As a compulsive blogger and Tweeter, as well as a publisher of ebooks, writer Emily Gould was certain to write of virtual relationships. Her first novel entitled Friendship is about the relationship of two 30-year old women whose lives intersect with the Internet in a poignant and engaging way. Emily tells Jim that online connection is an overarching feature of how a crossroads generation communicates.
Snowden’s revelations prompted Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff to cancel a planned state visit to Washington to meet with Obama. She even threatened to remove Brazil from the world wide web. Latin American expert Julia Sweig tells Jim that the motivation for the spying is inexplicable, and that the damage to our relationship with a friendly neighboring country is incalculable.
Foreign affairs experts are worried that our Russian deal on Syria, the Snowden affair, Internet balkanization, and the government shutdown have combined to undermine international perceptions of US leadership. Jim Lindsay of the Council on Foreign Relations tells Jim Zirin that we will need to do much to regain our position of global primacy.
With Internet censorship spiking, the U.S. has become increasingly concerned that technology will undermine freedom of expression. Law Professor Molly Land tells Jim that a 1966 international treaty on civil and political rights was prescient in providing a digital framework for protecting human rights around the world.
MOMA’s director discusses Google’s recently unveiled “Art Project,” presenting to millions of online viewers over 1,000 art treasures in 17 of the world’s greatest museums. He says that in the digital age “bricks and mortar” museums will be supplemented by “virtual” museums situated only a click away.
Hillary Clinton says that the cornerstone of American statecraft is the “freedom to connect.” Chinas Internet usage is soaring. Will the Net really lead China to a more open society? Ian tells Jim Zirin where the US-China relation is really headed.
The Russian expert from Kissinger Associates tells how much U.S.-Russian relations have been damaged by the WikiLeaks cables, and whether ratification of the START treaty will help “re-set” the relationship.
Al Qaeda’s Christmas Day attempt to bomb a plane nearly spelled disaster. Obama said there was a systemic failure. Was it because the government failed to follow key recommendations in the 9/11 Commission Report?
He has over 1.2 million followers on Twitter. When he Tweeted his posse, “I need a cure for hiccups right now,” he instantly received a torrent of suggestions.
Last August, Twitter, the social network site, was the victim of a massive denial of service attack. Who did it? Why has Obama delayed appointing a cyber czar when our critical infrastructure is so vulnerable to cyber attack?
From Viet Nam to 9/11 the Veteran NBC/CNN Anchor has seen it all. Hear him tell Zirin how the Internet has preempted the field of television reporting.
Scott Brown may owe his Massachusetts Miracle to the $1 million a day he raised on the Internet. Since then Obama can’t seem to do anything right.
Most polls say that Obama has it. But which poll are you supposed to believe? There are blogs that offer a snapshot of all the polls combined. Will the bloggers be the ones to call the election?
We probe whether some things are so intimate they are better off unblogged. Or in the digital age is everyone’s private life fair game? Emily discusses the flexible rules of the blogosphere which have made her a new media star.
Clinton didn’t inhale. Obama and Bush went further. But now it’s “You’ve Got Drugs” where Google searches for abusable substances without prescription produce hits in the six and seven figures.
The technology columnist for the New York Times explains what makes some tech products an e-hit or an i-miss.
Are we doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past? The NET might have prevented the tragic mistakes Woodrow Wilson made in WWI’s flawed peace settlements–and might even have changed the course of history in Iraq. David Andelman, Author of “A Shattered Peace” spins his insights with host Jim Zirin, Sidley, Austin LLP. 12/23/07
The lawyer, author and social reformer wants to overhaul the American legal system, and he wants the Net to help him do it.
FBI Director Robert Mueller said recently that the “information age means you don’t need training camps to become a terrorist; all you need is an Internet connection.” Counter-insurgency expert TX Hammes talks about terrorism in cyberspace and what you may do to stop it.
Matrimonial attorney Jacalyn F. Barnett and former CIA station chief Jack Devine tell it like it is.
The “Business Week India” Bureau Chief explains how the Net has helped raise the standard of living in the second largest growing economy in the world? What more must India do to emerge from third world status?
Is the Zagat survey real? Is the commentary legitimate or made up by editors who never saw the restaurant? Learn about how Zagat is using the Net to take its survey to a new level.
Last year Steven Chen was a college dropout, and Chad Hurley wanted to go to grad school. This year, they sold YouTube for $1.65 billion even though their startup had never turned a profit. Is the tech bubble about to boom or bust?
The Chairman Emeritus and Author “The Source of Success” was a teen-age refugee from Communist Romania who some 40 years later became Young & Rubicam’s top dog. talks about the impact of interactive ads online.
The Environmental Defense Fund Program Director and former Rockefeller Foundation Chairman discusses whether global warming is an environmental fact or fantasy? Is it a threat to life? Can the Internet help stop it?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of publishing magazines online? What does the future of magazines look like? James Michaels, Editor of Forbes Magazine, and Mike Edelhart, President and CEO of Zinio Systems, Inc., discuss.
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