Ajit Pai: The Grinch Who Stole Net Neutrality

Ajit Pai: The Grinch Who Stole Net Neutrality
(Note – as a follow up to yesterday’s item, my appearance on Radio Islam on WCEV 1450 AM will be on Tuesday, December 19th, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm CST. Available via radio or streaming. And now, Ajit Pai and Net Neutrality…) When Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and two of... Read more »

MEDIA ALERT: Monday Discussion of Net Neutrality on Radio Islam

With the recent FCC decision to repeal Net Neutrality, conversation and advocacy are becoming more intense…and I have been invited to join the conversation. I will be a guest on Radio Islam this Monday, December 18th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm to discuss Net Neutrality. (You can either tune in live or catch it streaming via the... Read more »

Fight for Net Neutrality - Now!

Fight for Net Neutrality - Now!
Net neutrality isn’t just a good idea – it’s the very concept that keeps us connected. When the current head of the FCC jokes about being a “puppet” chair while threatening to revoke prior protections, he’s not just being unprofessional – he’s showing contempt for the free expression of ideas and digital access for everyone.... Read more »
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Thanksgiving and Gratitude

There’s really not much to write about this week, since I’m prepping for the Chicago TARDIS charity auction. However, in the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, allow me to present this guest post on gratitude for You Know Neen. Have a safe, happy Thanksgiving holiday, everyone.

Thoughts About "Thoughts & Prayers"

“Thoughts and prayers” have become a frequent refrain during community crises, with people attempting to offer comfort and empathy during very traumatic events. Usually, the conversation about “thoughts and prayers” centers around three variations on a theme: This is a tough event for anyone to handle, and we offer our thoughts and prayers to the... Read more »

The Thrill of It All: Five Years of Blogging

I’ll be honest, I’ve been so involved in the thrill of it all, I missed celebrating an important milestone: five years ago in August, I posted for the first time on this blog. When I started co-writing Chicago Now’s Job Stalker blog, I saw it as a way to build upon my personal blog. I... Read more »

Blogapalooz-Hour: Laughing at the Darkness

Since I have spent the last four days writing up my notes from Cyber Security Chicago, I missed our monthly call for Blogapalooz-hour, where we have one hour to write on a specific topic. This month’s challenge is…. Write about and describe your sense of humor. (How has it evolved over your lifetime? Is it... Read more »

Cyber Security Chicago Wrap-Up: Final Thoughts

(Special thanks to Cyber Security Chicago for the complimentary pass, and please be sure to read our pieces on Kevin Mitnick, Rotem Katsir, and Mark Lambiase. And please don’t forget the Puerto Rico relief fundraiser on October 27th) When I first considered attending Cyber Security Chicago, I must admit that I felt like I “knew... Read more »

Cyber Security Chicago Wrap-Up: Mark Lambiase of Fox Technologies

(Special thanks to Cyber-Security Chicago for complimentary access and Mark Lambiase of Fox Technologies for his time and insight. For other highlights, please check out part one with Kevin Mitnick and part two with Rotem Kasir) Please don’t forget about the Puerto Rico relief fundraiser at Uncommon Ground on October 27th). According to Mark Lambiase of... Read more »

Cyber Security Chicago Wrap-Up: Rotem Katsir of Votiro

(Special thanks to Cyber Security Chicago for providing a complimentary pass and Rotem Katsir of Votiro for her time and insight. Please be sure to check out our first installment on Kevin Mitnick here.) Chicago-area nonprofits, social enterprise, and other mission-driven businesses have a special stake in cybersecurity. After all, mission-driven organizations deal with sensitive... Read more »