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Restoring Net Neutrality

By Hazel Henderson
Blog

Who owns the internet?  The answer in the USA is “We all do”!  The internet research and invention was paid for by US taxpayers and then turned over to the private sector, becoming the basic platform today for our entire economy and society!  The same pattern of public and private ownership are intrinsic in our   mixed economy, and such issues recur, as with radio and television as I describe in “MEDIOCRACY 2.0: CORPORATE OWNERSHIP CHALLENGING FREE SPEECH”.

The Possibility Report: Changing the Way We Connect

Article

The second theme in The Possibility Report series, CONNECT explores the emerging technologies that can bring us closer together, even when we’re far apart (geographically and mentally), and bring more people into the loop.

Should We Turn Law Over to Robots?

How Can We Preserve the Modern Crime Scene?

How to Bring the Internet to Everyone

by Thomas Hedger, The Atlantic
Article

More internet access could mean everything to people in rural areas, and the way we could deliver it is something unexpected.

In our hyper-connected world, when the internet goes down, your ability to get things done goes down, too. For the 34 million Americans who don’t have access to high-speed broadband—23 million of whom live in rural America—that’s an everyday reality that is keeping them from taking advantage of the internet’s vast resources.

Beyond Ada: The Future Of Women In STEM

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Originally posted on Huffington Post

By Becky Plummer
Senior Software Engineer at Bloomberg LP in London

Happy Ada Lovelace Day everyone! Today is a day to celebrate the incredible achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) who’ve come before us. It’s also a day to look to the future.

Without more Women in Technology, the Year 2050 Could be our Most Backward in a Century

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Originally posted on the Telegraph

By BECKY PLUMMER
SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER AT BLOOMBERG

From pacemakers to personal computers and the internet, there is no doubt that there has been more technological advancement in the last century than ever before in history.

Yet many of us struggle to think of an innovation pioneered by a woman.

What if There Were More Women in Tech?

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Originally posted on BBC.com

Becky Plummer, senior software engineer, Bloomberg

"The reality is that there is no shortage of innovations pioneered by women - not least the handheld syringe (Letitia Geer), gas central heating (Alice Parker), residential solar heating (Dr Maria Telkes), Kevlar (Stephanie Kwolek), and even the foundations for wi-fi (Hedy Lamarr).

Twitter and Bloomberg Media Announce Live Streaming Partnership for U.S. Presidential Debates

Press Release

Originally posted on Bloomberg Media.

U.S. Presidential and Vice Presidential debates on Twitter. The agreement is an expansion of the partnership Twitter and Bloomberg Media announced in July to stream select Bloomberg Television programs.

UNHCR, Accenture Study Finds Internet, Mobile Connectivity a Lifeline for Refugees

Press Release

GENEVA and ARLINGTON, Va., September 16, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Refugees view access to a mobile phone and internet as being critical to their safety and security and essential for keeping in touch with loved ones. Many refugees regard a connected device as being as vital to them as food, water or shelter, according to a new report from UNHCR- the UN Refugee Agency- and Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
 

Accenture, The University of Notre Dame, and The Rural Development Company in South Africa Launch Renewable Energy Program in KwaZulu-Natal, Delivering Clean, Affordable Electricity

Local entrepreneurs have solar energy, Internet connectivity, skills training, and mentors to build businesses and create jobs
Press Release

NEW YORK; July 14, 2016 /3BL Media/– Accenture (NYSE: ACN), the University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) and The Rural Development Company have launched the first solar-powered microgrids in the northern KwaZulu-Natal district of uMkhanyakude, South Africa, as part of the Connectivity, Electricity and Education for Entrepreneurship (CE3) program.
 

Help Wanted: Older Adults Keep Up with Newer Technology

By Amy VanDeVelde, The OASIS Institute
Blog

“I don’t even know how to turn this thing on.”

It’s not unusual to hear comments like that from some of the people we work with at Oasis. They are just beginning to learn about the benefits of online activities. It might be hard to believe, but a recent study by Pew Research concluded that 33% of Americans don’t currently have internet at home. Thirty nine percent of these non-adopters are over the age of 65.

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