This week, Geekwire published an interview with Brendon Lynch, Microsoft Privacy Chief, discussing Microsoft's recent international polling data on internet privacy as well as Lynch's thoughts on personal versus corporate responsibility for the safe handling of personal information.
The government-sponsored, high-speed internet pet project of former Mayor Mike McGinn has finally died. The ambitious endeavor, a feature of the Seattle Broadband Partnership, sought to use the city’s 500 miles of unused fiber cable, known as “dark fiber,” to provide 12 Seattle neighborhoods with fast fiber-to-the-home internet service. The dormant fiber optic cable system was expensively installed under Seattle’s streets during the 1990s tech boom and then quietly abandoned.
Mary Catherine McAleer studied biology and economics at Gonzaga University as well as Middle East Global Politics at the London School of Economics. Throughout college, she chaired statewide and collegiate political clubs, worked on congressional campaigns and interned at Far West Agribusiness Association. Mary Catherine has researched for Washington Policy Center's Eastern Washington Office on issues relating to the constitutionality of Spokane initiatives as well as ecological policy.