Archive for "Technology"

Join Us for the 2015 Civil Liberties and Student Data Privacy Summit

REGISTER AT THE LINK BELOW https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-civil-liberties-and-student-data-privacy-summit-tickets-19101230294 2015 Civil Liberties and Student Data Privacy Summit When:  Saturday, November 21, 2015, 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM Where: University of North Alabama Performance Center Why:  Today’s hottest issues from mass student data collection to privacy violations. What can be done about the growing privacy invasions? Amazing speakers:  Sean […]

Filed Under Education, Events, Featured, Technology

There is NO Internet Sales Tax Legislation Pending

There is an email alert circulating regarding an internet sales tax bill asking people to make calls on it. This is an alert we sent out LAST year during the legislative session. There is NOT a bill introduced on the internet sales tax this year and it is not possible to use it to close […]

Filed Under Featured, Legislation, Technology, Uncategorized

Update on SOPA-Better, But Still Not Good

SOPA a.k.a. the Stop Online Piracy Act is the first step to letting the federal government censor the internet.  As we said here, SOPA is dangerous. It will, for the first time ever, require private companies like Google, Mozilla, Facebook, Twitter, and others to censor internet content.  The bill requires social networking sites and search […]

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S&P Says Internet Sales Tax Bills Will Yield Little

Wall Street credit ratings agency Standard and Poor’s say the current push by states to collect sales tax on internet purchases will yield little in the way of increased revenues: America’s state governments won’t see many revenue gains any time soon if they triumph in battles to tax sales by out-of-state Internet retailers, a leading […]

Filed Under Alabama House, Alabama Senate, Budget, Featured, Legislation, Taxes, Technology

FCC Moving Forward On Net Neutrality

I’ve written before about the danger of net neutrality and its threat to free speech. Unfortunately, last December the FCC passed new net neutrality regulations despite significant opposition.  A little over a week ago the FCC finally published the new rules in the Federal Register starting a 60 day comment period before they become law […]

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Obama Wants To Implement National Internet ID Card

Ronald Reagan once said, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”  Well, those words are even more terrifying coming from the Obama administration. On January 7, 2011, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke joined the White House cybersecurity advisor to announce a new government ID […]

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