Internet Freedom

On February 26, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed new Net Neutrality regulations. During my time as a computer consultant, I saw firsthand the benefits of the government leaving the Internet alone.
When the FCC decided to approve net nuetrality by a partisan 3 to 2 vote, pushed by the White House, two things happened. The independence of the FCC was destroyed as Democrat Tom Wheeler carried the White House water and...
Two values important to every American are security here at home and freedom to live our lives without government interference. Even though the new American Congress has only begun its work we are faced with major threats to...
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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today issued the following statement in response to the Senate decision to postpone consideration of legislation to help combat online piracy.I have heard...
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Provisions contained within the  Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) and the Stop Online Privacy ACT (SOPA) put an unconstitutional prior restraint on your freedom of speech on the web. Any discourse, be it vocal or...
The Internet is a global network of interconnected computers and servers used by billions of people from around the world. Consisting of trillions of web pages, it is an incomparable repository of the sum of human knowledge...
U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, joined Sens. Grassley (R-IA), Hatch (R-UT), Sessions (R-AL), Coburn (R-OK), and Lee (R-UT) in sending a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry...
Yesterday the TSA sent a notification to its employees stating that it would be blocking certain websites on work computers. Among the websites to be blocked those depciting criminal activity, extreme violence, gaming, and...
Last week, we saw an example of executive overreach through an executive edict issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The draft regulations seek to ban common rifle ammunition – yet another...
There is an economic impact of net neutrality, but there is a more sinister reason behind Obama's push to control the internet: controlling political speech. As I have shown in previous columns, the left is no longer...
I believe in privacy. In this digital age I treasure privacy but freely admit I have offered too much personal information online. It’s nearly unavoidable. In light of the recent NSA and IRS scandals, I whole-heartedly...
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TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. In this video, Clay Shirky, American writer, consultant and teacher on the social and economic effects of Internet technologies, discusses the negative implications of...
If you’ve browsed the Internet today, you know that a handful of websites, including Wikipedia, TwitPic and WordPress, have blacked out in protest of the Stop Internet Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA).Other...
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For those trying to access the English-language Wikipedia today, you will only be able to find directions for reaching members of Congress to protest the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) and the Stop Online Privacy...
In case anyone missed the banner headline on Drudge today, it was recently announced that the National Security Agency will soon implement a surveillance program to monitor for and prevent cyber attacks. 
 

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