Defense U.S. Secretary Leon Panetta on Cyber Threats

“Moreover, DoD is already in an intense daily struggle against thousands of cyber actors who probe the Defense Department’s networks millions of times per day.”

And a key principle must be to protect the fundamental liberties and privacy in cyberspace that we are all duty-bound to uphold.

FCC Chair Refuses to Testify before Congress ahead of Net Neutrality Vote

“We are deeply disappointed in Chairman Wheeler’s decision” not to testify,” House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) said in a joint statement.

“As Chairman Wheeler pushes forward with plans to regulate the Internet, he still refuses to directly answer growing concerns about how the rules were developed, how they are structured, and how they will stand up to judicial scrutiny. After hearing from over four million Americans on such an important topic to our economic and cultural future, it’s striking that when Congress seeks transparency, Chairman Wheeler opts against it.”

Don’t expect Chaffetz’ comments to result in positive change for the causes of liberty, as usual.

If the Internet existed at the time the Communist Manifesto was written, it is likely that taking control over it would be a ideological to-do to squash dissent.