Telecom & Technology

How True Are Our Assumptions About Screen Time?

  • By
  • Lisa Guernsey,
  • New America Foundation

Video, TV, interactive books, screen-based games: Young children today are practically bathed in this stuff as young as toddlerhood. What is the impact? As a parent who is simultaneously fascinated by and worried about the impact of electronic media on my children─and as a journalist and researcher specializing in education, technology, and social science─I have been digging for answers. Along the way I’ve come upon several research findings that overturn conventional wisdom. Here are five common parental assumptions that the research does not necessarily support.

The Sidebar: Our Dysfunctional Patent System and the Relevance of Political Conventions

August 30, 2012
Marvin Ammori discusses the significance of the Apple-Samsung ruling and how this highlights major problems in our patent system. Andrés Martinez explains why political conventions are still relevant. Elizabeth Weingarten hosts.

News Roundup, August 24: Location Privacy Act, AT&T Blocks FaceTime, and the FCC on Broadband Progress

August 24, 2012
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Welcome to our weekly series, highlighting the most newsworthy events under the Open Technology Initiative’s three key areas: Privacy and Security, Freedom of Expression, and Telecom Policy.

Al Jazeera’s “Controlling the Web” Film Connects Internet Freedom Issues

August 22, 2012
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This post was originally published by Tom Risen on The Netizen Project on August 14, 2012.

The Sidebar: The Paul Ryan Plan and the Truth About Hackers

August 17, 2012
Jason Peuquet from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget on the budget bonafides of GOP VP candidate Paul Ryan and Brian Duggan from the Open Technology Institute on the massive digital takedown of Wired's Mat Honan. 

News Roundup, August 17: Video Privacy, Rural Broadband, and Convention Platforms

August 16, 2012
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Welcome to our weekly series, highlighting the most newsworthy events under the Open Technology Institute's three key areas: Privacy and Security, Freedom of Expression, and Telecom Policy. Contact us with story ideas at  blog@opentechinstitute.org

News Roundup, August 10: Wiretapping, "Like" as Protected Speech, and Internet as a Human Right

August 10, 2012
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Welcome to our weekly series, highlighting the most newsworthy events under the Open Technology Initiative’s three key areas: Privacy and Security, Freedom of Expression, and Telecom Policy. Contact us with story ideas at blog@opentechinstitute.org.

KEYSPOT: 100k hours of computer training to 10k Philadelphians in last year, planning for end of federal funding

August 6, 2012
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This entry was originally published by Daniel Carvalho and Gabrielle Chepurny on Technically Philly on August 3, 2012. It was written in partnership with Temple University’s Philadelphia Neighborhoods program, the capstone class for the Temple’s Department of Journalism.

The Naked and the TED

  • By
  • Evgeny Morozov,
  • New America Foundation
August 2, 2012 |

Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization
By Parag Khanna and Ayesha Khanna
(TED Books, $2.99)

The Demise of Guys: Why Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It
By Philip Zimbardo and Nikita Duncan
(TED Books, $2.99)

Smile: The Astonishing Powers of a Simple Act
By Ron Gutman
(TED Books, $2.99)

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News Roundup, August 3: Olympics Controversy, Cybersecurity Act, and Google Fiber Signups

August 2, 2012
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Welcome to our weekly series, highlighting the most newsworthy events under the Open Technology Initiative’s three key areas: Privacy and Security, Freedom of Expression, and Telecom Policy. Contact us with story ideas at blog@opentechinstitute.org.

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