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Paper – Open Wireless vs. Licensed Spectrum: Evidence from Market Adoption

“The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is pleased to announce the publication of Open Wireless vs. Licensed Spectrum: Evidence from Market Adoption, authored by Yochai Benkler, and published in the latest issue of the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology [download here]. The paper reviews evidence from eight wireless markets: mobileContinue Reading

Pew – Mobile Health 2012 Survey

Mobile Health 2012 – by Susannah Fox, Maeve Duggan, November 8, 2012 “Fully 85% of U.S. adults own a cell phone. Of those, 53% own smartphones. One in three cell phone owners (31%) have used their phone to look for health information. In a comparable, national survey conducted two years ago, 17% of cell phoneContinue Reading

Coalition launches Open Wireless Movement

Via EFF: “What is the Open Wireless Movement? Imagine a future with ubiquitous open Internet. We envision a world where, in any urban environment: Dozens of open networks are available at your fingertips. The societal expectation is one of sharing, and, as a result, wireless Internet is more efficient. The false notion that an IPContinue Reading

Proposed Model Jury Instructions – The Use of Electronic Technology to Conduct Research on or Communicate about a Case

Proposed Model Jury Instructions – The Use of Electronic Technology to Conduct Research on or Communicate about a Case. Prepared by the Judicial Conference Committee on Court Administration and Case Management, June 2012 “I know that many of you use cell phones, Blackberries, the internet and other tools of technology. You also must not talkContinue Reading

EPIC – FCC Issues Stronger Telemarketing Rules to Protect Consumers

EPIC: “The Federal Communications Commission’s final rule amending the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA) regulations is now in effect. The rule requires “(1)prior express written consent for all autodialed or prerecorded telemarketing calls to wireless numbers and residential lines; (2) allow[s] consumers to opt out of future robocalls during a robocall; (3) limit[s]Continue Reading

2012 RJI Mobile Media News Consumption Survey

Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri – Mobile Media News Consumption Survey Executive Summary: Who uses mobile media devices?: “According to our findings, two-thirds of U.S. adults used at least one mobile media device in their daily lives during the first quarter of 2012. Smartphones and large media tablets are nowContinue Reading

Pew Report – Digital differences

Digital differences, by Kathryn Zickuhr, Aaron Smith. April 13, 2012: “When the Pew Internet Project first began writing about the role of the internet in American life in 2000, there were stark differences between those who were using the internet and those who were not. Today, differences in internet access still exist among different demographicContinue Reading

EPIC Urges Court to Affirm Privacy Protections for Home Wi-Fi Networks

“EPIC has filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit urging the court to affirm legal protections for users of home Wi-Fi networks. In Joffe v. Google, the plaintiffs sued Google for the interception and capture of private communications transferred over residential Wi-Fi networks. Google argued that it should be exempt from liability under theContinue Reading

Pew – The emerging information landscape – 8 realities of the "new normal"

“Pew Director Lee Rainie gave a keynote at the NFAIS annual conference about the way the internet and mobile connectivity have transformed the worlds of networked individuals. He discussed how normal life has changed in the past decade because of three revolutions in technology: 1) the spread of broadband; 2) the rise of mobile connectivity;Continue Reading

Measuring Broadband America – A Report on Consumer Wireline BroadbandPerformance in the U.S.

FCC Measuring Broadband America – A Report on Consumer Wireline Broadband Performance in the U.S.: “presents the results of the first nationwide performance study of residential wireline broadband service in the United States. The study examined service offerings from 13 of the largest wireline broadband providers using automated, direct measurements of broadband performance delivered toContinue Reading

Department of Transportation Proposes 'Distraction' Guidelines for Automakers

Follow up to postings on driving distractions and texting, this news: “U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced the first-ever federally proposed guidelines to encourage automobile manufacturers to limit the distraction risk for in-vehicle electronic devices. The proposed voluntary guidelines would apply to communications, entertainment, information gathering and navigation devices or functions that are notContinue Reading

Nilsen Wire – Report: Consumer Media Usage Across TV, Online, Mobile and Social

News release: “Almost one in three U.S. TV households – 35.9 million – owns four or more televisions, according to Nielsen’s State of the Media: Consumer Usage Report. Across the ever-changing U.S. media landscape, TV maintains its stronghold as the most popular device, with 290 million Americans and 114.7 households owning at least one. InContinue Reading