The conundrum for #NetNeutrality advocates: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/zero-rating-poses-a-conundrum-for-net-neutrality-advocates-around-the-world/
I'm glad to know many of the people on this list, including Rob Pegoraro DJ Saul Adam Zuckerman Evan Burfield Aaron Snow Patrick Ruffini Katie Harbath Bridget Coyne Jerry Brito Marvin Ammori Walt Mossberg Blake Hall. I hope I can make the acquaintance of many more when we return to DC this fall.
Any time that you see me put on the same page as Vint Cerf, Robert Kahn and Steve Crocker, however, I also hope you get a good chuckle.
Her business record will be relevant: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/carly-fiorina-s-record-at-hewlett-packard--by-the-numbers-184234108.html
…but the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has concerns about security: http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-15-370
That the FBI and police department have been using IMSI (International Mobile Subscriber Identity) catchers is no longer a secret, given increasing reporting around the country by media, but officials have been tight-lipped about them, their capabilities and the condition for their use.
This is long overdue. Secret laws & policies are poison to democracies. If these devices are vacuuming up large amounts of cellular data and device locations from Americans who are not the targets of criminal investigations, it closely resembles a violation of the Fourth Amendment to this non-lawyer. We'll see what comes of the DoJ's internal review, but the fact they're doing it all is welcome.
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