LinkedIN Nyet!

That Vladimir Putin is one “wild and crazy” guy as Steve Martin used to say.  I know that he is not responsible for everything that happens in Russia (just ask President-elect Trump), but his name just keeps popping up when certain technological “malfunctions” occur inside Russia.  Maybe I just have to get over my suspicions.  Relax, comrade, Vladimir and the Donald will take care of all this and you will have access to all the Internet activities you want, just like in China (NOT!) 

Well, for what it’s worth, the banned downloads of LinkIN are limited to Russian smartphones (several million users) which seem to be the most popular mobile technology devices in the world today.  In addition, LinkedIN’s website has also been blocked in Russia, so just get over it, at the same time you’re trying to get over the recent U.S. presidential election.  Fortunately, I am not alone in my concern (paranoia?).  Robert McDowell, a former member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has stated: “Internet free speech and internet freedom are increasingly under attack all over the globe, and not just from authoritarian regimes.  It appears to be a one-way ratchet with speech control getting tighter.”

But why should I worry?  Only a few days left.  We will soon have a president who has a good friend in Moscow, who can help us get all of these Internet freedom issues cleared up.

Ray Myers



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