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The World of Fiber Optics

Susan Crawford— Here is the tech revolution America may miss: On a gray, cloudy weekday morning in August, I drove across the wide Han River that divides the northern and southern parts of Seoul. I turned east onto a furiously busy highway that runs alongside the river. I was noticing

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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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Winning the Race with the Eight “I’s” of Innovation Policy

When we think about the causes of the Great Recession, the first one that comes to mind is usually the burst housing bubble. But the origins of the recession—and our sluggish recovery from it—go deeper than that. According to Robert D. Atkinson and Stephen J. Ezell, co-authors of Innovation Economics:

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Lest We Forget: What You “C” in Our Cookies

Sarah Underwood— For me, there are two outstanding features of Dillon, South Carolina. One is that savvy out-of-staters like me drive several miles below the speed limit. The other is the South-of-the-Border theme park. Nearly every summer of my life, my family drove from Northern Virginia to Myrtle Beach, South

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Innovation and Accolades

Do the most innovative economic solutions come from the private sector or from the state? In the midst of an economic slowdown and an election year, the question is unavoidable. Concerned readers might find insights in Dan Breznitz’s Innovation and the State, which was announced the winner of the 2008

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Zittrain’s internet popularity cannot be stopped

Network World featured Yale Press author and “bona fide member of the digiterati” Jonathan Zittrain in a review titled “How the iPhone is killing the ‘Net.” This review of Zittrain’s new book, The Future of the Internet–And How to Stop It, has quickly made its way across the web. Macworld

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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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