October 1, 2016

Things you should know.

When Donald Trump complained about having a defective microphone during the debate, Hillary Clinton responded that Trump complaining about his mic meant he wasn't having a good debate.  Except, now the debate commission admits that there were problems with Trump's debate microphone.

The U.S. has unilaterally given up oversight of the Internet:
The US Commerce Department announced that its contract had expired with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which manages the internet's so-called "root zone."

That leaves ICANN as a self-regulating organization that will be operated by the internet's "stakeholders" -- engineers, academics, businesses, non-government and government groups.

The move is part of a decades-old plan by the US to "privatize" the internet, and backers have said it would help maintain its integrity around the world.

US and ICANN officials have said the contract had given Washington a symbolic role as overseer or the internet's "root zone" where new online domains and addresses are created.

But critics, including some US lawmakers, argued that this was a "giveaway" by Washington that could allow authoritarian regimes to seize control.
China buying Hollywood? Why would they bother? 

 Did this really happen?

Trump had seemingly pulled ahead in Florida, it appears to be a tie once again.
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