Stories by Thomas Nolle

A policy change at the FCC

On August 21, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) finally issued its written order on unbundled network elements. The order, first voted on in February, appears to signal a critical shift in FCC policy.

Can the 'net ever be secure?

In the last couple of months, we've seen a concerted attack on the internet's internal name servers, and another attack aimed at Microsoft database servers anywhere on the internet. Security companies have issued alerts. Pundits predict more viruses, worms, denial-of-service attacks and problems. Is all of this threatening to unravel the internet, as some suggest? Is it possible that government attempts to secure the internet will end up compromising its principles instead?