Bridge Span 18-6: Your Privacy at Risk When Government Drives Your Car?

The sudden outrage expressed leading up to the Facebook hearings was more than a little surprising. After decades of talk about privacy and that consumers were giving away volumes of information online for very little in return, they suddenly seem to have come to understand that when one makes information “public” on social media or […]

Bridge Span 18-5: State Tax Authority as Big as the Internet

Given the volume of whining and complaining by state tax collectors one would think that they face a real crisis in collecting online taxes. In fact, they do not. And given their proposed solution one would think that they are out to end small business and crush the Constitution if that is what it takes […]

Bridge Span 18-4: The Market Speaks Louder, and Faster, than Government’s Talking Cars

The federal government had already wasted 18 years and more than $1 billion in taxpayer money in a quest to create DRSC (Dedicated Short Range Communications) technology, a system for vehicle to vehicle communications. During that time, precious spectrum bandwidth, the 5.9 GHz band, was locked up and made unavailable for use by the American […]