Month: January 2011

obama promised broadband expansion, but what’s the plan?

In his State of the Union address earlier this week, President Obama promised a new age of internet access for Americans. He said “Within the next five years, we’ll make it possible for businesses to deploy the next generation of high-speed wireless coverage to 98 percent of all Americans.” But it’s unclear how Obama plans to […] Read more…

GOP pushes for ISP data retention to fight kiddie porn

It’s a question privacy advocates and law enforcement have been grappling with for years: Does the protection of Little Sister justify Big Brother’s prying eyes? House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security met Tuesday morning to try to answer that question, with help from the Department of Justice, the United States Internet Service Provider […] Read more…

readers bite back: letters to the editor for ‘screw the pooch’

Garnering more than 15,000 views within 12 hours of being published, and inspiring dozens of passionate-if-misspelled comments, there’s no doubt that my January 5 feature, “Screw the Pooch,” struck a nerve in readers of The Riverfront Times. Here’s one of my favorite comments from the website, referring to cover dog Cowboy the Cocker Spaniel (by […] Read more…