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The FCC Is Toothless and Feckless

Written by Gary North on February 27, 2015

The Federal Communications Commission is yesterday’s regulatory system. It is bureaucratic. It is slow. Think of it as a dial-up modem. Any time that you read that the FCC is about to take over the Internet, keep things in perspective. Click this: Alternatively, think of the FCC as the Post Office. It can announce new […]

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Net Neutrality = Price Controls

Written by Gary North on February 10, 2015

It is really quite easy to understand what net neutrality is all about. It is Obama’s plan to bring the Internet under the control of the federal government. The Federal Communications Commission keeps announcing its authority over the Net. It was slapped down by the Supreme Court. But it’s back. This time, it wants to […]

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Liberal Dilemma: No More “Piss Christ”

Written by Gary North on January 9, 2015

Liberals are already counting the costs of Muslim terrorism. Here is a liberal’s dilemma. “If I run cartoons ridiculing Muhammad, I may get killed.” Check. “If I keep running materials ridiculing Christians, I won’t get killed, but I may be accused of inconsistency and cowardice.” Check. “Discretion is the better part of valor.” Check. Politico’s […]

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Governments Are Desperate to Limit the Internet. Too Late.

Written by Gary North on January 3, 2015

Around the world, governments are trying to limit the Internet. These efforts are futile. The technology of evading the government is governed by Moore’s law: a doubling of capacity every 12 months. The governments are governed by Parkinson’s law: “Work expands so as to fill the time allotted for its completion.” We see headlines like […]

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FBI Issues Warning on Sony-like Cyberattacks on Businesses

Written by Gary North on December 2, 2014

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CNBC ran this headline for a Reuters story: FBI warns US businesses of ‘destructive’ malware. The FBI warned U.S. businesses that hackers have used malicious software to launch destructive attacks in the United States, following a devastating cyberattack last week at Sony Pictures Entertainment. The five-page, confidential “flash” warning issued to businesses late on Monday […]

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“Break Up Google,” Threatens EU. (Better Yet, Break Up the EU.)

Posted on November 22, 2014

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The European parliament is poised to call for a break-up of Google, in one of the most brazen assaults so far on the technology group’s power. The gambit increases the political pressure on the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, to take a tougher line on Google, either in its antitrust investigation into the company […]

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