Tech at Night: Weekend Update
They’re always telling us Tor is so great because it’s used by foreign dissidents and all that, yet the anarchists keep using it to commit crimes, and the Tor mavens do nothing to stop it. And they wonder why Tor has a perception problem.
Tech at Night: It’s time to use the Founders Option against the FCC
I’m going to try to coin a phrase here. The Founders, before the revolution, were strong believers in the right (or even the duty) of the legislative branch to defund a hostile executive. There were (appointed) colonial governors who came, immediately raised the ire of the (elected) legislature, and never got a dime appropriated for them for their entire terms of office. It’s time to | Read More »
Tech at Night: Tennessee leads the fight against socialized Internet
While the Net Neutrality power grab got all of the attention, just as important was the FCC strike against federalism the same week, that unilaterally attempts to override all state laws against socialized Internet in this country. Imagine the audacity, to do that without a an act of Congress or anything. Fortunately at least Tennessee is standing up to Barack Obama and his lap dog, | Read More »
Tech at Night: It’s time we restored rule of law to regulators like FTC
Previously at RedState we discussed how FTC is as out of control as FCC and we need a new breed of regulator to fix it. Well now it turns out FTC has the same transparency issues FCC has. FTC took secret testimony against Sysco in the US Foods situation. A Federal judge is now having to order them to release information. Unusual, except in the | Read More »
Exit Polls say Likud tied or better in 2015 Israeli Elections [Updated: Likud up 23-19 with 95% in]
Click here to see the bottom of post for the update. The exit polls are breaking as the the 2015 Israeli elections to the Knesset have finished. While pre-election polls predicted the left-wing alliance, the Zionist Union, was set to be the leading party and form a coalition, the exit polls say that didn’t happen.
Questions and answers on ICANN, a fundamental Internet organization
An issue that has been touched on occasionally here at RedState, both in Tech at Night and in Coffee and Markets, is the future of the governance of the entire Internet, through the future of ICANN and IANA, basic organizations that govern how the Internet operates. The Obama administration appears to be throwing itself behind a basic change that will diminish the influence of the | Read More »
Tech at Night: Obama’s Internet regulation plan got everything wrong. Everything.
The Heritage Foundation is one of the most important components of the conservative movement. They’re a true Think Tank, bringing together many smart people to speak intelligently on many issues. And I agree with Jim DeMint’s predecessor at Heritage, Ed Fuelner, when he says Net Neutrality “needs to be eradicated, not embraced.
Tech at Night: Obama’s plan to regulate the Internet was worse than we thought
So Obama’s secret plan to regulate the Internet, the one that we weren’t allowed to see what was in it until it was passed, is finally out, and it’s anti-free speech, anti-innovation, and illegal. It was sold as one thing, but there’s a whole iceberg of problems beneath.
Tech at Night: The Patent fight is on (with bonus Logan Act “violation”)
Looks like we have the same problem going on with patents we’ve had with so many other legislative issues over the years. There’s a kernel of a good idea (go after patent trolls), but then the lobbyists all pile on, and we get a monster of Comprehensive Patent Reform. Which works about as well as comprehensive immigration reform or omnibus budgeting. ACU’s against it, economists | Read More »
Tech at Night: Netflix got used and betrayed over Net Neutrality
Before the FCC’s vote on Barack Obama’s secret plan to regulate the Internet, Netflix was the golden boy of the Net Neutrality movement. They were constantly cited as the reason we needed regulation, and Netflix played it up, hoping winners and losers would be chosen. Well now it turns out, even Netflix opposes Obama’s plan.
Tech at Night: Regulation broke encryption, and now it may break streaming
We got news of a new, widespread Internet security hole this week, and it turns out this one was caused by government. They caused it. Government is bad at controlling the Internet, and so now it turns out the Net Neutrality plan of Barack Obama’s to regulate the Internet may cause even more problems. Net Neutrality will break streaming.
FREAK regulation leaves us less secure
The liberals, anarchists, and socialists are all telling us how Obama’s new Internet regulation plan is such a great idea. They say we need to trust government bureaucrats to keep us better off, making the Internet more like the DMV, instead of managed by corporations which are evil because they invest, compete, and create incentives were better, faster Internet for us, makes more money for | Read More »
Tech at Night: What does FCC have to hide in Obama’s Internet regulation plan?
Mike O’Rielly continues to do outstanding work, joining Ajit Pai in exposing the dangerous lack of transparency the Obama administration has shown. This is pretty bad. What does the FCC have to hide?
Tech at Night: Obama administration votes for socialized Internet
I know what you’re thinking: We all heard about FCC’s controversial, party-line vote to regulate the Internet under 1930s-era phone regulations, as Verizon has so successfully mocked to the annoyance of the far left. The “Title II Reclassification” deem-and-pass maneuver has done many things, but it didn’t outright socialize the Internet yet. No, that was actually another vote this week.
Tech at Night: NAB calls TV station owners ‘first responders’
How out of touch and self-entitled are terrestrial broadcasters in America? You know, the group that holds effectively the broadcast equivalent of taxi medallions, and for that they get to rake in the benefits? Gordon Smith, former Senator and now National Association of Broadcasters head, compared his industry’s members with first responders. Yeah because being your local network affiliate, and running shock/troll news at 11, | Read More »