International Science and Technology
Although radioactive materials and radiation are dangerous, the fear of them is magnified and distorted by a lack of understanding, on behalf of the public, of the risks and issues. There is justifiable fear of radiation and accidents such as Fukushima, Three Mile Island, and Chernobyl. The fear of radiation can be exploited by terrorists and adversely impacts policy possibilities. This fear, however, can be mitigated by a program informing the public, which will allow for more informed decisions by policymakers. Furthermore, this program will ensure that the public understands the risks and issues and is less susceptible to hysteria.
Collaboration on policy and legal issues between government and the tech industry promises immense benefits for both sides.
Framing the crisis in Ukraine as a cultural showdown between East and West risks losing sight of the true motivations that inspire the course of events.
Over the last decade, the United States has seen its average Internet speeds drop dramatically relative to other countries. Proposed regulations do not address the core problems of American internet service, leaving large loopholes that weaken economic competition and consumer rights.
As online video streaming grows in popularity, subscribers are suffering from worsening quality of service. They may not be aware, however, that this issue is the topic of upcoming FCC hearings. The rulings of these hearings will have important global implications for the reach and quality of Internet service.