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  • The Freakout Over Net Neutrality Makes No Sense

    05/22/2017 4:16:27 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 5/19/2017 | Staff
    Regulation: "Net neutrality" has become the Holy Grail of various so-called consumer organizations. But government regulation isn't what consumers need. Competition is. And there would be more of that if the government would get out of the way. On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission voted 2-1 to start undoing the massive expansion of the FCC's regulatory control over the internet, enacted two years ago by the Obama administration under the guise of protecting "net neutrality." From the reaction — or more accurately, the overreaction — from advocacy groups and know-nothing pundits, you'd think they'd just voted to exterminate the internet....
  • WMAL Free Speech Forum - Levin, Plante, Wilson, O'Connor - Sat., Oct. 1st in No. Virginia.

    09/10/2016 5:56:25 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 8 replies
    Join Brian Wilson, Larry O’Connor, Chris Plante and Mark Levin at WMAL’s Free Speech Forum Saturday, October 1st at The Birchmere in Arlington, VA! Brian, Larry, Chris and Mark live on stage discussing the latest news and politics… they’ll be taking your questions and they won’t be holding anything back! Seating is general admission and is first come, first served. Food and drink are available for purchase, so please feel free to enjoy dinner before the show. Doors open: 6pm Program starts: 7:30pm Meet & greet after the show starts approximately 9pm More: http://www.wmal.com/freespeechforum/
  • Ted Cruz Says He ‘Cannot Overstate’ the ‘Threats’ to Internet Freedom, Independent News Websites...

    10/20/2015 6:31:14 AM PDT · by Isara · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Oct. 19, 2015 | Oliver Darcy
    Ted Cruz Says He ‘Cannot Overstate’ the ‘Threats’ to Internet Freedom, Independent News Websites Like Drudge Ted Cruz said Sunday evening that the “threats to Internet freedom” have “never been greater” and could have the potential of affecting independent online news outlets like the Drudge Report.Speaking to TheBlaze Sunday evening in Dallas, Texas, the Republican presidential candidate responded to reports that Congressional review of digital copyright law could threaten aggregator news websites. “I think threats to Internet freedom continue growing,” Cruz said. “This administration views the Internet as a threat.” The Texas senator cited the Federal Communications Commission’s move to...
  • Apple, Google, large tech companies urge the White House & Congress not to renew the Patriot Act

    03/26/2015 7:39:49 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 6 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | March 26, 2015 | Ben Lovejoy
    Apple is one of ten tech giants to once again call on the US Government not to reauthorize the Patriot Act in its current form. The Act expires on 1st June unless it is renewed by Congress. Apple was joined by AOL, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo.In an open letter to President Obama, NSA Director Admiral Rogers and other prominent government figures, the companies urge Congress to end the bulk collection of communications metadata–the logs that determine how and when ordinary citizens contact each other.The letter says that mass surveillance must end, and that a revised bill must contain mechanisms to ensure...
  • Cruz enters race with website challenge

    03/23/2015 8:01:21 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/23/2015 | Julian Hattem
    Sen. Ted Cruz’s nascent campaign for the White House is running into its first signs of digital trouble. While the firebrand Texas Republican prepares to announce his bid for the presidency on Monday morning, he does not appear to have control over the most obvious website to rally supporters: TedCruz.com. Instead, people trying to visit that site will get the opposite message. “Support President Obama,” the site says in simple white text on a black background. “Immigration reform now!” According to Internet records, TedCruz.com was created in April of 2004 but then switched ownership last spring. Archived versions of the...
  • Dick Cheney calls Obama the 'worst president of my lifetime'

    03/18/2015 10:28:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    The Week ^ | 03/18/2015 | Catherine Garcia via James Rosen, From PLAYBOY interview with Dick Cheney
    In a new interview with Playboy, former Vice President Dick Cheney accused President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder of "playing the race card" and said that he could "go on for hours" about all of the ways Obama has "undone" the work of President George W. Bush.Although the article claims that Cheney's "preoccupations revolve around the books in his study and the purchase of just the right gifts for his grandchildren," it sounds more like he's kind of obsessed with Obama. Calling him "the worst president in my lifetime," Cheney said his criticism of Obama and Holder has nothing...
  • SECRET NEW INTERNET RULES LOOM FOR AMERICANS

    02/26/2015 5:34:43 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 55 replies
    Pamela Geller. Com ^ | 2/25/2015 | Pamela Geller
    Feds look to adopt 322 pages of fresh taxes, regulations; FCC Chair Refuses to Testify before Congress Another wild power-grab. Power without accountability. The net is the very last frontier for free speech. — Despite google algorithms that consistently render — day in day out, year in year out — always render left-wing sites on first page search results; — Despite filters that block my site and sites like mine (Jihad Watch, The Religion of Peace, Creeping Sharia, Sharia Unveiled, et al) at work, school, and even US army bases and government agencies; — Despite search engines refusing to include...
  • Google Is Calling the FBI’s Attempt to Expand Their ‘Hacking Power’ a Huge Constitutional Threat

    02/21/2015 7:36:15 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 02/21/2015 | Chris Enloe
    Getty - TORSTEN SILZ / Staff Global tech giant Google submitted public court comments this week calling the FBI’s new plan for obtaining digital search warrants a “serious and complex” constitutional concern.Google’s comments are warning of a new Justice Department program that would allow judges more flexibility in approval of search warrants for electronic data.The company’s director of law enforcement and information security says that the plan to alter an existing provision, known as Rule 41: “…raises a number of monumental and highly complex constitutional, legal, and geopolitical concerns that should be left to Congress to decide.” According to National Journal, Rule 41 of criminal procedure, “permits judges to grant search...
  • Why Can't the Public See Obama's Proposed Internet Regulations?

    02/19/2015 9:35:23 AM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Feb 18, 2015 | MARK HEMINGWAY
    Republican senators Mike Lee, Ben Sasse, and Rand Paul have all been high profile opponents of the Obama administrations current plan to regulate the internet -- in particular, Lee has called the regulation a government "takeover" of the internet and says it amounts to a "a massive tax increase on the middle class, being passed in the dead of night without the American public really being made aware of what is going on.” And when Lee says that the American public isn't aware of what's going on, that is in no way hyperbole. FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai has emerged as...
  • FCC, FEC look to ruin the Internet

    02/16/2015 11:17:32 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2/16/15 | Tammy Bruce
    The left lifts its boot toward the free flow of information We knew this was coming. Within the last couple of weeks, both the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Election Commission declared their intention to regulate the Internet. Fascists always explain their actions as efforts to either make something more efficient, “fair,” or to supposedly “protect” their target. Sometimes they simply lie, like saying they’re nationalizing health insurance to make it more affordable and to increase access to health care. Now, with the feds’ latest effort, their new slogan might as well be, “If you like your Internet, you...
  • Net neutrality: 26 ways Obama has already proven himself incompetent when it comes to the internet

    02/16/2015 10:45:42 AM PST · by grundle · 9 replies
    wordpress ^ | February 16, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Even before adopting net neutrality, here are 26 actions by which the Obama administration has already proven itself to be incompetent when it comes to the internet The fact that Obama refuses to allow the public to see his 332 page net neutrality plan until after its implementation is voted on is, by itself, reason enough for me to oppose the plan.I would think that even the biggest supporters of net neutrality would be curious as to why Obama won’t let people see his plan until after it is implemented.However, in addition to that, here are...
  • Digital Reichstag Fire?

    02/13/2015 8:30:25 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/13/15 | Timothy Birdnow
    Hack on Sony, Net Neutrality, Fairness Doctrine, and the Internet Kill Switch Citing the cyber attacks on Sony, President Obama is proposing the creation of a federal cyber attack center. The idea is to model it after the National Counterterrorism Center. From the article: “We need to develop the same muscle memory in the government response to cyberthreats as we have for terrorist incidents,” Lisa Monaco, White House adviser for homeland security and counterterrorism, said in a speech Tuesday. President Barack Obama is expected to seek industry support for the effort when he addresses Silicon Valley executives Friday at a...
  • Republican FCC Member Warns Net Neutrality Is Not Neutral

    02/09/2015 4:46:12 PM PST · by Crazieman · 60 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 2/9/2015 | Chriss W Street
    Ajit Pai, the sole Republican Commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), inferred in a Tweet that President Barack Obama’s secret, 332-page “Net Neutrality” document is a scheme for federal micro-managing of the Internet to extract billions in new taxes from consumers and again enforce progressives’ idea of honest, equitable, and balanced content fairness.
  • Obama asks FCC to regulate Internet as utility

    01/03/2015 6:48:50 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 91 replies
    thestate.com ^ | Jan 3 2015 | DON WORTHINGTON
    Late last year, Obama asked the Federal Communications Commission to create a new set of rules to make sure everyone has access to the Internet and that phone and cable companies would not be allowed "to act as a gatekeeper, restricting what you can do or see online."
  • Obama: Regulate broadband Internet like a utility so it 'works for everyone'

    11/10/2014 1:49:18 PM PST · by upchuck · 39 replies
    cnet ^ | Nov 10, 2014 | Don Reisinger
    President Obama urged the US government to adopt tighter regulations on broadband service in an effort to preserve "a free and open Internet."In a statement released Monday, Obama called on the Federal Communications Commission to enforce the principle of treating all Internet traffic the same way, known in shorthand as Net neutrality. That means treating broadband services like utilities, the president said, so that Internet service providers would be unable "to restrict the best access or to pick winners and losers in the online marketplace for services and ideas."Obama wades into a contentious debate that has raged over how to...
  • The End of a Free Internet?

    01/03/2015 6:38:50 PM PST · by PROCON · 53 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | Jan. 3, 2015 | Josh Gelernter
    It's time to mobilize Congress against Obama’s plan to relinquish our authority over the Internet.When the new Congress shows up on Tuesday, it’s going to have lots to worry about, but there’s one serious problem at risk of being overlooked. And that really can’t be allowed to happen; it’s much too important: In 2015, the Obama administration plans to hand over control of ICANN — the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers — to international governance. ICANN oversees the superstructure of the Internet, and the American Department of Commerce oversees ICANN. The plan for handing our authority to the...
  • Get ready: The FCC says it will vote on net neutrality in February

    01/02/2015 1:44:21 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 54 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 01/02/14 | Brian Fung
    Federal regulators looking to place restrictions on Internet providers will introduce and vote on new proposed net neutrality rules in February, Federal Communications Commission officials said Friday.
  • Top Ten Left-Wing Goals of the Obama Administration in Its Remaining Two Years

    12/28/2014 4:01:53 PM PST · by Delacon · 38 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 17 Dec 2014 | Virgil
    Now that President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have launched their new friendship initiative with Cuba, progressives are thinking more optimistically about what else might be possible in the remainder of the president’s term. After all, since the November 2014 elections, Obama has moved sharply left on immigration, climate change, and net neutrality. So why shouldn’t the Left hope for more? What might be next on the Obama agenda? Breitbart News has obtained one such to-do list: 10. Marijuana to be completely decriminalized under the ever-expanding doctrine of “prosecutorial discretion.” In the meantime, the administration will push...
  • Ted Cruz: Don’t turn Internet access into public utility

    11/15/2014 2:30:55 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 16 replies
    Never before has it been so easy to turn an idea into a business. With a simple Internet connection, some ingenuity and a lot of hard work, anyone today can create a new service or app or start selling products nationwide. . . . . . Yet the threats from Washington to stifle freedom, entrepreneurship and creativity online have never been greater. Washington politicians want the money, and they want more and more control over our speech.Four basic principles should guide policymakers, in a bipartisan manner, to preserve America’s leadership role in developing the future of the Internet.. ....
  • Net Neutrality -- Electronic Frontier Foundation's explanation on what it is and what it means.

    11/11/2014 11:50:38 AM PST · by Usagi_yo · 44 replies
    Electronic Frontier Foundation ^ | Unknown -- Posted 11/11/2014 | Electronic Frontier Foundation
    Net Neutrality Net neutrality—the idea that Internet service providers (ISPs) should treat all data that travels over their networks equally—is a principle that EFF strongly supports. Unfortunately, the FCC is considering a plan that would allow some Internet providers to provide better access to some websites that pay a fee to reach users faster. This kind of “pay-to-play” Internet stifles innovation. New websites that can’t afford expensive fees for better service will face new barriers to success, leaving users with ever fewer options and a less diverse Internet. There are many ways ISPs may discriminate against how we access websites,...