Thoughts on Our Digitally Enabled Feudalism
Who owns our Data Streams, or Wither our right to Privacy, and our Right to be Forgotten?
The July - October 2015 COOK Report examines the Internet business model. which is the sale of our personal data not only to advertizers but to data brokers. iIt lookks at the role of black box algorithm which because of trade secret protection for their algoritms function independently from outside verification. It eamines pressure on the lartgest platforms to acquire maximum amounts of data In order to acquire maximum income. And given away all of this fits together it looks at the very negative effects on user privacy. for blackbox algorithms it reviews the work of Frank Pasquale and privacy it focuses on monographs by Robert Scheer, Bruce Schneier, Jacob Sullivan, Trebor Scholz and articles by Shoshana Zuboff. it discusses surveillance capitalism and will conclude with a follow-up issue emphasing issues of surveillance marketing.
A Practical Navigator for the Internet Economy
We re now in our twenty fourth year of publication. (Our first issue was April 1992.) We publish 6 times a year - long in depth reports on subjects of intense personal intertest. Meanwhile our most important revenue producing operation is the offering of a private subscription only forum now in its eleventh year. The Forum is a mail list called the Architecture and Economics of IP Networks. It is a community of interest where more than 100 members discuss issues and trade ideas. I do not screen posts in advance. Foir more informatrion see the menu item "Business Model and Mail List Policy."
Some of the topics we explore:
- economic framework for thinking about technology
- fiber as economic infrastructure
- change from PSTN to all IP over fiber
- business models- domestic and global
- green IT, mobility, wireless
- new carrier models
- community fiber
- enterprise fiber & NRENs