Tech at Night: Can we please not have too many cooks spoil the cybersecurity broth. Just watch them on 3D Printing.
There are many consistent themes of the Obama administration, but one of the more troubling ones is the duplication of competencies. Just how many agencies do we need creating their own cybersecurity mandates? Yes, yes, Department of Energy wants to feel important. Who cares? Get this stuff under one roof. NSA, GSA, DHS, FCC, I don’t care. Pick one.
Oh look, FDA is apparently looking to get into the act, or will they at least stick to warning and let somebody else actually do the standards-setting?
At least Darrell Issa is hard at work cleaning house internally for government security and IT oversight.
Speaking of cybersecurity, all the NSA stuff makes us reconsider when the Obama administration only slapped Google on the wrist over WiSpy.
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Tags: 3D Printing
, Barack Obama
, Department of Energy
, free speech
, Happy Birthday
, Pirate Bay
, United Kingdom
The paranoid style of Obama politics
Eyebrows have been raised by the announcement that US Attorney Bill Killian, in the company of FBI Special Agent in Charge Kenneth Moore, will soon address a Muslim council in Tennessee about “how civil rights can be violated by those who post inflammatory documents targeted at Muslims on social media.” “This is an educational effort with civil rights laws as they play into freedom of | Read More »
Evil Preaches Tolerance
Archibishop Chaput of Philadelphia knows a thing or two about tolerance. I preached a Sunday School lesson about tolerance today. I’ll get into it later. Let me quote the Archbishop though. We need to remember that tolerance is not a Christian virtue. Charity, justice, mercy, prudence, honesty — these are Christian virtues. And obviously, in a diverse community, tolerance is an important working principle. But | Read More »
Tech at Night: Damaging new claim about Google Wi-Spy, Media Marxists in full outrage mode
Having abandoned the seemingly-endless series of patent lawsuits in the new America Invents Act era, Tech at Night will be quick tonight. Google allegedly knew about the Wi-Spy Street View snooping for two years before ending it. Oops. No wonder FCC claims Google obstructed government investigations into the program. Gotta love the Media Marxists: FCC ventures into campaign finance chilling effects regulation, and they claim | Read More »
Tags: Barack Obama
, free speech
, George Soros
, Media Marxists
, Net Neutrality
, Street View
Tech at Night: CISPA passes the House, FCC passes campaign regulations, Boehner calls out Obama
So, the Internet died this week or something. CISPA was amended much, as I gather mostly tightening up some alleged privacy concerns. Then it passed the House. I don’t know if it’ll become law, but it’s a good idea. The comparisons with SOPA are deceptive. Speaker Boehner cut to the heart of the matter, pointing out that President Obama’s CISPA veto threat was rooted in | Read More »
Tags: Barack Obama
, Chuck Grassley
, Cliff Stearns
, Darrell Issa
, free speech
, Jim DeMint
, joe barton
, Joe Lieberman
, John Boehner
, Retransmission Consent
Left not all that interested in free speech or tolerance
I have worked in or around the Ohio Statehouse for a decade or more. I have seen a great many protests, counter-protests and events involving all kinds of issues and groups. But when I stopped by the Statehouse today to check out the Values Bus Tour event put on by Heritage Foundation and Family Research Council I experienced something I don’t believe I had ever witnessed. A counter-protest effectively | Read More »
Democratic National Convention to be lobbyist/corporate funded, after all.
And anybody who tells you that you can get money out of politics is either deluded, lying, or possibly both. Exhibit A: the upcoming Democratic convention in Charlotte, NC. The Democrats piously declared that of course no dirty, dirty corporate/lobbyist money would be allowed to be spent on putting the convention together. And everybody cheered… only, it’s now 2012 and there’s potentially a looming shortfall | Read More »
The Left No Longer Finds Dissent Patriotic
Workforce Fairness is releasing a series of videos chronicling left-wing intimidation, including showing up at people’s houses to harass them and their families. We’re pleased to debut the first of the videos here at RedState. The videos document a growing trend in American civic discourse — the use of intimidation against private citizens to punish dissent. Listen to Media Matters For America and other outlets | Read More »
Twitter’s Uneasy Relationship with Free Speech and North Dakota’s Oil Boom
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Twitter’s decision to sensor tweets, North Dakota’s oil boom and the challenges their rapidly growing economy faces. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you can do | Read More »
Eye In The Sky. DHS to Monitor More of the Internet.
I am the eye in the sky Looking at you I can read your mind I am the maker of rules Dealing with fools I can cheat you blind – “Eye In The Sky” – Alan Parsons Project (HT:Sing365.com) There was a point pretty soon after the 9-11 attacks, where I used to get in a lot of arguments with other Conservatives. Something about the | Read More »
The Left’s Assault On Free Speech
Imagine, if you will, a Denial Of Service attack on George Soros’ Open Society Institute (Orwell would love this name). Would the lefties be sitting, mute, taciturn at their voices being squelched? Would they be pleased? The Americans for Prosperity, an activist organization on the Right, has been fighting against a non-stop Denial Of Service attack by leftist goons intent on silencing the organization and | Read More »
Tech at Night: FBI, Facebook, FTC, Free Speech, Apple
Good evening (it’s still Monday night for those of us in the west at least). Let’s start off tonight by remembering when Barack Obama and the democrats complained about so-called domestic spying under the Bush administration? Well, a team of organizations went after the FBI for watching possibly terrorist Islamic organizations. The FBI responded by saying they don’t need to already believe an organization is | Read More »