April 9, 2013 Susan Crawford, telecommunications policy expert and former White House official, will share insights about national technology policy and implications for the library community at the 2013 American Library Association Annual Conference. Crawford will address conference attendees during the Washington Update session from 8:30 – 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2013, in the McCormick Place convention center. For more information please visit the following link Susan Crawford to Anchor the Washington Update at ALA Annual Conference.
April 23, 2013 Boston and the Modern Manhunt – To the Point on KCRW. The toll from the Boston Marathon bombings is three dead and 48 still hospitalized with the total number of injured now 264. The surviving suspect’s condition is said to be “fair.” The motivation behind the atrocity may never be known but, in the meantime, there are many other unanswered questions. Cell phones, surveillance cameras and crowd sourcing all helped police to identify and locate the bombers by Thursday, but not before social media and professional news…
April 18, 2013 Retired homicide detective Dwayne Stanton and Susan Crawford of the Roosevelt Institute joined Chris Hayes to discuss the Internet proliferation of photos of people who were not suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing, despite being distributed by amateur web sleuths.
Who Will Be President Obama’s Next FCC Chairperson? April 9, 2013 | Author Trish Nelson Julius Genachowski is resigning as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. He probably did the best he could during his tenure, considering the shark environment in Washington, but he just wasn’t up to resisting corporate pressure as much as media reform activists would have liked. So it is time now for a public interest minded FCC chair in the tradition of Michael Copps or Nicholas Johnson. Some say Susan Crawford, author of Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly…
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Susan Crawford’s remarks at the keynote at the National Conference for Media Reform. Date: April 6, 2013 Location: Denver, Colorado Transcript
Goodreads Giveaway: Captive Audience It seems that Americans are constantly lamenting the power of the Internet, worrying that it has completely taken over the United States’ economy, markets, and psyche. They embrace the idea of disconnecting and getting outdoors, away from the screens and keyboards. This mentality stems from the luxury of access: Americans take for granted that they have access to the internet, and that they always will. But Susan Crawford, who, according to Cory Doctorow, “should run the FCC,” argues that we, as Americans, are not as privileged as we believe. In…
Date: March 28, 2013 Location: MIT Media Lab, Third-Floor Atrium All talks at the Media Lab, unless otherwise noted, are open to the public. This talk will be webcast. Join us on Twitter: #MLTalks http://www.media.mit.edu/events/2013/03/28/media-lab-conversations-series-susan-crawford
Watch Susan Crawford’s interview with Phil Ponce, host of Chicago Tonight. “Captive Audience” | Chicago Tonight | WTTW.
3/12/13- After Sandy, A Bumpy Transition from Copper to Fiber Phone Lines- WNYC News Shortly after the storm, Verizon announced it would replace copper with fiber-optic cable. But months later, fiber hasn’t reached everyone, and many businesses and residents are still without basic communications services.
Thursday, February 28, 2013 Susan Crawford presented her book, Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age at the New America Foundation.
2/26/13-The Fight Against Telecom Monopolies– Majority Report, Sam Seder Listen to Susan Discussing the Fight Against Telecommunication Monopolies with Sam Seder Susan Crawford discusses the fight against telecommunication monopolies with Sam Seder and why the Internet should be treated like a electricity, why wired access is essential for success in today’s economy, why private companies have no incentive to provide universal access, the industry push back against her ideas, why market concentration is so high in the wireless market and educating the public on the need for an communications policy….