A “can-do attitude” was the essence of the Internet for the last twenty years, making it a unique decentralized place of endless possibilities and opportunities.
No more, the FCC has changed the “can-do” Internet into a “can’t-do” Internet, by centralizing control via the imposition of unnecessary 1934 telephone utility regulation.
The FCC has enthroned itself as the ultimate gatekeeper of what’s possible and who has what opportunities on America’s Internet.
The FCC imagines it alone knows what’s best for the Internet, and that’s FCC Internet pessimism, not the Internet optimism that made the Internet what it is today.
It will take time and many predictable bad FCC decisions, for people to see the difference in the Internet ethos over time. When they do, they won’t like it.
In beginning to regulate the Internet like a 1934 telephone utility this month, a partisan FCC has self-imposed it’s bureaucratic “can’t-do attitude” on America’s Internet.
It now can tell Internet operators and...
Google’s wiretapping is back in the news. The Guardian reports “Google [Chrome] eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission.”
This is not an isolated incident. It is a part of a broader Google pattern of behavior.
What should be big news and scandalous here is that the company that has gathered the most Internet users in the world based upon public representations of being pro-privacy and open -- is secretly engaged in widespread wiretapping. ...
Despite his past support of online gaming legalization bills, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) now backs the Restoring America’s Wire Act (RAWA), a bill that aims to revise federal anti-wagering laws to include bans on online poker.
If passed, RAWA would change the U.S. Department of Justice’s official interpretation of anti-wagering laws.
In 2011, U.S. Assistant Attorney General Virginia Seitz responded to two states’ request for an interpretation of the Wire Act of 1961 by...
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