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Broadcasters fight hard against public use of the blank spectrum, popularly know as “white spaces”. It could be made useful, and it’s the public’s, so what gives? Tech companies and Digital Rights organizations have been fighting hard to make the blank spectrum available for broadband use. Me, believing that Television’s days are numbered, see no reason not to adopt the future right now and make those white spaces available to everyone. Info wants to travel where it can travel, every where.
The Conservatives at The FCC have been up to the old dis-info game. Robert McDowell, one of the two FCC commisioners to recently vote AGAINST the Comcast judgement, tried to rally the right by linking Net Neutrality to the abandoned Fairness Doctrine.
As you know, “the future of everything is free”. Certainly in the digital world, if you want anyone to read anything, you have to give it away. It brightens my day to be able to get any major publication for nothing, even when they are magazines I wouldn’t normally read. Now if someone will only give me the time it takes it look at them.
Should others have the right to see what you have on your hard drives?
Boing Boing hipped me to the Electronic Frontier Foundations’s ISP Testing Tool “Switzerland”.
“Until now, there hasn’t been a reliable way to tell if somebody — a hacker, an ISP, corporate firewall, or the Great Firewall of China — is modifying your Internet traffic en route.”