There is no doubt that both these situations -- gun violence and cyber violence -- require some legislative attention. The world is changing and our laws need to change along with it.
CBS Interactive's Distinguished Lecturer David Gewirtz hosts ZDNet Government -- ZDNet's politics and policy coffeehouse -- where civics lessons meet technology, nothing is sacred, and everything is fair game.
David Gewirtz, Distinguished Lecturer at CBS Interactive, is an author, U.S. policy advisor, and computer scientist. He is featured in the History Channel special The President's Book of Secrets and is a member of the National Press Club.
Cybercrime, cyberespionage, and straight out cyberattacks will increase in both frequency and ferocity over the next 12 months. Here are some of the challenges we're going to be dealing with.
ZDNet' Government's David Gewirtz sits down with Scott Gaydos, Federal Healthcare Chief Technologist for HP Enterprise Services for a rare, exclusive look into government cloud computing from the perspective of a major systems vendor.
The U.S. has just announced that, "U.S. cannot sign revised telecommunications regulations in their current form."
We call on U.S. Ambassador Kramer and the diplomatic teams from all freedom-loving countries to continue to fight these other nations attempt to destroy one of mankind's greatest creations.
Make no mistake, the forces of darkness will be back. We The Internet will be waiting for them. This is our playing field, our rules. Our Internet.
According to Terry Kramer, U.S. ambassador to the WCIT, the United States position is, "Fundamentally, the conference should not be dealing with the Internet sector,"
ZDNet Government's David Gewirtz has been in touch with the U.S. delegation to the WCIT and has received an official, on-the-record comment regarding status.
U.S. and Canadian policy suggestions have apparently been rejected by the International Telecommunications Union negotiators. Stay tuned.
The UN likes to make deals. It exists to create agreements between nations. It does not, necessarily, exist to create good agreements. But it exists, it grooves on making international policy. Sometimes, like now, that policy threatens to destroy the Internet as we know it.