benton's blog

Weekly Digest

If You Can't Open It, You Don't Own It -- Unlocking Your Cellphone

Who owns your cellphone? Or, not to put too fine a point on it: who controls what you can do with your cellphone after you’ve paid for it?

Weekly Digest
Weekly Digest

Source: Susan Crawford Is Next FCC Chair

A source close to the House Majority Whip’s office tells us that Susan Crawford will be the next chair of the Federal Communications Commission. At least, he said, once we say it, it’ll be true. Oh, who are we kidding? It was Rep Frank Underwood who told us, so it must be true. Or it will be true, right?

Weekly Digest
Weekly Digest

No Single Person Can Build the Roads and Networks...

No Single Person Can Build the Roads and Networks…

Weekly Digest

Guns or Media

The horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, have turned the nation’s attention to seeking ways to reduce acts of violence, especially with firearms. As with many huge issues like this, telecommunications and media policy play a role. This week, we look at the connections between media violence and real-world violence.

Weekly Digest

Why Should I Care About CES?

In Las Vegas this week, approximately 150,000 consumer electronics manufacturers, retailers, content providers and creators, broadband developers, wireless carriers, cable and satellite TV providers, installers, engineers, corporate buyers, government leaders, financial analysts and the media gathered for the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to see and showcase new and upcoming products.

Weekly Digest