Saul Tannenbaum

Cambridge MA
A Cambridge resident for 30-ish years, I recently retired from a long career doing Information Technology Architecture and Planning for a local university. I'm interested in issues involving Central Square, the Cambridgeport neighborhood, government, politics and technology. You follow me on Twitter @stannenb or email me at saul@tannenbaum.org.

stannenb's History

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Cambridge 2024 Boston 2024, the private group organizing to bring the Olympics to the Boston metropolitan area in... Published 1/29/15 12:31am
Design Pearl Street for the Fu... The Cambridge City Council delves into street design tonight, considering a Policy Order sponsored... 1 Published 1/26/15 10:49am
MIT Media Lab websites defaced... A hacker identified by the Twitter handle "@ulzr1z" defaced 15 subdomains of the MIT Media Lab in... Published 1/6/15 3:39pm
A Tale of Two Cambridges Side by side in the Boston Globe, the day after Christmas, 2014. Read CambridgeHappenings, a... Published 12/29/14 1:20pm
City Council to Consider Polic... The Cambridge City Council will discuss, Monday, a Policy Order introduced by Councilor Leland... Published 12/14/14 2:42pm
Council Votes Not To Cooperate... The Cambridge City Council voted Monday evening not to cooperate with the process the seeks to... Published 12/9/14 6:25pm
City Council To Consider Withh... In a rare moment of candor, David D'Alessandro, the former John Hancock executive who brought mega-... 1 Published 12/7/14 9:55pm
Protestors March Through Cambr... Marchers protesting the killings of unarmed African-Americans and the subsequent failure to indict... Published 12/6/14 1:48pm
[Updated] Five Reason Why Host... Since the original publication of this article: The Cambridge City Council voted not to support a... 1 Published 11/26/14 4:13pm
Is It Safe To Use Uber? When Uber, the livery company that promises to be everyone's private driver, introduced itself to... Published 11/21/14 12:09am
Microsoft General Counsel Call... Saying that "secret courts with secret decisions are incompatible with American traditions,"... Published 11/7/14 1:00pm
Snowden Explains His Rationale... Edward Snowden decided to provide classified National Security Administration (NSA) documents to... Published 10/26/14 5:04pm
Central Maine and Quebec Railw... John Giles is a railroad man. Starting out as a locomotive engineer and fireman in his early... Published 10/18/14 10:02pm
Does ShotSpotter Even Work? Cambridge is installing ShotSpotter, a federally-funded system of microphones intended to detect... Published 8/29/14 3:34pm
Cambridge Police Received 25 R... The Cambridge Police Department is enrolled in the Department of Defense's program to redistribute... Published 8/19/14 11:30am
City Council Dives into Water... The City Council last week passed a policy order requesting the City Manager look into the "the... 1 Published 8/7/14 12:29am
7 Reasons Why Giving the City... The City Council Ordinance Committee considers today a zoning petition filed by its co-chair that... 1 Published 7/30/14 4:07pm
NSA Surveillance Targets Cambr... The National Security Agency (NSA) targeted the Cambridge-based TOR Project as well as a server at... Published 7/8/14 3:30pm
Cambridge Had Two Gunfire Inci... Despite having only two confirmed gunfire incidents during all of 2013, the Cambridge Police... 3 Published 7/1/14 10:39pm
#Hashtag Activism Comes to Cam... If, a number of years ago, you told people that social change might be accomplished by typing the... 1 Published 6/18/14 5:01pm
City Launches Portal Providing... The City of Cambridge unveiled its Open Data Portal last week, reversing years of policy that made... 2 Published 6/8/14 9:09pm
Caption testing Let's take a simple image: and add a caption. A bear and a border and a background: A... Not published 5/28/14 2:16pm
Caption testing A test caption Not published 5/28/14 2:14pm
Preoccupied with Occupy The fall of 2011 should have been a busy one for regional counterterrorism officials. Having been... Published 5/27/14 1:47pm
City Forming Task Force to Exa... The City of Cambridge is forming a Task Force to examine broadband for the City, seeking to... 2 Published 5/8/14 10:29pm
Fight Against Ethanol Trains T... An amendment to the proposed Commonwealth budget introduced by local legislators seeks to establish... Published 4/27/14 4:17pm
President's Counterterror... Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, came to Harvard... Published 4/24/14 8:44pm
Playing "Paying for Predi... The die landed on a six, meaning heavy local rain. Combined with the heavy upstream rain - a five... Published 4/14/14 12:05pm
When MIT Helped Search for the... The media are filled with reports that MIT technology might be used to help in the search for... 1 Published 4/3/14 4:48pm
Snooping after Snowden: Survei... We accept unprecedented surveillance, Dr. David Lyon told an MIT audience, because routine... Published 3/14/14 12:53pm
Big Data: The New Extractive I... "The business model of the internet is surveillance." – Bruce Schneier "Data and data analytics... Published 3/4/14 3:43pm
The Case for Municipal Broadba... In Cambridge, as in most of the United States, the free market has failed to provide broadband... 1 Published 2/21/14 4:23pm
The City Maps Unshoveled Sidew... They've put me out of business. Three winters ago, I got into the business of mapping unshoveled... Published 2/18/14 5:47pm
Report: MBTA Deploying "M... Despite a bus fleet that is overdue for replacement and a capital budget proposal that provides no... Published 2/12/14 5:10pm
Countersurveillance DiscoTech... At the countersurveillance DiscoTechs, we’ll focus on creating welcoming spaces where a wide range... Published 2/7/14 2:46pm
Where's Cambridge's... During the last three decades, the average income of a Cambridge resident has more than doubled... 2 Published 1/11/14 10:35pm
The Persistence of Misinformat... It is one of the more persistent legends on the Internet, thoroughly debunked, internally... 7 Published 12/31/13 2:41pm
Fighting the Survellance State Raise the cost of surveillance, Bruce Schneier told a packed crowd at Harvard today, and you'll... Published 12/18/13 4:21pm
We've Built A "Turnk... The United States government is a "vastly more potent threat to the traditions and civil liberties... 1 Published 12/14/13 12:52pm
Dude, Where's My Bus Stop... Imagine you are newly arrived in Central Square, looking for the MBTA's most heavily used bus line... Published 12/4/13 2:04pm
10 Essex Street: A Cambridge P... On Monday, the Central Square Advisory Committee will meet at 5:30 PM to discuss a special permit... 11 Published 12/1/13 5:45pm
When Big Data Breaks Bad MIT's Senseable City Lab held a wide ranging discussion in November seeking "a new way to... Published 11/29/13 12:17pm
SYFY Has the Stones to Drop Pl... After showering Los Angeles with sharks, the SYFY channel dropped Plymouth Rock on a Cambridge... 1 Published 11/24/13 1:16pm
Five Ways Ballot Counting Coul... Election night at the Senior Center is a social event, bringing together Cambridge officials,... 6 Published 11/6/13 4:27pm
How Many People Will Central S... In a robo-call to many Cambridge residents, City Council candidate Dennis Carlone compares possible... 15 Published 11/3/13 4:37pm
Digital Media Conference Consi... John Henry, the former commodities trader and current Red Sox owner, took the pages of his latest... Published 10/29/13 10:32am
Science Hack Day Comes to Camb... Would you let people you just met put electrodes on your scalp and put current through your brain... 1 Published 10/23/13 12:52pm
Science Hack Day Science Hack Day is a two-day event that brings together enthusiastic scientists, developers,... Published 10/17/13 10:49pm
Seven Things to Know About... Proponents of a "net-zero" energy use standard for new construction Cambridge went before the... 1 Published 9/24/13 3:15pm
What Help Did Chelsea [Bradley... Chelsea Manning, the Army private convicted of leaking classified files to Wikileaks, was sentenced... Published 8/29/13 12:59pm

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