Category: Government

How to Fight ISIS without breaking the Internet

This is a very ongoing issue in the present day. There have been videos from ISIS on the internet which has struck fear in the eyes of many people around the world. Emma Llanso, Shahed Amanullah, Lisl Brunner and Rebecca Mackinnon have a conversation on debunking the many myths and the alternatives on which to...

Law and Policy Fundamentals of the Sharing Economy

Gerard Stegmaier discussed consumer protection, labor and employment law, privacy and data security, antitrust and competition policy, and industry-specific licensure in relation to big data, the sharing economy and the Internet of things. First and foremost he shared with us a quote from Mark Zuckerberg “Run fast and break stuff.” To start off what is...

Organizing Volunteers at Bernie Sanders Campaign

At Big Organizing: Digital Tools in Bernie Sanders’ Campaign, Bernie Sanders campaign representatives shared some of the process and tools the campaign has implemented for mobilizing volunteers. Zack Exley and Becky Bond, senior advisors on the campaign, identified grassroots, in-person volunteer work as the life blood of the campaign. “A lot of what’s happened in this category of...

Government vs Innovation: Breaking Tech Barriers

Government regulations present many frustrations for innovation in business. When a business is entirely new, those frustrations are compounded. Startups have neither the advisement nor the funding to foster important relationships with government officials, and they often end up in the startup graveyard as a result. Arika Pierce, Principal at Gide, advises tech startups on building successful relationships with government....

Dude, Where’s My Patriarchy?

It is right here; I can’t believe you just asked me for directions. This panel features Ana Marie Cox, Jazmine Hughes, Rachel Sklar and Tracy Sefl. They discuss the general idea of the bro culture in politics. For those that do not know what bro culture is it was talked about in this sense: Thoughtless...

Protecting The Digital You

Naula O’Connor, President and CEO at the Center for Democracy and Technology had a panel “Protecting the digital you” at this years SXSW Interactive which emphasized digital self in shaping a digital future that respects our right to privacy and the boundaries necessary to REALLY protect the digital you. Today, most of our lives personal...

For All Your Eyes Only: Communicating Secrets at CIA

We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet. — CIA (@CIA) June 6, 2014 Admist fears for running out of content and concern for security of classified material, getting the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States on Twitter was almost a clandestine operation all it’s own. Carolyn Reams and Preston Golson...