The U.S. government is seeking names of Trump critics
The U.S. government is seeking names of Trump critics

The U.S. government is seeking names of Trump critics. Specifically, the U.S. Department of Justice wants to know the IP addresses, contact information, email content and photos of 1.3 million people who visited a website organizing protests against the current U.S president. Let that sink in for a moment. Yes, you read it correctly: the […]

Facebook wants to keep you – on Facebook
Facebook wants to keep you – on Facebook

Facebook wants to keep you – on Facebook. And, bless its heart, it’s doing a pretty good job of becoming indispensable to your online life. Seriously, Facebook wants to be your internet – the whole thing, the entire WWW enchilada, online soup to online nuts, your digital alpha and omega, your reason for being…online. The […]

Online harassment: it’s who you know
Online harassment: it’s who you know

Online harassment: it’s who you know – at least that’s the suggestion from the most recent Pew Research Center survey. The survey’s data, published in mid-July, indicates nearly half of all American victims of online harassment actually know – as friends, acquaintances or family members – the person who is threatening them, trying to intimidate […]

Grandpa on the Facebook
Grandpa on the Facebook

Grandpa on the Facebook. “Oh no!,” exclaims nearly everyone in the family. “This can’t end well!” And, yet, get over it family. America’s older adults are increasingly connected to the digital world and actually learning how to use 21st Century digital technology. “Pew Research Center surveys find that seniors are also moving towards more digitally […]

YouTube will redirect hate toward…peace?
YouTube will redirect hate toward…peace?

In an effort to reduce the influence of extremism and terrorism on the world’s most popular video platform YouTube will redirect hate toward…peace? Well, if not peace directly YouTube promises it will redirect viewers toward videos intended to refute extremist mythology and videos confronting terrorist violence. YouTube announced July 20th new measures using what’s called […]

41% of Americans have been harassed online
41% of Americans have been harassed online

41% of Americans have been harassed online, according to a new survey released earlier this month by the Pew Research Center. “But nearly one-in-five Americans (18%) have been subjected to particularly severe forms of harassment online, such as physical threats, harassment over a sustained period, sexual harassment or stalking,” says the Center. “…and an even […]

Advances in world digital evolution
Advances in world digital evolution

Like any progress over time the advances in world digital evolution will have rapid forward movement with great potential – and some stall outs. The U.S. and Germany, while long on advances, may be on the verge of a digital stall out – according to a new Digital Evolution Index compiled by The Fletcher School […]

Big Telcoms are not protecting privacy well
Big Telcoms are not protecting privacy well

Big Telcoms are not protecting privacy well, according to the most recent survey released by a major consumer watchdog organization. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) says Comcast, Verizon, T-Mobile & AT&T scored the lowest – again – in it’s annual Who Has Your Back survey of internet companies’ efforts to protect the privacy of individual […]

July 12: voice support for Net Neutrality!
July 12: voice support for Net Neutrality!

July 12: voice support for Net Neutrality! Just as we did in 2015, the internet is coming together to support the American concept of Net Neutrality with a wide and online protest over the effort to eliminate internet freedom in the U.S. Organized and sponsored by a very broad, bi-partisan coalition of major internet companies […]

#GigCity is still an open market
#GigCity is still an open market

Despite claims and threats of Big Telcom providing internet service as a public utility does not reduce competition and #GigCity is still an open market. Sure, Chattanooga, TN., provides internet service – speed as much as 10 gigabytes-per-second, if you’re willing to pay for it – as a public utility through its city-owned electric utility […]