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  • DON'T LET DICTATORS CONTROL THE INTERNET: KEEP THE WEB FREE

    04/01/2014 10:03:22 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 33 replies
    ACLJ ^ | April 1 2014 | ACLJ
    The Obama Administration is giving up American control over the Internet, handing over its most important technical functions to a “multinational” body – perhaps even the U.N. But do we want Russia or China influencing whether we can create websites? Do we want the U.N. controlling key aspects of the world’s most powerful mode of communication – our free speech? America has kept the Internet free. Don’t let our nation sign over our freedom to dictators.
  • JotForm domain released by Secret Service, won’t say why it was seized (No notice, no explanation)

    02/17/2012 11:34:42 AM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 30 replies
    Geek.com ^ | February 17, 2012 | Matthew Humphries
    Late on February 15, JotForm lost access to jotform.com. The company soon discovered the U.S. government had seized the domain by lodging a request with the site’s domain registrar GoDaddy. Soon after, it had been taken down. Aytekin Tank, co-founder of Interlogy Internet Technologies, and owner of JotForm, later confirmed that he’d been in contact with the agent assigned to his case at the Secret Service. She was busy and couldn’t look at the site for a few days. So millions of web forms and thousands of customers were left without a service and no reason as to why this...
  • AP sources: White House set to unveil cyber plan

    05/12/2011 3:41:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 5/12/11 | Lolita Baldor
    The White House on Thursday is expected to unveil its proposal to enhance the nation's cybersecurity, laying out plans to require industry to better protect systems that run critical infrastructure like the electrical grid, financial systems and nuclear power plants. The Obama administration also is insisting that companies tell consumers when their personal information has been compromised. According to cybersecurity experts familiar with the plan, the administration's proposed legislation also would instruct federal agencies to more closely monitor their computer networks. Several House and Senate committees have been working on cybersecurity legislation for the past two years, while waiting for...
  • Comcast, Level 3, Network Neutrality, and Your Internet

    12/01/2010 8:57:47 AM PST · by tricksy · 45 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 11/30/10 | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    Network neutrality is a simple concept: ISPs shouldn't play favorites with the content that goes over their parts of the Internet. It's a concept that harks back to the Commercial Internet Exchange (CIX) in 1991 when the first Internet carries agreed to share connections equally with each other. Although CIX is now largely forgotten, it's what started the Internet on its way from a backwater for researchers and schools to the omnipresent network in which we live, work, and play today. Now, Comcast, appears to be the first major ISP to break that old CIX rule of network neutrality. Level...
  • Ahmadinejad adopts Obama strategy: Closes Internet

    12/05/2009 9:38:38 AM PST · by Tamar Rush · 26 replies · 966+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | Dec. 5, 2009 | The Last Crusade
    Internet shut-down in Iran ahead protests thelastcrusade.org Internet access in Tehran unavailable on Saturday, two days ahead of planned demonstrations in the Iranian capital. Iranian President Ahmadinejad, citing a “crisis” has shut-down internet access in Iran. In a move that echoes the Democrat's bill S.773 (David Rockefeller), private-sector computers in Iran have been disconnected from the Internet. According to AFP: “Sources close to Iran's technical services told AFP the cut was the result of "a decision by the authorities" rather than a technical breakdown. Telecommunications ministry officials were unavailable for comment.” The internet, SMS text messages and at times...
  • Net Freedom Forever: Stop Government Control of the Internet

    09/16/2008 11:00:15 AM PDT · by bstein80 · 1 replies · 100+ views
    Net Freedom Forever.com ^ | 9-16-08 | FreedomWorks
    Government attempts to control the internet are growing. Net Freedom Forever is a new campaign working to publicize these threats to the internet, and to organize citizens in opposition. Some in Congress are looking for new ways to control the internet, and monitor what we do online. Take, for example, the "Unlawful Internet Gambling Act". While the bill was intended to stop "unlawful internet gambling" the legislation never actually spelled out what this means. As a result, the bill would have the unintended consequences of expanding government regulation of the internet and turning online payment transactions companies into informants and...
  • If Everyone's Talking, Who Will Listen? (enviro-nut says: tax internet-squash free speech)

    08/27/2008 7:10:14 AM PDT · by bamahead · 23 replies · 202+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 24, 2008 | Dusty Horwitt
    Everybody jokes about "TMI" these days: "Too much information," we say laughingly, when someone tells a story full of embarrassing detail about some personal foible or intimate relationship. But in our information-overloaded society, the concept of TMI is no joke. The information avalanche coming from all sides -- the Internet, PDAs, hundreds of television channels -- is burying us in extraneous data that prevent important facts and knowledge from reaching a broad audience. Lawyers are familiar with this phenomenon. In fact, they use it to their advantage: They know that if you want to hide damaging information about a case,...
  • Slay the AOL Monster

    08/02/2002 6:48:21 AM PDT · by rdb3 · 98 replies · 5,580+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | August 2, 2K2 | Robert Locke
    Slay the AOL MonsterBy Robert LockeFrontPageMagazine.com | August 2, 2002 As a conservative columnist, it amazes me to get favorable e-mails from people whose addresses end in @aol.com. I mean, don't they know that AOL Time-Warner is an evil liberal media conglomerate and that they are thereby putting money into its pockets every month? Not to mention increasing its influence by enlarging its subscriber base? Don’t they know that these things matter? Therefore, I urge all my readers who use AOL to dump it and press politically sensible friends and family to do the same. CompuServe and GatewayNet are owned...