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Internet Day 2016

Yesterday I attended UCLA’s celebration of Internet Day 2016 featuring Professor Leonard Kleinrock recounting  the birth of the internet at UCLA on October 29, 1969 and a screening of the Wernor Herzog documentary “Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World.”  Below is a video of Professor Kleinrock’s presentation and partial Q&A. The documentary features…

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Commerce Dept Releases Digital Valedictory

DOC Releases Digital Valedictory The Department of Commerce has released a report “Enabling Growth and Innovation in the Digital Economy,” which it describes as a chronicle of the Commerce Department’s efforts in support of the digital economy over the course of the Obama Administration in areas of a free and open internet, privacy and intellectual property. The report…

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International: EU Privacy Hawks Target Safe Harbor, Antigua Moving Closer to Piracy

ITU Battle, NSA Debacle Spur Review of Internet Governance The bruising 2012 ITU battle in which Russia and other authoritarian states sought to use the ITU to exert more control over the internet and continued fallout from the NSA disclosures have led to the creation of a commission to consider internet governance. The Global Commission…