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An in-depth interview of OneWeb CEO Greg Wyler
OneWeb is building a large constellation of low-Earth orbit (LEO) Internet-service satellites and Via Satellite has published the "definitive 2018" interview of OneWeb CEO Greg Wyler. The following are some of the quotes that caught my eye: The system has b...
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This case illustrates the fact that political, security and financial negotiations may be as difficult as designing satellites and rockets for a would-be global Internet service provider like OneWeb or SpaceX Starlink.

https://cis471.blogspot.com/2018/10/obstacles-in-onewebs-negotiations-with.html

#Satellite #Internet #OneWeb #SpaceX #Starlink
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The social networking portion of Google Plus is a failure, but its Communities feature is valuable. They saved the Hangouts on Air service by moving it from Google Plus to YouTube in 2016. Now they should save Google Plus Communities.

#Google #Googleplus   #Hangoutsonair  
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Google has signed memoranda of understanding with the Havana City Historian’s Office, the University of Computer Sciences, Infomed, Cuba's medical network, and the Ministry of Culture -- what might those memoranda call for?

#Cuba   #Google   #Internet   #ICT4D  
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While in New York for the UN General Assembly, Díaz-Canel met with a dozen tech companies. This post speculates on what the meeting attendees might be planning, mentions a few who were not there and suggests other people and organizations the Cubans might meet with as they plan the future of their Internet.

#Cuba   #Internet  
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The impact of Internet-enabled gerrymandering: North Carolina

The Supreme Court sidestepped the blatant North Carolina gerrymandering case so the 2018 congressional election will be biased there and in several other states. What is Judge Kavanaugh's position on the constitutionality of gerrymandering?

http://cis471.blogspot.com/2018/09/the-impact-of-internet-enabled.html
#gerrymandering   #politics #SCOTUS #Kavanaugh  
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Update to post on Internet-enabled gerrymandering
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The same panel of judges that opened the possibility of redistricting before the November election has concluded that the current, radically gerrymandered map must be used this year because there is not enough time to revise it before the election.

The citizens of North Carolina have been denied democracy for the last three elections. Let's hope that the fourth time will be the last.

http://cis471.blogspot.com/2018/01/using-gerrymandering-technology-to.html

#Internet #gerrymandering

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Update to post on Internet-enabled gerrymandering
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In June, the Supreme Court sidestepped the question of when extreme partisan gerrymandering is unconstitutional on technical grounds. They acknowledge that gerrymandering is a threat to democracy, but seem uncertain on technical issues like the lack of an operational definition of gerrymandering, deciding whether a political party or a voter is harmed by gerrymandering, whether challenges have to be to a specific district map rather than an entire state, etc. They have left the door open for future action.

Last month, a Federal Court found that North Carolina’s congressional districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered to favor Republicans over Democrats and said it may require new districts before the November elections; however, it now appears there will not be time to redistrict the state. This will taint the outcome of the election and could conceivably determine the Congressional majority.

This article presents analysis showing that the current districts are stacked in favor of Republicans and, lest one conclude that this was a fluke, quotes State Representative David Lewis as saying “I propose that we draw the maps to give a partisan advantage to 10 Republicans and three Democrats because I do not believe it’s possible to draw a map with 11 Republicans and two Democrats.”

In the Federal Court ruling, we read that when Dr. Thomas Hofeller was engaged to draw new districts Mr. Lewis and State Senator Robert Rucho instructed him to “to create as many districts as possible in which GOP candidates would be able to successfully compete for office.” Dr. Hofeller testified that he complied, seeking “to minimize the number of districts in which Democrats would have an opportunity to elect a Democratic candidate.”

How do these people sleep at night?

http://cis471.blogspot.com/2018/01/using-gerrymandering-technology-to.html

#Internet #Politics #Gerrymandering
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The CubeSat industry is growing and startups like Skyandspace and Kepler Communications are offering narrow-band communication and Kepler's long-term goal is "Internet in space."

#satellite   #Internet   #CubeSat  
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