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  • Weekly Update: Obama FBI/DOJ Anti-Trump Abuses

    12/16/2017 10:00:17 AM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 15, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Sues FBI for Records About Removal of Alleged Anti-Trump FBI Official from Mueller Team Obama State Department Cut Deal with Hillary to Keep Call Log, Schedules Secret Judicial Watch Sues California and Los Angeles Over Dirty Voter Registration Rolls Judicial Watch Asks Supreme Court to Restrain FCC Ability to Impose Government Control Over the Internet Through “Net Neutrality” Judicial Watch Sues FBI for Records About Removal of Alleged Anti-Trump FBI Official from Mueller Team The FBI and Justice Department are engulfed in a rule of law crisis because of new revelations of evident bias among FBI officials...
  • Net neutrality dies, and the second great equalizer returns to its former glory

    12/16/2017 7:45:40 AM PST · by WWII_Historian · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 16, 2017 | Gary Gindler
    The first great equalizer – the revolver – was invented back in the nineteenth century. The U.S. federal government, in accordance with the Second Amendment to the Constitution, as expected, withdrew from having discretionary control over revolvers. As a result, the chances of bad guys versus good guys have leveled off. And in the end, the mores of the Wild West have been replaced by a law-abiding (and armed to the teeth) America. The second great equalizer – the internet – was also invented in America. The U.S. federal government, in accordance with the First Amendment to the Constitution, as...
  • Net Neutrality Is Dead — And Not a Moment Too Soon!

    12/15/2017 11:56:41 AM PST · by WisconsinRep · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | 14 December 2017 | C. Mitchell Shaw
    Net Neutrality is dead. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 Thursday to dismantle the scheme. And while its supporters are busily running around like Chicken Little, claiming the sky is falling, the simple truth is that the death of the Obama-era regulation of the Internet is a very good thing. When the FCC voted on February 26, 2015 to reclassify the Internet as a public utility under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934, then-Chairman Tom Wheeler promised that so-called Net Neutrality would usher in an era of a “free and open” Internet. Never mind that the entire...
  • On Net Neutrality: Do You Trust Government or the Private Sector?

    12/15/2017 9:15:24 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 38 replies
    Net Neutrality is aflame again as the FCC voted today to repeal Obama-era net neutrality regulations. This decision was heavily opposed from such internet giants as Facebook, Google and Twitter, causing the internet to be chock full of statements opposing the FCC’s decision. However, what really is Net Neutrality, and is this reversal of the decision really the “End of the Internet” as many of these sites are claiming? In the end, the answer to that question will depend on whether you believe government regulation of the internet is the best solution to keeping it open, innovating and competitive —...
  • Britain warns of Russian threat to undersea communications cables

    12/15/2017 9:01:06 AM PST · by b4its2late · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/15/2017 | By L. Todd Wood
    Undersea cables carry 97% of financial, digital transactionsBritish defense officials have warned that Russia, in addition to possibly Iran and China, pose an existential threat to the Western way of life by developing capabilities to target undersea communications cables that carry 97 percent of all digital traffic and $10 trillion in daily financial transactions. Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, the chief of the defense staff, in speaking to the Royal United Services Institute defense think tank, said Britain and Nato needed to prioritise protecting the lines of communication. He said it would “immediately and potentially catastrophically” hit the economy...
  • German government says it backs 'open and free internet' [after FCC Net Neutrality repeal]

    12/15/2017 8:34:23 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 15, 2017 7:54 AM EST
    The German government says it backs an “open and free internet” following the U.S. decision to repeal net neutrality rules. A spokeswoman for the Economy Ministry said Friday that Germany had “taken note” of the U.S. move but declined to comment directly on it. However, spokeswoman Beate Baron said the German government supports rules introduced across the European Union last year forbidding discriminatory access to the internet. …
  • Concerns Over Fake Comments on FCC Net Neutrality

    12/15/2017 6:39:39 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 115 replies
    WNEP-16 ^ | 14 December 2017 | Dave Bohman
    WILKES-BARRE -- For the past few months, the Federal Communications Commission asked for comments from the public on whether it should end net neutrality. Thousands of comments came from people in northeastern and central Pennsylvania. But it appears many, if not most of these comments, are fake. We called 12 people whose names were listed as making comments with the FCC and none of them said they even contacted the agency. That includes a woman from Wilkes-Barre who admits she doesn't even know what the FCC does. The Christmas spirit runs through the home of Darlene Mapes in Wilkes-Barre, but...
  • Insane Liberals Make Fools of Themselves Over Net Neutrality

    12/14/2017 4:27:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 14, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: They’re voting on net neutrality today. Ajit Pai running the FCC and man, folks, the panic is all over the place. Do you remember — some of you might remember this name. Some of you might not. Does the name Sandra Fluke ring a bell? Well, Sandra Fluke apparently has been recruited to help the anti-net neutrality forces marshal their action today to protest the vote, which is gonna happen, and the Obama era net neutrality regulations are gonna be relaxed, which is good for an open internet. Sandra Fluke has tweeted that killing net neutrality would kill access...
  • States warming up net-neutrality lawsuits

    12/14/2017 12:56:44 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 14, 2017
    State attorneys general are now threatening lawsuits against the federal government's repeal of "net neutrality" rules. New York's attorney general says he'll lead a multistate lawsuit to stop the Federal Communications Commission's rollback of rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet. Democrat Eric Schneiderman has been investigating fake public comments submitted to the FCC during the net neutrality comment process. Schneiderman says his analysis shows 2 million comments stole the identities of real Americans, including dead people and children. The Washington state attorney general has likewise vowed to sue over net neutrality.
  • FCC votes to kill net neutrality rules

    12/14/2017 10:36:00 AM PST · by ColdOne · 220 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 12/14/17 | Melissa Quinn
    The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to repeal net neutrality rules, over the objection of Democrats in Congress, Internet activists and online companies. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, and Commissioner Brendan Carr, all Republicans, supported the proposed rollback of the Obama-era rules. Democratic Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel opposed the change.
  • FCC net neutrality vote LIVE: Federal Communications Commission votes on repealing rules

    12/14/2017 9:52:11 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 27 replies
    The FCC will vote today to repeal the rules that require internet service providers to treat all data on the Internet the same. (right as of this posting they are taking a break and will be back)
  • The FCC is doing the right thing in returning to internet openness

    12/13/2017 3:49:32 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | Garrett Johnson And Brent Skorup
    The Federal Communications Commission took a big step in November toward undoing the 2015 Open Internet Order and its vague, over-broad regulations by proposing the Restoring Internet Freedom Order (RIFO). This order is expected to pass this week in a party-line vote. In an era of debilitating partisanship, it’s almost shocking to recall that a Republican Congress and President Clinton worked together in the ’90s to establish the permissionless regime that enabled both internet providers and large tech companies to transform our economy. The visionary agreement codified in the 1996 Telecommunications Act declared it “the policy of the United States”...
  • Woman gets probation in Facebook hate-crime case (Tortured white Trump supporter on Facebook)

    12/08/2017 7:03:12 PM PST · by Cubs Fan · 51 replies
    A woman who live-streamed herself and a trio of friends abusing a mentally disabled man and taunting him with racial insults was sentenced to probation Friday after spending nearly a year behind bars. Brittany Covington, 19, had been held at the Cook County Jail without bond since January, when she and co-defendants Tesfaye Cooper, Jordan Hill and her 24-year-old sister Tanishia Covington were arrested on kidnapping and hate-crime charges. The plea deal prosecutors made with Brittany Covington makes her the first of the four to be released, though she will remain on probation for four years and is barred from...
  • Yes, the Government Has to Get a Warrant for Digital ‘Papers’

    12/07/2017 3:42:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2017 | Seton Motley
    The Fourth Amendment of our sensational Constitution reads as follows:“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects,[a] against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”What this means is: Government can’t invade your property or grab your stuff - without first securing a warrant.  And they have to have a darn good and specific reason to ask for said warrant.In this the Digital...
  • The Net Neutrality Noise Machine Turns Violent

    12/06/2017 10:16:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2017 | Phil Kerpen
    The perpetual outrage mob on the left has adopted an unlikely target of late – the brainy, affable head of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Chairman Ajit Pai. Pai is now flanked by a Homeland Security protective detail everywhere he goes because of a deluge of specific, credible threats of violence toward him and his young children. He's also facing an onslaught of racist smears and attacks too obscene to quote – including an image asserting that Pai is Osama bin Laden after shaving his beard.Members of Congress are coming under similar attack for supporting Pai's signature proposal. The most...
  • Montana Sen. Jon Tester's displeasure with tax bill goes viral

    12/04/2017 9:41:13 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    Fox 30 ^ | 12/2/17 | Bob D Angelo
    Sen. Jon Tester’s tweet about the passage of the Tax Reconciliation Act has gone viral, with more than 42,000 retweets, The Great Falls Tribune reported Saturday.... “I was just handed a 479-page tax bill a few hours before the vote,” Tester said in the video. “One page literally has hand-scribbled policy changes on it that can’t be read.” “I want you to take a look at this, folks. This is your government at work,” Tester said as he brought the page with the side notations....
  • Why Google Should Not Rule the World

    12/02/2017 9:45:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2017 | Bruce Bialosky
    The internet has provided tools to improve the world that are, in a way, indescribable. For example, understanding the multitude of medical challenges people face becomes easier with the internet. Improving your language skills and understanding a foreign language is infinitely simpler. But there are severe challenges that come with the ease of the internet. Google and others cannot go unchallenged. This all began as something to explore for me when within a month I had a chance to spend an extended period of time with two different biochemists on two different continents. Both of these men are utterly brilliant...
  • So, it looks like the internet is down for Spectrum cable customers? (Vanity)

    12/01/2017 1:04:59 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
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  • What to Do about the Emerging Threat of Censorship Creep on the Internet

    11/30/2017 3:58:32 PM PST · by Mafe · 10 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | November 28, 2017 | Danielle Keats Citron
    Popular tech companies—Google, Facebook, Twitter, and others—have strongly protected free speech online, a policy widely associated with the legal norms of the United States. American tech companies, however, operate globally, and their platforms are subject to regulation by the European Union, whose member states offer less protection to expression than does the United States. European regulators are pressuring tech companies to control and suppress extreme speech. The regulators’ clear warning is that, if the companies do not comply “voluntarily,” they will face harsher laws and potential liability. This regulatory effort runs the risk of censorship creep, whereby a wide array...
  • Against Net Neutrality

    11/28/2017 2:07:58 PM PST · by Thalean · 7 replies
    American Greatness ^ | Nov 27, 2017 | Christopher Roach
    "Net neutrality has a nice ring to it. Who doesn’t want an even playing field? But the internet evolved rapidly in a deregulated environment. And most of its trappings—a lack of censorship, equal access, tremendous diversity of viewpoint, an alternative means of accessing media, and deep stores of information—evolved before net neutrality was a legal mandate. After numerous attempts at congressional action failed to result in new laws, the Federal Communications Commission in 2015 adopted net neutrality rules in under the leadership of Obama appointee Tom Wheeler. Now, under chairman Ajit Pai—a Trump appointee—net neutrality is at risk, as its...