Ossification and Fragmentation: The Once and Future ‘net

29 October 2018 | Comments Off on Ossification and Fragmentation: The Once and Future ‘net

Mostafa Ammar, out of Georgia Tech (not my alma mater, but many of my engineering family are alumni there), recently posted an interesting paper titled The Service-Infrastructure Cycle, Ossification, and the Fragmentation of the Internet. I have argued elsewhere that we are seeing the fragmentation of the global Internet into multiple smaller pieces, primarily based…

Should We Stop Encryption? Can We?

22 March 2016 | Comments Off on Should We Stop Encryption? Can We?

It’s not like they’re asking for a back door for every device. If the world goes dark through encryption, we’ll be back to the wild west! After all, if it were your daughter who had been killed in a terrorist attack, you’d want the government to get to that information, too. While sitting on a…

A Neutral ‘Net?

16 February 2015 | Comments Off on A Neutral ‘Net?

This week I’m going to step off the beaten path for a moment and talk about ‘net neutrality. It appears we are about to enter a new phase in the life of the Internet — at least in the United States — as the FCC is out and about implying we should expect a ruling…