Portland Makes Shortlist for Google Fiber Fast Internet

Eight other metropolitan areas are also being considered.


Portland could be one of the first U.S. cities to get Google Fiber broadband cable and Internet service, Mayor Charlie Hales and Google emissaries announced this morning at City Hall. The system could be installed as early as 2015.Google advertises that the service will offer Internet speeds of 1,000 Megabits—about a hundred times faster than current basic broadband providers. Thirty-four cities ...   More
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Cookie Monsters

Companies are tracking you on the Internet—and are helping political campaigns target your computer.

News Stories
This story first appeared on the ProPublica website on October 22, 2012.If you’re a registered voter and surf the Web, one of the sites you visit has almost certainly placed a...   More
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 LOIS BECKETT

Hotseat: Evgeny Morozov

The revolution may not be televised, but here’s one man who says it’s not going to be posted on social media, either.

Q & A
Amid the torrent of words praising social media’s role in helping to overthrow governments, Evgeny Morozov has a different take.  Morozov, who speaks in Portland Wednesday, April 6, contrasts   More
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 NATHAN GILLES

Hashtag: #Boot-on-a-Face-Forever

Evgeny Morozov challenges the idea that the Internet will set us free

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Are Facebook, Twitter and Google going to usher in a new age of democracy and freedom around the world? No, according to Evgeny Morozov, who's speaking in Portland on Wednesday night, April 6.Morozov, a native of the former Soviet republic of Belarus, is the author of The Net Delusion, a book critical of what he calls the “cyber-utopianism” underlying U.S. foreign policy. Democracy doesn’t ...   More
Tuesday, April 5, 2011 NATHAN GILLES

Gamevania: Your Week in Video Games

Its a tough life, playing video games for all hours of the day then writing about them. Few understand the level of commitment it takes. The hand cramps, the eye strain, the deadly “gamer stigmata” towards girls. Okay, so it's actually pretty awesome, but it does lead to some awkward moments, like having to go to my local rental store and avoid eye contact while putting down Hannah Montana ...   More
Thursday, April 23, 2009 Ryan Fleming


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