Pubblicato in: Amministrazione, Devoluzione socialismo

Trump. Abrogate le ‘Obama-era broadband privacy rules’

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2017-04-09

abbattimento torri pinetamare (FOTO L FRATTARI)

Il Presidente Trump fa procedere a ritmo serrato il processo di deobamizzazione degli Stati Uniti.

Deobamizzare‘ significa bonificare il corpo legislativo e normativo americano dalle sovrastrutture burocratiche imposte dalla passata Amministrazione. In pratica, lo smantellamento di uno stato socialista di fatto e liberal di nome.

Adesso è il turno della Federal Communications Commission.

«U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday signed a repeal of Obama-era broadband privacy rules»

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«The bill repeals regulations adopted in October by the Federal Communications Commission under the Obama administration requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers’ privacy than websites like Alphabet Inc’s Google or Facebook Inc»

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Parlando in modo politicamente fortemente scorretto, queste regole conferivano ad organizzazioni quali Facebook il diritto – dovere, oltre che la concreta possibilità, di filtrare ciò che l’utente faceva e poteva fare. In altri termini, Facebook avrebbe potuto, ed in parte lo fa già, consentire l’uso solo sotto condizioni da lei dettate, pena l’essere bannati dal servizio. Esprimere dubbi o disaccordo con qualcosa che stesse a cuore al regime portava immediatamente al banno. Sarebbe stato Facebook a dover decidere cosa fosse o non fosse “fake news“, solo per fare un esempio. Ma essendo Facebook diffuso a livello mondiale, il potere di veto sarebbe stato a livello mondiale.

Come al solito, la FCC è un’agenzia “indipendente“, di fatto colonizzata per tempo dai liberal democratici, indipendente quanto un servo può esserlo dal padrone che lo nutre e gli consente ogni sorta di arbitrio in cambio della fedeltà assoluta.

«The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent agency of the United States government, created by Congressional statute (see 47 U.S.C. § 151 and 47 U.S.C. § 154) to regulate interstate communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. The FCC works towards six goals in the areas of broadband, competition, the spectrum, the media, public safety and homeland security, and modernizing itself.

The FCC was formed by the Communications Act of 1934 to replace the radio regulation functions of the Federal Radio Commission. The FCC took over wire communication regulation from the Interstate Commerce Commission. The FCC’s mandated jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Territories of the United States. The FCC also provides varied degrees of cooperation, oversight, and leadership for similar communications bodies in other countries of North America. The FCC is funded entirely by regulatory fees. It has an estimated fiscal-2016 budget of US$388 million. It has 1,720 federal employees» [Fonte]

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«The FCC is directed by five commissioners appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the United States Senate for five-year terms, except when filling an unexpired term. The U.S. President designates one of the commissioners to serve as chairman. Only three commissioners may be members of the same political party. None of them may have a financial interest in any FCC-related business» [Fonte]

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«The Federal Communications Commission regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. An independent U.S. government agency overseen by Congress, the Commission is the federal agency responsible for implementing and enforcing America’s communications law and regulations.» [Federal Communications Commission]

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Uno dei tanti criteri con il quale giudicare se si sia o meno liberi consiste nel valutare la massa di leggi, norme e regolamenti cui si deve sottostare.

Meno leggi, norme e regolamenti ci siano e maggiore sarebbe la libertà.

La deobamizzazione è la lunga strada verso il riappropriarsi della libertà individuale.


Reuters. 2017-04-04. Trump signs repeal of U.S. broadband privacy rules

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday signed a repeal of Obama-era broadband privacy rules, the White House said, a victory for internet service providers and a blow to privacy advocates.

Republicans in Congress last week narrowly passed the repeal of the privacy rules with no Democratic support and over the strong objections of privacy advocates.

The signing, disclosed in White House statement late on Monday, follows strong criticism of the bill, which is a win for AT&T Inc, Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc.

The bill repeals regulations adopted in October by the Federal Communications Commission under the Obama administration requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers’ privacy than websites like Alphabet Inc’s Google or Facebook Inc.

The rules had not yet taken effect but would have required internet providers to obtain consumer consent before using precise geolocation, financial information, health information, children’s information and web browsing history for advertising and marketing.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai praised the repeal in a statement late on Monday for having “appropriately invalidated one part of the Obama-era plan for regulating the internet.” Those flawed privacy rules, which never went into effect, were designed to benefit one group of favored companies, not online consumers.”

Pai said the FCC would work with the Federal Trade Commission, which oversees websites, to restore the “FTC’s authority to police internet service providers’ privacy practices.”

Republican FCC commissioners have said the Obama rules would unfairly give websites the ability to harvest more data than internet service providers.

The action is the latest in a string of reversals of Obama administration rules. On Monday, the FCC reversed a requirement that Charter Communications Inc extend broadband service to 1 million homes that already have a high-speed provider.

On Friday, Comcast, Verizon AT&T Inc said they would voluntarily not sell customers’ individual internet browsing information.

Verizon does not sell personal web browsing histories and has no plans to do so but the company said it has two advertising programs that use “de-identified” customer browsing data, including one that uses “aggregate insights that might be useful for advertisers and other businesses.”

The American Civil Liberties Union said last month Congress should have opposed “industry pressure to put profits over privacy” and added “most Americans believe that their sensitive internet information should be closely guarded.”

Trade group USTelecom Chief Executive Jonathan Spalter in a statement praised Trump for “stopping rules that would have created a confusing and conflicting consumer privacy framework.”

Last week, 46 Senate Democrats urged Trump not to sign the bill, arguing most Americans “believe that their private information should be just that.”

Republicans later this year are expected to move to overturn net neutrality provisions that in 2015 reclassified broadband providers and treated them like a public utility – a move that is expected to spark an even bigger fight.

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