Internet – Social Abuse and Censorship

Internet – Social Abuse and Censorship When the internet began, 1938: The Z1 was created by German Konrad Zuse in his parents’ living room between 1936-1938. 1951: Joe Thompson at Whirlwind console, ca. 1951 1968: Beranek and Newman, Inc. (BBN) unveils the final version of the Interface Message Processor (IMP) specifications. BBN wins ARPANET contract. 1969: U.S. Defense Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET). ARPA-funded researchers developed many of the protocols used for Internet communication today. It has been referred to as the beginning of internet as we know it today. But their’s was only the culmination of research and development by independent groups. 1974: The … Continue reading

ICANN – Authoritarian Internet Grab

The Authoritarian Internet Power Grab   Hudson Institute By Robert M. McDowell, Senior Fellow and Gordon M. Goldstein, Managing Director, Silver Lake Partners   The future of the internet could be at stake at a conference this week (October 25 – November 3) in Tunisia, where diplomats from more than 100 countries will debate United Nations jurisdiction over the web. What emerges from the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly will affect geopolitics and global economic growth, and possibly internet freedom for billions of users.  U.N. members will address cyber crime, privacy and the potential regulation of internet companies, applications and content. Most … Continue reading

Montrealer Charged with Terror Offence After Bomb Blueprints Posted to Internet

From Sun News Network   A 36-year-old Montrealer was arraigned Monday on a terrorism charge for allegedly planning “something big,” says the Crown. The Crown opposed bail for Nejib Belhaj-Chtioui, a Tunisian-born Canadian and father of two. A source familiar with the investigation told QMI Agency that police were tipped off to bomb-making blueprints that were posted to the Internet in 2011. Police had obtained a warrant in August 2013 and notified Belhaj-Chtioui “that he would be arrested upon his return,” says the source. Police handcuffed him and took him off of a plane when it arrived from his native … Continue reading

Well, It Is A Start.

Coming from an administration official, of whom I thought THEY all LOVED this bunch, I must say I’m pleasantly surprised. Although, MUCH more, or in this case, MUCH LESS, needs to be the rule. From The Daily FCC commissioner calls for defunding UN agency. 6:12 PM  09/12/2013 Josh Peterson Tech  Editor    Why stop with just ONE worthless UNITU, or whatever? Defund the WHOLE damned THING. And, if THAT doesn’t work, then try THESE……… THESE will get the job DONE!!  Guarandamnteed.   A U.S. official called for the defunding of a U.N. agency on Thursday if the  agency continues … Continue reading