Microsoft Admits Windows 10 is Spyware; Can’t Be Stopped.

When Microsoft released Windows 10 on July 29, the new operating system was already mired in controversy due to the way it monitors users’ activities and reports back to Microsoft. Many news sites including The New American wrote about the spyware features of Windows 10. Some considered that reporting to be little more than fanciful conspiracy theories and exaggerations. With recent admissions from the Redmond, Washington, software giant, however, it is now clear that those reports were accurate Read more […]

GOP Wants Review of Internet Governance Before US Gives Up Control

The Obama administration’s plan to relinquish U.S. control of the Internet’s architecture to a group of international stakeholders isn’t going over well on Capitol Hill. Republicans want to review any handover agreement, while members of both parties are saying the California nonprofit that manages the Internet’s addressing system needs to do a better job protecting American copyrights before President Barack Obama turns over control. “Who’s going to be there when something goes Read more […]

Kerry Thinks the Internet Needs the Government to ‘Work Properly’

In a speech today in South Korea, Secretary of State John Kerry said that the Internet “needs rules to be able to flourish and work properly.” This, according to Kerry, is necessary even for “a technology founded on freedom.” Speaking on behalf of the Obama administration, Kerry said that Internet policy is “a key component of our foreign policy.” Kerry made his remarks in the context of talking about how international law is applicable to the Internet. “As I’ve mentioned, the basic rules Read more […]

Remember How Net Neutrality Wasn’t Going to Raise Prices? Yeah, Never Mind

During the net neutrality debate we saw a lot of criticism heaped on people like Senator Mike Lee and Ajit Pai, a Republican member of the FCC, when they warned that adopting these policies would raise prices for consumers. Politifact gave Mike Lee a “Half True” for warning costs would increase, but insisted that the net result was not clear. It’s been all of a few weeks since the deal was inked now and the results are starting to trickle in. I’ll bet you could never guess which way the answer Read more […]

WSJ Fears Internet to Become Obamanet With New FCC Rules

Critics of President Obama’s “net neutrality” plan call it ObamaCare for the Internet. That’s unfair to ObamaCare. Both ObamaCare and “Obamanet” submit huge industries to complex regulations. Their supporters say the new rules had to be passed before anyone could read them. But at least ObamaCare claimed it would solve long-standing problems. Obamanet promises to fix an Internet that isn’t broken. The permissionless Internet, which allows anyone to introduce a website, app Read more […]

Obama’s Plan to Control the Internet

Ajit Pai, the sole Republican Commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), inferred in a Tweet that President Barack Obama’s secret, 332-page “Net Neutrality” document is a scheme for federal micro-managing of the Internet to extract billions in new taxes from consumers and again enforce progressives’ idea of honest, equitable, and balanced content fairness. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler recently acknowledged that the two Democrats on the commission had decided to avoid Congressional Read more […]

Net Neutrality: What it Really Means, and How it Could Impact You

Net neutrality. That sounds like a friendly term, like something we all would WANT, right? When I first heard people talking about Obama’s attempt to push the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to “keep the internet free and open” I thought, well, that sounds good to me. Last Monday, in his plea for the implementation of rules for net neutrality, Obama used terms like “fairness” and “freedom”. He expressed the need for more government control to ensure equal Internet access Read more […]

Do Your Purchases Fund Liberal Causes? A New App Lets You Find Out

A new mobile application wants to give consumers access to information about the political contributions made by the companies they patronize. The free app, called 2nd Vote, is designed to combat the growing influence of corporate money in politics by “developing the most complete database that makes it easy for conservatives to follow the money and see how the companies you shop with every day are spending the money you spend with them,” according to its website. The database rates companies Read more […]

Obama: Regulate Broadband Internet Like a Utility So It ‘Works for Everyone’

President Obama urged the US government to adopt tighter regulations on broadband service in an effort to preserve “a free and open Internet.” In a statement released Monday, Obama called on the Federal Communications Commission to enforce the principle of treating all Internet traffic the same way, known in shorthand as Net neutrality. That means treating broadband services like utilities, the president said, so that Internet service providers would be unable “to restrict the best access or to Read more […]

FBI Director Warns Google and Apple ‘If You Don’t Decrypt Phones, We’ll Do It For You’

The Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution is crystal clear in meaning. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. FBI Director James Comey, an Obama appointment, does not give a damn what the Constitution Read more […]

FBI Director Suggests New Apple iPhone Places People Beyond the Law

FBI Director James Comey can’t seem to figure out on which side of the fence he resides; or, can he? A few days ago, in an interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” Comey stated that American citizens who went to fight jihad alongside ISIS members were “entitled” to return to the United States. He indicated the FBI would be “tracking” these individuals upon their return but there would be no effort to enforce the law in revoking their passport and citizenship for the choice to join a faction that has declared Read more […]

Democrat Presidential Martin O’Malley Says, ‘WiFi is a Human Right’

I thought I’d gotten used to all of the things Democrats seem to believe are rights… but I hadn’t. The Democrat Governor of Maryland, Martin O’Malley, recently told CNN that he believed WiFi was a human right. “Baby boomers and older were often told that if we specialize in terms of our skills, we will be more secure and prosperous, that the definition of ‘making it” was living out in the suburbs as far way as possible with the biggest lawn possible,” he said. “Young people Read more […]