Tag Archive: government

Mar 24 2014

Netflix and Enemies of the Internet

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This past week’s been pretty interesting when it comes to the neutrality,Netflix and the future of the Internet. We saw lots of new developments with Netflix and Comcast, as well as openly pointed discussions about backbone Internet service providers upset about Internet service providers charging for Internet service to customers in the last legs of …

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Aug 15 2013

The Encrypted Internet: The Security Effects of Edward Snowden

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Regardless of how individuals may feel about Edward Snowden and the information that he leaked about the surveillance that the NSA was doing; the results of what he provided is going to be a tipping point in how the Internet handles communication going forward. The NSA has confirmed that it doesn’t intentionally collect information on …

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Jun 12 2013

How much do you trust the cloud now?

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Over the past couple of years, there’s been huge push to using the cloud to collaborate on projects and to store personal data and do all kinds of activities, but with the recent revelations that a been in the news about the NSA surveilling people online. The major companies that have been reported as participating …

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Apr 27 2012

US Congress Votes Early on CISPA to avoid Cyber-Backlash

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It’s not bad enough that citizens of the Internet have to deal with new technology, new standards and new fires dodge everyday; but it seems lately the archenemy of the Internet is going to be censorship. Governments seem to think that the Internet has been unregulated for too long and it’s time that the dimwitted …

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May 21 2011

ISP’s see Netflix as a curse and a God send

This past week an article hit Internet about Netflix being the largest single source of Internet traffic on the web. At the same time this article was posted, I could hear the ISPs of the world salivating. This was just the kind of information that they needed to make sure that they keep their customer …

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Mar 04 2011

The Declining Internet Experience

The United States doesn’t have the fastest Internet service— it’s ranked 12th in the world. The most influential nation, the most powerful and it’s ranked 12th; and they don’t have the best service… other countries have already embraced the Internet, more than the United States and recognized the importance of it. And this isn’t limited …

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Jan 21 2011

Thoughts on Comcast/NBC Universal Merger

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I was reading an article on the merger of Comcast and NBC Universal on Ars Technica,  [article] and how Al Franken is displeased with the merger of the two giants; and he should be, because he’s the only one who’s not talking out their… bias. The simple fact is that corporation like Comcast and NBC …

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Jan 14 2010

That’s Odd: US to circumvent other countries censorship security measures?

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I was reading the article on how Obama approves of what Google is doing in response to the filtering and the security breaches, but what I read was eye catching. It says basically that the US is going to help citizens in other countries get around that countries filtering technology, so they can see other …

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Sep 21 2009

If it’s not one, it’s the other… ISP’s Stifling Innovation

  It’s so hard to start with this post. I really don’t know where to go with this and yet it so bluntly apparent what the ISP’s are doing. And when I see these news articles and events it just starts crushing my dreams of a Star Trek world. When I talk to friends and …

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Sep 22 2008

No News; good news? Comcast discontinues Usenet servers

While I lived under the regime of Comcast, in the southeast, I was ever more wanting to get my hands on some unadulterated bandwidth, but indulge me for a minute while I ramble a tale of woe. I was living in eastern TN with Comcast as the only provider of cable TV. They were/are the …

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