Technology

A Call for a Radical New Communications Policy

The FCC should regulate like antitrust agencies, providing competition-based ex post remedies.

Should the FTC Regulate Privacy on Social Networking Sites?

A recent paper argues that regulation of social networking sites could help protect privacy and reduce litigation.

Senate Fails to Overturn the FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

New “open Internet” regulations survive congressional challenge.

NSTC Issues Report on Government Involvement in Standards Development

Agencies should aim to support, not lead the development of technological standards, except in specific instances.

Regulating Telecommunications Networks

Recent book proposes critical framework for analyzing and regulating networks.

An Executive Order to Stop Future WikiLeaks

President Obama issued an executive order to safeguard confidential information transferred on government networks.

NSF and White House Address Work-Life Balance for Scientists

Agency initiative aims to retain more women in STEM fields.

FCC Repeals the Fairness Doctrine and Other Regulations

Repeal follows Commission’s announced plan to remove rules that are out of date.

Making the Rulemaking Process Accessible to Ordinary Citizens

Administrative agencies should design their websites with rulemaking participation by the general public in mind.

Justice Department Moves to Block AT&T’s Acquisition of T-Mobile

Antitrust Division argues the merger would decrease competition, increase prices.

ACUS Committee Discusses Online Access to Rulemaking

Committee investigates how to improve public access via the Internet.

White House Offers Guidance on Nanotechnology Policy

EPA, FDA respond with calls for public comments.