23 4 / 2014

23 4 / 2014

TTIP stakeholder forum - Zielke points out that ISDS is not new!  (at Nitze Building - Johns Hopkins SAIS)

TTIP stakeholder forum - Zielke points out that ISDS is not new! (at Nitze Building - Johns Hopkins SAIS)

21 4 / 2014

‘CORD-CUTTERS’ WOULD HAVE ONE LESS OPTION About 10 percent of Americans watch broadcast television via antennas instead of through a cable or satellite subscription. In addition, a small but growing number of “cord-cutters” have canceled their cable packages and pieced together their TV viewing from streaming services like Aereo, Netflix and Hulu. Aereo supporters say if the company loses the case, it will likely shut down. If Aereo wins, broadcasters have threatened to yank their broadcast signals off the free airwaves and instead offer them only to paid subscribers. Either scenario could leave millions of people without a way to watch basic network television without paying for it.

21 4 / 2014

Best article ever. Explaining internet governance in terms of soccer.

21 4 / 2014

In a trial set to begin later next month, some Silicon Valley giants— Google Inc., Apple Inc., Intel Corp. and Adobe Systems Inc. —are accused in a class-action suit of colluding to suppress wages between 2005 and 2009, by agreeing not to poach each other’s employees, among other things. The stakes behind the case are large, with some 64,000 employees seeking $3 billion in damages.

21 4 / 2014

Uber faces difficulties in Brussels, Berlin…. I’m glad they are going where they know they’ll have policy battles to fight. Pioneers!

18 4 / 2014

“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.” — Isaiah 60:1-2

“Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone but in every leaf in springtime.” — Martin Luther

“We may say that on the first Good Friday afternoon was completed that great act by which light conquered darkness and goodness conquered sin. That is the wonder of our Saviour’s crucifixion.”
- Phillips Brooks

“The cross was two pieces of dead wood; and a helpless, unresisting Man was nailed to it; yet it was mightier than the world, and triumphed, and will ever triumph over it.”
- Augustus William Hare

18 4 / 2014

A great reminder from Susan Cain to go off into the wilderness occasionally and have some revelations. (Yes, even as an extrovert.) 

14 4 / 2014

#cake #nofilter #passover #glutenfree #raspberries #chocolate #butter #eggs #sugar #thatsit  (at California Embassy)

#cake #nofilter #passover #glutenfree #raspberries #chocolate #butter #eggs #sugar #thatsit (at California Embassy)

14 4 / 2014

"‘Framework’ is one of our favorite words. It’s like ‘ecosystem.’ It can mean everything and yet nothing."

Matthew Scholl, deputy chief of NIST’s computer security division, at the 2014 Symantec Government Symposium in Washington, D.C.