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Fiber Connectivity in the United States

Susan Crawford— In the United States, we cannot even imagine cheap, unlimited communications capacity in our homes. Because of decades of political maneuvering by the enormous private companies that sell internet access to American consumers, a lack of leadership at the federal level, and the invisibility of this entire policy

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Censorship in the Age of Protest

Zeynep Tufekci— Censorship during the internet era does not operate under the same logic it did during the heyday of print or even broadcast television. When Mubarak cut off internet and cell-phone communication in Egypt in January 2011, just as throngs packed Tahrir Square, his move backfired at all levels.

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Technology’s future and past: The Internet and The Railway

The Technology Liberation Front’s Adam Thierer reviewed Jonathan Zittrain’s The Future of the Internet–And How to Stop It. Finding the book interesting, he recommended–and later, implored–his readers to pick up a copy. Zittrain’s provocative ideas about “generative” and “sterile” appliances inspire Thierer’s extensive response and the comments that follow. “It’s

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Solove and the future of publishing

Posting about Yale Press’ foray into new media, the Freakonomics blog of the New York Times announced that the “free e-book movement has officially begun.” They cite Yale Press titles like The Future of Reputation by Daniel Solove and The Wealth of Networks by Yochai Benkler as recent developments in

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Solove C-SPAN Interview on YouTube

Daniel Solove, author of The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet, was recently interviewed by C-SPAN for their weekly series, “The Communicators.” C-SPAN has now made the entire interview available on YouTube. “The Communicators” is C-SPAN’s weekly series that examines the people and events currently shaping

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Solove’s reputation as internet expert continues to grow

In the wake of recent news stories about internet privacy and cyber-vigilantes, Daniel Solove, author of The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet, has continued to share his expertise in a variety of articles and forums. Here is a brief list of some sites where Solove

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YUP authors on FM radio

A. K. Sandoval-Strausz, author of Hotel: An American History, appeared on WBUR Boston’s On Point to discuss “how America invented the hotel, and how the hotel invented America.” You can listen to the program–which aired on Thursday, December 13th–in Windows Media Player by clicking here, or with RealPlayer by clicking

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News sources rely upon Solove and his “Reputation”

Daniel Solove, author of The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet, has earned a reputation for himself as an expert in the field. That’s why you can find Solove, quoted and reviewed, across the Internet. Here’s just a sample: Solove appeared on NPR’s Talk of the

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Publishing Gone Digital

Digital publishing is much on the minds of publishers, authors, and readers these days, since Yale law professor Yochai Benkler came out with his new book The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom. In this comprehensive social theory of the Internet, Benkler describes how patterns of

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The Wealth of Networks

New technologies have brought us to a critical moment of transition. Will markets, social relationships, and democracy ever be the same again? Yale University Press author Yochai Benkler will be giving a free public talk about the ideas in his new book, The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms

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