They’re Trying To Take Our Internet Away


There’s a lot going on right now to thwart attempts by the government and corporate interests to take control of the internet. We’re all aware, thanks to Edward Snowden, of the NSA’s surveillance of the American public’s use of cellphones and internet access. FFTF (Fight for the Future) and other organizations are currently sponsoring efforts to assist us in making our own internet activities safer from prying eyes.

At the end of this post is a link to a website detailing just what can be done, mostly for free, to keep your internet activity secure.[1]

Meanwhile, the FCC is suspending its decision on whether to hand over control of the internet to corporate ISPs like Comcast and Verizon, for a period of 120 days. This is, at least ostensibly, to allow us peasants to make our feelings known. Given that US president Obama has just handed control of the FCC over to Tom Wheeler, whose previous career was as…

… a venture capitalist and lobbyist for the cable and wireless industry, with positions including President of the National Cable Television Association (NCTA) and CEO of the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association (CTIA)”.[Wikipedia]

…it seems unlikely the US president is on the side of the people.

“Yes, we can! Yes, we can!” … NO, HE DIDN’T!

Coincidentally, Wheeler raised over half a million dollars for Obama’s presidential campaigns.

Spend a few minutes with John Oliver while he succinctly explains the subject of net neutrality:

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[1] Reset The Net

3 Replies to “They’re Trying To Take Our Internet Away”

  1. I am racking my brains thinking is there any one item: person, place or thing on the planet earth that isn’t for sale?

    Nope. Can’t think of any.


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