Tech at Night: Catching up before the Gathering

On August 4, 2015, in General, by Neil Stevens
Tech at Night

So the Red State Gathering is this week, and it’s going to be fun. Hopefully you’re coming.

Since Wednesday night I’ll be packing to go, and Friday I’ll be in Atlanta, so this is probably the one shot I have this week to look over Tech nuews, so let’s go.

The so-called “right to be forgotten” is censorship, and that’s why Google is right to tell the French to pound sand.


I’m always talking about how Ajit Pai is the model reform commissioner at the FCC, but relative newcomer Mike O’Rielly is no slouch exposing FCC’s problems.


Bitcoin and crime watch. Technically Bitcoin never needed exchanges, but it’s always had them. And every time you hear about this or that retailer taking Bitcoin, it’s always an exchange. Like Mt. Gox.


Russia is censoring the Internet. Now, Daily Dot is stupid and there’s nothing wrong with what they’re doing about going after the Sturges art, but look at that “Dumb Ways to Die” video. That’s ban worthy? Come on. And yet, some want to give control of the Internet, via ICANN and IANA, up from US control to global governance? Get real. Keeping the Internet free will be harder than ever.


Heres an interesting proposal: turn off ad block for firms that honor do not track. Google will never go for it, which will just prove that gathering your data is what Google is in the business of doing.

But people will keep using Google, which will just prove that nobody really cares about privacy.


I’m going to laugh so hard if Tor was never secure.


I’m all for drones but I’m also all for shooting drones spying on teenage girls.


Seeing how the GOP establishment operates, I remain firmly against comprehensive anything reform, including patents.

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