Tech at Night: Amazon Taxes march on, FCC colludes with Marxist activists
I am so sick of California. While it’s good that the “privacy” bill didn’t make it out of the Senate, it’s not so good that the Amazon tax is going on to the Senate. Texas: Don’t be like us. Defeat your Amazon tax in SB 1.
And the hacks go on: Anonymous attacks.. Iran?, its apparent offshoot lulzsec attacked PBS and Sony, but leaves itself open to law enforcement action? And yet, somehow, our elected officials think the victims are the people to be grilling. I can’t think of a metaphor that doesn’t overstate the situation some, so I’ll be direct: finding fault with the victims is what we need to do only after we’ve exhausted our options related to frogmarching the attackers.
One question though: Why isn’t the House talking to RSA, after the breakin it suffered not too long ago? Is SecurID broken wider open than the Congress wants known publicly?
I’ve been talking a lot about OSI/George Soros front group Public Knowledge, thanks to their leading role in the unholy alliance against AT&T and T-Mobile. That story continues to develop, as well. See my comments in the Daily Caller on a recent push poll against the planned mergers.
However while Public Knowledge is getting the attention, committed Marxist Robert McChesney’s Free Press (whose funding is secret, hiding suspected Soros/OSI funding) is getting scrutiny lately. As it turns out, the Free Press/FCC discussions went beyond the lengthy series of closed-door meetings I covered at the time. Through FOIA releases we now find that Free Press was coordinating a media campaign with the left wing of the FCC, and in particularly Michael Copps, the man I’d already named Free Press’s pet commissioner. Mike Wendy at Media Freedom calls them “recidivist hypocrites”, while Marsha Blackburn is “deeply disturbed”. She should be.
Getting back to Sprint versus AT&T and T-Mobile, I have to wonder whether Sprint is giving up on getting to use the government to get its way, and force T-Mobile to sell out to Sprint. When Sprint is committing billions to LightSquared to build and use its 4G network, continuing the strategy it’s already used with Clearwire, I don’t see a company ready to expand its own network.