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Like it or Not: The World of Small Business is Changing Thanks to the Internet

Like it or Not: The World of Small Business is Changing Thanks to the Internet

  . By Stephen Frank The world is changing.  It is estimated that is less than five years 25% of the nation’s malls will be closed.  The use of the Internet to buy everything from baby diapers to world cruises is easy, cheaper and also slows down climate change.  My wife and I bought all […]

Who Needs to Go Back Harper’s Ferry — The New Civil War

Who Needs to Go Back Harper’s Ferry — The New Civil War

    By Naomi Fisher We have a Civil War going on in our country right now. The stupid Republicans hate the Democrats and want to undo anything they have done. The stupid Democrats hate the Republicans and anything they are trying to get done. Worse yet, both the stupid Republicans and Democrats are at […]

Will Trump Roll Back “Net Neutrality?”

Will Trump Roll Back “Net Neutrality?”

. By Thomas L. Knapp US president-elect Donald Trump will appoint a new Federal Communications  Commission chair in January. That chair will likely be inclined to undo the FCC’s 2015 “Net Neutrality” power grab and, to at least some degree, let markets settle how bandwidth gets priced and who pays. Good. For the most part […]

Will Cities Increase the Cost of Internet Services?

Will Cities Increase the Cost of Internet Services?

Your Footprints Are All Over The Internet

Your Footprints Are All Over The Internet

Lola Gayle, STEAM Register You may think you’re doing all you can to remain anonymous on the internet, but new research suggests you’re still leaving behind uniquely identifiable digital footprints. The Footprints Project, conducted by a team of Stanford and Princeton researchers over the summer, invited individuals to participate in an online experiment that allowed […]

ISPs must get permission to share Internet users’ private browsing history: FCC

ISPs must get permission to share Internet users’ private browsing history: FCC

Internet service providers such as Comcast and Verizon will have to get explicit permission from customers before they can share personal data with other companies, the FCC ruled in a decision Thursday, directing the ISPs to “put their customers in the driver’s seat” when it comes to privacy choices. As the initial gatekeepers of Americans’ […]

Congress Fails To Stop President Obama’s Transfer of Internet; Federal Judge Rejects State Lawsuit by Attorney Generals to Stop Transfer

Congress Fails To Stop President Obama’s Transfer of Internet;  Federal Judge Rejects State Lawsuit by Attorney Generals to Stop Transfer

By Michael Hernandez GALVESTON, TEXAS—A federal judge on Friday rejected a four-state (Arizona, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas) lawsuit filed by State Attorney Generals on Wednesday to stop the transfer of the internet at midnight Friday to the nonprofit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) which manages the internet domain naming system that allows users […]

Congress Has Three Days to Stop Obama’s Internet Surrender

Congress Has Three Days to Stop Obama’s Internet Surrender

There are only three days left until President Barack Obama gives up the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to the international community, ending online freedom of expression and enterprise as we know it. It is just the latest in a series of steps that Obama has taken to undermine American power, regardless of the consequences. […]

Guest Commentary: Moody’s: “Sears’ and Kmart’s shutdown is imminent”–Internet is Winning

Guest Commentary: Moody’s: “Sears’ and Kmart’s shutdown is imminent”–Internet is Winning

By Stephen Frank   Years ago I used to shop at W.T. Grant, Woolworths, White Front stores and others that are now found in vintage photo histories of California.  I loved going into the Broadway, May Co and other retail shops looking at the goods.  Times has changed.  Now Moody’s is saying the Kmart and […]

Terrorists Could Soon Bring Down Cities With Cyber Attacks

Terrorists Could Soon Bring Down Cities With Cyber Attacks

Terrorist groups like al-Qaida and Islamic State are inching closer to having the cyber capability to electronically shut down entire cities. According to director of the United Kingdom’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), Robert Hannigan, as more items like cars become connected to the Internet, the risk to large cities and population centers grows. “At some […]

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