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Sonic might be the best Internet service provider in the U.S.

slate.com — When we moved to our current Bay Area home in 2010, it seemed wise-given our reliance on the Internet for our work-to get both cable Internet and DSL service, to ensure a connection in all but the worst of circumstances. We had one choice for cable: Comcast, which is under...
Aug 27, 2015

This might be the best Internet service provider in the U.S.: slate.com/blogs/future_t… via @FutureTenseNow >> @dane is a class act

I'm not sorry for using an ad blocker to protect my privacy.

slate.com — To my friends in the news business: Yes, I block your advertising, or at least some of it. Yes, I block your videos, or at least some of them. Yes, I block you and your business "partners" from tracking my every online move. And yes, I recognize that this may...

5.5 5. Be Transparent

mediactive.com — Transparency is essential not just for citizen journalists and other new media creators, but also for those in traditional media. The kind and extent of transparency may differ. For example, bloggers should explicitly reveal their biases. Big Media employees may have pledged individually not to have conflicts of interest, but that doesn't mean they work without bias.
Aug 02, 2015

"...transparency will lead your audience to trust you more, while they may believe you less." mediactive.com/5-5-5-be-trans… @jcstearns @AntDeRosa

Tech companies and carriers should be required to issue software updates.

slate.com — No, it's not your imagination: You're hearing a spate of news about security flaws in the products you use every day. Two big annual hacker conferences are coming up in Las Vegas, and many of the people giving talks there are telling the world now what they've uncovered. As usual,...
Jul 30, 2015

New Android vulnerability + industry fecklessness = need for new laws/regs. My latest at @slate @FutureTenseNow: slate.com/blogs/future_t…

Jul 30, 2015

There should be a law forcing carriers and manufacturers to issue smartphone updates to fix bus, argues @dangillmor slate.com/blogs/future_t…

Jul 30, 2015

Carriers and manufacturers that sell Android phones have shown they don't care about security. Let's force them. slate.com/blogs/future_t…

Aug 14, 2015

@SinedioMD which is a scandal and why we need laws requiring them to update when patches are available. slate.com/blogs/future_t…

Hoax Bloomberg story incorrectly said Twitter was up for sale.

slate.com — Most Internet hoaxes have little or no significant impact, but once in a while we see the potential for more serious trouble. That was the case Tuesday, when someone posted a fraudulent "news story" about a likely sale of Twitter, leading to a brief upward bump in the company's share...
Jul 15, 2015

In my new @Slate column: prepare for lots more hoaxes online, by being skeptical and using judgment. slate.com/blogs/future_t… #ASUMediaLIT

MediaLIT: My Media Use

mediactive.com — I'm asking folks taking our "MediaLIT: Overcoming Information Overload" MOOC course to describe their media use for a full day. In this post I'm combining several posts I did for my regular ASU course, as a demonstration of what I'm talking about. Note to MOOC folks: We don't expect you to write something this long!
Jul 07, 2015

Note to #ASUMediaLIT folks: The link to my "media use" post (relates to Week 1 assignment) is here: mediactive.com/2015/07/07/med…

Why we cheer for robots.

slate.com — That popular video of robots face-planting is, no question, hilarious. Yet if you attended the event from which the videos emerged, the pratfalls were as much poignant as comedic. Several thousand people in the stands of a horse track in Pomona, California, groaned when the robots-finalists in the U.S. Defense...
Jun 09, 2015

What makes us cheer for robots? DARPA Robotics Challenge helped me understand. My latest in @slate @FutureTenseNow slate.com/blogs/future_t…

Why its new offerings come with a ton of privacy concerns

slate.com — Of all the adjectives we might apply to Google, relentless increasingly feels the most apt. The more you use the company's offerings, the more you should like this trait, because something enormously powerful is taking shape-a collection of services that will make a lot of people's daily lives easier to...
May 29, 2015

My latest at @slate @FutureTenseNow: Google enhances its tech, and its potential for privacy invasions: slate.com/blogs/future_t…

May 29, 2015

RT @dangillmor: My latest at @slate @FutureTenseNow: Google enhances its tech, and its potential for privacy invasions: slate.com/blogs/future_t…

May 29, 2015

RT @Slate: Google's new, killer features come with some new, killer privacy concerns: slate.me/1EFmxTk pic.twitter.com/ZjSLHDIp16

May 29, 2015

RT @Slate: Google's new, killer features come with some new, killer privacy concerns: slate.me/1EFmxTk pic.twitter.com/ZjSLHDIp16

May 30, 2015

I’m glad @dangillmor wrote this reminder that Google’s cool new products aren’t free; there’s a privacy exchange slate.me/1HCmuKb

Green Mountain’s attempt to use digital rights management on Keurig coffee makers fails.

slate.com — When Green Mountain Coffee Roasters announced its quarterly financial results last week, the news was bad for the company-but good for people who believe that when they buy something, they should decide how to use it. Here's what happened. A year ago, Green Mountain announced it would be selling a...
May 12, 2015

My latest in @slate: Keurig backdown on DRM rare good news in our "you don't own it, you just rent it" world. slate.com/blogs/future_t…

May 12, 2015

RT @dangillmor: My latest in @slate: Keurig backdown on DRM rare good news in our "you don't own it, you just rent it" world. slate.com/blogs/future_t…

May 12, 2015

RT @dangillmor: My latest in @slate: Keurig backdown on DRM rare good news in our "you don't own it, you just rent it" world. slate.com/blogs/future_t…

May 12, 2015

Finally, a Victory in the the War Over Who Will Control the Devices We Use slate.com/blogs/future_t…

United should thank, not ban, researcher who pointed out a security flaw.

slate.com — I'm about to board a United Airlines 747 in Frankfurt, on my way to San Francisco. Last night, the airline sent me an email saying that the flight would be equipped with Wi-Fi. Until last week I'd have been glad for that, as I have a lot of work to...
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Aug 28, 2015

Governments twisting language, a standard practice, to avoid responsibility for refugee crisis. nytimes.com/2015/08/28/wor…

Aug 28, 2015

@tolles If you're a fan of corruption, power-hunger and sleaze, absolutely. @davidfolkenflik

Aug 28, 2015

RT @rufoguerreschi: @dangillmor Join Stallman, Schneier, Preneel discuss how to be "Free and Safe in Cyberspace", Brussels 9-24/25th free-and-safe.org

Aug 28, 2015

Snapped out of mid-afternoon jet-lag slump just in time for @penplusbytes board meeting...

Aug 27, 2015

Forensics: so-called "full" videos in the Planned Parenthood attacks aren't really the full videos. huffingtonpost.com/entry/planned-…

Aug 27, 2015

Soon you'll be able to watch from the perspective of the player of your choice... twitter.com/BuzzFeedNFL/st…


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