- Via Nextgov: “A top Commerce Department official pushed back Wednesday against concerns that the Obama administration is opening the door to an Internet takeover by Russia, China, and other authoritarian regimes. The fears stem from the Commerce Department’s announcement last Friday that it plans to give the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, an international nonprofit group, control over the technical system that allows computers to connect to Web addresses.” See this statement, Promoting Internet Growth and Innovation Through Multistakeholder Internet Governance via the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and via Pew - What happens to the internet after the U.S. hands off ICANN to others?“
Monday, March 24, 2014
Giving up control means you can no longer predict how the Internet will work.
ICANN will transition to global plan for private stakeholder control
[From the “fears” article:
"If the Obama Administration gives away its oversight of the Internet, it will be gone forever," wrote Daniel Castro, a senior analyst with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.
Castro argued that the world "could be faced with a splintered Internet that would stifle innovation, commerce, and the free flow and diversity of ideas that are bedrock tenets of world's biggest economic engine."
Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican, called the announcement a "hostile step" against free speech.
"Giving up control of ICANN will allow countries like China and Russia that don't place the same value in freedom of speech to better define how the internet looks and operates," she said in a statement.
I told ya! Anti-social is the way to go. I can see a big market among teachers trying to avoid students!
New Cloak App Helps You Avoid Friends. Have We Reached the Anti-Facebook Era?
The turf war for social media top dog has never been more ferocious, with new apps encouraging us to update the world on our lives’ minutiae being launched daily. But, mercifully, there’s a new creation willing us to embrace our anti-social sides: Cloak, the app that tells you where your friends are so that you can avoid them at all costs.
Interesting. Legal education that costs less than a textbook.
New on LLRX – Using Raspberry Pi and Open Source to Understand Technology
Via LLRX.com - Using Raspberry Pi and Open Source to Understand Technology - Elmer Masters, Director of Internet Development at the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, has a new column which he had graciously agreed to share with LLRX readers. In this article, he examines the concept of using the open nature of a Linux powered Raspberry Pi to better understand some of the tech tools we use all the time. He describes Raspberry Pi as an excellent little computer and a great tool for learning programming, learning about Linux, prototyping interesting things, and more.
For my Business students. Marcus Zillman collects links, LOTS of links.
New on LLRX – Business Intelligence Online Resources
Via LLRX.com - Business Intelligence Online Resources: An Internet Annotated Link Dataset Compilation. Marcus P. Zillman’s new, comprehensive guide comprises the most current and accurate business intelligence source available via the web, free and fee based. Zillman includes resources and sites mined from both the visible and invisible web. His carefully selected business intelligence resources and sites are described along with their current URL address, providing researchers with mission critical tools and techniques relevant to immediate and ongoing projects.
We'll need something like this as we disconnect from Cable TV.
– is a search engine for when you are looking for legal sources to stream movies and TV programs. Just enter the name of the TV program or movie and it will give you the various legal sources that you can get it from (such as HBO, Netflix, Amazon, etc). You can filter the results by price, length, content rating, and genre.
For my Math students.