Friday, February 03, 2006
Its the End of the Internet as We Know It and I Don't Feel Fine
TheNation: "Verizon, Comcast, Bell South and other communications giants are developing strategies that would track and store info on our every move in cyberspace in a vast data-mining collection and marketing system, the scope of which could rival the Natl Security Agency. The nation's largest phone & cable companies are also crafting an alarming set of strategies that would transform the free, open and nondiscriminatory Internet of today to a privately run and branded service that would charge a fee for virtually everything we do online. To make this pay to play vision a reality, phone & cable lobbyists are now engaged in a political campaign to further weaken the nation's communications policy laws. They want the govt to permit them to operate Internet and other digital communication services as private networks, free of policy safeguards or governmental oversight." And it' ll probably succeed in making us bloggers shut up & stop the spread of real news/info. Farewell democracy and free speech... I hardly knew ya.