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Apple's New iPhones and the Race to Drive Smartphone Adoption

Apple’s New iPhones and the Race to Drive Smartphone Adoption

by Jamilah King on September 10 2013, 1:53PM

There’s still a digital divide between people who can create content and those who can only consume it.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Why the Spying Scandal Is a Serious Racial Justice Issue

Why the Spying Scandal Is a Serious Racial Justice Issue

by Imara Jones on June 17 2013, 8:45AM

The routine, legal activities of blacks, Latinos and immigrants online make them uniquely likely to be targeted for monitoring.

Topics: National Security, Spying

A Tech Innovation in Detroit: Connect People, Not Computers

A Tech Innovation in Detroit: Connect People, Not Computers

by Jamilah King on October 3 2012, 10:05AM

A technology project in Detroit is making in-roads based on an old school philosophy that the Internet can’t solve every problem by itself.

Topics: Dispatches, Economy, Media

Campaign Uses Homeless Katrina Survivor as Wi-Fi Hotspot at SXSW

Campaign Uses Homeless Katrina Survivor as Wi-Fi Hotspot at SXSW

by Jorge Rivas on March 12 2012, 3:30PM

Meet Clarence. He’s homeless and selling wi-fi outside of the bigguest internet innovation conference but doesn’t have access to the internet himself.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Blacks and Latinos Still Adopting Smartphones Faster Than Everyone Else

Blacks and Latinos Still Adopting Smartphones Faster Than Everyone Else

by Jorge Rivas on March 2 2012, 11:10AM

Smartphone users now outnumber users of more basic mobile phones within the national adult population, according to a Pew Internet & American Life Project.

Topics: Media, /NOW

The FCC Is Trying to Close the Digital Divide--Sort Of

The FCC Is Trying to Close the Digital Divide—Sort Of

by Jamilah King on January 13 2012, 9:41AM

The FCC is launching a new pilot program this year to make broadband more affordable. Quiet as it’s kept, this isn’t the commission’s first effort, but civil rights groups say it can’t be anywhere near the last.

Topics: Media

Media Overload? A Look at Exactly How Much Youth of Color Consume Infographic

Media Overload? A Look at Exactly How Much Youth of Color Consume

by Stokely Baksh on June 15 2011, 9:49AM

A new study breaks down the significant racial disparity in media consumption, and advocates point out what it means for the politics of media regulation.

Topics: Media, Technology

Will Users or Telecoms Profit From FCC Broadband Expansion Plan?

Will Users or Telecoms Profit From FCC Broadband Expansion Plan?

by Jamilah King on February 8 2011, 11:12AM

Consumer advocates listen with skepticism and cautious hope to FCC plan for closing digital divide.

Topics: Media

FCC's New Net Neutrality Rules Make Nobody Happy

FCC’s New Net Neutrality Rules Make Nobody Happy

by Jamilah King on December 21 2010, 3:29PM

Here’s what they say, and what comes next.

Topics: Net Neutrality, Technology

Blacks, Latinos Use Twitter Two Times More Than Whites

Blacks, Latinos Use Twitter Two Times More Than Whites

by Jorge Rivas on December 10 2010, 2:38PM

Despite a digital divide, blacks and Latinos are more than twice as likely to use Twitter than whites.

Topics: Media

What You Need to Know About the FCC's Open Web Plan

What You Need to Know About the FCC’s Open Web Plan

by Jamilah King on December 3 2010, 12:01PM

Chairman Julius Genachowski finally spoke this week. Few are pleased with what he said.

Topics: Net Neutrality, Technology

Open Internet Advocates Try to Reboot Fight for Access

Open Internet Advocates Try to Reboot Fight for Access

by Jamilah King on November 16 2010, 10:53AM

While legislative wrangling continues on Capitol Hill, the public’s speaking up.

Topics: Media

What Now? No Clear Signals in Web Regulation Battle

What Now? No Clear Signals in Web Regulation Battle

by Jamilah King on October 1 2010, 5:22PM

After Rep. Waxman’s aborted (flawed) proposal, advocates still want FCC to step up.

Topics: Technology

Air Has No Prejudice, But Verizon Does

Air Has No Prejudice, But Verizon Does

by Jamilah King on August 23 2010, 4:12PM

Five lies the company’s using to convince people it’s not fighting net neutrality.

Topics: Net Neutrality, Technology

Al Franken: Net Neutrality is the Free Speech Issue of Our Time

Al Franken: Net Neutrality is the Free Speech Issue of Our Time

by Jamilah King on August 20 2010, 3:11PM

Hundreds gather in the Twin Cities and online to put real faces to the debate over broadband access and regulation.

Topics: Technology

House Dems Warn Google-Verizon Deal Will Widen Digital Divide

House Dems Warn Google-Verizon Deal Will Widen Digital Divide

by Jamilah King on August 17 2010, 12:59PM

FCC was reportedly “very close” to deal that included wireless protections for users.

Topics: Technology

Andrew Says the FCC Should Skip the

Andrew Says the FCC Should Skip the “Scramble” and Just Act

by Kai Wright on August 16 2010, 9:45AM

How the net neutrality holdup is more of a political barrier than a policy one.

Topics: Kai Wright

Here's Why the Broadband Debate Matters For You

Here’s Why the Broadband Debate Matters For You

by Jamilah King on August 13 2010, 2:08PM

Yeah, it’s complicated. But here’s a primer on “net neutrality” and why communities of color should care about it.

Topics: Net Neutrality, Technology

Web Bangs on

Web Bangs on “EvilGoogle” HQ Door

by Jamilah King on August 12 2010, 6:46PM

As the debate fades in Washington, it’s picking up everywhere else.

Topics: Technology

Broadband

Broadband “Stamps” for the Web’s Poor

by Jamilah King on August 12 2010, 9:04AM

Because why bother with universal access?

Topics: Technology

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