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Tesla says customers can't use its self-driving cars for Uber. — On Tuesday, Oct. 25, Future Tense will host an event in Washington, D.C., on how technology is changing the nature of ownership. For more information and to RSVP, visit the New America website . It's always in the fine print.

FCC support for hackable wireless routers is a win for all of us. — It's increasingly dawning on people that they don't really own a lot of the goods they buy, not in a world where software is infiltrating everything and can be modified at the whim of the seller. Amazon can remove books people have "purchased" for their Kindles.

The new rules of news — You may have noticed - you could hardly miss it - the blizzard of anniversary stories last month about the fall of Lehman Brothers, an event that helped spark last year's financial meltdown. The coverage reminded me that journalists failed to do their jobs before last year's crisis emerged, and have continued to fail since then.

Forget Comcast. Here’s The DIY Approach to Internet Access. — Spanish engineer Ramon Roca got tired of waiting for telecom companies to wire his town - so he did it himself. Y ou can see the snow-capped Pyrenees mountains from Gurb, about 75 kilometers north of Barcelona. It's a quiet farming community of 2,500, and in most ways there's nothing special to set it apart from many such towns across the Catalonia region of Spain.

Witnessing, activism, journalism - and the boundaries of free speech in the Facebook age — Diamond "Lavish" Reynolds changed our perception of media last week with her shocking and heartbreaking real-time web video of the last minutes of Philando Castile's life.

Curiosity rover: why the best digital media coverage came from Nasa — I'm old enough to remember the most important space story of its or probably any era. In the summer of 1969, we sat, enthralled, as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed Apollo 11's Eagle space ship and took humanity's first steps on a world other than Earth.

Hillary Clinton’s technology policy is surprisingly solid. — In an era when most politicians don't even pretend to understand much about technology and innovation, it's at least a little refreshing to see a campaign actually treat these critical issues with respect. The one in question is Hillary Clinton's, and its just-released " Initiative on Technology & Innovation " has a lot to recommend it.

Mobile carriers shouldn’t get into the ad-blocking business. — I'm a big believer in blocking online ads and trackers. Needless to say, advertisers and media companies aren't. Some try to make me feel guilty. Others block me or degrade the Web experience. Fair enough. But if your telecommunications company decides or offers to do block ads on your behalf, beware.

Decentralized Web Summit - Day One — (I'll be updating this regularly during the day. New stuff will be at the bottom of the post, not the top, on the principle that most people reading this will read it only once or twice. Maybe I'm wrong, but that's the method in my madness.

Decentralized Web Summit — Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive, has pulled together an amazing group of people for what he's calling-with only a tiny amount of hyperbole-the "Decentralized Web Summit." Some of the "original architects" of this system-including Vint Cerf and Tim Berners-Lee-are here along with the younger and deeply committed architects of what we all agree we want.
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Oct 27, 2016

RT @NiemanLab: This is why Bustle decided to open-source a way for news orgs to port content to AMP, Instant Articles & Apple News https://…

Oct 26, 2016

Texas voting officials are determined to suppress voting. One guess why... 

Oct 26, 2016

Your daily reminder that Trump still refuses to release tax returns, and most journalists have meekly accepted his stonewalling.

Oct 26, 2016

A privilege to do Q&A with @snowden, re journalism and more at @GENinnovate hackdays today, hosted by @SZ. Vid here: 

Oct 26, 2016

Beth Diaz from Washington Post on audience development using data. #newpublishing

Oct 26, 2016

RT @charlesapple: Media birthday: @stevebuttry, director of student media at LSU, turns 62 today.

Oct 26, 2016

A key takeaway from today's Q&A with @snowden: Journalists will lose any arms race with NSA et al. Journos have to lobby for better laws.

Oct 26, 2016

RT @Snowden: @kennethlipp @mattblaze To save time: after Bush's warrantless wiretapping program came to light, AT&T demanded an immunity la…

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