Saturday, December 3, 2022

Tag: internet

Tech billionaires are actually dumber than you think

It turns out that many of today’s billionaires are selfish, lonely men fantasizing about how they will survive the end times they have played a part in creating.

Why the internet itself is a major environmental problem

If the internet were a country, it would be the sixth biggest user of electricity.

Why Closing the Digital Divide Will Strengthen America and Help US...

With huge disparities in internet access across America, building out the information superhighway will be as essential as modernizing roads and bridges as the nation strives to rebound from the pandemic, grow a more powerful economy and forge a brighter future for all.

Google faces major antitrust lawsuits for alleged search monopoly

"As the gateway to the internet, Google has systematically degraded the ability of other companies to access consumers."

Making internet easier

The idea behind the foregoing is to make communication easier, prevent cheating, and make dispute resolution simpler and more acceptable in small cases.

Democrats bring net neutrality to Senate floor, McConnell ignores their will

"With voters from across the political spectrum overwhelmingly united in support of an open internet, it's only a matter of time before net neutrality is restored."

Telecom shill Ajit Pai shills for telecom

FCC chairman says he will approve harmful Sprint and T-Mobile merger.

‘Same BS from big cable funded politicians:’ Alarm bells over ‘deceptive’...

"All three of the lawmakers behind these bills essentially rubber stamped [FCC Chairman] Ajit Pai's repeal of net neutrality; that should tell you everything you need to know about their true intentions."

18 House Democrats have yet to sign the congressional resolution to...

"These Democrats have no excuse: their constituents want them to support real net neutrality and the entire rest of their party has already done so."

Russia’s cyber war against the West – an asymmetry in systems &...

"Artificial intelligence is the future, not only for Russia, but for all humankind. It comes with colossal opportunities, but also threats that are difficult to predict. Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world.”

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Eight reasons why now is a good time for a Ukraine ceasefire and peace...

People all over the world are calling for a Christmas truce, harkening back to the inspirational Christmas Truce of 1914.

Hype about Democrats passing the torch: Don’t get fooled again

While Pelosi quickly endorsed Rep. Hakeem Jeffries to replace her as leader, an overall closer look reveals a problematic record.

Putting ‘profits over people’, Senate rejects paid sick leave for rail workers

Forty-two Republicans—and serial Democratic obstructionist Joe Manchin of West Virginia—voted down Rep. Jamaal Bowman's (D-N.Y.) proposal to include seven paid sick days in the tentative contract.
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Oath Keepers founder guilty of seditious conspiracy for plotting to violently overthrow US gov’t

The case marks the first time in nearly three decades that a federal jury has convicted defendants of seditious conspiracy.

Paying for an overheating Earth

At a time when the major fossil-fuel companies are still raking in staggering profits off their oil and natural gas supplies, as that line straight out of my childhood went: There oughta be a law.