Congress renews assault on Internet

“Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty,” abolitionist Wendell Phillips warned in 1852. Nothing’s changed. Congress was forced to shelve two similar bills that nearly made it into law, the Stop Online Piracy Act, commonly called SOPA, in the House of Representatives; and the Protect Intellectual Property Act, or PIPA, in the Senate. The bills […]

People heat up Congress on Internet bills

“When I feel the heat, I see the light,” Sen. Everett Dirksen of Illinois fam`ously said. He died in 1969, just weeks before the first data packets were sent on ARPANET, the Pentagon-funded academic and research digital network that was a forerunner of the Internet. The senator’s remark certainly applied to events this month in […]

Keep Internet away from U.N.’s clutches

Freedom New Mexico The Internet is the most free form of communications ever developed. Anyone can put up a website or blog and spout opinions — whether brilliant, inane or very wrong. But governments, in their lust to control our lives, just can’t leave the Internet alone. The latest threat comes from an agency of […]

Internet mishaps can’t be deleted

I went to a store recently to pick up a new CD. It wasn’t on the shelves, and I almost whined about the store’s failure on Twitter, along with my intent to stop shopping there for music … and a maximum amount of cursing. Fortunately, before I could grab my phone, I saw a cart […]

Congress has bigger worries than Internet

Freedom New Mexico Sometimes you wonder if Congress lives in the real world. With such Internet companies as Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft driving what little economic recovery we’re enjoying, Congress could short-circuit the whole Internet — literally. The major legislation at issue is HR3261, commonly called SOPA — the Stop Online Piracy Act. It […]

Internet changing my TV habits

“Hello $2.” That was my first thought when I checked my mailbox a few weeks ago and saw the letter from Nielsen Ratings. My second thought was, “I’m a Nielsen family again.” I’d been here before when I was in college. I remember it well, not because it was some amazing experience, but because it […]

Four accused of child solicitation

CNJ staff Four men are accused of soliciting children for sex on the Internet by the Curry County Sheriff’s Internet Predator Unit. They were arrested in an sting Oct 6 through Oct. 10. The four were identified as Richard Moore Schaublin, 40, of New River, Ariz.; Jacob Mendoza, 23, of Muleshoe; Thomas Orrin Skyler Morgan, […]

Clovis-Carver to join technology program

CNJ staff report The Clovis-Carver Public Library is one of 17 libraries around the state that will participate in Fast Forward New Mexico, a grant-funded computer and Internet training program. The program will bring eight six-hour courses to the library in September and October. Four of the courses cover basic computer and Internet skills, including […]

First person: Keeping connected

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Courtesy photo: Bob Morgan Jeff Moore retired earlier this month following 35 years with ENMR-Plateau. He left as chief operating officer of the cooperative’s wireline division. When Jeff Moore first moved to Clovis in 1964, it was just a few months before he started selling newspapers along Main Street as a part-time job. Nearly half […]

McGee: Pondering mortality

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist One of the cool things about the Internet is you can find out whatever happened to old pals. Sometimes you get an answer, sometimes you wish you’d never asked. So one day I got to wondering whatever happened to my date for my senior prom. The answer left me stunned. […]

Internet should remain free of sales tax

Freedom New Mexico For years we’ve fought putting new taxes on Internet activities. But like a bad computer virus, that idea keeps coming back. The latest manifestation is what’s called the “Amazon tax.” But it also would hit many more companies than online retailer Amazon.com, including hundreds of thousands of small businesses that sell online. […]

Press release: Traffic accident reports now available online

On Friday, March 11, 2011, the Clovis Police Department entered into an agreement with DOCVIEW, LLC to place traffic accident reports On-Line. The Docview.us.com Accident Report System was selected to serve as our traffic accident insurance and citizen request technology. What is Docview.us.com? It is an Internet based application that was developed to help law […]

Our people: Web guru

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico As an Internet marketer, Linda Wilhite is able to work from any location with her netbook, headset and cell phone. Clovis resident Linda Wilhite is an Internet marketer. What that means is she represents a variety of businesses and products online. Wilhite was chosen as the Clovis High Plains Rotary […]

Stolen turtle returned to zoo

Freedom New Mexico A Hillcrest Park Zoo employee told police he wants to press charges against a man accused of stealing a turtle and trying to sell it on the Internet. A Clovis Police Department report states Officer Cameron Reeves responded to a call made by zookeeper Cody Machen Tuesday. According to Reeves’ report, Machen […]

Net neutrality ruling hinders online freedom

Freedom New Mexico The Federal Communications Commission, by an expected 3-2 vote, decided to assert its own control over the Internet under the attractive-sounding label of “net neutrality.” This new power-grab will likely be challenged in court, but it is unfortunate that the commission went ahead with this ill-considered idea. The FCC ruling, which essentially […]

Education column: Internet hosts holiday-themed educational opportunities

Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy: Clovis Municipal Schools With kids out of school for the holidays, homes are most likely a bit more lively than usual. In case you’re looking for some educational support that’s fun and holiday-oriented, here are some Internet some to try for diversion: • http://www.allfreecrafts.com/christmas/index.shtml — over 150 free homemade Christmas craft projects, with […]

Internet better off without FCC’s proposal

Freedom New Mexico Julius Genachowski, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, has announced that the commission will take up a new strategy for regulating the Internet at its Dec. 21 meeting. Proposed in the spirit of what has popularly become known as net neutrality, the new rules would forbid Internet service providers from blocking any […]

Internet big part of my lifestyle

When I first dipped my toes into the Internet nearly two decades ago I figured it was likely just a fad. I think my first clue that it had become more than a fad was when my mother expressed an interest in getting online. These days there are a few holdouts who don’t use the […]

Internet should remain free of censorship

Freedom New Mexico Google and China continue to spar over Internet freedom in the Communist nation. Google is trying to stay as clear of government censorship as possible; China wants to control information flow with a heavy hand. The two could be reaching a pivotal moment, and the outcome could have lasting implications for the […]

Web doesn’t need federal regulations

Freedom New Mexico I nternet freedom is an idea most people would call important but it is equally important that we do not begin to think of Internet access as an entitlement. A ruling by a federal appeals court is a step, at least temporarily, in the right direction toward keeping the Internet free from […]