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Giving The Internet Over To The U.N. – Or Worse

March 22, 2014 by

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By Amy Payne ~ How has the Internet worked so well—and stayed as free as it is—for so long? One big reason is U.S. oversight, and the Obama administration has now said it’s giving that up. Absent oversight of the Department of Commerce, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will likely face […]

Heritage’s Carafano At SXSW Tech Conference: ‘If You Care About Freedom, Care About Cybersecurity’

March 10, 2014 by

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By Ericka Andersen ~ If you care about freedom and prosperity, you ought to care about cybersecurity. That’s what Heritage’s James Carafano told an audience at the South by Southwest Interactive (SXSW) conference in Austin, Texas, on Sunday. Cybersecurity, a growing issue of concern around the world, was a hot topic at the nation’s most […]

Exclusive: HealthCare.gov Users Warn Of Security Risk, Breach Of Privacy

November 3, 2013 by

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By Kelsey Harris and Rob Bluey ~ Justin Hadley logged on to HealthCare.gov to evaluate his insurance options after his health plan was canceled. What he discovered was an apparent security flaw that disclosed eligibility letters addressed to individuals from another state. “I was in complete shock,” said Hadley, who contacted Heritage after becoming alarmed […]

Former Australian Labor Government Kept Quiet About Another $1.4 Billion NBN Blowout

November 3, 2013 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ The former Australian Labor Government knew its NBN plans were blowing out – again – by up to $1.4 billion but kept the news secret: A CABINET briefing document obtained by The Weekend Australian confirms the Rudd government was aware of significant risks to the National Broadband Network rollout and that […]

Fearing Obama

August 2, 2013 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ I have been sensing something about the mood of many Americans that I think is unprecedented in the history of the nation. It is a fear of the President. A fear that one observer, Daniel Henninger of The Wall Street Journal, calls “the president’s creeping authoritarianism.” Obama has had four and […]

Living In The Government’s Fishbowl

June 9, 2013 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ You have to wonder why all the data gathering by the National Security Agency, Homeland Security, and the FBI failed to identify and surveil the perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombing? When even the Russians warned national security authorities about the Chechen brothers, Dzhokan and Tamerlan Tsaraev, they were reportedly interviewed […]

NYT Waters Down Editorial On NSA Call Data Collection, Limits Criticism Of Obama Admin’s Credibility To ‘This Issue’

June 8, 2013 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ Yesterday, the editorial board at the New York Times published an editorial harshly criticizing President Obama and his administration for continuing to collect the phone records of millions of Verizon customers. Presumably, the board obtained word-for-word consensus before hitting the “Enter” key on this crucial sentence in the editorial’s second paragraph: […]

Zeitgeist

April 21, 2013 by

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By Tom McLaughlin ~ Can you remember the last time you looked up something on the internet and didn’t find it? I can’t. There were times I had to approach my search using different key words, but I’ve always been able to find something, and usually way more than I thought there would be. Often […]

Claim – National Broadband Network To Cost Australia $90 Billion

April 8, 2013 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ The Australian Communications Minister denies the Opposition’s claims, but even if the truth is somewhere in the middle, we’re in deep strife: The final cost of the NBN rollout could more than double and exceed $90 billion by the time it is finished, according to a new analysis contained in the […]

Australia’s National Broadband Network Could Double In Cost And Take 10 Years More

March 24, 2013 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ This should make you feel sick. The $37 billion the Gillard Government has bet on the NBN could soon seem small change: The $37 billion National Broadband Network could be delayed by up to 10 years, according to a senior Melbourne academic. On Thursday NBN Co …  dropped its June 30 […]

United Nations Internet Power Grab vs Declaration of Internet Freedom

August 22, 2012 by

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By Darlene Casella ~ A United Nations ability to restrict the access of American Internet users and bloggers would be in contravention of free speech rights, guaranteed in the First Amendment.  However, the United Nations is not bound by the US Constitution.   What role will American elected officials play in an Internet power grab by […]

Crovitz at the Wall Street Journal: Obama Was Wrong About Who Invented the Internet, Too

July 24, 2012 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ While it’s nice that the 2000 election cycle made a fool out of Al Gore for his outrageous claim that “I took the initiative in creating the Internet” — which was in due course shortened by critics to a claim that he invented the Internet — it’s more than a little […]

Big Brother, the Internet, and Your Right of Privacy

May 1, 2012 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ Most Americans assume that they have a right of privacy guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and, while several of the Bill of Rights imply this right, it is not specifically expressed. However, it is understood. In a Supreme Court case, Meyer v Nebraska, 1923, Justice McReynolds perhaps said it best: “While […]

Did You Know Homeland Security is Monitoring the Internet?

January 13, 2012 by

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By Alan Caruba One of the lessons one learns in military basic training is “situational awareness”, a term that reflects the importance of watchfulness in combat. It can mean the difference between life and death. Police practice this as well, looking for people who seem out of place in a neighborhood. The average citizen blithely […]

The Incredible Scale of the Internet

January 4, 2012 by

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By Paul Rosenzweig Sometimes my friends and colleagues wonder why I fixate on cybersecurity and the Internet. I tell them all the time that it is the single most important and misunderstood problem in the world today, but often I don’t think they understand the scale of the problem. So it was fascinating to see […]

The Unintended Consequences of Internet Regulation

December 29, 2011 by

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By Rob Bluey Would you be outraged if the Department of Justice shut down The Foundry without any warning and blocked access for more than a year? That’s exactly what happened to a hip-hop blog called Dajaz1.com, which was falsely accused of criminal copyright infringement. The blog posted music from artists promoting their work. But […]

Hutchison: Measure to Block Internet Regulation Is a Jobs Bill

November 3, 2011 by

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By Lachlan Markay The Senate is slated to take up a resolution of disapproval next week that would prevent the Federal Communications Commission from regulating the Internet. With the economy still dominating the national political agenda, Senate Republicans are pointing to the measure’s expected impact on job growth. Net Neutrality regulations, explained Sen. Kay Bailey […]

Australia’s National Broadband Network Is The “Most Extreme” In The World

October 11, 2011 by

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By Andrew Bolt Either the Gillard Government is the smartest in the world, or the rest of the world wouldn’t make the same mistake: Labor’s national broadband network (NBN) strategy has been branded the “most extreme” example of government intervention in high speed broadband planning in the world. A report by the UK-based Economist Intelligence […]

The Miracle of iCapitalism

October 8, 2011 by

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By Michelle Malkin Here is your high-resolution teachable moment of the week: anti-capitalist, anti-corporate extremists of “Occupy Wall Street” mourning Apple Inc. founder Steve Jobs without a trace of irony. While the Kamp Alinsky Kids ditch school to moan about their massive student debt, parade around in zombie costumes and whine about evil corporations over […]

At AP, It’s ‘LightWhat’?

September 22, 2011 by

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By Tom Blumer So I figure that I need to catch up on the LightSquared saga. This is the company which, as Fox News reported on Thursday (the URL date is September 15, though the time stamp is the next day) is building “a nationwide, next-generation, 4G phone network.” The problem is, as Fox further noted, […]

LightSquared: Obama’s Dangerous Broadband Boondoggle

September 22, 2011 by

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By Michelle Malkin If you thought the half-billion-dollar, stimulus-funded Solyndra solar company bust was a taxpayer nightmare, just wait. If you thought the botched Fast and Furious border gun-smuggling surveillance operation was a national security nightmare, hold on. Right on the heels of those two blood-boilers comes yet another alleged pay-for-play racket from the most […]

Evidence Emerging of Chinese Planning Internet Attacks

August 28, 2011 by

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By Dean Cheng The much-delayed 2011 Department of Defense (DOD) report on Chinese military and security developments highlights the growing Chinese emphasis on cyber security and cyberwarfare. As the report notes, “PRC military writings highlight the seizure of electromagnetic dominance in the early phases of a campaign.” Coinciding with the release of the DOD report, […]

Media’s Newest Climate Culprit: Search Engines

June 7, 2011 by

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By Lachlan Markay Last time it was your refrigerator’s ice maker, and we wondered what the media would come with next. They have outdone themselves. The latest climate culprit: Internet search engines. The Vancouver Sun calculated in an article last week that each search engine submission emits a minuscule one to 10 grams of carbon […]

47 Percent of Americans Cyber-Unserious

June 4, 2011 by

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By James Carafano, PhD Earlier in the week, the media reported the Pentagon’s position that a serious cyber attack might require a military response—to which the only logical response is: You think? Now we have the findings of a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey that 53 percent “of voters agree with this proposed new […]

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