How We Saved .ORG: 2020 in Review

BY ELLIOT HARMONDECEMBER 23, 2020 If you come at the nonprofit sector, you’d best not miss. Nonprofits and NGOs around the world were stunned last November when the Internet Society (ISOC) announced that it had agreed to sell the Public Interest Registry—the organization that manages the .ORG top-level domain (TLD)—to private equity firm Ethos Capital. EFF and […]


Assessing President Trump’s Legacy of Cyber Confusion

The Trump administration leaves a legacy of confusion over cybersecurity issues with few positives. Blog Post by Brandon Valeriano December 21, 2020 Brandon Valeriano is the Bren Chair of Military Innovation at the Marine Corps University. He also serves as a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. Things did not end well for the Trump’s administration’s cybersecurity […]

accessibility Broadband

FCC’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Auction Was Supposed to Significantly Reduce America’s Rural Broadband Gap

Communities Will Have to Contend with Broadband Uncertainty for Many Years to Come The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently completed its Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) auction. The goal of the auction was to bring to rural areas across the United States the same affordable and reliable broadband service enjoyed in many urban and suburban […]

Benton Foundation Broadband

Broadband Lessons Learned in 2020

 You’re reading the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society’s Weekly Digest, a recap of the biggest (or most overlooked) broadband stories of the week. This week Benton’s Executive Director, Adrianne B. Furniss, takes the mic. Round-Up for the Week of December 14-18, 2020 2020 is not a year we’ll want to remember, but it is […]

Digital Colonialism

Digital colonisation’: A tiny island nation just launched a major effort to win back control of its top-level internet domain

JACK KERRDEC 16, 2020, 11:22 AM Niue, a tiny island nation in the Pacific, is launching proceedings with internet overseer ICANN to reclaim the .nu top-level domain. The .nu domain has never been in the hands of the Niuean people, with control currently resting with the Internet Foundation of Sweden (IIS), the body in charge […]

5g Huawei

Huawei’s Role in the China-Russia Technological Partnership

While Huawei clearly benefits from the China-Russia science and technology partnership, it also helps facilitate it. Blog Post by Guest Blogger for Net Politics December 16, 2020 Lauren Dudley is a Research Associate for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. This is the third part of a series on Huawei’s expansion in Russia as a reaction […]


Definitions from NDIA

Digital Inclusion Digital Inclusion refers to the activities necessary to ensure that all individuals and communities, including the most disadvantaged, have access to and use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).  This includes 5 elements: 1) affordable, robust broadband internet service; 2) internet-enabled devices that meet the needs of the user; 3) access to digital […]