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.
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 »
Tech at Night: Just how bad is Net Neutrality?
They tell us that regulating things like a utility is good, when it comes to Net Neturality, but New Zealand is clear evidence to the contrary. It’s no wonder a national consensus is forming against Obama’s plan to regulate the Internet. Polls are against it and even Google is realizing how wrong it is.
Tech at Night: Obama declares war on the Horseless Carriage
Back when the first horseless carriages came onto America’s streets, they were a big deal. They were dangerous, they were annoying, but people wanted to own them and to drive them anyway. They had downsides, but the upsides outweighed them. They were disruptive innovation in practice. Had Barack Obama’s regulators been around back then, they’d have banned pizza delivery from using cars.
Tech at Night: Net Neutrality Update
Ah, Net Neutrality. The thing that America is being lied to, and is worse than even Ajit Pai thought. The thing that they’ve been telling us for years was necessary and good, even in comments at RedState, but has been revealed to be nothing but a packet of lies motivated by big government, they’re working to bring it. Let’s explore just how wrong it is.
Tech at Night: Barack Obama’s Internet Regulation plan really is bad news
Critics who don’t want to debate the merits of expanded government like to portray the Net Neutrality debate as activists vs Cable Companies™, but this isn’t that at all. This is the people vs. the Obama administration, as it is with EPA, NLRB, and every other overreaching regulator. Don’t take my word for it. Commissioner Ajit Pai says “The American People are being misled about | Read More »
Tech at Night: FCC sends a message of a regulated, socialized Internet
By ignoring federalism and imposing the option of socialized Internet nationwide, Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman, says he’s sending a ‘clear message’. He’s right. He’s sending a message of socialism Combine that with the coming takeover of the Internet, and it’s a terrible situation.
Tech at Night: FCC continues its lawless march to statism
Recently we’ve discussed how Obama’s FCC started rigging the stats that they use to push their agenda. Then they took aim at states opposed to socialized Internet. Now it’s gotten even worse, as they announced the plan they were even keeping secret from the two Republican commissioners: a massive power grab to regulate the Internet under 1930s-era phone regulations, known as ‘Title II Reclassification’, or | Read More »
Tech at Night: Having attacked common sense, FCC now shoots at Federalism
Common sense is gone at FCC, so now they want to chuck the Constitution, too. You see, some states have wisely prohibited their cities from implementing socialized Internet access, aka ‘municipal Internet’ or ‘free WiFi’. FCC wants to meddle and force-legalize socialized Internet nationwide. “What, me worry about the Constitution?” – Tom “Alfred E.” Wheeler, FCC Chairman?
Tech at Saturday Afternoon: FCC redefines broadband, making the distinction pointless
So it’s official: FCC is completely detached from reality and declaring that if you don’t have 25 MBit/s download speeds, you might as well have dial up because you don’t have “broadband Internet.” Remember, this is a speed Netflix says is only required for ‘Super HD video’, so even speeds sufficient for ordinary HD Netflix streaming are no longer deemed ‘broadband’ by FCC. This means | Read More »
Tech at Night: We have a right to lock our data, even if it inconveniences government
A long running theme of Tech at Night is that people don’t care about privacy, and we know this by their actions. That’s why the NSA critics are all wrong. Abolishing the NSA would leave everyone still vulnerable to spying, and just eliminate the agency that exists to counter the other guys. It’s up to us to protect our own privacy. Therefore, government actions contrary | Read More »
Tech at Night: Leftists selectively feign outrage over ghost writing
Socialists desperate to vilify private business in favor of a totalitarian nanny state are now asking us to get outraged over Comcast’s campaign to fight back. Tell you what, guys. If ghostwriting is now disallowed, why don’t they go and look up how many industry letters, legislation, and books that Democrats have had ghost written for them? No? Oh, that’s what I thought.
Tech at Night: The Jerk takes on Net Neutrality
Here at RedState, Jon Henke posted a good diary on Net Neutrality and the Thune/Upton bill. He’s right, and the slippery slope he describes the FCC being poised to run down, if it takes any Title II powers at all (which would enable it to regulate the Internet as tightly as phones, including price controls), is absolutely true.