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Ed Black
Ed Black
President and CEO, CCIA
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      Ed Black

      Ed Black is the president and CEO of the Computer and Communications Industry Association.

Bold Action, Not Distractions, Needed To Reform Surveillance Policy

              A sign stands outside the National Security Administration (NSA) campus on Thursday, June 6, 2013, in Fort Meade, Md. Another release of declassified government surveillance documents is underway as part of an ongoing civil liberties lawsuit. The Obama administration published more than 1,000 pages of once-secret court opinions and National Security Agency procedures on the website of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence on Nov. 18, 2103. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Early this month, the Obama administration released two rigorous and thoughtful reports on commercial privacy issues involving so-called big data. As useful as they may be for the subject at hand, the reports made no attempt to address the most pressing controversy in the online privacy arena: widespread warrantless government surveillance. Is it sleight of hand when top officials keep the nation’s brightest privacy minds busy on projects that sidestep and deflect attention from the Snowden-induced controversy over NSA surveillance programs?

Imagining the future of Internet radio

1:21 AM 11/28/2012

In the last decade, technological advances have provided new ways for people to listen to the music they love and explore new genres. This innovation is no more evident than in radio, where new alternatives such as cable, satellite and Internet radio have broadened the notion of what radio is.