Government Regulations


Net Neutrality. Karl Denninger Continues to Show the Flaws ...

I have run a small business myself and I can tell you this is 100% true.  There are folks online like Leo Laporte of Twit.tv who obviously has no idea about how networking operates because I routinely have heard him say the bits are free.  That’s absolutely false and I have talked about it as well in an earlier post.  I am not advocating for Comcast and Verizon but they are the biggest accused offenders.  […]


Net neutrality is Hooey.

At least in terms of how it has been reported in the media and by “tech sites”.  Karl Denninger has good take on this: Net Neutrality: The Liars Need To Be Locked Up The last couple of days have been so-called days of action on so-called “Net neutrality” and now a veritable trove of large “consumer” corporations have joined the fray — Amazon, Facebook and (of course) Netflix among them. It’s time to cut the crap on […]



HIPAA data security compliance.

MOST entities that are required to comply with HIPAA are not because of a ton of confusion.  After much research I have found a nutshell article that explains HIPAA compliance for data security.  It codifies in US Federal Law what best practices have been for a long long time. The Truth, Then, and Nothing but the Truth about Data Backup It’s not optional – All CEs, including medical practices and BAs, must securely back up […]


The US Government IS Serious About Hipaa Data Breaches.

One line says volumes about what is being looked at, especially mobile devices: The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) launched a probe in April of 2014, after receiving a report that a CHCS-issued iPhone had been breached. Investigators determined that protected health information (PHI) belonging to 412 nursing home residents was illegally obtained, including social security numbers, diagnoses and treatments, medical procedures, and names of relatives and medications. “The iPhone was unencrypted and was not […]



FBI Granted Motion to Vacate Tomorrow’s Hearing Against Apple. ...

The FBI has asked and been granted a motion to postpone their hearing tomorrow claiming somebody from outside the government has shown them a possible way to unlock the Iphone of the San Bernardino shooter.  Now comes the real question.  Have they truly found a way or are they trying to scare Apple into doing something stupid?  With how often the government has blatantly lied in this standoff I think this is nothing more than a […]


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This is why I always block ads at the network ...

I have been asked multiple times why I am so adamant about blocking ads at the edge due to the configuration headaches it can cause online.  Besides other posts i have made here, and here, read the text below.  I have been saying the biggest threat to businesses is right inside their browsers.  The easiest, most prevalent threat is the ad networks themselves.  Many legitimate sites use third party services to host their advertisements.  Given the […]



My “cloudless” advice.

Public clouds are not the answer but private clouds(virtualization) is a good idea.  Sometimes a public cloud is a good idea but most times workloads can be easily virtualized in house with more security and control than the public clouds can offer.  With  internal clouds you can control access, security, and maintain positive knowledge of who is accessing what on your network.  I know the big push is to put EVERYTHING into the public cloud […]


Cuban: FCC Net Regs Will Spill Over, ‘TV As You ...

To further expand on my previous post now that “everything is equal” yes the FCC will now be the “decency” agency.  Not only has tv changed but the First Amendment as well. Dallas Mavericks owner and investor Mark Cuban predicted that proposed FCC Internet regulations will end up impacting TV and “your TV as you know it is over” on Thursday’s “Squawk Alley” on CNBC. Cuban began by predicting “the courts will rule the […]



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Net Neutrality Vote In The FCC: You Lose America in ...

Sure this is about trying to control the content but it goes even further than that.  Karl has this nailed here.  It WILL result in higher prices across the board AND will result in MORE monopolistic behavior by incumbents.  Why?  The barrier to entry is going to be so high it will be nearly impossible to enter the market financially. You get what you deserve America. You will get it.  Long, hard, and dry. Reed Hastings’ […]


L. Gordon Crovitz: From Internet to Obamanet – WSJ

The Supreme Court has ruled that if the FCC applies Title II to the Internet, all uses of telecommunications will have to pass the “just and reasonable” test. Bureaucrats can review the fairness of Google ’s search results, Facebook ’s news feeds and news sites’ links to one another and to advertisers. BlackBerry is already lobbying the FCC to force Apple and Netflix to offer apps for BlackBerry’s unpopular phones. Bureaucrats will oversee peering, content-delivery […]