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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Remember that old Monty Python song: “Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam.”? It’s a song anyone who uses the Internet could be singing even today. Let’s take a look at why.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    The world of technology moves fast, and the experiments of today will be part of our daily lives tomorrow. Here are a few things in the labs now that we’ll be dealing with before long.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    On a previous program, we looked at some cases in which applying old laws to the new technology of the digital age seemed to run into problems. Today, we look a several court cases in which courts seemed to successfully apply the Fourth Amendment to cases involving cell phone searches, GPS tracking, and computer data.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Law is one place where the physical world and the digital world exist in a very rickety tension these days. If it was ever true that “on the Internet, no one knows if you are a dog,” it isn’t true any more. For better or worse, government can use laws written long before the Internet existed to find out pretty near anything about anybody in cyberspace, as these recent court cases illustrate,

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    On a recent edition of the Electronic Cottage, we looked at the idea of net neutrality and the FCC’s proposals to allow Internet Service Providers to create “fast lanes” on the Internet for companies that can afford to pay more to allow their content to travel faster over the Internet. Today, we look at some of the alternative approaches that the FCC could take to ensure net neutrality.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Net neutrality is one of the most important current issues for those who use the web. The FCC is proposing new rules on the subject but there are a lot of questions about the FCC proposal. The FCC is taking comments at openinternet@fcc.gov or on the FCC web site at www.fcc.gov/comments. The Net Neutrality docket number is 14-28 if you would like to make a comment. Here are some resources to take a look at if you’d like more background on the issue:
    www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/04/the-best-writing-on-net-neutrality/361237/
    www.wired.com/2014/01/killing-net-neutrality-means-killing-economic-equality-access
    And this very funny but still relevant one from John Oliver:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpbOEoRrHyU

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    It’s been a year since revelations about the extent of NSA spying on just about everyone began coming to light. In the year since, what has happened? Here’s a short summary.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Change is happening so fast in our world that we hardly know what we will need to succeed next year ourselves, let alone what kind of minds our kids and grandkids will need in a farther away future. One person who has some interesting ideas on that subject is Howard Gardner, and he set them down in a book called “Five Minds.” Here’s a short look at what kind of minds he sees as necessary tomorrow – and tomorrows hence.

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