Politics, the internet and Net Neutrality

There is a battle raging over the connection you have to the internet. It has pitted taxation and overly zealous politicians between corporate power and those that decide the welfare of society.  It was dubbed Net Neutrality but the fight over your data is in the forefront, the connection speed, in reality, is just a tool for extortion.

The never ending big media distortion along with the score of fame-seeking know nothing talking heads spouting sponsoredNet Neutrality talking point makes finding any sort truth difficult.
I believe that the FCC overstepped its authority, as it attempted to tax (regulate) the internet through net neutrality. All regulation is a form of taxation, was created to penalize or shape business transactions. Normally consumers support leveraging taxation because of transgressions and abuse set upon the general population by the corporate entity. Over time these so-called solutions come to penalize the public differently.

Politicians created this mess by fostering monopolistic behavior within the cable industry, in doing, so it limits our choices and by stamping out the competition. It forces us to use providers for phone and cable that are not our choice, giving many of us buyers remorse once we find out the horrible and overpriced services came with our homes.

An example of this is present, anytime that the government gets involved with corporate favoritism. We can go back in time to the decision to allow Bell to be a monopoly. These are sold to us as “public utilities” that normally don’t have a chance of competition.

Who woulda thunk, that radio would make technological advances and complete with wires. Regulation from years gone by certainly didn’t. Today the internet exists through both wired and wireless connections. The companies that provide services to reach the internet are called endpoint providers. The actions of those providers are the focus of the net neutrality debate.

The competition they are facing has to more to do with the actual product offering than people realize. Tracking what its customer base is doing is far more lucrative than simply providing a connection to the internet. The spying on the public scores twice for these companies for it gets paid for by our government then profits again selling the details to a broker.

Not so long ago a push was made by the major landing pages to encrypt the session data. You might have noticed that most of them switched over to https connections. People were told that it was for the security of their customer base, really what it did was limit outside organizations, internet service providers from snooping on the pages that you viewed. Corporation did this to block endpoint providers from collecting and selling their audience. It used to be open, not encrypted, what you searched for on Google and Yahoo. When you clicked on the news sites link in the search results, the search provider along with your IPS or endpoint provider both kept track of what you did, read or viewed. What had happened to push the big sites to switch was an endpoint had replaced advertisements that were running on large provider’s site. When customers went to the page from one endpoint provider, they saw different ads than others viewing the same page. As a result, it changed all over the internet to all secure connections and the endpoint providers were cut out of the loop. It had a greatly reduced profit center, so it fought back.

It invented new tracking mechanisms, one of which is called the super cookie; it rides on the communication link between your device and the site you are communicating with to identify what you are doing and spy on your actions. Not all endpoint do this but some of the biggest in cable and cellular providers do.

The fear created by Net neutrality is just that endpoints would slow down connections to competing for content was realized by the millions of cable customers.

The strong-arm tactic worked with a few of the giant’s forcing content service providers into strategic partnerships.

What you do on the internet is your business. Where you go on the internet what you read or don’t read is no one’s business. You can start encrypting what you see however really the problem is at the local level. Get your local politicians to allow competition in cable in your neighborhood, having a choice is really the best solution.

Click here for the internet privacy bill share it with your federal legislators. Let’s get personal security back into our lives.

http://www.tripelix.com/a-bill-to-restore-privacy-and-ensure-security-to-the-citizens-of-the-united-states-and-its-territories/

 

 

What you do on the internet is your business. Where you go on the internet what you read or don’t read is no one’s business. You can start encrypting what you see however really the problem is at the local level. Get your local politicians to allow competition in cable in your neighborhood, having a choice is really the best solution.

 

Click here for the internet privacy bill share it with your federal legislators. Let’s get personal security back into our lives.

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