Connecting the Disconnected: How Technology Can Accelerate Human Progress

It is impossible to understate the impact that information and communication technology (ICT) has had on the social and political...

Creating Safe Cyberspace: Strategies for Deterring Cyberattacks

Thousands, perhaps even millions, of successful cyberattacks occur each year across governmental and commercial sectors in the U.S., and attempts...

Progress toward Digital Literacy and Inclusion in Emerging Markets

In this digital age, the ubiquity of mobile Internet creates tremendous opportunities for individuals and communities. Success in unlocking social and economic opportunities requires that global communities foster inclusion by supporting individuals from disadvantaged communities to overcome literacy barriers and participate in the creation of mobile content and services.

State of the Union, Part 1: Obama’s Push to Break Internet Monopolies

Obama’s State of the Union proposal to promote internet service competition may delight consumers, but will face vigorous opposition from current providers and state governments.

Signing On for Employment: The Impacts of Broadband Internet Expansion

Access to broadband Internet leads to an increase in employment rates in rural communities and skilled-labor industries.

Can Gifting Computers to Students Narrow the Achievement Gap?

Researchers find that providing free computers to students lacking home computing access has no effect on educational outcomes.

Tweeting the Revolution

What impact did social media play in the 2009 protests in Iran?

The Politics of Internet Access and Expression in Cuba

Who has Internet access in Cuba? How is this access controlled?

Policy Radio | Cyber Security In the 21st Century

In this week's episode of Chicago Policy Radio, Thomas Day sits down with David Benson to discuss cyber terrorism, its implications for international security, and the often exaggerated perception of this risk.