When Net Neutrality was sold to the American people, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler promised there would be no regulation of content. No censorship. The rules would allow the FCC to regulate content, but they would "forbear" and leave things alone. Now where have we heard that before? It sounds too much like, "If you like your Internet, you can keep your Internet." Now, like with Obamacare, the truth is coming forward as lawmakers and experts warn of a coming political censorship of the Internet.
With a 3-2 vote on February 26, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reclassified the Internet as a public utility under Title II of the Communications Act. Now, almost nine months later, the overreaching regulatory agency is still having to defend its action against one of its own. Commissioner Ajit Pai — who voted against the rules — has been unrelenting in his criticism and has the benefit of having the facts on his side. The FCC is also being forced to defend so-called "Net Neutrality" in a federal court.
It's one thing to watch television; it's another thing altogether for your television to watch you. Unfortunately, that is what is increasingly happening. As Internet-connected devices become more commonplace, more and more of them are designed to infringe on users' privacy. The newest Smart TVs are some of the worst offenders, and the problem is growing.
Elite corporatists and banksters see $Trillions in subsidies, grants, contracts, and carbon credits to be reaped from carbon taxes squeezed from the middle classes.
"Collective sacrifice," wartime austerity," and global rule by a "technocracy" of scientists and bureaucrats is needed to avert climate catastrophe, says the global-warming panic lobby.