Category Archive: “Terror in Cyberspace!”

Jun 20

Terror in Cyberspace! Israeli prime minister says hackers can bring down air force planes!

Governments routinely try to take over the internet by claiming such things as that internet providers are preparing to charge the poor more than the rich, or slow down the internet access of the poor, or that “terrorists” might soon use the internet to bring down the power grid, shut down the Pentagon, or melt …

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Jun 08

Government university now bans “harsh” text messages

It is mostly forgotten that government colleges were originally launched for three reasons: (1) to provide access for poor people to higher education, (2) to counteract the supposed tendency of private (mostly church-owned) colleges to stifle speech and expression, and (3) to provide for more ‘public interest’ scientific research and education, which supposedly wasn’t being …

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Jan 01

Iranian government shuts down internet to disrupt protests

Fortune and other news sources are reporting that the government of Iran is shutting down the internet in cities where there are anti-government protests. (In Iran, internet providers must obtain government permission–similar to the “net neutrality” system proposed by many government-trusters in America.)

Jan 01

There is increasing evidence that Google, Facebook and Twitter are censoring climate skepticism and colluding with each other in doing so

During the final years of the Obama Administration, executives at Google, Facebook and Twitter were regularly meeting with Obama in the White House. Not long after, all 3 internet giants (which together rake in more than 85% of all online ad revenue) began promoting the “net neutrality” concept for a government takeover of the internet, …

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Nov 29

Montana’s “conservative” Secretary of State supports government takeover of the internet

by Roger I. Roots, founder and president, Lysander Spooner University In 2016 I was the Libertarian candidate for Montana Secretary of State. I remember receiving a phone call from Corey Stapleton, my Republican opponent. Stapleton begged me to drop out of the race, telling me that he was really libertarian on most issues and that …

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Sep 12

Government failure: U.S. companies enforce their own rights in the global market

Interesting column by Steve Sherman. It seems a U.S. company, CoStar, was allegedly the victim of theft by a competitor named Xceligent. CoStar manages websites with information and photos of real estate properties for sale or rent. The company spends millions annually obtaining information and graphics. CoStar found that Xceligent was stealing its pics and …

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Jun 27

“Terror in Cyberspace!”: Lysander Spooner University Launches New Research Project

Lysander Spooner University is announcing a new research project: “Terror in Cyberspace.” For two decades, government trusters and the “national security” state have been trumpeting the alleged danger that “terrorists” will take over the internet (or parts of the internet) and then will do such things as destroy or disrupt America’s power grid or other …

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