The verdict is in! On February 26th in a highly charged and historic decision the Federal Communications Commission voted 3 to 2 to declare that broadband internet service providers are indeed telecommunications companies. This subjects them to the “common carrier” rules laid out in Title II of the Communications Act of 1934 and therefore can […]
George lets me drive!
It looks like Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), is following through with his promise to rewrite the Open Internet rules that were vacated by DC Circuit Court of Appeals in January. Though many are skeptical that the proposed rules will be enough to protect consumers. In a Notice of Proposed […]
The benefits of open access to all the wonders on the World Wide Web is something most of us take for granted these days – enriching our lives and providing opportunities we wouldn’t have otherwise. For many, it is not just a luxury, it is a necessity. Developed with tax-payers money for the use and […]
Do you value your privacy? Well, here’s something to think about – your phone company could be compromising it in ways that you hadn’t realized. Using the tracking data from your cell phone, it is keeping precise records of your whereabouts at any given time and it is now being compelled by court order to […]
Does the recent revelations by Edward Snowden that the American government is collecting vast amounts of private data on citizens in order to protect us make you feel any more secure? Instead of treating him as a traitor we should be thanking him for his patriotism and having the courage to stand up […]
The following is a public service message from the United States Goverment that I found at www.plainlanguage.gov. Who says the government doesn’t have a sense of humour -well, irony anyway? How to Write Good. My several years in the word game have learnt me several rules: Avoid Alliteration. Always. Prepositions are not words to […]