FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rule

By: Thursday February 26, 2015 10:03 am

FCC votes on #NetNeutrality plan opposed by @comcast, which spent $107M on lobbying http://t.co/ITEAgp6EWp @mmasnick pic.twitter.com/mvfIjd3e3Z — MapLight (@MapLight) February 26, 2015 The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted today to approve a rule to regulate internet service providers to promote an open internet often known as net neutrality. The vote marks a stark loss for [...]

Google’s Monopoly Under Threat In Europe

By: Tuesday September 9, 2014 7:26 am

Though Google may have US officials on the end of a string it is facing serious pushback in Europe. Calls for the search monopoly to be broken up and more heavily regulated have been voiced from high government officials as the company that once claimed the motto of “don’t be evil” is seen as a [...]

Facebook Getting Into The Drone Business

By: Tuesday March 4, 2014 8:14 am

It seems Silicon Valley has once again found a way to profit off of taxpayer funded technology. The drone industry, which has had massive amounts of R&D provided by US taxpayers, is taking off and now TechCrunch is reporting that Facebook wants in. As part of its effort to bring in new customers Facebook helped [...]

Pentagon Plans Shift From Occupation Armies To Assassinations And Cyberwarfare

By: Monday February 24, 2014 8:48 am

After a decade of pratfalls in the Middle East with occupation armies that became easy targets for opposing militants, the Department of Defense is making some changes. In a new budget plan spearheaded by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel the Pentagon will be reducing the army to levels not seen since before World War II. Instead [...]

Comcast To Takeover Time Warner In Quest For Monopoly As Regulators Remain Silent

By: Friday February 14, 2014 5:39 am

It was only a matter of time before one of the giant telecommunications companies went for a monopoly, we are living under corporate capitalism after all. But Comcast’s behavior has been so blatant one has to wonder how no one in the government charged with preventing monopolies has not even raised tacit objections. For now [...]

The NSA Seeks To Control Entire Internet With TURMOIL, TURBINE And QFIRE

By: Friday January 3, 2014 8:33 am

The world is still reeling from the incredible revelations made by Der Spiegel and Jacob Appelbaum over the NSA’s well funded quest to control the world’s information. The most newsworthy revelation, at least at first, was DROPOUTJEEP a software program that gives the NSA total access to your iPhone. But that is just the beginning [...]

New Report Details Elite NSA Hacking Unit

By: Monday December 30, 2013 6:51 am

The German Magazine Der Spiegel has published an article that details one of the National Security Agency’s most powerful operations units – the Office of Tailored Access Operations (TAO). According to the report TAO is a special unit that is called in when other units’ access to a target is blocked. The “digital plumbers” are [...]

Chevron Granted Sweeping Subpoena Of Critics’ Internet Data

By: Friday July 12, 2013 7:35 am

A federal judge has granted Chevron a broad and sweeping subpoena for data related to the $18.2 billion judgment against Chevron in Ecuador. The subpoena is trying to gain information on journalists and activists who may have been critical of Chevron. After more than eight months of silence, U.S. District Court Judge Lewis Kaplan recently [...]

U.S. And China To Hold Talks On Controlling Internet

By: Monday June 3, 2013 6:02 am

In response to a reported wave of cybertattacks, the United States and China will be holding talks on how the two countries can create new rules for regulating the internet. The talks will be ongoing and are set to start in July. The United States and China have agreed to hold regular, high-level talks on [...]

Obama On The Verge Of Supporting End Of 4th Amendment On The Internet

By: Wednesday May 8, 2013 5:53 am

The FBI has long been searching for a way to bypass the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution which they have claimed makes their job difficult, increasingly so in the information age. Previously the FBI just broke the law and hoped it would not get caught, now the agency wants a patina of legality to [...]

Republicans Take Down Anti-Corporate Copyright Law Paper Within 24 Hours of Publication

By: Sunday November 18, 2012 6:00 am

One post-election question up for debate is where the Republican Party would go to try and capture the areas of the electorate they cannot penetrate – particularly minorities and the youth vote. The watered-down version of the DREAM Act suggested a policy path for reaching some segments of the minority electorate. And for about 24 [...]

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