Category Archives: Internet

Net Neutrality – What’s the Latest?

Net Neutrality is one of the hottest topics in the news this week.  Net Neutrality is likely to significantly impact the Internet and freedom and nearly all Americans for years to come, if it is not thrown out by the courts, or by new legislation, or by a future FCC composed of a majority of [...]
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The Death of the Internet – What To Expect Next?

The Federal Communications Commission appears set this week to approve President Obama’s plan for Net Neutrality – a benign sounding name for the strong handed regulation, taxation, and control of the Internet.  The result of Net Neutrality will be a convoluted and burdened Internet that I like to call ObamaNet.  Indeed, unless stopped by the courts or Congress, Net Neutrality will [...]
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What is ObamaNet and Do We Need It?

It’s been called “ObamaCare for the Internet.”  It’s been called a “solution that won’t work to a problem that doesn’t exist using legal authority we don’t have” that will create “billions of dollars in new taxes.”  It’s been called “ObamaNet.”  What is it and do we need it?  Let’s jump in now and discuss ObamaNet … 1.  What [...]
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Will America Face a Cyber War in 2015?

Cyber threats, cyber hacks, cyber attacks, all keep showing up in the news.  This week hackers who claim they were associated with ISIS or the Islamic State and who referred to themselves as the “Cyber Caliphate” grabbed control over various U. S. military Twitter and YouTube accounts.  They posted phone numbers that were supposed to belong [...]
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Internet Freedom in 2015 – The Debate over Censorship Intensifies

Will the Internet be censored in 2015?  Or, will it continue to be free?  Will bloggers, news sites, and others continue to have and exercise Freedom of Speech over the Internet?  Or, will authoritative regimes take control of the Internet, shutting down websites that disagree with their political agenda, their political views, and their political repression? In my [...]
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Will Censorship Replace Internet Freedom in 2015?

There is a real threat that censorship will replace Internet freedom in 2015.  According to a new piece in The Wall Street Journal and from other articles, we learn the administration has decided to give up control of the Internet in September 2015.  Is it possible that foreign governments, authoritative governments, will be able to censor [...]
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Net Neutrality – Obamacare for the Internet?

Net Neutrality – it’s in the news again.  Net Neutrality made news headlines today as the President calls for regulations on the Internet to keep “a free and open Internet.” BUT … will these new regulations keep the Internet free and open?  Or, will they do just the opposite?  Will they discourage innovation?  Will they discourage new [...]
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Will America and the World Lose Freedom on the Internet?

A new op-ed piece in The Wall Street Journal this week brings up the issue once again of the Obama Administration giving up American protection of the Internet.  I have been concerned about the adverse consequences to American freedom every time I read about the idea in the past.  As you might already know, the Obama [...]
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