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Time to Move a Clean, Permanent Internet Tax Moratorium

This morning the House Judiciary Committee will undertake the markup of the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act.  The Act would protect consumers from the increased costs in accessing and using the Internet by permanently extending the moratorium on Internet access taxes, and would prevent multiple and discriminatory taxation of Internet sales. The legislation already boasts deep bipartisan support with 138 Republican and 76 Democrat co-sponsors. That’s 214 members of the House...

Google Skybox Spy-Satellites: Big Brother Inc. Always Watching

Who does Google think they are fooling? Google just bought Skybox Imaging for $500m to gain access to its capability to take real-time, high-resolution satellite images/videos of the whole world daily. Last week Google sources told the WSJ that Google was planning to spend $1-3 billion on “180 small, high capacity satellites at lower altitudes than traditional satellites” to enable two-way Internet access. In April, Google bought Titan Aerospace - which makes solar...

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