(This appeared as “Let’s Nationalize Facebook” in Slate’s Future Tense Blog.) Over the last several years, Facebook has become a public good and an important social resource. But as a company, it is behaving badly, and long term, that may cost it: A spring survey found that almost half […]
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Interviewed for LA Times http://articles.latimes.com/2012/apr/23/business/la-fi-obama-tech-sanctions-20120424
Political Parties & Voter Privacy: Australia, Canada, the United States and United Kingdom in Comparative Perspective
Political parties are among the most lax, unregulated organizations handling large volumes of personally identifiable data about citizens’ behavior and attitudes. We analyze the privacy practices of political parties in Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, and United States to assess the current state of electorate data, compare regulatory efforts, and offer […]
What is the best way to measure and track the digital divide, in a comparative manner, over time? What impact have differing policy interventions had on the digital divide in Canada and the United States? We offer a way of benchmarking equality in Internet access using Gini coefficients and demonstrate […]