Category: Government

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...

Weekly News Roundup Feb. 12-19

Apple takes a stand against FBI Big news this week is the announcement from Apple that the company will not comply with an FBI request to create a backdoor for unlocking iPhones. Although the FBI claims that this capability will only be used on one phone – a phone involved in the San Bernardino case...

Weekly News Roundup Jan. 29 – Feb. 5

Twitter GIFs coming to a mobile screen near you. Thousands of thumbs could be heard breathing a sigh of relief recently. Twitter is reportedly testing a new button that will relieve users of having to prowl the web for the perfect GIF to post. Some users have already been able to use the button, and it...

SXSWistful

I’m sitting in a darkened theater watching a comedy show. The room seats 90 people. It’s a late show, and I only stayed out because there’s a writer from The Daily Show performing. Then the host comes out and says, “We have a very special guest with us tonight…Mr. Judd Apatow.” That’s right, the director...

Moonshots Through Failure

Today Astro Teller talked about how to shoot for the metaphorical moon by failing up. “I fear thoughts that fear technology. You have to approach the changing world with knowledge and confidence, not fear.” Teller talked about bringing the internet to the world with balloons designed to fail… … and self driving cars that learn...

The Silk Road Case: Impacting Our Digital Future

For those of us who have been following the coverage on Ross Ulbricht and the Silk Road case, we’ve heard from news anchors, print journalists, bloggers, and commentators. But yesterday, those of us at the SXSW panel, “The Silk Road Case: Impacting Our Digital Future,” got to hear the story from a new perspective—Lyn Ulbricht,...