MOYERS ON AMERICA series
The future of the Internet
is up for grabs.
Thu Oct 19, 2006 03:54
OPEN NETWORKING Vs. CLOSED NETWORKS ICA 1976 BY V & A
PBS.ORG.... "THE NET @ RISK" - Oct 18, 2006
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The future of the Internet is up for grabs.
Last year, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
effectively eliminated net neutrality rules, which ensured
that every content creator on the Internet-from big-time
media concerns to backroom bloggers-had equal opportunity to
make their voice heard. Now, large and powerful corporations
are lobbying Washington to turn the World Wide Web into what
critics call a "toll road," threatening the equitability
that has come to define global democracy's newest forum. Yet
the public knows little about what's happening behind closed
doors on Capitol Hill.
Some activists describe the ongoing debate this way: A small
number of mega-media giants owns much of the content and
controls the delivery of content on radio and television and
in the press; if we let them take control of the Internet as
well, immune from government regulation, who will pay the
price? Their opponents say that the best way to encourage
Internet innovation and technological advances is to let the
market-not the federal government-determine the shape of the
"The genius of the Internet was that it made the First
Amendment a living document again for millions of
Americans," says Robert McChesney, a media scholar and
activist and co-author of OUR MEDIA, NOT THEIRS. "The
decisions that we're going be making ... are probably going
to set our entire communication system, and, really, our
entire society, on a course that it won't be able to change
With the MOYERS ON AMERICA series, we inaugurate Citizens
Class, an extensive, interactive curriculum designed to
encourage and facilitate public discourse on the issues
raised in the series. The workshop features multimedia
discussions, reference materials on the key perspectives
presented in the program, and questions for further
reflection-all designed to stimulate deep and thoughtful
community dialogue. Interested? Check it out. In search of
specific information? Just browsing? Select topics below to
explore a range of issues, from the new digital divide,
voices from the debate over net neutrality, to ways to find
out who owns your local media.
Internet may hone future terrorists - Chertoff
Oct 17, 2006
Disaffected people living in the US may develop radical
ideologies and potentially violent skills over the Internet,
something that can present the next major security threat to
the nation and to the world, Reuters quoted Homeland
Security Secretary Michael Chertoff as saying.
"We now have a capability of someone to radicalize
themselves over the Internet," Chertoff said on the
sidelines of a meeting of the International Association of
the Chiefs of Police last Monday.
"They can train themselves over the Internet. They never
have to necessarily go to the training camp or speak with
anybody else and that diffusion of a combination of hatred
and technical skills in things like bomb-making is a
dangerous combination," Chertoff said. "Those are the kind
of terrorists that we may not be able to detect with spies
He said the July 7, 2005 attacks on London's transit system,
which killed 56 people, was an example a homegrown threat,
according to Reuters.
To help gather intelligence on possible homegrown attackers,
he said Homeland Security would deploy 20 field agents this
fiscal year into "intelligence fusion centers," where they
would work with local police agencies.
By the end of the next fiscal year, he said the department
aimed to increase that to 35 staffers, the Reuters report
A short history of the telephone industry and regulation
Mr. Carter returned to court with his Carterphone, a device
for patching radio calls into the telephone network. The
1968 Carterphone decision allowed the ..
Carterfone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(Redirected from Carterphone decision). Jump to: navigation,
search. The Carterphone is a device invented by Thomas
Carter. It connects a two-way mobile ...
History of ENVAX (The start of the concept of the Internet)
The breakthrough for signals from the internet on the phone
began with the Carterfone decision in 1968, founded by Tom
Carter, Dallas, Texas.
The Orginal ENVAX Motherboard;
Bringing the networks together (DDD, TWX, Telex)
OPEN NETWORKING Vs. CLOSED NETWORKS ICA 1976 BY V & A
Just how open must an open network be for an open network to
A few years after the Carterphone decision, AT&T complained
that intercity private lines equipped with customer-provided
equipment generated trouble reports ...
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teaching, and application of all aspects of human and
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