Congress Changing Direction to Get Around Internet Court Order

A Federal Court ruled that the FCC couldn’t implement the Federal Government’s latest version of the “Fairness Doctrine” by extending it to the Internet, so the FCC said they’d do it anyway by declaring the Internet a public utility.

Now Congress has decided that they’ll rewrite the Telecommunications law again saying that it’s necessary because the current legislation barely mentions the Internet.

Stand-by for sweeping changes to the Internet as we’ve known it.  Looks like Government in the US is going to start looking more like China with big changes to how the FCC and another new agency regulate content, etc.

Congress to Review Telecommunications Law

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CEO Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook fixing privacy tools

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There have been some amazing marketing opportunities on Facebook.  The biggest marketers in the world have been able to get bulk information on 500 million Facebook users, but some of those users have been getting upset.

Looks like Facebook is going to be changing their policies and making it friendlier to people who’d like to keep their information a little more private.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook fixing privacy tools

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Protests widen over Google’s Wi-Fi data harvesting – USATODAY.com

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Turns out that those cars Google had driving around taking video and pictures of our homes, offices and streets was also grabbing information from our Wifi networks.  They’ve apparently been carrying on a practice I’ve talked about before, called “war driving” which is illegal in many jurisdictions.  It looks like data from people’s networks around the world was captured and stored.

What’s next?

Protests widen over Google’s Wi-Fi data harvesting – USATODAY.com.

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Scientists create 1st bacteria strain from man-made DNA

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Although this particular strain of bacteria is unlikely to harm anyone, things are going to start heating up.  This is the first time ever that we’ve been able to create new DNA and embed it in a bacterium.  Mark this as the beginning of a very scary future…

Scientists create 1st bacteria strain from man-made DNA

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