Yesterday's post about Florida's pending "Big Brother" legislation inspired a larger number of responses than usual. Lawyers are already lined up on both sides, so this law is destined for a protracted legal battle. But here's a fun fact: 100 percent of the negative responses were 100 percent tu quoque (aka whataboutism). Continue Reading →
The Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act (aka S.4131) is a must-read. The text of this bill is soul-crushing: it's asking for $94 billion, of which $80 billion will be spent on deploying broadband infrastructure nationwide (prioritizing unserved and underserved rural, suburban, and urban areas). 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 →
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In the aftermath of the insurrection, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and Snapchat suspended some high profile accounts (including President Trump's personal accounts) for violating their terms of service. Google and Apple removed Parler (a poorly monitored social media site) from their respective app stores. Continue Reading →