Tag: Technology

Why We Can't Trust Government on Technology

-By Warner Todd Huston Free market advocates have for years been fighting the anti-capitalist left over government control of the Internet, a battle that has reached a temporary plateau when Obama’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) arbitrarily decided that it was in full control of the Internet and by fiat implemented the left’s long-sought net neutrality... Read more »

Greenpeace Admits Coal Power a Job Creator

-By Warner Todd Huston Recently the enviro-centric group Greenpeace issued an extensive report scolding the “dirty” energy choices made by tech giants like Apple, Google, and Facebook. Greenpeace is all exercised over the fact that many of these companies have moved to North Carolina to take advantage of the coal-produced energy there because the costs... Read more »

Democrat's Anti-Capitalist Net Neutrality Wounded, But Not Dead

-By Warner Todd Huston Just before election day the liberal blogs were aflutter with news that 95 Democratic Congressional candidates had taken the pledge to support Net neutrality if they were elected. That turned out to be a very big “if.” More like a forlorn hope, if you will. Of those 95 Democrats, the number... Read more »
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Net Neutrality: Free Press Loses a Schtick Contest

-By Warner Todd Huston Recently Comm Daily (subscription required) reported that an FCC decision on net neutrality was unlikely before its January meeting. While uninteresting in itself the one remarkable line in the story had to be this quote from a senior FCC official: “While they are busy handing out waffles and making posters, we... Read more »

Net Neutrality Supporters Admit, They Want Property Rights Eliminated

-By Warner Todd Huston Oh, Net Neutrality sure sounds like a great idea. Why, Net Neutrality supporters only want what’s best for “the people,” right? They only want the Internet to be a playground for all, free of the influence of evil corporations, and they want fees to be reasonable for the lowly masses, right?... Read more »

As Obama Pretends at Its Freedom, His Gov't Plans Takeover of Internet

-By Warner Todd Huston In an address to the United Nations on Thursday, Sept. 23, President Obama pledged to preserve a “free and open Internet” and would call out nations that censored content. In a veiled reference to China and other nations that censor the Internet, Obama said that a civil society fosters open government.... Read more »
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Net Neutrality Update

-By Warner Todd Huston If you are as worried as I am about the left’s effort to force ever larger amounts of big government onto our lives, then you should be looking into the issue of Net Neutrality. To that end a few times a week I’ll be posting some links and info about Net... Read more »

Newest House Net Neutrality Bill Cuts FCC Out of Internet Authority

-By Warner Todd Huston It looks like House Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman, (D-Calif) is so desperate to get a Net Neutrality bill out of the House before the recess that he was willing to strip the FCC authority from it this week. For months he Federal Communications Commission has been angling to take... Read more »

Net Neutrality Update

-By Warner Todd Huston If you are as worried as I am about the left’s effort to force ever larger amounts of big government onto our lives, then you should be looking into the issue of Net Neutrality. To that end a few times a week I’ll be posting some links and info about Net... Read more »
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What is Wrong With Net Neutrality?

-By Dave McClure, President and CEO of the US Internet Industry Association Net neutrality. It sounds harmless enough, right? Wrong. Net neutrality is the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) misguided and misunderstood attempt to regulate the Internet. Net neutrality has taken many chameleon-like shades in the evolution to its current state, but its inherent dangers to... Read more »