Latest Alec Ross Stories

Will Governments Be The Biggest Threat To Internet Growth?
2012-06-22 04:46:48

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com Finally, a government official tells the truth“¦ As the Internet grows and technology expands, what will be the largest hinderance to innovation? If one US official is to be believed, governments will pose the biggest threat to this kind of growth. Speaking this week at LeWeb London, Alec Ross (Hillary Clinton´s senior advisor for innovation) said the “hierarchy of control” is being given to citizens as it´s...

2011-03-16 06:20:00

NEW YORK, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Get content from The US European Media Hub, US Department of State at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=f2084cb6-d798-4b2c-9c1f-eae1631aaa99&lr=ls Alec Ross, Senior Advisor for Innovation, U.S. Department of State, discusses the role of social media in the 21st century amid recent revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia. In this role, Alec is tasked with maximizing the potential of technology in service of America's...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.