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Stop Calling Decentralization of the Internet “Balkanization”

  • By
  • Tim Maurer,
  • New America Foundation
February 19, 2014 |

Google Plus Finally Gives Up on Its Ineffective, Dangerous Real-Name Policy

  • By
  • Rebecca MacKinnon,
  • New America Foundation
September 17, 2014 |
After three years, Google finally got it. Google now admits it was wrong to require real names on Google Plus, and it’s apologized for taking so long, causing “unnecessarily difficult experiences for some of our users.” Too bad it had to learn the hard way, but better late than never.
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Why Students Prefer to Learn from a Machine | Slate

  • By
  • Annie Murphy Paul,
  • New America Foundation
August 13, 2014 |
Robo-readers aren’t as good as human readers—they’re better.

Double Default

  • By
  • Zachary Karabell,
  • New America Foundation
August 1, 2014 |
Argentina’s financial woes can be partly blamed on one New York hedge fund.
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How the NSA Hurts Our Economy, Cybersecurity, and Foreign Policy | Slate

  • By
  • Danielle Kehl,
  • New America Foundation
July 31, 2014 |
More than a year after the Snowden revelations, we’re clearly still grappling with the effects of NSA surveillance.

Bill Gates Is an Autodidact. You’re Probably Not. | Slate

  • By
  • Annie Murphy Paul,
  • New America Foundation
July 23, 2014 |
Ed tech promoters need to understand how most of us learn.

Putting Teachers at the Center of Education Technology | Slate

  • By
  • Annie Murphy Paul,
  • New America Foundation
July 16, 2014 |
This great program needs only a TV and VCR—no iPads necessary.

How India’s Economic Rise Could Bolster America’s Economy | Slate

  • By
  • Zachary Karabell,
  • New America Foundation
July 2, 2014 |
Narendra Modi’s pro-reform government could do for the next decade what China did at the turn of the millennium.
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Techno Sapiens: The Ghost in the Data Edition

  • By
  • Christine Rosen,
  • Marvin Ammori,
  • New America Foundation
July 7, 2014 |
Welcome to Techno Sapiens, a biweekly series of six podcasts hosted by Future Tense fellows, Christine Rosen, senior editor of the New Atlantis: A Journal of Technology & Society, and Marvin Ammori, a First Amendment lawyer who has worked for Google, eBay, and Dropbox, among others. Each podcast will examine how technology—now and in the future—will impact us as a species, and how we relate to each other.
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Why Schools’ Efforts to Block the Internet Are So Laughably Lame

  • By
  • Annie Murphy Paul,
  • New America Foundation
July 1, 2014 |
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