One can begin to reshape the landscape with a single flower. – Spock.
Despite the expected legal backlash from AT&T and Verizon regarding the FCC’s ‘net Neutrality ruling, let’s hope that they can actually act as an independent authority and hold their ground versus caving to political pressure and partisan politics.
The American General Public: 1 | Telecommunication’s Special Interests: 0.
(Let’s hope this is actually the final score).
Not only did the FCC actually do their job and past ‘net Neutrality rules but it is clear that when people get involved that the government can actually work on their behalf!
The PRC’s ‘official’ ban of a number of America’s most successful tech firms is largely viewed as a way for the nation to promote local, Chinese alternatives i.e., growing infant industrial competitors (that, arguably, might not be able to compete otherwise).
In the light of the reported SIM-card hacking by the US and UK-governments, the old maxim rings true: truth is stranger than fiction…
Way to go Google (Street View) for incorporating immersive-photos of Greenland into this service…
Let’s hope that Monday’s planned rollout is a great success (and not the troll-fest that YouTube itself has far too often devolved into being!)
The latest Snowden allegations regarding US/UK firms hacking SIM-cards is yet another Orwellian-example of the post-NSA world humanity finds itself experiencing (that’s also surreal regarding the degree that it is being largely accepted versus protested…)
Lenovo’s pre-installing adware on their latest laptops / PC is seemingly another Orwellian-step in greater (consumer) surveillance period (versus the bogus notion of pop-ads based on browsing habits!)