“Who Takes the Internet Takes the Universe!”

The United States government has decided to give up its oversight of Internet addresses; a change that is supposed to take place over "an indeterminate timeline," but a significant and groundbreaking change nonetheless. More from the story: Pressure to let go of the final vestiges of U.S. authority over the system of Web addresses and domain …

Send Edward Snowden to Jail

I'm with Josh Barro: For America's intelligence and diplomatic apparatus to work, it needs to be able to do secret things whose disclosure would be damaging to American interests. And it needs to be able to bind government employees and contractors to not to make those disclosures. Snowden broke his commitment to safeguard a wide …

The Story of My Life: As Told by Big Data

Per this post by Paul Rosenzweig, I checked out About the Data, which is run by a company called Acxiom, in order to find out what Big Data knows about me. I am surprised to find out that it messed up on several levels: Big Data inferred my marital status incorrectly. Based on my surname, Big Data …