Free Press (and the Left) Wanted Obama’s “Cambridge Analytica” List When It Was “Cool” to Poach Facebook Profiles

March 22, 2018

You might have heard the latest panic about Cambridge Analytica (CA) and its social media work for the Trump presidential campaign. Allegedly, the company repurposed the Facebook-gathered data mining of a researcher, ultimately yielding access to millions of Facebook profiles, which, we’re told, it then used to help the campaign during the campaign’s primaries. This […]

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California Protects State’s Weed Market While Spraying Regulatory Herbicide on ISPs

March 19, 2018

California state legislators are high. Its legal weed industry is in trouble because its reefer regs have pushed bong smokers to buy their Mary Jane from the black market instead of licensed pushers. So last week, state lawmakers proposed to temporarily reduce its reefer taxes and other regulation because, as its main co-sponsor says: “California cannabis […]

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Brief Observations of Yesterday’s CRA Kabuki Event

February 28, 2018

I attended yesterday’s pro-Net Neutrality rally at the Senate Swamp – a press event designed to help improve the chances of passage of the Democrats’ (likely ill-fated) Congressional Review Act. The CRA seeks to repeal the current FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom rule, which late last year repealed President Obama’s Open Internet / Net neutrality Order […]

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President’s Day Event Holds Lesson Why Net Neutrality Rule Repealed

February 21, 2018

Monday was President’s Day at the Mount Vernon estate here in Alexandria. And that meant ole’ George Washington’s property – which is a popular tourist and history attraction – was opened up to the masses free of charge. Instead of the $20 ticket for adults (and $12 for kids), it was on the house, so […]

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Let’s Keep Brett Glass in Laramie – the Internet Needs It

February 16, 2018

Brett Glass runs Lariat.net – a small, Wireless Internet Service Provider in Laramie, Wyoming. Brett uses “free” FCC Part 15 spectrum (which rests within the “wi-fi bands”) to deliver broadband services to his customers. Earlier this week, Brett flew from Wyoming to Washington, DC, to have a visit with FCC officials and legislators on the Hill. […]

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Montana Tactics Shall Not Determine U.S. Communications Policy

January 31, 2018

I wrote the the following piece, which was published in NewsMax on January 27, 2018: New Year, New Net Neutrality Propaganda On Monday, Montana’s Governor Steve Bullock signed an executive order (EO) forcing broadband providers to abide by repealed Obama-era Title II net neutrality rules if they want to do business with the state. It […]

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Net Neutrality Cowards

January 5, 2018

Yesterday, Recode reported that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai would not be attending the annual Consumer Electronics Association mega show in Las Vegas due to death threats. This is not the first time he’s experienced such intimidation and abuse. Since May, after the Chairman announced the FCC would work to repeal Title II Net Neutrality, Pai […]

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Statement: MediaFreedom Congratulates FCC for Restoring Internet Freedom

December 14, 2017

The following statement may be attributed to Mike Wendy, President of MediaFreedom.org: Alexandria, VA, December 14, 2017 – MediaFreedom congratulates the FCC for Restoring Internet Freedom today. In doing so, it returns the American communications landscape to the 45-plus year deregulatory trajectory which helped make the commercial Internet one of the most amazing, life-bettering communications […]

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News Outlet-Cum-Advocacy Group CNET Comes Clean: Net Neutrality Is About Regulating the Internet

December 12, 2017

We’ve been told from its inception that Net Neutrality wasn’t about “regulating the Internet.”  Here’re some choice quotes from an old piece I wrote a couple years back to remind you: [Then] Public Knowledge’s Gigi Sohn: “The commission is in no way regulating the Internet. It was merely attempting to return to a modest level […]

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50,000 “Missing” Complaints

December 7, 2017

A handful of Senate Democrats (and others, like FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel) have made some headlines lately about 50,000 consumer complaints “missing” from the Restoring Internet Freedom (RIF) rule making docket. This PR stunt – designed as part of the last-ditch efforts to delay the FCC’s upcoming RIF vote next week – was inspired by […]

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