SSL Good and Bad for Free Press Ist Amendment
The threat we all are faced with using non-SSL sites is being shutout of the Internet. Google, Twitter, Facebook and MSN will not link to non SSL sites. I create websites and have done this for as long as websites have been around. The so called premise the internet is free to build ideas is no longer true. Google and MSN have regularly increase control of the internet to where only profitable data can be used. Now Twitter, Reddit and Facebook have jumped on board to the extent of trying to throw and election.
We in America must get smart and get control of Social Media. Laws have to be enacted before we become Google or Facebook World and all nations are subjects to them. This is happening today under our noses.
20 years ago I worked for a company that was working with the US Post Office to distribute and control SSL. I thought this was good because some as important as our security should not be in the hands of profit companies. This is a place the Governments need to reign private business. After all is security of our , individually this is the most important commodity in the internet age.
Well somewhere along the line, and you can guess the US Post Office idea went up in smoke and all SSL is issued by private companies who’s only goal is to make a profit.
The cost can be free if you are with companies like Bluehost. But I just got through moving all my sites from Godaddy because it would have cost me hundreds of dollars to get SSL for all my free press domains.
This is being slammed on every webmaster in the country. There is no guarantee that the private company will be there tomorrow. Listening to the news Google is de-certifying trust names like Norton and others. Why should Google certify or de-certify anyone. This is security of everyones data. This is the responsibility of US Governement. Wake-up!!
Over the years we all just swallowed and let mainly Google and now Facebook control the world thought.
- We need Laws to enforce constitutional rights on all social media.
- We need laws that protect our data and the individuals being mowed down by Corporations.
- And we need antitrust laws enforced.
- Government needs to control all SSL because it’s Security of our nations data. This is forensic information that can help law enforce to keep our data safe.
- And Why was the US Post Office removed from being an ssl distributing agency. They are ideal for creating and distributing SSL?
— Dan Frantz (@DanFrantz) November 8, 2017