A reporter asked me for reaction to news that Google has put up a form to meet a European court's insane and dangerous ruling and allow people to demand that links to content they don't like about themselves be taken down. Here's what I said:
This is a most troubling event for speech, the web and Europe.
The court has trampled the free-speech rights not only of Google but of the sites -- and speake ...
May 30 2014, 5:55pm CDT
Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
Topics: John Oliver, David Drummond, HBO, Quotation, Europe
Just when publishers thought they had the Web figured out, proposals for a faster, more secure and mobile-optimized upgrade to underlying Web technologies could present them with a new set of challenges.
Developers at the Internet Engineering Task Force are finalizing a new Web standard called HTTP/2, an upgrade to HTTP 1.1, which was designed by Tim Berners-Lee and the Web community in the ’90s. While HTTP/2 has been designed to make the Web e ...
Full article at: Digiday
Jul 14 2014, 11:00pm CDT
Source: The Atlantic
For a short, chubby 13-year-old girl with a boy band obsession, going online in the early 1990s was a lot less hostile than going to school. Looking back, I most miss the personal anonymity; an online existence without photography or video, a time when it was normal not to use your real name, when people could interact without demographic data being harvested for advertisers or shuffling people into neat demographic categories in the name of improved user experien ...
Full article at: The Atlantic
Jun 25 2014, 8:30am CDT
Source: Big Government
Last week marked the one-year anniversary of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden’s epic revelations of the existence of numerous global surveillance programs run by the National Security Agency (NSA), the Five Eyes (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States) and the cooperation of U.S. tech companies. While the U.S. technology industry now seems desperate to try to reign in spying programs after the retaliator ...
Full article at: Big Government
Jun 8 2014, 7:00am CDT
Source: The Huffington Post: UK Edition
Stephen Fry has condemned "disgraceful" mass surveillance of communications by spy agencies GCHQ and the NSA and said it was "very depressing" how much governments wanted to control the internet.
The QI host said there was "something squalid and rancid about being spied on" and using people's fears about terrorism as a means to spy on citizens was "duplicitous and deeply wrong".
In a pre-recorded video message, ...
Full article at: The Huffington Post: UK Edition
Jun 7 2014, 12:30pm CDT
Source: Gwynne on dot-gov
Here are some of articles, papers, and videos that shaped my thinking this year.Putting Government Data Online Tim Berners-Lee most excellent article challenging us to take the risk and be open before we know the results. My #1.Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable Clay Shirky's view of journalism is an insight into the disruptive change we are living."The Not-So-Hidden Politics of Class Online" danah boyd's speech at June's ...
Full article at: Gwynne on dot-gov
Dec 29 2009, 6:54pm CST