I was sitting in a session on InCommon at Internet 2 this week when I noticed my spouse’s name pop up in my inbox with the subject line "Trouble." Oh no, I thought, what could be wrong? Her mother has been ailing lately, and so my concern went immediately to her as I clinked on the message. Here is what it said in full: Hi
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November 7, 2010
November 4, 2010
Remember CALEA? In 2005 higher education government affairs and information technology specialists held forth against the potential for configuration requirements under a revision of this legislation and ultimately prevailed in federal court in the case in a case brought by the American Council on Higher Education.
October 25, 2010
The Information Cage TECHNOLOGY | October 23, 2010 Marketers Can Glean Private Data on Facebook This issue of targeted advertising is bigger than I originally thought. Back in the day, if I were on the Internet in Ithaca, advertisers showed ads for businesses in that area. When I went to Rochester to see family, POOF! The ads magically changed to Rochester businesses and addresses. And so on.
October 1, 2010
How is the young man who was in the room with Mr. Clementi doing? Thankfully, for him, we don't know his name, nor am I curious. Only concerned. If Mr. Clementi felt profoundly rattled by events, one can only imagine how he feels. The media, having gotten ahold of this story, has expanded the scope and amplification of the private act between him and Mr. Clementi many orders of magnitude beyond the original publication on the Internet.
September 20, 2010
Not-for-profit higher education faces numerous and serious challenges in contemporary global society: international competition in its “marketplace;” reduced government support for expanded access; quality education for both younger and older generations of learners; the growth of for-profit companies, institutes and programs encroaching on its traditional sphere; and, most important, low morale and a corresponding lack of commitment to its particular missions: to teach, research and to improve society through education, its processes as well as its creative works and discoveries.
September 7, 2010
Sometimes if you just wait long enough, everything falls into place. In terms of the ideas, that is what has happened in the Google/Verizon issue for this set of blogs. Intentionally I wanted to provide background for my opinion: that American society would benefit from strong regulatory presence in this area of “net neutrality.” In the meantime a couple of important developments have occurred. In two New York Times stories last week evidence for my position emerged: the F.C. C.’s request for more comment and consumer pushback on Google.
August 31, 2010
Remember Abbie Hoffman’s “Steal This Book!”? Transformed, “Watch This Video!":
August 24, 2010
July 28, 2010
In the next few blogs I will highlight some moments from the Institute for Computer Policy and Law held last week at Cornell in Ithaca, New York. http://www.sce.cornell.edu/exec/programs.php?v=CPL&s=Overview Five sessions were captured on video and archived. They can be found at this page:
July 28, 2010
We had three knock-out sessions on Day 4. Nothing I say here will compare with simply watching the videos: http://cornellmediasite.cit.cornell.edu/mediasite/Catalog/pages/catalog.aspx?catalogId=a3fcdaa9-356a-49ce-80a8-7cb6f34990c Here are my take-aways from each session: