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Net Neutrality in 3 minutes

Hierarchy of Needs Revised
Net Neutrality is a nickname for a set of rules designed to govern your access to the Internet. In the next three minutes I'm going to prove to you why Net Neutrality is important and give you enough facts to argue your own case for or against it. Continue Reading →
Facebook and Google have to pay for news in Australia. That's the law! Except… there are loopholes that allow for negotiation, and the way the law is written allows both sides to spin the story as if they won. This raises the question: Who actually won? Continue Reading →
A Crushing Defeat for Net NeutralityA Crushing Defeat for Net Neutrality
"When you have to deal with legislation drafted in 1934 in 2021, I don’t think anyone is well served... That is Congress's job. They have to keep up with what is going on in the real world." So ordered federal judge John A. Mendez. This is great news for California, which can now enforce its Net Neutrality law, written after the previous administration killed the proposed national Net Neutrality regulations. Continue Reading →

Safe and Unsafe

safe and unsafe people
As the pandemic enters its second year, we're approaching an inevitable bifurcation of our society: "Presumed Safe" (those who have been vaccinated or exposed to the virus), and "Presumed Unsafe" (those who have not been vaccinated or have not been exposed to the virus). Two distinct groups that are going to test us in ways we've only read about in history books. Continue Reading →

Parler is back online

Parler, a social media platform that went dark after violating Apple and Google and Amazon's terms of service, is back online. The company has a new interim CEO and says it has re-launched on "sustainable, independent technology." Continue Reading →
There's clearly a significant number of people whose beliefs and associated actions put everyone at risk. I don't want to fix the blame. I want to do what I can to help fix the problem. Your thoughts and suggestions are more than welcome. Continue Reading →

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