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A highlight from The Fall of Kevin McCarthy? with Kurt Schlichter
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Start a high school or college chapter today at tpusa .com. Email me as always freedom at charleykirk .com. Buckle up everybody. Here we go. Charlie what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House folks. I want to thank Charlie. He's an incredible guy. His spirit, his love of this country. He's done an amazing job building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here. Brought to you by the loan experts I trust, Andrew and Todd at Sierra Pacific Mortgage at andrewandtodd .com. Joining us now is Kurt Schlichter, author of Overlord, eighth in the series. Check it out. I'm hearing great things about it in the People's Republic series. Kurt, thank you for taking the time. Kurt, I was thinking who could we have on the show that's not going to hold anything back. Make our audience laugh about the Shakespearean tragedy and drama that we are witnessing. Kurt, how should we think about what is happening right now as we speak? Motion to vacate of Kevin McCarthy. Well, the whole thing reminds me of the sin of Onam. I think, you know, I'm trying to keep it FCC compliant here, Charlie. I'm an army guy. I want to know what the objective is. I don't like Kevin McCarthy. He's not my pal. I am completely indifferent to what happens to him. He is a tool in every sense of the word, but mostly to be used for an objective. What's the objective? Matt Gaetz. Why now? Why here? Why this? I know what the plan is. To the extent is it starts with vacating the chair. And step two, we're going to skip over that. And then step three is some better situation happens. I don't understand the plan. I understand that we've got a presidential primary going on. While we are talking about this, we are not talking about the lawfare against President Trump. We are not talking about the candidates and their policies. We are not talking about the Hunter Biden revelations that even The Washington Post can't ignore anymore. We're not talking about Jamal Bowman, who can't figure out the difference between a door and a fire alarm. I actually believe him there. I do think he is that dumb. Instead, we've got Matt Gaetz being followed by hundreds of regime media reporters who for the first time ever are thrilled to ask what Matt Gaetz, a hardcore conservative thinks only because they think it's going to cause chaos among the Republicans, which it is. And he appears to be eating this up. He appears to be loving this. He appears to have a personal beef against Kevin McCarthy. Not sure that his personal beef should have any play in here. Look, I'm all about winning. I don't understand how that wins. I haven't had a good explanation of how vacating the chair wins. Again, not a pal of Kevin McCarthy. It's not my favorite guy. I don't like him. I don't love him. But he's over Matt when Gaetz tosses him out with the help of the Democrats, who will never do anything that's good for the Republicans. So you could tell, you know, it's an important indicator. If the Democrats are united behind you in doing something, that's when you think, huh, maybe this isn't such a great idea. So I'm, you know, I'm concerned with winning legislative elections in Virginia, where we have to show people who have doubts about conservatives that we can govern. I'm concerned about winning in Kentucky, where we have a very important governor who's very likely to have to replace Mitch McConnell, whose health is failing. I want to, you know, is this going to help those things or hurt those things? What's the answer? I don't you take a giant leap to do something that hasn't been done in 113 years. You know, I'd like to know what the plan is. Am I crazy? No, no, there is no plan. And I understand the anger from the base. I'm going to read some emails here, though, Kurt. And I know and I get it because we have been betrayed on every major issue. So I get it. I feel the same way. I'm not even trying to do happy talk. I'm not trying to do. I'm just asking, guys, before you storm the Bastille, what's next? And there is this there's this amazing dialog that happened. I'm trying to remember what New York City liberal was, but it was the Black Panthers. I think I think I had you on once and we talked about this. So the Black Panthers came to some sort of white liberal cocktail soiree and all the white liberals were like fawning over them, the Black Panthers, best thing ever. And some brave soul, you know, listens to the speech and the Black Panthers say, we're going to burn it all down. We're going to do this. And somebody asked the question, they said, but but what next? And the Black Panther responds, he says, well, you can't know everything, man. It's like, OK, hold on a second. Like, let's climb up, like let's I get the anger. I understand it. But here's let me just read some of these emails here, because, again, I have received thousands of very nasty messages, not even because I'm saying we shouldn't be doing this. I'm saying that this has probably not been thought through, like just what the one, two, three, four is. Right. So I'll read one of these emails here. Right. Charlie, the time has come to burn it all down. They're all the same. It can't get any worse than what we have. What is your response to that, Kurt? That's about the stupidest thing I've ever heard. And I think we need to sugarcoating it with our people. OK, I've been in the ruins of a civil war. It gets a lot worse. We have problems here, you know, and I find it interesting that guys like you and I, who no one is going to mistake for a squish unless they are actively stupid or think the listener is actively stupid, are saying, wait a minute, stop it. We need a plan. We need a direction. We need to figure out what the heck we're going to do. And it can't just be, well, let's just see what happens. Let's toss this guy out with no idea who follows. You know what's going to happen? A bunch of Republican squishes, the same one the base is infuriated at, are going to get together with a bunch of Democrats and they're going to put in a squish Republican speaker like they got down in Texas, the same kind of creep who was behind impeaching Ken Paxton. And then they're going to go, I can't believe it. You know, I keep thinking of that meme, the guy riding on his bike and he's saying, dang, these Republicans, they're screwing everything up. He sticks some between the tusks, folks in his wheel. He raps, he goes, oh, they're really annoying. Look what they did to me. The anger is understandable. And yes. And but so some I could read I could read, by the way, the audience is ninety nine percent in the direction of vacate storm, the best deal, take the head and all that. But let's let's just go through a fact, which is that the people that will be voting for motion to vacate, you know, they say they've been live to him betrayed and I'm going to take their word at it. Right. I'm not there. They are. I'm not going to. But they will they will vote with that. They will vote for every Democrat. So is it correct, Kurt, to say that this is a gift to the Democrat Party? Well, the Democrats sure think so. Democrats are excited about this. Every single Democrat wouldn't be voting for this thing if they didn't think it was good for the Democrats. That hold on, hold on. You know, that sounds obvious, but time out, time out. Say that again, because that that that that's not Barry the lead. OK, hold on. I want you to repeat what you just said. Say it again. Every single Democrat would not be voting for this if every single Democrat did not think this was good for the Democrats and bad for us. That sounds so obvious, but because the Democrats never vote against their own interest ever. No, no, they don't know about their political party interest, not the interest of their constituents, of their power. No, I look I think you're right. And I, you know, I'm. I understand people are frustrated. Grow up. We have a four seat majority of one house of the Congress. OK, there are a bunch of reasons why that's true. Many of them the fault of our own party and our own choices and actions. But that's where we are. You know, I can't believe why isn't he decreeing blah, blah, blah. Because, you know, maybe you should have paid more attention that that Schoolhouse Rock. I'm just a bill thing because it's it doesn't work like that. We have got to make incremental movements. We are not going to make this is this is not going to be a giant sweeping cavalry charge. This is going to be bayonet fighting inch by inch. And sometimes you're going to lose ground. Sometimes the bad guys score points. The goal is to move forward, but you never move forward by losing. I don't want to make any broad proclamations, but we will. It looks like we're not going to have the House next year. I'm just going to tell you right now it was this is not making it more likely for most of our audience doesn't care. And they're telling us and that's not what they will. But they will. Once they abolish the Electoral College, I'm going to get a lot of e -mails. Yeah. Well, I can't believe I'm doing this. Well, believe it. And you thought it was a great idea. No, I would rather not be in the I told you so mode. I know I get it out. I know when when Washington, D .C. becomes a state, I don't want to have to replay this segment. I don't. Yeah, exactly. Guys, think. 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"Ian City Convenience. Not here. I'm John Doman. The Dow ended the day up 127 WTOP points. at 6 o 'clock. This is CBS News On The Hour, presented by Indeed .com. I'm Monica Ricks in New York. President Biden reacted today to the House to ousting Kevin McCarthy for working with Democrats on a new spending bill. Twice in the last six months, both houses came together on a bipartisan basis. Once to avoid default. Once to keep the government open. And while we should never have been in a situation in the first place, I'm grateful that leaders on both sides came together, including former Speaker McCarthy, to do the right thing. But Mr. Biden says he is concerned by the dysfunction on Capitol Hill and urge Congress to keep working. New speaker candidates could make a run for the role as soon as next week. More than 75 ,000 Kaiser Permanente workers are on strike. They want a pay bump, but they also want help. I work in message unit and we never ever have staffing. enough It comes from not enough nursing, not enough support And it's not just a problem there in California. Workers are picketing in five states and Washington, D .C. New York Attorney General Letitia James is putting her foot down in Donald Trump's civil fraud I will not be bullied. So Mr. Trump is no longer here. The Donald Trump show is over. This is nothing more than a political stunt, a fundraising stop. The former president has dragged everything about this trial, including James calling her incompetent, despite a gag order. For about a minute today, the entire country was on alert. It was the seventh nationwide test of the emergency alert system, but only the second test sent to cell phones. FEMA did the test in coordination with the FCC. Since In 2015, FEMA has required under federal law to test the system at least once every three years. All participants, like cable and cell phone companies are required to file information to the government about how the test went for them. guess is Matt Piper reporting there. FEMA says if you didn't get that alert, your phone was either off or it's too old. Apple released a software update today to fix its overheating iPhone 15 models. For Apple, of course, having an answer and offering a fix quickly is really important. People who might be upgrading are thinking about what device they might buy during the holiday shopping the last thing Apple wants. Is there ever to be an asterisk next to recommendations. Team USA record won seventh a team title today at the gymnastics world championships in Belgium. Simone Biles led the team, making her the most decorated female gymnast now in history with a combined of the world's and the Olympics. This is CBS News. You need to hire Indeed is with you every step of the way. Helping you attract, interview and hire candidates all from place one visit indeed .com slash credit 603 on WTOP on this Wednesday October 2023. 4th We've got sunny skies still word 80 in Washington DC. Mhm.
A highlight from 1275. Ethereum ETF Launches! | VanEck Predicts $11,000 Ethereum
"All right, so let's roll into the ETF futures launch today. It has happened. This is going to be a big episode for you guys. You don't want to miss this one. If you're an Ethereum lover or maybe you're just trying to venture into crypto for the first time and you're finding out, hey, there's an ETF futures out there on this thing. We're going to teach you a little bit about that. My name is Paul Baron. Welcome back in The Tech Path. Let's talk a little bit about Ethereum, some of the projects it could affect, and also its future. That's what we're going to try to break down for you. I think you guys are going to like this. James Seaford, he's been on our show before, one of the ETF experts over at Bloomberg. He tweeted, updated version reflecting the change due to the end of the Kelly and Hashtag's partnership will just be the Kelly ETF's product. And he kind of breaks it down. But the point is, is you've got the ETFs that have launched here with VanEck leading the way right now. Of course, we've got a whole litany of these starting to roll out now. So this is going to get interesting around the ETFs as when it comes to the futures ETF for Ethereum. And we'll show some stuff on this and how this plays out. But very, very interesting. So further over here, here's kind of just the layout of the VanEck. Obviously the cheapest total expense ratio at about 0 .66. So one of the lowest fees out there in being able to get into an ETF for sure. VanEck also is starting to do a little bit of advertising. This is kind of interesting with them actually starting to promote an Ethereum ETF future. This is crazy. So truly, and this is obviously institutional finance, so good stuff out there. I want to play a clip of them talking about this. Let's go to that. Ethereum has emerged as the system for an age where connections are no longer bound by location or space. We're not just using the network. We are the network. So when you're ready, enter the ether. Now you can tap into Ethereum's potential with the VanEck Ethereum strategy ETF, EFUT. All right, there you go. Big, big news because that is mainstream advertising. And when you get into mainstream advertising, it means you're going to be getting into mainstream investing and investing is going to start to shift that. That's why ETH and this ETF is such a big thing. It's why we're seeing a little bit of movement on Ethereum itself. VanEck, of course, their Twitter account says, what sets the EFUT apart? Typical ETF setups don't give futures, good tax benefits. C Corp is set up now designed to have potential for better performance after taxes for people who invest in a long time. So there are some apparent tax benefits here that VanEck, of course, is touting. So if you are in that case, make sure and, you know, investigate it. Let me know what you guys think. Further into this, just to show you where you can get this, now you can invest through your brokerage account in Robinhood, SoFi, Charles Schwab, E -Trade, Fidelity, pretty much anywhere you can buy EFUT. So easy to do and easy to get into. I want to go to this next clip right here that kind of breaks down a little bit further into what VanEck is trying to do with Ethereum as a whole. And this is Mr. VanEck himself What do you see coming in the crypto space that you thought it was important enough to get your firm that was established in the 50s moving towards this new area? Talk about Ethereum and there was CryptoKitties and all the potential of the blockchain. It felt like a lot of talk back then and a lot of PowerPoint presentations. But over the last three years, especially this year, I mean, it's just amazing how many software projects are not only coming to the market, but also upgrading in a very significant extent. And that includes Ethereum. I see three major areas of finance being potentially disrupted. One is the banking and brokerage. The second is payments. And the third is banking and lending. I think the larger point is that Ethereum is the leader and Ethereum is making enhancements, if you will, to its software. And so it's getting better over time. I like the fact that we're starting to see real business people recognize what's happening because this is one of those things that happens in those early curves. And that I think VanEck is obviously all in. But there's many of them that are all in on this. And that's including companies like Fidelity. You look at what ARK and Cathie Wood has been talking about in terms of Ethereum growth. So where is Ethereum going as a whole? Well, here is a report by VanEck talking about Ethereum's price prediction. And this was $11 .8K by 2030. Now, I want you to think about that because Ethereum right now trading around $1 ,700. And look at that kind of growth in a very short period of time. We're talking about 2023, end of right now as we're recording this video. That's an accelerant that's pretty heavy. Let me go through a couple of things they highlighted in the report. So it's revenue rising from an annual rate of $2 .6 billion to $51 billion in 2030. Big move. ETH takes a 70 % market share amongst smart contract protocols, which implies a token price of around $11K by 2030, which we discount to around $5 .3K today. So that's what they think the core value is. And then we value Ethereum by estimating cash flows because they're kind of treating the chain much like a business would be treated in terms of revenue and et cetera. A couple of points here that they look at here in their revenue price targets. You see the base case, bear case, and then the bull case. $11 .8K right there on the base case. $3 .43K on the bear case 2030. And then a $51K bull case. That's $51 ,000 per token right there on the bull case. So a lot in terms of confidence around what this is in terms of Ethereum as a whole. There was a We introduced a novel revenue item called security as a service, which is interesting, which is going to help businesses will be utilizing security through the ETH ecosystem to enhance, obviously, security around businesses themselves. So another big advantage there. Since ETH is a bearer asset, ETH can be locked behind some businesses or protocol guarantees to act honestly. So it's another way for how blockchain is permissionless. And it makes it easier for so much of what we see in Web2 to be completely revamped in Web3, which is what Van Eck was talking about there around blockchain and what Ethereum is doing in the banking space, the investment space, tokenizing a lot of things that we typically have to have these intermediaries to be talking to. Further into this report, we assume that 5%, 20%, and 10 % of the finance, metaverse, media, and tech infrastructure activity will move on chain. And what they're looking at is the base case, bull case kind of scenario that plays into finance, metaverse, and media, which is kind of an interesting mix between those. But media, we've talked about one of the reasons we do what we do. We believe that media is going to be moving on chain in the future. Further into this, let's see, we have one more couple of points here. Yeah, all right. Base case 2030 price target $11 .8 to Dermot valuation today's dollars. And then we find today's discounted price to be around $5 ,300. So not a bad value if you're looking at the overall on this. Let's go over to another clip here. And the other clip I want to get into is Matthew Siegel and kind of how they got to this level. Listen in. We're seeing a base case for 5 % or so of revenue banking is applied in some way to crypto and public blockchain. So that'd be the base. And so we dial it up a notch to 10%. Likewise, we do the same thing with each of the other categories, metaverse infrastructure, the bear case, we pull that down to 1%, 5%, 1 % respectively. And the idea behind that is that we see regulatory climate or adoption curve failing in each of those from the bear, hyper bear scenario. Not only is like the end markets not using blockchain, but Ethereum has a very small market share. Our assumption in the base and in the bull case is there's thousands of interchangeable L2s that don't have any real way to differentiate themselves. And so in that kind of scenario, you can see the cut rate that Ethereum can take of those settlements would be much, much higher or the underlying businesses. In our base case, we assume that Ethereum will take 70 % market share of all open source blockchains. And when we do our models on Solana, like that, our base case is that Solana takes 70%. And then we see what type of upside we get when we put in those assumptions. And we look at owning each of these tokens is basically we're owning a bunch of call options that each protocol will become the dominant protocol, even though it's impossible that they all could do so. And then we manage our position size based on what type of upside we see. Most of our deep dives have been on either layer ones or application specific. We have not done one of these models for L2s. And I think there's just more uncertainty around how that's going to play out. All right. So those were the VanEck analysts breaking this down that were part of that report that we just showed just a minute ago. So both of them kind of indicating that obviously ETH in a very bullish case, also Solana in a very bullish case. So another thing that is happening within VanEck, which is kind of interesting, is this right here. So they announced, let me kind of zoom in on this for you guys, that they intend to donate 10 % of our ETF profits into Protocol Guild for at least 10 years. So Protocol Guild obviously designed to help the ETH ecosystem develop, prosper, build on new Ethereum projects that are really kind of growing the ecosystem. So that is a pretty big statement, but it's also kind of investing in the infrastructure. It's interesting because you didn't really see that happen during the evolution of Silicon Valley, which is kind of where I case what's is we're in that kind of zone. They talked a little bit more about it. I'm not going to buy ETH Futures ETFs, but if I was, I would buy VanEcks mainly because they're doing what they should be doing, and that is supporting the industry and supporting where the growth is going to come from. So that's always benefited. I think the interesting thing there is that the space likes it. Here's Eric Balshunis, and they're off. ETH Futures Derby underway. VanEck is in slight early lead. Although it looks like a few of them are not necessarily out of the gate. We'll post updates as we go. VanEck, of course, leading the way right there and you've got Valkyrie coming in with a little bit of activity as well. VanEck with their low fees and what they're doing as an overall strategy might be the winner here. Remember, they were the first one. So it goes back to first mover. If you look at the current ETH Fut, of course, it's very early trading, but you can kind of see the big boom and then a little bit of a slight down where they are holding right around $16 .91. So interesting stuff. Let's go over to this next clip. This will break down a couple of things, I think, when you really consider what the store of value argument is around Ethereum. Let's just play this next clip. You'll get what I'm saying. So the whole exercise of the store value discussion is a little bit, you know, I really have to put a big caveat in there because what I'm really doing is mind reading. I can't point to a statistic and say, people, there was no poll that says I bought Bitcoin because it's a store of value. Things could be built on top of Bitcoin as well. And maybe they're just saying, oh, no, actually, I think Bitcoin's the best smart contract software. So I'm not a mind reader. So these are kind of generalizations and best guesses based on the narrative. And if you look at the transactions, on -chain Bitcoin transactions are about $400 ,000 a day. And that hasn't changed a lot over the last several years, which I think is interesting. But if you look at Ethereum, the Ethereum transactions, the total amount of transactions on the Ethereum blockchain is in the trillions annually now. That's a big number. Ethereum is the most famous. Solana has performed really well this year. I actually think that will continue next year. That category of digital asset tokens has been the best performing this year. We think that's kind of accessing the blockchain and that's the space that we're most interested as a firm. All right. Well, it's good to know. I mean, because I think they hit on both the tokens that we like, which is Solana and ETH. And if you do look at Bitcoin's transactions that it was mentioning there, and I meant to say Bitcoin transactions, but this is the one year and if you just go out to the three year, there has been a little bit of an uptick here. But I think some of this has been the idea of where all of this is going, because just in the essence of what is happening in crypto in general, it's starting to accelerate in a big way. And what he mentioned there, meaning Van Eck mentioned, is that the explosion has been happening around Ethereum. Of course, if you look at Ethereum's transactions, almost same period of time, you see the kind of movement that we're talking about here all the way back from 2019 right there into 2020, all the way to where we are right now, which is in the depth of a bear market. We are in the depth of a bear market when all this is happening. And when NFTs are dead and all those kind of things that really cause pain in the ETH that's ecosystem, the kind of transaction levels that we're continuing to see. Now, other things that are driving this, there's been a couple of projects that have launched here recently. One, of course, is Pudgy Penguins. We did a full report on this, but Pudgy Penguins ran a live shopping experience on TechTok. And there are some interesting things within this that is going on. And what I want you to think about is just forget that it's Pudgy Penguin, I just want to think about retail in general, because retail in general is going to start to implicate. Now, obviously, a Pudgy Penguins project, they're very native to what's happening in crypto. But the cool thing is, is direct sales, they have some key insights. Let me zoom in on this for you. Direct sales showcase products, increase discoverability, audience engagement, global reach. Any retailer out there, especially direct consumer, etc., would love those kinds of insights coming out of something in terms of a digital campaign. So, big deal. A couple of things that came, they did a pin appeared, allowing viewers to add the featured toy to their cart and then check out directly within the app. Remember, this is the digital version of the NFT. And then Pudgy Penguins received over 33 ,000 likes. TechTok Shop recently launched in the U .S. It was available through parts of Asia and the United Kingdom. And then live shopping is expected to reach around $235 billion in sales this year in China. That's insane. And then Pudgy Penguins obviously is a unique position to leverage TikTok Shop to expand their brand. This will grow globally for them, but I think what you're going to see is more retail and also more projects that understand how to leverage all of this. Remember, this is all riding on Ethereum. So, it plays right into the hands of think of what's happening here. So, it's not all friendly Penguins. Now, we've got the Swiss bank UBS launching tokenized money market fund on ETH. And I think this is just one of those things. They're doing an exploratory initiative, but they are going to go through traditional financial institutions, fintech providers, etc. Further into this, you get Ethereum applications from the New York Stock Exchange to the SEC. All of this riding on Ethereum. This is the point that I talk about often, and that is this whole adoption curve. Many people think it's that slow curve, and then all of a sudden it's just straight up. I don't know if we're there yet, but what I am thinking is that there's so much activity in this space and the timing through this bear market has been so suppressive of some of these digital assets that we could be right there on the cusp of an explosion. Now, obviously, there's a lot of other things that have to happen. Some of the things that could happen to cause that kind of explosion are things like this. Is BlackRock's next to file for a spot ETF? That would be huge. If BlackRock said, we're going to go the Ethereum route as well, absolutely massive for the ETH ecosystem. So, for sure. Now, this was an interesting statement. Ripple effect of grayscale decisions is massive. SEC would have faced similar legal challenges for denying ETH futures and ETFs. By approving ETH futures, ETF, now the SEC is effectively conceding that ETH is not a security. This will no doubt impact the Coinbase and Binance litigation. All of that starts to play into this. You start to get a picture of this global reaction that is going to happen within this ETH ecosystem. And I think this is the kind of thing that starts to put you in a position where you can really start to leverage against these. Now, it's not all beautiful, but this was Dave Levine. He talks about this whole ETF futures thing as a scam. I want to play a clip for you. Listen to what he had to say. Do not be fooled by the news that there is an Ethereum ETF. There is an Ethereum ETF, but it's not buying Ethereum. In other words, Bitcoin went up 35%. It's a pretty big game. But if you bought the fake ETF that is not buying Bitcoin, you only went up 14%. So where did that other, where did 50 % of your gains go? They're lying in the pockets of the bankers. Again, it's supposed to be protecting investors. You know, that's why I call these ETFs a scam and they use the name Bitcoin to say what you're buying and it's not what you're buying and it's guaranteed to underperform. I mean, what is the definition of a scam, right? He is a hired gun to do that stuff, right? And the, and the court ruled on it. They said that the SEC loses on all counts because its case and its, and its, uh, its arguments are capricious and incoherent. And there is this risk that, you know, ETH goes up so much, so fast. The Wall Street bank that is trying to track the price because they don't actually own ETH can't actually track it because whatever they're holding doesn't go up anything close as much. And then they go bankrupt because they can't meet the obligations. Believe me, if some Wall Street bank goes bankrupt because ETH goes up or Bitcoin goes up so much because they were playing games and they got exposed, they're going to blame crypto, not their shenanigans. So the whole thing stinks. Coinbase has a thing, it's called stand with crypto click. It tells you who your Congress person is, gives you a little script. I went off script and gave them an air full. Do it. All right. So he hits on a few things with point with these future ETFs is it happens in all markets. This is, this is just one of many out there that are non crypto related. It's obviously being crypto related. So I would dispel the fact that these are scam. These are yes, they're high fee scenarios. There are other ways to invest in these assets, but people look at this in a different way. Mainly this is mainstream investors wanting to go in on these assets and they're not ready to open an account with Coinbase or other things like that. But he did mention something at the end and that is stand with crypto. Listen, this, if you're not already doing it, you should be doing it. Go out and just hit stand with crypto. You can call your Congressman, email your Congressman and it helps you kind of go through the process of letting people know where you stand on all of the 16 ,000 contacts right now at the Congress. So huge, huge movement here. 150 ,000 crypto advocates. This is going to be a big part of next year because next year we are talking about an election year. So it's going to be huge. So definitely. Now if you are interested in buying ETH directly, you can actually do this in a traditional finance way right through the Fidelity app. So check it out if you're not a Fidelity customer. They're not a sponsor, but we've used it, we've tested it and it's fantastic. So that's another way to go. All right guys, we're going to wrap that one up from here. One thing to remember, and I'll leave you with this, this is Mr. Patrick McHenry hitting it in right there home. And that is SEC Chair Gensler refuses scheduled commission vote to provide Congress with requested documents. They are talking about the first subpoena to the SEC ever. That would be huge in the way of who knows what they'll find. What would we see in the way of bipartisan, you know, enforcement that we've seen the FCC pretty much put at will to go out. This may play its course right now with Patrick McHenry. He's not playing around anymore. We'll see how it all plays out. But you guys know what to do and that is join the diamond circle so you can follow what's playing it out. Not only the legislative side but also taking a look at some of the projects that we break down and of course some of our additional content including our Web3 podcast over there with Kyle. We do a We'll leave a link down below if you guys want to catch me on Twitter. It's out there at Paul Baron. We'll catch you next time right here on Tech Path.
Fresh update on "fcc" discussed on Stephanie Miller
"What is he talking about? He said with the question... He's talking about nonsense. He's talking about what his boss, the off the rails governor of Florida, would like to be our president. He's talking that person's line. He's making the case that his boss needs him to make politically because DeSantis has taken a stand about being a hardcore anti -vaxxer along with all these other absurd ideas about how society should run. I couldn't watch and I don't recommend that you do either. DeSantis I apparently was with Bill Maher doing this, you know, complimenting him on his... He said, oh, you handle the anti -vaxxer, anti -mask nonsense. It's why Florida is like number one, aren't they, in hospitalizations and whatever. But anyway, but I mean, they're talking their bro science. Yeah, go ahead, Doc. Sorry. No, no, I'm just saying Florida has the highest mortality rate from COVID of any state in the union per population. And it's a shame. And it's a shame Listen to them. And you know, my criticism that politicians should not be public making health statements that are nonsensical. But here's a doctor. It just completely royals me to hear somebody with a medical degree talking nonsense like that. Well, let me hate to do this to you. But the last thing you said to get your reactions because people hear this they and don't understand it. If they're not a doctor. He said with the questions about negative efficacy, the persistence of spike protein, and then the stuff we've seen related to thrum and embolic and vents like folks in cardiac injury. I don't feel comfortable recommending the vaccine to every any living being on this planet. Can you break that down for us, please? In a kind way, in a way that helps me keep my FCC license. But yes, I'm now processing how I'm going to talk to you about this, but it's really an irresponsible statement. Unfortunately, the people that need to hear the right message most are generally speaking not going to be the people that listen to your show or watch MSNBC. It's the people who listen to Fox and listen to messages on Fox from a rogue doctor, which is what he is, are going to be befuddled and not understand why a prominent public health physician is spouting stuff that just is not true. He is misrepresenting everything we know about protecting people from really serious infectious diseases. And I think it's not refutable in the sense of his opinion and other political opinion, he does not have a morally acceptable, medically acceptable, valid position to take. And like I said, the fact that he's got a platform like his position as Surgeon General of Florida and his platform like Fox is particularly onerous. Yep. I hear you. I can never get you long enough that I need. The headline is, in the U .S., this year's back to school supplies include Narcan. The opioid overdose reversal drug, also known by its generic name, is increasingly being carried high by schoolers across the U .S. as opioids devastate the country. As a renowned pediatrician, I just wanted to get your take on this. Among teenagers, overdose deaths increased 94 in 2019 to 2020, attributed by the CDC to the widespread availability of illicitly manufactured fentanyl. The use of fentanyl and counterfeit pills made with fentanyl, the ease of purchasing them through social media, so you know this is part of kids like you know talking about a kid leaving for in the make sure his backpack has you know books homework lunch and Narcan. And that the backpack is proof. We have visited these place on our children, the most serious of which are gun violence and now this this opiate really what can you call it epidemic it's an absolute epidemic and it's just the reality of being a teenager today that the world is a very different place than it was 20 years ago. I mean there were plenty of problems that we had then but right now we have to understand that we need to do something about gun violence and we need very strong measures to keep kids from dying from Fennel and this is this is just a reality and I completely agree with encouraging kids to carry Narcan because it will hopefully save lives. That's really the bottom line here. Yeah absolutely doc real real quick we're running late as usual but I have to say something with the GOP chaos in the house and Ukraine funding You know at risk you said war rages on every democracy needs to continue robust support for Ukraine. That said millions of Ukraine's kids are suffering from a cruel war that never should have happened. No let up in sight. help Please us help the children and we've linked to your organization so we can do our best until Congress gets it you know together. I'm looking for breath of sanity somewhere Steph and that's why your show is so so valuable as an anchor for the Sanity that the world needs and thanks for what you're doing. Oh, thank you, honey. You too. You too. Love you doc We'll see you next Take care guys. Alright, there it goes. Oh God. See that's the worst sign of the apocalypse. This show is considered the only bastion of sanity because you know okay Okay, 21 minutes after the hour this portion of the show brought to you by oh we love our doctors. There's Dr. Redler, but how about the really it's he's like Dr. Doolittle. Yeah, Doolittle. Excuse me. Do better. He is Dr. Do Better. He does better by your dog and your cat, Dr. Marty Goldstein. Forbes magazine named the him miracle worker you know. That's because he is a expert in canine nutrition. He developed Nature's Blend, which is a freeze -dried raw dog food. They're carnivores primarily your doggies. 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A highlight from The Next Generation of Caller ID is all about KYC, Numeracle Podcast
"This is Doug Green, and I'm the publisher of Telecom Reseller, and I'm very pleased to have with us today, Brett Nemiroff, Vice President of Engineering, Voice at Numerical. Brett, thank you for joining me today. Thank you for having me, Doug. Well, I'm excited to have another Numerical podcast. We're always interested in hearing what's new and interesting. We're going to be talking about the next generation of caller ID, and the next generation caller ID is about KYC. Is it all about vetted identity? But we're also going to be talking about, right at the beginning of this, a little story, the dark side of caller ID. And Brett, maybe you could kick this off with telling us how that conversation began. How did we end up talking about the dark side of caller ID? Yeah, so it all started off, I was actually putting together a masterclass on caller ID for Numerical's masterclass series. And actually, while I was putting together my slide deck, I actually received a phone call on my cell phone, and the caller ID that showed up on it was Darth Vader. I know this sounds like I'm probably making this up, the timing seems too coincidental, but this actually happened. Now, I don't know what you guys would do, but me seeing the phone ringing and saying Darth Vader on my phone, I answered that call, because I wanted to know who would do something like that, who wasn't. Obviously, I thought that it was a telemarketer, that would be the most likely thing, but it wasn't. It was actually a wrong number. asked And I Mr. Vader how he happened to set his caller ID. Now, as a telecom engineer, I know a handful of ways to do this, but I'm just kind of curious, how does someone who's not a telecom engineer figure out how to do this? And he explained to me that all he did is he went to his carrier's website, and just changed his name. That's it. And he hit submit. And the next day, he was making calls to Darth Vader. And it just kind of underscores just how big of a problem this is with caller ID, is that it is not the source that we can trust. And it's the kind of thing that it does not take a tremendous amount of technical competence to figure out how to change your name, and ultimately, how to change it to something that might make your call more likely to get answered by somebody. And that's exactly what happened when Darth Vader called me, is it was more interesting, and so I used that information that was presented to me to decide to answer the call. And that is how we have fundamentally lost trust in the telephony network, because of that. So, Brett, you know, all that really basically connects what you do every day at Numerical. What is your job at Numerical, and how does it connect you to your story? Right, so I'm the VP of engineering voice at Numerical. So I'm basically trying to help build solutions to bring verified identity for enterprises to their phone calls. And ultimately, what we're trying to do is to restore and to improve trust of those phone calls. So right now, enterprises have the problem of their calls being blocked or mislabeled, and they're unable to get people to answer their calls because of that. So walk us through this for a second. You know, caller ID seemed to be such a competent, able, perfect solution. We knew it was calling. That was easy peasy. And here we are, and you're taking a call from Darth Vader, right? It seems to be a broken system. Yeah, so for almost 100 years in the telephony network, the phone experience was pretty much the same. Now, I know that we've changed to like digital communications and everything. But even before that, if you just think of the basic experience, where you connect to somebody, you make their phone ring, they don't know who's calling necessarily, and they answer the call, then you have a, and you have communications. Now that experience was pretty much the same for about 100 years. And about 1995, that all changed from caller ID came out. And when caller ID came out. we Now, were able to transmit the name of the person who was calling and people who are receiving phone calls can make decisions about whether or not they wanted to answer the call. Now, at that time, which was really pre competition in the telephony space, it was pretty much the phone company, putting that name on to the phone line. In addition to that, this was really pre VoIP. And when we're talking about caller ID, we're talking about caller line ID, the phone calls were very much this wire is connected to the to one person on the call, which is connected to a wire on the other person on the other side of the call. And so caller ID was very much associated to the actual phone line itself. In 1996, with deregulation, and the introduction of all this competition, and new technologies like voice, we don't now have nailed wires going from person to person, we have phone calls going over the internet, and they're not actually being originated from where the phone number looks like it's coming from. So now we have people making phone calls, and having to transmit different IDs on that call. So at one point, when caller ID originally came out, we learned to trust that source and that solution, because that's all that existed, the phone company was actually putting that information on there. When competition came into the space, and they were also allowed to put names on there, it's no longer a controlled solution, we have hundreds, if not thousands of companies now that are able to put that on there. And if you think about it, originally, when the caller ID solution came out, the phone company was not thinking, how do we make this safe and secure when independent phone companies come out and start putting this information on it, they didn't think about the security layer in there. So now we've got this problem of thousands of service providers now talking on this communication channel without any kind of security to ensure that whatever name is transmitted really is who is making that phone call, we don't really know if it's Darth Vader or not, we're not really checking anymore. So you're describing something that had great utility, and now, I guess doesn't have any utility. It actually, it does have a utility still, and unfortunately, the utility now is to mislead and deceive. To trick you. It is to trick you. So when you take a look at what telemarketers will do, they will intentionally change their caller ID to make you think that maybe it's your kid's school, it's somebody down the street, maybe it's the pharmacy calling you. So the utility has changed, and we as individuals, not even telecom engineers like me, we have learned to look at that and not trust it. We know it's not right anymore. And that is something that we as an industry have to come together and find ways to fix that if we want phone calls to remain relevant as the communications change. Okay, so what can be done? It all starts with know your customer. And as it as it is today, you know, the FCC has mandated KYC for service providers when they bring in customers, but the actual definitions of what is KYC and how is KYC done is pretty much left up to the service provider. Now, here at Numerical, we've put together our model standards for KYC. And that's something that we've published with the FCC. So if you're a service provider, and you don't know if you're doing KYC good enough, that's something I would encourage you to download and take a look at. It's something that you can easily adopt yourself and perform KYC. That's the first part. The second part is, is really adopting technological standards that enforce identity to be transmitted into phone calls. And that's something that we don't really have as a as a fully baked solution today. And that's something that Numerical is working hard is bringing identity into the phone communication channel. Let me see if you can connect the dots better for me. How does KYC then feed into what used to be caller ID? How does that connect up? How does that solve the problem? Well, caller ID as it was originally deployed was something that a originating service provider would take the information from from a consumer and put it into a central database. That central database is known as LIDB or the line information database. There are several LIDBs out there, there's a problem of having that data sometimes even being synchronized. And then service providers on the far side are supposed to pull that information down and transmit it. But additionally, there is no methodology that exists today to encode cryptographically that information from the originator all the way to the terminator. So really, what we need is we need enterprises to be able to identify themselves for that identity to be vetted, and then for their calls to be cryptographically signed for that information to transmit all the way from the enterprise to the terminating service provider. That way, there's no way to make a bad call in the network without completely telling the entire network exactly who you are. And that's, that's something that needs to change that we can restore trust. And do you think that that can be done without being spoofed as we talked about earlier? So spoofing is something that comes up a lot. And it's a, it's a, it's a really touchy subject because spoofing isn't always bad. When people say spoofing, they always think that we're tricking somebody. But for example, if my, if my kid's school is going to call me and tell me that after school activities have been canceled because of bad weather, they're probably not making those phone calls. They have hired a third party company to make those calls on, on their behalf. And that third party company is spoofing the phone number of the school so that it looks like the school is calling me. And that's an example of spoofing. That's, that's perfectly okay. You see with doctor's offices, appointment scheduling, that's okay. It's not illegal. The problem that we have today is there's no way to really tell intent on the far side of the call whether or not it was okay or not. So one of the first things that we want to do is we want entities like the school to be able to present their identity with the call so that at the far side we can tell this is not a bad actor making the call. It is in fact this company. Or if at least they put their identity on there and they are doing something that they shouldn't do, we can point the finger directly at them, find out who their service provider is and we can disconnect them or provide other sources of enforcement. You know, Brett, one of the themes on all the numerical podcasts has been talking about business identity and the brand, basically brand integrity that. So, help me again connect the dots here, you know, it sounds like a very complicated and challenging environment. How can a single or individual enterprise or business. Essentially do the right thing for themselves in terms of protecting your identity and effectively communicating with their customers. Well, in today's ecosystem, the best thing that an enterprise can do today is to partner with a company like numerical that has a very, very rigorous KYC process to ensure that business identities are properly verified and vetted, and then loaded up into the appropriate analytics engines so that their identities are transmitted to their call recipients with as much integrity as possible. In the meantime, numerical is working with industry regulators and other thought leaders to come up with new technological ways that enterprises can transmit that identity cryptographically and cause to restore trust. Brett, as we finish up our podcast today, it seems to me that maybe there's two tracks to this as a practical sort of going forward. What should people do in the near and medium term? And what are we looking at in sort of the longer term? Right. So today, the best thing that enterprises can do is to work with companies like numerical to ensure their brand identity and to make sure that the presentation of their phone calls is as favorable as possible. And that's specifically to help address the problem of blocking and labeling. But as an industry, we need thought leaders coming together, working on the new technologies, new methodologies to ensure that brand integrity can be verified, vetted and transmitted across the network with cryptographic signatures to ensure that call recipients will know exactly who's calling and can make good decisions on whether or not they want to answer those calls. Brett, I really want to thank you for joining us today. I know this was your first time on our podcast series, but I know it won't be our last. There's a lot to talk about for now and in the future. But for now, thank you very much for joining us. Hey, where can we learn more about numerical? You can go to numerical .com where you can see our masterclass series and get more information or you can subscribe to our Tuesday Talks podcast. Brett, we're looking forward to doing just that and I'm looking forward to our next podcast. For now, thanks very much indeed. Thank you, Doug.
Fresh update on "fcc" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"This test national will be sent today and you won't miss down day on wall street asian stocks mainly lower this morning good morning it's five o 'clock This is CBS news on the hour presented by indeed .com I'm Deborah Rodriguez the post Kevin McCarthy era has begun on Capitol Hill. The man who orchestrated his ouster, Congressman Matt Gates. It's the benefit of this country that we have a better speaker of the house than Kevin McCarthy. Kevin McCarthy couldn't keep his word. Historic vote removed fellow Republican McCarthy from his leadership position after less than ten months on the job. Next up the race to choose someone to take his place. CBS's John Dickerson. to The house elect will a now new need speaker but there is no clear replacement ready to step in. Until they do the house will not be able address to any major legislative issues. That includes passing a bill to fund the government. Temporary funding runs out after November 17th. I'm Christopher Cruz in Washington whoever the next speaker is it won't be McCarthy. I will not run for speaker again I'll have the conference pick somebody else. His chief Deputy Steve Scalise has signaled he may run. He's been undergoing cancer treatments but he says he feels fine. Minnesota's Tom Emmer could run he's the house Republican whip the chief vote counter. The speaker of the house doesn't have a to be member of the house but always has been. Police in Baltimore say all five people injured in a shooting on the Morgan State University campus last night are expected to recover. This man was nearby. The bullets hit the blast behind my head. We all try to just get out the way everybody try to get out lay down run Four of the five injured are students so far no arrests or word on suspects. All signs point to a strike later this morning at Kaiser Permanente hospitals and facilities. Tens of thousands of nurses pharmacists and others have been demanding higher salaries and better staffing. Among them, James Bell, a geographic technologist near LA. Kaiser has been negligent in their responsibilities to the frontline health care workers and more importantly to our patients. Pope Francis has opened a big meeting on the future of the Catholic Church that could lead to more women as suiting leadership roles. Historian Christopher Bolito says it's a remarkable global conversation that probably has never been placed before in history on this scale. Conservatives warning changes could split the church. Don't fly into a tizzy when you get a loud alert on your phone today. It'll be a test of the FCC and FEMA's emergency notification systems. Why not stick to TVs and radios? FEMA's Wade Whitmer. While people may be tuned to radio and television in the evening, they weren't necessarily tuned in throughout the daytime to be able to receive a warning if ever there should have to be one. Alerts will be sent out at 2 20 p .m. Eastern Time. S &P futures are down five. Dow futures off nine. This is CBS You need to hire? Indeed is with you every step of the way. Helping you attract, interview and hire candidates all from one place. Visit indeed .com slash credit. It's 5 0 3 on Wednesday October 4th 66 degrees patchy dense fog early below 80s. Good morning. I'm John Aaron and I'm Michelle Bash. Our top local story developing this
A highlight from SHAKEN without the EARTHQUAKE, ECG Podcast
"This is Doug Green and I'm the publisher of Telecom Reseller, and this is a special podcast for TR publications and the Cloud Communications Alliance, CCA, and we're going to be talking about Shaken Without the Earthquake, a really special podcast. I love that headline, Mark. What a great idea. We have with us Mark Lindsay at ECG. Mark, thank you for joining us today. I'm glad to. Thanks for having me on. So in case you guys haven't figured it out, we're really going to be talking about, of course, your Shaken, and we're going to get a little bit of an update on that and Mark's take on some things. Mark will be presenting at the CIP Forum's CIPNOC meeting coming up in September 12th to 14th in Herdon, Virginia. So everyone should try to make that or find out more about that. We're going to talk a little bit more about that in a second, but Mark, what is ECG? So we're a network engineering staffing company, so we provide technical staff for specific projects or to help boost the engineering teams and the product development teams, mostly at voice service providers and internet service providers. Some of our clients include UC players like Telogen IP, Blue IP, Segra, Lumen, and then some of the really larger ones like Vonage, AT &T T -Systems, which is also branded as Deutsche Telekom, and then some other big service providers. And we've been doing this for about 21 years now. We've been providing engineering services for really voice service providers primarily. Well, let's jump right into it because again, this is such a neat headline, Shaken Without the Earthquake. That's going to be your presentation at SIPNOC. I understand you've been actually doing some research on this. Tell us more about what you're talking about. Yeah, thanks. So I'm an engineer, and so I've got a lot of great relationships with the engineers at a lot of the top Starshaken service providers, the voice service providers and software companies. And everyone knows that there's a big need to control illegal robocalling, and part of that is Starshaken. In the US, Canada, it's mandated technology now, and as of just last month, July 2023, all the US service providers had to be using Starshaken in the SIP parts of their network. And so what we wanted to find out was if you wanted to protect your customers from illegal robocalling or nuisance calls, what's possible today? And with the technology that's now mandated by law, folks have had years to put it into place, what good is it? So the name of our research report, we're calling it Shaken Without the Earthquake, and it comes from this idea. If you wanted to use shaken technology to protect your customers, it's definitely possible that you could do it in the wrong way and do blocking that creates a substantial outage. So for example, on your podcast with Numerical, they talked about blocking that's done badly, and I love the way they talk about that. They do a really good job of explaining the risk of doing blocking when it's incorrect, blocking the wrong traffic or in the wrong way. The challenge is that it's incredibly difficult to actually test shaken stirred technology today to know what the impacts are gonna be. So we did some in -depth research with one of our clients, one of the largest voice service providers in the United States, analyzing data from hundreds of millions of calls placed this year. But then beyond just kind of the viewpoint of one service provider, we wanted to go past that. So we consulted with our colleagues at Microsoft working to work on the Teams product. We talked with some of the major shaken software providers, including New Star, part of TransUnion now, TransNexus and Sansei. So they really see a lot of traffic. They see hundreds of implementations. Between each of them, they see thousands. And this gave us insight and data and the wisdom of a lot of engineers and managers at the major service providers to try to get at this problem. How do you use the shaken data without doing it wrong, without creating an earthquake, meaning an outage in your networks? So Mark, with that research, what did you learn? Well, so the undisputed result is this. Every expert represents, that we talked to, they recommend against blocking calls based on the shaken available data today. So meaning the calls that come into your network that have shaken stirred data on them and in the identity header, that that data is not considered adequate to do blocking. A lot of folks recommend against it. And a lot of them, I can tell, they've been saying this a lot to their clients, to their colleagues and other managers, some of these large service providers, they have to make this case that you don't wanna start doing blocking based on the data that's available today. But this was actually a little surprising. And that's the reason that so many of my colleagues are having to basically sing the song, which is that everyone's expecting that stir -shaken data should be able to provide great information today. We finally got to the point where all the service providers in the US have it turned on. And so, but they're having to say though, well, wait, you have to hold off. You can't actually use it just yet. And these are some of the same companies who have the most benefit from successful deployment and use of stir -shaken. So we really should take their cautions very seriously because they're the ones who really are gonna be encouraging the proper use of stir -shaken. But they're saying, well, you don't wanna use it for blocking just yet. So this means that the nuisance in robocalling blocking is really still possible. So with the proper kind of analytics connected to the right kind of know your customer, with the right kind of registrations for legal robocalls, the things that you sign up for, the calls that you really wanna get, that kind of proper analytics with know your customer, with a proper kind of communication, that kind of thing makes blocking possible. But the experts and engineers that we work with say that the shake and stir data only contributes to part of that picture. Analytics that are based on the calls that are placed, their registration status, where they're calling from, caller IDs, how fast they're placing calls, things like that. Those factors are still super important and they're really the heart of the spam calling analytics today. Now, what else did you find? Well, so beyond that basic answer that everyone says, don't block on shake. And we found kind of a surprising picture on the current state of the enforcement and implementations today. Three important factors come to mind. One is that TDM networks are a major choke point. Now, everyone knows that TDM, which is a pre -internet protocol technology, is not capable on its own of passing through the identity information that's necessary for call authentication. But it's kind of surprising that so many of the high -tech PSD and gateway companies are really at the center of that limit. These are companies that have invested heavily in their TDM network over the past couple of decades, and those networks right now don't provide a major feature that's necessary for fighting robocalling. So that's kind of one surprise, is that those very companies that a lot of VoIP providers are depending on are not quite ready to provide really what's needed to fight robocalling here in 2023. Another thing that was kind of surprising was that when the info does arrive, when you're a service provider and you get the data inbound, the identity header inbound, that it's often misleading. And one of the major sources of that is third -party certificates. So this is when I'm a service provider, I send my call to another service provider, and they sign it with their certificate, and they sign it as if they're the originating service provider. So a little bit of a complicated story there, but basically they're signing with their own signature, their own certificate, as if they're the originator of the call. Well, everyone knows that identifying the real origin of the call, that's really the major value of Starshaken. What we want to know is we want to know who was the phone company who was responsible for this call and how it entered the network. But with third -party certificate use that we're seeing with a lot of the major PSTN gateway companies right now, we're not getting that information. We're getting something that's misleading. And there's a right way to do this, but third -party certificates are not the way to do this. And really a final interesting factor that was a big surprise, it kind of links back to some of their friends at Numerical are saying, which is that there are large -scale legal robo -callers that we really depend on, that we need. So they give the example, for example, of your school district calling or your airline calling or your credit card company calling to let you know something that's urgent, they need to get your attention right then. And if those calls get blocked or incorrectly marked, then it's bad for everybody involved. Well, the federal government of the United States is actually a major robo -caller. You can imagine the case of a national emergency that requires a quick mobilization and their ability to call their trained personnel is really pretty vital. But as of today, a substantial number of the calls that they're placing don't actually receive the full attestation allowing service providers to verify the source of the information. And so when you've got things like emergency management, that's actually at risk of having its calls blocked because of incorrect deployment or of application stir -shaking data, then you've got an issue that really does deserve a lot of care and work. Not to mention, of course, all of those everyday use cases, like when I need to make a purchase on my credit card and I need to be able to take that call. Those are the everyday cases. There are really important life and safety issues that we need to be thinking about and engineering around. So those were three of the big surprises that kind of came out of this research that we got from the different companies. All right, so Mark, what's your recommendation? What do you think service providers should do? Well, this gets to the heart of what ECG does. We give service providers temporary access to experts, engineers and my team and beyond that make their networks work more effective, efficient and compliant. So we're not legal staff at all. What we do is we help engineers deploy technology so that they are compliant and legal. But then they're also effective that they're fighting these problems and they're thinking all the way through. So we are happy to work with any of the technology providers like Numerical, like Neustar and C &C and TransNexus and all the other companies in this space. We're happy to make their technology work as effectively as possible in service provider networks. So that's our role is to work and help that be possible. So that's where I'm coming from. Basically, I don't really have a particular technology provider that I'm in love with. I'm in love with everybody. I want everyone's technology to work as well as possible. So one thing that we say to our service provider clients, voice service provider clients is that for non -compliance, the risks are actually pretty severe. So the FCC can kick you out of the swimming pool. They can say, hey, you can't place or receive any calls. They can disconnect you from the network by their orders. So that's different from fines, which used to be their only method of actually doing a penalty. Now they can actually tell all the companies that you connect to to stop carrying your phone calls. So that's one of the things. So it's critical for service provider leadership to know that their stir -shaken implementation is actually working. I think it's possible to set it up and not really know that it's working, but testing stir -shaken is actually an advanced skill. It's a developing art form, really. And so to do an audit, to confirm that your stir -shaken is working so that your calls are getting the best possible attestations and that information is getting conveyed, that's an important function for service provider leadership to consider and undertake. You want to know that your calls are being signed. You want to know that they're being signed as your company and not some third party company out there. And we're finding a lot of cases where service providers might be doing everything right, but then one step past their network, some of their good work is getting deleted and overwritten. So that kind of effort will pay dividends. That effort of getting that right will pay a lot of benefits your to allow calls to be delivered to their endpoint. Another thing we recommend is you really do need a way to protect your customers against spam calls, but without creating an outage when you do it. You don't want to create an earthquake by doing the right thing. So we would recommend your engineering team work on finding and implementing solutions that protect against the spam calling, that detect it. So reasonable quality analytics and then getting that integrated. You need ways to see how well it's working. So you don't just want to set it up and forget it. You want to be able to see that it's working and then you need some testing regime. So as you're making maintenance changes in your network, you know that it's continuing to function properly. The one of the challenges about spam is that unlike a spam email where you can go check your spam box, if you make a spam decision that blocks a call, that call is gone. And so there's no way to go look and see what was the content of that in the same way that you can go look at your spam email. So spam managing is a whole new frontier for voice service providers. And so we can help service providers to do that. But that's a key thing that service providers do need to take on and understand is a new obligation. And then kind of a final bit recommendation is if your calls are flowing through TDM only, PSTN gateway companies, then it's very possible that many of the calls placed from your network are going to go out to others and be labeled as spam likely. And that's not good for anybody. That means that your legitimate customers making, sometimes making hand dial calls, we're not even talking about robocalls, just ordinary calls from their business lines are gonna have, they're called mislabeled. So instead of seeing your caller ID name, you're gonna get, their recipients are gonna get some indicator that this is likely spam. In some cases, that call is not gonna be delivered. And so now we have kind of a corresponding problem to the email spam situation where suddenly a lot of emails were not deliverable anymore. We have, in some cases, difficulty getting calls through. We as an industry have difficulty getting calls through for the very same reasons that our friends at Numerical were talking about. They're basically being mislabeled. And this has a lot to do with the type of technology that's being used for delivery of the calls for the network. And that's a whole new thing that folks have never really had to think about. That's like suddenly having to think about what color your power cables are. You've just never really thought about like something that's buried inside the data center, what that is. Well now, the different kind of network connectivity for placing calls really does matter. And so we can help service providers work through evaluation and understanding how their calls are getting delivered.
A highlight from The Problem with Unregulated Call Labeling Analytics Engines, Numeracle Podcast
"This is Doug Green and I'm the publisher of Telecom Resaler and I'm very pleased to have with us again Keith Buell, who's the General Counsel and Head of Global Public Policy for Numerico. Keith, welcome back. Hey Doug, it's great to be back. So we're going to be talking about the problem with unregulated call labeling analytic engines. We're going to be talking about all the issues that are related to that. But you know, before we dive into those issues, Keith, could you just give us a brief overview of what Numerico does and what you do for Numerico? So Numerico was founded about five years ago to help legal callers get their calls through the obstacles they've been put in their place by blocking and labeling. And supports Numerico blocking and labeling in general, but we just think it has to be done right. We are fully engaged in the fight against illegal robocalls and we don't want customers who are making illegal calls, but our customers include companies like your pharmacy calling to tell you that your prescription is ready to be picked up, or your school district calling during a January blizzard to say school is canceled today, or your doctor's office to remind you of your appointment tomorrow at 9 a .m. And those calls are frequently being labeled as spam. And what we are trying to do at Numerico is identify legal callers and have that information embedded in the call signaling from start to finish so that when you pick up the phone at the end of the line, to use a little anachronism, then you know a certainty who's calling you and the consumer can make the choice about whether or not to pick up the phone or not. So recently you filed and you made it known online and on LinkedIn and a number of places a formal response to an FCC report, but it's part of a larger series of reports and responses. Maybe you could walk us through what that was and what you were doing. Yeah. So for the last four or five years, the FCC has had a ongoing rulemaking proceeding on robocalls, and I think we're up to the eighth report in order right now, which is about as high as I've ever seen it get. Sometimes you see it second or third, but they've been going at this trying to close the loopholes and find the ways to make sure that consumers in the U .S. are not getting illegal robocalls. And what this specific rulemaking is about is there are certain things about how blocking is communicated back upstream or what types of fines the FCC should have in the enforcement space. But what we were most interested in is call labeling, which is the commission has a notice of inquiry on that, which is basically a brainstorming session. They're saying we don't know that much about what's going on. Tell us the lay of the land so that we can then maybe come back and do a rulemaking proceeding based on the feedback that we get from this notice of inquiry. So I'd like to just before we move on to what you guys actually said, so this is it's interesting. Did I understand you correctly that this process is longer than what your experience is used to, that there's a lot of back and forth on this issue? Yeah, I mean, the commission has done things over these eight orders, you know, block gateway providers have to block certain types of calls or giving carriers the authorization to block calls was in one of the early orders. And to me, that was groundbreaking. For 100 years, the commission has said the calls must complete. All calls go through. If you've got a regulatory fight or a pricing fight, let the call go through and fight about it at the end. So even the fact that the commission allowed carriers to block calls was kind of a change, let alone a mandate to block calls based on what we see as educated guesswork rather than true verified information. And this is what they call the matter of advanced methods to target and eliminate lawful robocalls. That's what the FCC sort of umbrella thing on this is. You slipped up with one word at the end, illegal robocalls, not illegal robocalls, right? You know, maybe that's good for the audience to understand, because we all just blow out the word robocalls. And I think on a previous podcast, you've made us understand there's a difference. Yeah, I mean, robocall generically just means a call with some sort of automated process. And that can be a good call, or it can be a bad call. And a lot of the calls that we don't like right now that are illegal, technically, I wouldn't call them as robocalls, because it might be human dialed, and you pick up the human on the other end. That to me is not a robocall, but we've kind of started using the word robocall as a generic placeholder for calls that I don't want to get, whether they're illegal, or a phrase that I don't like, an unwanted call. And unwanted means different things for everybody. A lot of people who aren't paying their bills don't want the debt collector to call, right? Because they're going to hounder them and annoy them and remind them that they haven't paid. I generally pay my bills on time. I've missed one or two along the way by a few days. But I would want a debt collector's call to go through so that if I was late on something, I can clean up that mess before it's a ding on my credit report. So we've got a lot of confusion out there about what is a robocall, what is an illegal call, what is an unwanted call. But ultimately, I think we're trying to empower consumers to get the calls they want and to not get the calls they don't want. And as we were talking about, and it's good to remember this, before we started today, there are many legitimate organizations, school districts, public waste disposal districts, city governments, state and so on, that have legitimate use of robocall to notify people that it's a snow day, that the garbage is going to be picked up three days from now. Simple public announcements that they're just trying to make everyone here. Yeah, or a fraud alert from your bank, hey, we suspect unauthorized usage of your car. It could be an airline telling you about a travel delay. It could be your car dealer saying there's a recall on your transmission.
A highlight from Fred Rispoli Interview - The SEC's Appeal of the Ripple XRP Ruling Explained! Coinbase & Grayscale vs SEC Cases
"This content is brought to you by Link2, which makes private equity investment easy. Link2 allows you to get access to companies before they go public, before they do an IPO. Within their portfolio includes fintech companies, artificial intelligence companies, as well as crypto companies. Some of the big crypto companies in their portfolio include Circle, Ripple, Polysign, Chainalysis, Dapper Labs, Ledger, and many more. So it's a great way to diversify your portfolio to get access to equity. So you may invest in crypto, stocks, ETFs, but now you can get access to equity in these companies before they go public. And obviously that can be very beneficial from an ROI standpoint. So if you'd like to learn more about Link2 and diversifying your portfolio, please visit the link in the description. Welcome back to the Thinking Crypto Podcast, your home for cryptocurrency news and interviews. With me today is attorney Fred Rispoli, who's the founder of Hodl Law. Fred, great to have you back on. Oh, thanks for having me on, Tony. It's early over here on the West coast, but I do this for you because I love you. I appreciate it, man. I hope you had some coffee. I'm about to throw a bunch of questions at you. So Fred, you know, last week, we heard from the SEC that they're filing a motion to be able to appeal some of the rulings by Judge Torres. Can you break that down for us? What are they trying to appeal and what would be the next steps? Yeah, I think before I answer your question, the first thing for XRP holders in the community is take a deep breath and relax. Don't flip out because you saw this get filed. This is very normal in the course of litigation. And, you know, there's always seven different directions litigation can go and there's a lot better ways it could have gone. But this was the most likely event is that if it wasn't going to be now, it was going to be at the end of trial. So just take a deep breath. You know, the good news is is everything in play right now in the sense of it's good for the XRP. XRP itself is not a security programmatic sales are not securities transactions. So that's the law until it isn't. So deep breath, you know, go forward. And then, you know, to answer the question. Well, you know what? I forgot what you asked me. What was that again? Oh, so so the SEC didn't actually appeal yet, but they filed a motion to be able to appeal, right? Can you tell us about that? What's the difference? You know, why can't they just appeal right away? Sure. So, you know, when you are going to appeal, you usually want a final order, and that's not given until the very end of the case. The case isn't going to be in that final order spot until sometime in the fall of twenty four, because the trial's not scheduled until sometime the second quarter of twenty four. It's going to be a long trial. And so once you get in an order when everything's over, that's when you get your right to appeal. Everybody can appeal any part of the case. Now, because the some of the issues were disposed of its summary judgment, Ripple won some and the SEC won some, that it's kind of basically hanging around until the end of trial. SEC doesn't like that and they want to file their interlocutory appeal. But you have to meet certain bars in order to get that done. You have to have the court allow it and then you have to have the second second circuit say, OK, we'll take it to Judge Torres could say, no, you're right, SEC. Let's go ahead and get this up to the second circuit or at least I will approve it. And the second circuit could say, no, we want to wait for whatever reason. And we're not even they don't have to give a reason. They can just say request denied. So to start out at the first stage, the SEC is asking the court, let us go ahead and get this briefing going and we want to ask you if we can do this. So this first letter is just letting the court know they're going to do it. And, you know, barring the court, I don't even know if the court's allowed to say no. This is a letter. This isn't a brief that we saw. What's going to happen is she'll set a briefing schedule and that'll go forward. I think really the only thing that might be at issue is the briefing schedule from what the SEC proposes. Ripple might it'll be interesting when Ripple comes back with their letter on Wednesday, they might propose a very much longer briefing schedule. They'll be the SEC now saying, no, we need extra time. Let's get this thing started. And so that'll be interesting to see what they do there. It'll also be interesting to see if they say, yeah, you know, do they agree with it and say, we're going to appeal what we lost as well, or are they going to oppose the whole thing? Yeah, that makes sense. So next steps would be, like you said, Judge Torres could say, OK, I agree or I don't agree. And then even if she does agree, Second Circuit could say, no, let's wait till this is all wrapped up. That's kind of the gist of it. Pretty much. And we'll see, you know, what the briefing schedule comes out with. And, you know, the SEC has a very quick briefing schedule they propose, and it's in line with what the rules of court are. But that rarely was the was the rule during litigation. In fact, in almost everything, they both agreed the SEC and Ripple to extended briefing. And, you know, both sides are only too happy for it, because the SEC, as you can, as one can tell, from watching this litigation, wasn't that prepared to handle all the attacks that Ripple threw at it. And obviously, the lawyers on Ripple's side were all too OK with getting extra time to really get their ducks in a row on the briefing side. So I would think that the briefing schedule is going to be a little bit longer is what is ultimately agreed to. And, you know, we're not going to get a decision from the judge until maybe October -ish, end of October. And, you know, we'll have to see what goes there. But I'm happy to speculate on what the judge will do if that's the next question. Yeah, I mean, so let's say in a scenario that the SEC does get the approval to do their appeal and so forth, and it goes all the way there. What would be the timeline for that? Is it also like this is going to be drawn out over the next two years? It wouldn't be that long. It could be a little bit shorter than the average. I'm about to tell you, just because this is it's an interlocutory appeal. If the Second Circuit takes it, that means that the court had the Second Circuit is getting something from the Southern District, which is, you know, a big financial hub district court in in our country. And so, you know, the Second Circuit knows that this is an important case. The Second Circuit knows, hey, the judge actually allowed this. Most judges would probably deny interlocutory appeals. If you're not even if you're going by as a general matter, just because they're messy, because the whole case isn't finished. And so the Second Circuit could say, all right, well, the court allowed us to take it. We're looking at it, it is important, we're going to take it. So they usually have been running like a nine to 10 month runtime between a decision and the end of briefing. So what will happen if the Second Circuit takes it is they'll say we've accepted. Here's the briefing schedule. The parties do their opening brief on this day, their oppositions, and then their replies. I have to re -review my appellate law. I don't know the rules on replies on that third extra brief if there is one. It could just be opening brief in opposition, especially if both sides bring issues to the appeal. The and then so that'll take a solid at least two to three months to get that briefing schedule done. So I can't see if everything happens lightning fast. I can't see the briefing being all complete until early 24. You know, unless there's an expedited briefing schedule. So you're still not looking at a decision from the Second Circuit until summer of 24, you know, maybe even the end of 24. So even if all of this goes at a lightning quick pace, you've still got a before we'd hear from the Second Circuit. And then to clarify, the SEC is looking to appeal not that the asset XRP is intrinsically a security, but rather the program programmatic sales, right? Is that correct? Well, they put something in their letter saying that, and that doesn't mean they're held to that specifically. And I would just say to caution anybody that's too happy about, you know, not seeing them attack XRP is a security or XRP is not a security in in and of itself. You know, they could, in their objection to what they lost of the you know, there are two out of the three buckets that they lost programmatic sales and other sales like awards to employees and gifting of XRP. They could sneak in the fact that they're going to argue XRP is in itself a security by the very nature, which is why the court got it wrong. Because you have to consider it a security in the context of programmatic sales. I'm not saying it's a good argument, right? I'm just saying that there's nothing that would prevent them from doing that and kind of sliding it in there. And so I wouldn't bank on the fact that that can't ever go away. At least that they can't argue it based on the posture right now. You know, I think it's a loser argument. And it would be hard for even the Second Circuit to say yes, this asset itself is a security. But I don't put it past the SEC trying to argue it as a side issue in the appeal. Hmm. Yeah, they could come up with anything. I wouldn't put anything past them. And so hard question for you, you know, as far as probabilities, let's say, you know, this appeal or motion to appeal getting denied versus getting approved. What would you say are the chances of denial versus approval? I'm leaning towards denial right now. What would change is if Ripple files their response. And for whatever reason, they've done the calculation on their end. And they say, listen, we know the appeal is coming after the trial with Brad and Chris. And we think we want to just get it out of the way now. You know, if I was at Ripple, I would say delay, delay, delay that now that you're in the driver's seat, but maybe there's reasons why they might want to push it. So if they say yes, we agree, let's get this up. But we also want to bring our our loss to the table. So go ahead and certify that as well. Then I think, you know, there's a I don't even think it's 100%. But I think there's a 70 80 % chance she grants it if ripple joins in and says, put our thing in there too. And we agree, let's do it. If ripple opposes it and denies it, I think there's a I think it flips the other way. And there's a 60 70 % chance she deny it just because you get into a big mess of the trial itself. You know, on the one hand, if ripple if there is an appeal and ripple wins on everything, then the trial would be over and there would be no trial because the whole case would be over. But on the on the other hand, obviously, there would be more to do at the trial if she gets overturned on the programmatic sales. If you play it out a little bit, is it really that much? It's the same. There is a lot of the same evidence. There are different things. I mean, it definitely would have an impact on the length of the trial. But I think that, you know, the court says, listen, we've got this trial coming. We've got, you know, these these issues that are appealable and not appealable because they're going forward. We're sorry. We've got these issues where only some of them are related to the way the trial is going to be. The others have taken off the table by by summary judgment. Let's just get everything done. And then you can have one clean appeal at the end, because at the end of that, you know, Brad and Chris have their rights at issue, too, because they whatever their trial is going to be about, you know, they don't want to have to do it in multiple rounds and stages. And they also don't want to be put in limbo. And so because you've got those two individuals, let me put it this way. I think if there was no Brad and Chris, and it would have gone into the remedies phase at this point, because there would be no trial against and individuals we're talking about damages, then there would be more of a much higher likelihood of an interlocutory appeal being granted. But because we have actual people being held out on these charges, I think the judge is going to more lean towards getting that tried. Yeah, that makes sense. And, you know, with the trial with Brad and Chris, does that impact, you know, the SEC's appealing anyway? Or is this kind of like a separate thing, branching off from, you know, what has happened? Because it doesn't seem like they're trying to do anything there, but they're involved to your point. Yeah, I mean, it's, it's derivative of the main set of facts. So we have what Ripple did, and how they use sold, distributed XRP. And then how that happened in the case. And then what did Ripple do? And then what did these two do as the, you know, CEO and chairman of Ripple? And it's the small potatoes of the case in the sense of, yeah, there's definitely money at stake. And it's not small potatoes to Brad and Chris. But the legal issues were the were the key facts of the case. And those have already been decided. So, you know, I always think a lot of other legal minds on this was adding Brad and Chris was just to intimidate and scare and there was a very weak case. So I don't think the SEC is as invested in going after those two as they are now. Unless it gets a little bit better if say programmatic sales and these other distributions are thrown back into the mix, because then there's more they can, the SEC could in front of a jury and say, well, you know, again, this is assuming that the appeal and Judge Torres is overturned. The jury can see a lot more information about the evidence about programmatic sales in addition to institutional sales. So there's more to kind of throw at the wall. But you know, I think because the main issues have been decided by law, that's kind of it's kind of something that's just still hanging out there that the SEC probably wishes it wasn't Let's say the scenario where Ripple does decide to appeal, you know, the institutional sales and to find they would have to pay there. Do you think they have a strong chance of winning that or reversing that? I would be hesitant to be more confident until I gave myself a better review of who's on the fair. It may not even be accurate, but it's my perception. And, you know, I think it's important to look at things kind of the way they are and not just, you know, how you would look at it from a legal perspective only, which is how old are the judges that are going to get the case in the Second Circuit? Because and I haven't done this breakdown yet. I want to I don't have any time, but it looks like when you start seeing these crypto cases, the judges that are closer to their 40s and 50s rule one way and the judges that are in their 70s and 80s rule another way. And, you know, it's unfair. And, you know, I'm not saying, you know, there's I'm sure there's judges in their 40s and 50s that have no idea how crypto works. And I'm sure there's know how it works and can understand the concepts. But, you know, it's undeniable that there has been at least anecdotally, from what I've seen, you know, the older the judge, the more they're inclined to say, or at least go with the SEC's theory. So the way the Second Circuit works is there's a lot of judges, and three of them will get picked out of a number. You know, I think it's three will get picked assigned to the case. And, you know, we always talk about how lucky Ripple was in the XRP community with Judge Torres. You know, you got to get lucky or at least in a good shot again with the panel that's picked on the Second Circuit to really figure out where it's going to go. Because that's just going to be critical to who the mindset of the judges that are taking the case. But I do think if we're talking about it just from the law, I do think I think what the appeal would happen is potentially going well, you know what, I'd have to think about a little more right now, I'd probably be 50 -50 that they would just be inclined to keep what Judge Torres already did and affirm. The other possibility being I think it would get flipped one way or the other, which is it's not like they would say institutional sales were actually good, but now programmatic sales were securities. I think the Second Circuit would go if they're going to reverse anything, everything was a securities transaction or nothing was. Wow. So, you know, like you said at the beginning, right now the ruling, the law is XRP is not a programmatic sales are not securities offerings. And we'll see how all these attempted appeals by the FCC go. And it's still going to be something that's a year away for the most part and not something that's happening next week or next month, right? Exactly. Bottom line, everything is as it is from the July 13th order, and that's going to likely stand for at least a year. Now, there are ways things can get fast tracked, but I think even if they're fast tracked as maximum as possible, I think end of spring 24 maybe is the earliest you could get a response on this interlocutory appeal. It's just not anything that's going to be happening anytime soon, certainly not by the end of this year. And, you know, my hope and I think the easiest way to solve everything is to get legislation. And so if that's why I'm thinking if I'm Ripple Labs, I would try and delay everything as much as possible, because if you can get everything out to beyond the election, if there's a change in administration, there'll be a change in the guard at the SEC. And, you know, it doesn't necessarily mean good things will happen, but it's much more likely good things will happen than where we sit now. Oh, for sure. Now, we've seen that many folks in the industry are using this ruling, even members of Congress, you know, talking about the ruling and the need for regulations and so forth to push their bills through. But Coinbase in particular, we know their chief legal officers have been meeting, teaming up, I'm sure sharing notes as, you know, the secondary market sales ruling case law can be used in their defense as well. And we saw a ton of people file amicus briefs on behalf of Coinbase. You know, what are you seeing on that front and any thoughts on what's been happening? Well, I would say first off credit to the entire Ripple community, the entire XRP community, especially led by John Deaton on the as the first of the first to kind of go in on that amicus ruling. And then that helped trigger the way for all the other amicus briefs in the Ripple Labs case, because that was not really a thing beforehand, you just didn't have that in the district court. And so once that started to roll, then you've seen it happen out a lot of other cases, the Coinbase insider trading case, there were a lot of amicus briefs. And now here in Coinbase, the Coinbase case, I mean, that's all from, you know, Ripple and the XRP community. So everybody needs to pat themselves on the back for that one. You know, with that, you know, I think that it's very good, it's, it's good for the district court judge to see all that because then the district court knows that this isn't your typical case, this isn't your average situation, there's something wrong here with the way the SEC is on a procedural ground that Ethereum case, you know, the judge in that one said, you know, I'm not going to do anything here, because you don't have standing, but it would really be great if the SEC actually gave some guidelines instead of their piecemeal litigation approach. So you know, that is a, at least a recognition, another recognition that judges are kind of getting tired with the way the SEC is doing this, because it's not really the way it should be done. You know, they've got rulemaking for a reason. And so bringing it back to the Coinbase case, you know, I don't have a lot of love for Coinbase, because we are suing them right now over the songbird airdrop, and the flare issues that they fail to do, you know, they're trying to dismiss the case and not let it see the light of day. So I'm not gonna lie and say I was tempted to file some type of amicus brief going the other way and actually being for the SEC. But I was like, you know what, you got to put the dislike of what Coinbase did to customers over the actual issues that they're fighting about there. So I, you know, I kind of, I just bit my tongue and let it play out. And I do hope they win. You know, I really do hope they beat the SEC on this one, but I'm not a fan. I don't, a motion to dismiss is hard to win. You've got to show that there are no facts, no matter how they can be portrayed, that the SEC alleged. And so it is an issue of, you know, there are some, it's a lot of legal issues of law and not as much fact thrown in on this motion to dismiss. And the huge thing is you've got a member of Congress submitting something in support. And so that never happened before. Where, where were they when all these other cases were happening? I don't know, but you know, glad they showed up to the party. So it'll be really interesting, but again, you're not going to see, or you're probably not going to see a ruling there until October, November, maybe even December. Yeah, probably closer to December. And so it'll be, you know, another thing that we're going to really see what happens. Yeah, it's, it's interesting. And look, I'm hoping Coinbase wins to your point, but yes, I'm also concerned about the flare songbird thing. You know, they did not do a good job there. That's bad business practice when all the other exchanges were, you know, doing, you know, distributing the, the airdrops that are rightfully to the holders. So yeah, it's kind of like the enemy of my enemy, right? Yeah, exactly. So, you know, I grit my teeth and say, go Coinbase, beat the SEC, but that's where it stops. Sure. Final question here before I let you go. Any, I don't think we've heard anything about the Grayscale suit because, you know, obviously these Bitcoin spot ETF applications are in play. My thoughts are Gary is going to try to time the approval of like, let's say BlackRock ETF with maybe if there is a news of him losing to Grayscale and try to bury that news. Any thoughts on that and any dates that you are aware? Yeah, I think we are not going to get any decisions on the ETFs until that Grayscale case is decided. Just as a recap, that's in the DC circuit of appeals right now, oral argument was in March of 23. And if you go by when the rulings should be dropped, we're in that window of when the court would likely release its ruling, those courts or that court typically releases its opinions at 11 AM Eastern on Tuesdays and Thursdays. So, you know, anybody that's really watching things, those are the times, you know, tomorrow next or this Thursday, any day, Tuesday and Thursday, we're going to get a ruling. I mean, it is coming out any day. And if the court, you know, doesn't smack the SEC on the back of the hand, then I think you're going to get a lot of delay in the ETFs. I think if the court basically, you know, comes out the way a lot of people are banking on it that, you know, Grayscale is going to win in some way, then you see the ETFs start getting approved or at least timed. You know, we've seen I forget who put it together. I wish I could give him credit, but the timeline, maybe it was Elliott Fox, but the timeline of when Gary does something or Congress does something and Gary basically one ups them every time and file something. So there's definitely going to be some political maneuvering, however, that Grayscale case comes out. But I don't think you're going to see anything until that case is decided. Yeah. Well, yeah. And I hope Grayscale wins. I hope Coinbase wins, but, you know, we'll have to wait and see. The other thing that's interesting is on those ETFs, Grayscale, the last one, I think it was the ARK 21 ETF. There's a comment period that's open. You know, people can go online and read the comments, but Grayscale submitted a comment letter saying you should, they were kind of like, you should deny this ETF only because ours was filed the first, we were the first of the first. And for you to grant any of these on basically the same reasons that we wanted one granted, but now you're going to come up with this, you know, new idea or new because Coinbase is the surveillance sharing agreement. You know, that's ridiculous. You're, actually opposing some of these ETFs again, because it's in their best interest to not have another one be granted before theirs is granted. So there's a lot of politics going back and forth. You know, I do think, well, I don't think you're going to hear anything about ETFs until the Grayscale decision. Thankfully that's happening any day now, any Tuesday or Thursday now. And if it's go, if it's good and we get a positive ruling for Grayscale, then I think within the next month or two, you'll start to see them getting approved. Hmm. Oh man. Well, I hope it's sooner than later. Obviously I'm biased there, but Fred all this great information, man. Thank you so much. All right. It was great being on here. You know what? I'm kind of awake now too. So I'm going to attack the rest of the day instead of going back and taking a nap. Awesome, man.
A highlight from The Great Capitol Cover-Up with Raheem Kassam and Kimberly Fletcher
"Hey everybody, this is Andrew Colvet, executive producer of The Charlie Kirk Show, filling in for Charlie on this wonderful, beautiful Friday. In this hour, we have Kimberly Fletcher from Moms 4 America, and she has a fascinating story about they are rolling out FCC standards across all the schools. You're gonna wanna get involved in that effort. It makes so much sense. And we talk about why the left is hell -bent on separating parents from their children. We also talk with Raheem Kassam about a bombshell scoop that he got, a interview leaked that Fox refused to air involving Steven Sun, the former chief of the Capitol Hill Police, who says it was a cover -up, that J6 was a cover -up. We're gonna play that footage and get Raheem's take on what the footage actually shows, because he's not allowed to publish all of it, but he can publish some of it, but he's seen all of it, so he has that scoop for us. Don't go anywhere, buckle up, here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House, folks. I wanna thank Charlie, he's an incredible guy. His spirit, his love of this country, he's done an amazing job building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created, Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives, and we are gonna fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here. Brought to you by the loan experts I trust, Andrew and Todd at Sierra Pacific Mortgage at andrewandtodd .com.
Jesse Kelly: Communists Purposely Destabilize Society
"-Communist Manifesto. you Now see why the book is rocketing up the charts. Jesse, you're so right. I've made this case on this show repeatedly that we fell in kind of the John McCain model, that, oh, if I just go up and vote down on changes to Obamacare with the infamous thumbs down moment because it didn't follow normal procedure. Then The Washington Post and New York Times will love me and the Democrats will say, oh, look, there's John McCain. What a dignified man. he respects procedure over everything. Maybe we'll consider Republicans. No, no, bro. That's not what's happening. You are dealing with people who are like, hey, that 90 year old, someone cut should his nuts off. He's playing with a Barbie doll. This is insane. They don't give a, oh, gosh, I hate FCC rules about procedure or the thumbs down. These people, what they only care about is the the destruction of the present system to usher in this new era of top down collectivism. That's all they care about. It's all they care about, Dan. And maybe the best example of this, it drives me insane is when I see these Soros prosecutors, when I hear them discussed on the right, the right almost universally will say they're soft on crime, prosecute. He's just a soft on crime, making him sound like some flowery liberal hippie who just happens to want to be really nice to criminals. No communists in the revolutionary phase from Lenin on turned murderers and rapists loose intentionally so they will murder and rape more to lies a society. These are communist foot soldiers intentionally causing rape and murder. And we can't even speak like that on the right. Instead, once again, well, I mean, he's soft on crime. Barf. I can't take the low T
Being a Congressman Now Is Not As Meaningful As Before
"Congress has been completely defenestrated They do nothing Specifically the House of Representatives side They do nothing Come on Dan No I mean it If you are not a chairman of a committee ask any insider up on Capitol Hill I'm not telling you they have no power And someone is saying they can still vote I'm telling you a congressman now compared to what a congressman could have done 50 years ago is a completely different thing It's a completely different thing Why Folks the administrative state everything from the bureau of Indian affairs to the FEC to the SEC to the FCC of the EPA all of these three letter agencies have been delegated through Chevron deference so much administrative power that Congress doesn't do anything anymore They don't do anything anymore They do nothing A lot of these programs Congress has the power of the person Do they Do they really we're going bankrupt Like it's the most predictable and largest bankruptcy in human history and everyone on Planet Earth knows about it Well why isn't Congress to meet Because the answer is they've locked themselves in
"fcc" Discussed on The Vergecast
"Regulators. And with the help of friends in the Senate, the powerful cable and media companies have done just that. It's like, there it is, folks. It's pretty much the most open and shut should have been approved immediately. And instead, there was a lot of conversation about how she hated Republicans and that she was going to take newsmax and what was it one America off the air, even though she wouldn't have had that power. There was a lot of just huge misinformation about her. Ted Cruz popping champagne at her loss, even though all of his constituents are absolutely destroyed by the terrible broadband in this country and all they want is better broadband and he's like, yeah, I fucked your broadband and joy. And his claim is that he's like, because she is previously criticized Fox News. Yeah. That she would do something to free speech. Meanwhile, when she had zero control. And also, I can pay attention to Fox News lately. Yeah. Good entertainment channel. But meanwhile, there's no net neutrality in this country. And so things are starting to happen. They're really weird. Like state senators in Texas proposing bills to force ISPs to block websites of abortion information on them. And to make it so that hosting providers in Texas can not host any website that has abortion information on it. That's straight up fully in the realm of art telecom policy is now allowing infringements on free speech. The basics of net neutrality, even if you go to the big, even if you go to Comcast, I've talked to Comcast about this, right? They're like, yeah, we think no blocking no locking. That's what I always call it, right? No blocking of websites, no locking devices from the network. Everyone agrees on this. If you write a net neutrality Bill and you're like, all right, we're going to start with no blocking and no locking. No one jumps out and says, do this. Like maybe the exceptions are, we'll block devices that are malicious. And everyone's like, yeah, sure that makes sense. But the basics are like, you can't block websites. You can't block content and you can't walk devices. And they've been saying this for over a decade that we've been covering this. And you get rid of it. And just a few years after you get rid of it, you have state senators in Texas saying, actually, we got rid of Dobbs too. Now you should block a website to the abortion information. So if you're a virtuous, I don't care where you are in the footage of spectrum. That is just straight up and attack on the First Amendment. And attack on how we think the Internet should work. Maybe you think people should get abortions. The idea that you can block the information or block hosting providers, and you don't have the websites. Like fully out of bounds. And that's what you get with that, like functional telecom policy. Anyway, it's outrageous. McKenna is going to have more on it. There's a lot to this story. It's a, it's a long, weaving tale. As David said of dark money and corruption, go listen to the decoder episode about it. One thing I'll note, so a little competition, the star of that decoder episode was the CEO of newsmax, which is Chris roddy is not a liberal by anyone's conception. And he was like, I want Gigi sound on the FCC because she is a fighter for competition and what I need to do is compete. That's a big deal. So go listen to that episode decoder in the next week a lot more from a Kennedy. Can I ask a really dumb question before we move on for this subject? What happens now? Does the Biden administration have to nominate somebody else? They nominated two two forever. Like what happens now? They'll nominate somebody else and they probably will not be as good an advocate for consumers. It'll probably be someone much more palatable to the telecoms because that's the only way to pass through. Lawyer from Verizon is a cheap pie coming back to be honest. Why is that going to happen? Someone like that. Someone who's a little more liberal, but it's like a Democrat who works for AT&T. The former general counsel of charter communicate, that's what we've had for years. And that's what we're going to get again. And so I would just not. In these days, he could do it. Confidence in FCC, right? They did all that rural broadband stuff. And they did not do it through the FCC. They did it through other agencies because they just don't trust the SEC to be effective. They should shut it down. Maybe you want to go full libertarian. My three part plan for America is to shut this down because it's a disaster. I'm fine. I'm not going to disagree with you at this moment in time. You got to replace it with something. With some effective oversight of the telecoms. Not of the content, right? I think that we should have government speech regulations. I think everyone knows that. I'm saying literally AT&T Verizon T mobile, all of them are little monopolies. Their markets are not competitive, and they do weird shit and race prices all the time. And that's like, you can't even argue with that. Do we think that ISPs in this country are like great and that people love them? 0% of the people believe that. Long pause. Two members of the SCC do. Yeah. I think it's going great. It's going great. The one ISP people love is Starlink. Although, in a strong credit yesterday, I saw someone. He said, hey, how is it them all the other day? And T mobile home Internet
"fcc" Discussed on The Vergecast
"Act? All right, speaking of Congress, we'll have more on this very soon. But obviously we pay a lot of attention to the FCC here because theoretically the FCC regulates the nation's telecom providers. No one's doing a good job. Particularly the Biden FCC has been deadlocked at two two for a long time to Republicans to Democrats. They've accomplished nothing. Just flat out nothing. The Trump FCC accomplished a lot most of it was destructive, but they accomplished a lot. They're like, let's get rid of net neutrality. What if the government was run by Verizon? They did it. Fine. Biden actually see Biden campaigns and all this stuff. They've accomplished nothing because they've been deadlocked at two. For 16 months, 5th commissioner has been waiting around. It was Gigi stone. Gigi has been on the verge hash as a character on the verge. She's like this ferocious consumer advocate. She was on the board of public knowledge, the First Amendment organization. She's been sitting there for 16 months, now that she had been nominated twice over. It expired both time. She's gone to committee twice. There's been hearings. We did an entire decoder episode about this bizarre mystery where they can not get her confirmation over the finish line. And the answer is Comcast AT&T Verizon furiously spending money to keep the Biden FCC deadlocked. And in particular, from keeping a true consumer advocate on there. This is the point of the show where we missed actually a disclosures earlier. I should note, Comcast is a minority investor in vox media, our parent company. You might tell from the tone of my voice. That's cool. How do you feel about that? That's fine. There's no love lost there. They're fine. They're all. We also made a Netflix show. It's called the future of. That's great. You should go watch it on your Comcast. The Internet connection. You're overpriced Comcast Internet connection. Disclosures. We have some. Gigi quit this week. She withdrew. She couldn't take it, shouldn't take the attacks. McKenna Kelly is reporting on all this, I'll have a lot more on it, but I just want to point out, this is like a policy disaster. That is squarely Biden's fault. He did not push to have a functional telecom regulator in this country. This is just me doing greatest hits now. Americans pay the highest prices for the slowest speeds in the entire world. If you go to Europe, you can get unlimited data sim card that works anywhere near for like, I don't know, nothing $2 here. It's massive amounts of money. And getting more expensive. We're going to come to DISH Network. Our government approved the merger of T mobile and sprint, reducing the amount of competitors in the market and said dish they would stand up DISH Network as a fourth competitor. DISH
Kimberly Fletcher Describes the Challenges Faced by School Board Moms
"A very interesting story because it involves potentially three different agencies. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Education, which we don't talk about a lot, which is this guy Miguel cardona, and it seems to be the evidence suggests and we'll get a definitive answer as Congress starts to do their job. That the national school board association, a non government organization, lobbied the Biden administration, was able to get an audience with three different government agencies that resulted in terrorist type activity. I mean, terrorist threat level activity as if we were dealing with Al-Qaeda having a sleeper cell in Charleston, South Carolina. That sort of law enforcement activity was then a result of the national school board association lobbying our government. Do I have that about right? You do have that right. And here's the really scary part about that is when the federal government comes out with those kind of standards, then all of the law enforcement agencies on the local level act on it. So we have had moms who have been going into the school board meetings who have read from the books that their children are being exposed to, who have addressed real concerns that the school district should be paying attention to. And they're being told that they can't talk about some of these things. Like when they're reading the books, these excerpts. They said, you can't read that because it's public TV, and that's against the FCC standards. You know, to have that on TV. And when the moms keep reading it, then we have had moms who have literally been handcuffed by police officers and taken out of these school board meetings. Who are the terrorists? So when you have the federal government, basically arming or empowering local governments to harass parents. That is a big problem. And
Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy Discusses AT&T's Big Censorship Move
"Is a top 16 channel of all there's a couple of hundred cable channels they pay. We're top 16. We're top four and it was top 16 overall. So there's probably a hundred channels lower than us in the ratings. That they keep that have high fees, newsmax, they run around and take newsmax wanted an excessive fee. We wanted $1 per cable subscriber per year. It's one of the cheapest that CNN gets $14. What? For nothing. For nothing. Well, for liberal propaganda, but you have to remember AT&T's awoke company. You know, they were the ones that weaponized CNN against Trump and the Republicans when they owned it. The chairman of the AT&T board is William kennard. He was Obama's chairman and the FCC. There's a whole bunch of Obama Clinton people at the board. So that Alan Dershowitz is just set on newsmax on the website we have it today that this is a cover for political reasons. They're using economic. He said, this was political bias. This was ideology. There's no reason newsmax should have been deplatformed, but other than their cleaning up their channel guide for the 24 elections, they don't want people to have a voice that are dissenting from the liberal establishment.
Eric and Kevin 'Votestradamus' McCullough Discuss the Impact of CSI
"Votes you're down. You and I are gigantic fans of Christian solidarity, international CSI. We're doing a campaign on this program right now today this month to free slaves in the southern Sudan Christians who are enslaved by radical Muslims who believe in slavery. They don't have biblical values. They believe in what the Quran says on slavery. And we have an opportunity. I almost can't believe how beautiful it is that we get with our money to actually literally free slaves. What's your experience with CSI? Oh, too big to fill an hour for. But I will just say this, Eric, that every good impulse that you feel from what we're doing is magnified 10,000 times in the heart of that slave that is freed. And it's kind of an interesting the Chinese talk about the yin and Yang and the push and pool of life and kind of the counterbalance of what everything is. And I'm not talking about that from a spiritual standpoint. I'm just saying there seems to be an opposite pool in different directions at times. If you thought about what could possibly be the worst life experience and moment for a human to go through, being a captive of war being drudged off to another country on foot, being repetitively raped and sexually assaulted being told you have to mutilate your own genitals or you can not be a good woman in the culture that you're going to. You're forced to give up your Christian identity and take on an Islamic identity. You are called names that are so heinous that we can't repeat them on this airway because it would be a violation of FCC standards. And yet that's what you are called for thousands of times a day, hundreds of times a month, many, many years in a row. And it just goes on and on.
"fcc" Discussed on Telecom Reseller
"The other thing that we do is through our robocall investigation report, we provide thought leadership, we share the data that we actually see with the industry. That's actually helped the FCC with some of some of the proposed rulemaking as well. And again, that's over the billions of call events that we see every single day. So we try to help out in a variety of methods. So as the case for so many complex challenges, data is playing a big part in potentially helping support robocall efforts. What is the data telling us right now when it comes to robocall tactics and trends? Yes. So I think you mentioned this earlier Doc, it really hasn't stopped or abated the problem we've seen about 79 billion robocalls in 2021. So slightly from 77 billion from the year before, so obviously it's still a problem with the trace act that was unanimously voted on to help the FCC combat problems, not a red red state or blue state issue. Everybody issue. And so what our data shows is that 68% of the unwanted calls originate on void networks last year, which led, which leads kind of where we see the call origination category where most of the calls come from..
Recalling New York Spanish Radio Debate With BLM Leaders and Retired Officers
"But a few days ago and I put this on my social media at rich Felder with an S a few days ago There's a big Spanish station in New York City Music station You know Saddam and Angie reggaeton that type of thing I listened to that to keep my mind right you know Because it consumed so much political talk And I was listening And you know I listen again for the songs and the humor and the jokes It's always a good show And they're talking about coming up next we've got the leader of BLM and two retired NYPD detectives And they're having this spanglish bilingual Spanish debate between Beale and I was Florida Some of the best radio I've heard in years Yes the board op did not know where the dump button was And so nothing was bleeped F bombs everywhere I mean the FCC must have had a field day if they were awake that day But I'll tell you this great programming they probably played one song per segment and really allowed this thing to go in and they went in And you know of course you know they kind of started with hey look we're talking about the murder of these officers who happen to be Hispanic and it's a Spanish station So it was a big deal And BLM hawk who was a hawk with his name hawk Newsom He starts with well let's talk about what the police are doing And I'm thinking hold on a second sir How about we talk about what just happened Because you're here to talk about the issues not necessarily blame the cops right It wasn't the cops that decided to go there and kill this guy He was the guy that decided to kill the cops when they were just doing their jobs And I'm not going to belabor this point But I found it interesting that it seemed like the majority of the callers that were calling in and the social media comments that all of the Hispanics that were tuned into this they were pro police They weren't like the pro crime DA that you have in New York
Sen. Joe Manchin Just Killed 'Build Back Better' and Progressives Are Losing It
"The people that are puritanical market types, they talk about creative destruction. And you and I love markets. But we think not all destruction is made equal, but the destruction of build back better is a beautiful thing. Yes, it sure is. And so let's play the tape of Bernie Sanders, Elon Omar, ayanna Pressley Cori Bush. They're all freaking out over Joe Manchin's moves, swear words are bleeped out for the FCC play cut ten. But if he doesn't have the courage to do the right thing for the working families of West Virginia and America, let them vote no in front of the whole world. We all know that senator mentioned couldn't be trusted. The excuses that he just made. I think our complete he has continued to move the goal post. He is never negotiated in good faith. And he is obstructing the president's agenda. AJ, all I want for Christmas is a senator that has compassion for the American people and not contempt. I'm going to be looking for the phone number to the ghost of Christmas past present and future or the email address to see if they can go and see about Scrooge on Christmas Eve. I'm sorry, not screwed up. Senator mat know who you're talking about. Alex? It's just, it's so delightful because it's so stupid. It's such a horrible strategy. I met senator Manchin. I think he's the only Democrat senator who's ever been on my radio program, which by the way is a podcast now, right? Thanks very much for the free plot. Well, you've let me plug our podcast on your side. Quite a bit and I will in the future as well. I think it's a big growing ecosystem. We want self reinforcing growth. But I vet center ancient senior mansion is not this is not going to change his mind. A bunch of people ranting on left wing talk. Of course it does. Of course it does. So I love to see it not only as a great fodder for talk radio, but it's also going to hurt the left wing.
Janet Jackson's Nipple Is Getting a Documentary
"Since The New York Times isn't able to fairly and objectively report on anything happening these days. Leave it to the grey lady to produce a documentary on Janet Jackson's exposed breast. That we all saw during the Super Bowl halftime show in 2004, 17 years ago, here comes the documentary. Are they kidding me? I think we've all seen the clip of Justin Timberlake's surprise, removal of Janet's snap on nipple cover. At least a 100,000 times. I'm not even exaggerating. I don't know what intrigued the times to do this story. I don't know what they think they're going to uncover. To me, the whole thing looked plant. Can I be honest? It looked planned and then when the FCC went bananas, I felt like Janet and Justin had to act like it was an accident. Why couldn't the FCC just accept that it was possibly an accident and just move on? Why didn't I have to act like Timberlake just gave away secrets to China? It's a nipple, damn it. Yes, it's a 40 year old nipple pierce nipple at that, but who cares? Can't we just move on?
"fcc" Discussed on Telecom Reseller
"Is clear. Certify under penalty of perjury, the steps you are taking to stop illegal robocalls or we will block your calls. Well, now, okay, so what is the penalty of perjury? What am I saying that maybe I shouldn't be saying, maybe I have implemented stir shaken, but I just didn't quite file my report right. And now I'm going to be in trouble. I think it's such a distraction. Such a distraction from what we're really trying to do. And we've and if you think about it, everybody whose filed in this robo called mitigation database, they should be the ones who are all on our side on the FCC side too, saying, oh, we want to do what's right. And now this whole process has become its own penalty if you don't do it right. Again, I think it's just a distraction. But that to me is the biggest concern and you will hear that from the lawyers who are filing these plans that we can ignore this statement right here. In and of itself, we could just get in trouble. If we said we're implementing a new year customer process and we don't follow it exactly the way that we state in this report, we're in trouble. And that's trouble in a different level. That's outside of your typical stir shaken, I guess, kind of trouble. But if we put that one aside, the other repercussions of VSPs not complying with these deadlines is just the potential of calls being blocked because that is the intent of this vertical communication database is for voice service providers to not accept traffic from those who have not filed in the database. So there is potential for calls not being delivered or just straight up not even accepted onto the network itself. So I have to ask, is that actually happening? Not from what I see, not from what I see. And I think that's a result if we look at that order again at a notice rule making that came out. There's a lot of questions around how do you actually enforce this? How do you implement this into your own practices? Because there's actually a lot of missing data. To be able to really determine who I have contracts with versus how that service provider had to file in the database because they probably file under only one name. But perhaps they sell traffic via a different name. And it just wasn't clear when service providers had to file what information was supposed to be providing because guess what? The number one priority that their lawyers weren't worried about was that penalty of perjury. So we got to make sure that this information is correct that we're filing, but it might not actually be actionable information for those who are supposed to not accept traffic. So I hope I'm making that clear what that disconnect is. It's a lot of information that is not very actionable. Now, I'm a little confused. Are you saying that there are issues with just following the plan? There's issues with the data that is available to the voice there are two writer who wants to make sure that they're only accepting traffic from those who have filed. So they have to do a lookup. But what name is the company under? Do we look at OCM? Do we have filing numbers? What is the information I'm supposed to use to be able to determine if this company that I'm expecting traffic from has actually filed? Because it can be under a totally different name. Thanks for how do you careful if you filing an accurately or willfully and accurately you could be in peril? Exactly. Exactly. Okay. And yeah. There's not. How about that?.
"fcc" Discussed on Telecom Reseller
"Up to September 28th. The database saw significant growth and providers fully implementing the search shaken framework on their networks, and with this increase, we saw for the first time the total count of full implementation take the lead over partial. Which full implementation had been trailing all the way up to this point. That was our lowest bucket of numbers. But shifted. And this trend is significant and signaling the intent of voice service providers to implement the standard. Not only prevent illegal robocalls from originating on their networks, but also to ensure that they're calls did not get blocked. I think that's interesting. And since that day, it is stayed ahead. So full implementation is ahead of partial. Also, what was interesting on that same day is that the combined total count of full and partial also surpassed the no implementation count. So that set another message in this one to me is a number that sets a message to the FCC that the FCC can expect more voice search providers than not to have sir shaken implemented or at least the step towards implementation in progress. That's really interesting. And I have to say, well, we're talking about these two deadlines. I think I'm not alone in thinking something dramatic was about to happen on June 30th. And now it turns out that maybe the September 28th deadline was more important. That would be correct. That absolutely would be. I really don't know how we lost the messaging. It definitely wasn't on the FCC's part. It wasn't on the standards group. It wasn't on the people who are in the know and work with this all the time. If I had to point my finger somewhere, it was in cells and marketing. Providers of stir shaken. It was, you know, nothing sells better than fear uncertainty and doubt. It's a fun strategy. And I think and I think it's unfortunate. That that was the case. I know for numerical and quite a few other counterparts that I work within the industry. Clarity is really important. And the services that we provide. So unfortunately, that kind of created a little bit of the storm. It probably created some revenue for buying store shaking or getting things implemented. It wasn't that someone who maybe spelled to that trap harmed themselves. They really didn't, because you kind of need to be implementing some strategies here in some technologies. So, okay, you got ahead of the game. Then maybe you didn't need to rush it. You know, for a particular deadline. So I hope people didn't rush some implementations. At the expense of poor quality on that side. So I think after June 30th, come July 1st, we also took a breather and went, oh, okay. So, oh, I just needed to hire a lawyer. Got it now. And that's why I think we saw a massive increase in, okay, we understand this. But the September 28th deadline,.
Tired of robocalls? The FCC is still trying to stop them
"The us about twenty percent of calls to cell phones and forty percent to landlines are robocalls many of them scams and tomorrow is the deadline for voice service providers including some phone companies to show the federal communications commission. What steps. they're taking to stop robocalls. Brad reeves is a professor of computer science at north carolina state university. He said the fcc is telling these companies to be on the lookout for clear signs of fraud for example if your phone company and you have a customer that is sending hundreds of thousands of calls per day but almost none of them get answered. Doesn't necessarily mean you're doing anything illegal but it certainly suspicious and you should be looking into it. So yeah i the fcc has a new system right like technical system that can help weed out the robocalls so the fcc is mandating that all providers either now or within a couple of years implemented set of technical standards called stir and shaken. This is something that changes. How calls are made to add a little token to indicate where the call came from and which provider was responsible for it. So you can think of this kind of like the post office putting a postmark on a stamp. The reason this is important. Is that when you receive a robo call and maybe you call your phone company to complain about it. They have to figure out where that call came from. And before sir shaking it was a laborious process that took days in most cases. Do you think that this is gonna work. I wouldn't bet on it. There are just too many loopholes and ways to bypass the
What to Expect at the Apple iPhone 13 Event
"Tomorrow as the crow flies. Apple will Do an event iphone thirteen year. Probably four models have already been kind of revealed at the fcc. So what would that be a thirteen thirteen pro thirteen pro max and a thirteen mini. That's my guess. We should also hear about new air pod pros these third version of those air pods This time with silicone tips. Wow maybe new apple watch to. There's a pretty good likelihood of apple watch series seven. That may be hard to get at first because of a chip shortages there. You haven't.
"fcc" Discussed on Telecom Reseller
"Yes. It's kind of the least sexy part of the business. You know our white label partners do it because the margins are so healthy and it's worth it. But again there's just some folks out there that just don't want to be involved in that because you know when you become a white label a private label type reseller you have to file with the FCC and you know you have to do your tax and regulatory side. So we our core nectar platform has automated all that and then we obviously have the staff to manage it. So we've you know so we have to do some things that we while we're very skilled at. We have we have not done for our historical partners because they get to do it. But we built the software to do it in an automated fashion. So it's still completely automated but it's backed by us and our professionals to make sure that it gets done right and the partner really doesn't have to worry about that stuff anymore. Now that's really a huge thing because that's sort of not only a point of contact but you always have at least once a month. With the customer but it seems to me that's a place where so much could go wrong. And especially if you don't have the staff resources handle it it could be a real disaster. Yeah yeah. So you know we think that because this is this becomes a true partnership with the channel not a situation where I'd like to kind of joke that you know the Asian models are you know people who are agents for other customers or other companies. It's convenient until it's not. You know they're valued until they're not. This is art cordel max program is really designed to be a partnership with the channel. So we both get to work the work the customer we.
FCC to Investigate Personal Data Leak of 7.8 Million Customers of T-Mobile
"The federal communications commission or fcc is now investigating the data breach at t. Mobile the wireless carrier confirmed this week that hackers stole information about more than forty seven million people including current past and prospective customers. The stolen data included birthdays social security numbers and driver's license information. But t mobile says. It appears the hackers did not get access to any credit card numbers or payment information to be safe. T mobile is offering. Its customers two years of free identity protection. The company is also encouraging customers to reset pin numbers as a precaution. This is the fifth time t mobile has been hacked in recent
"fcc" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"FCC loses its antitrust case against Facebook before any evidence was gathered. And U. S. Forces in Syria are attacked the day after the U. S struck Iranian backed militia positions in Syria and in Iraq from the Bloomberg Interactive Brokers Studio in New York. Welcome to the second hour of balance of power. I'm David Weston last night, U. S forces in Syria came under rocket attack with the U. S striking back against the launch sites with artillery. This all comes on the heels of us strikes on Iranian backed militias, sites in Syria and in Iraq to take us through the ongoing conflict. And what's at stake. Welcome now. Hillary Mann Leverett. She is CEO of Strategas. So, Hillary thank you so much for being with us What is going on over there? Well, it's unfortunate. I think at the beginning of or we're probably in the middle of an escalatory situation between the United States and Iran. That is, um The umbrellas. It are literate talks going on in Vienna to try to bring them both United States and Iran brought back into the 2015 Ivanic Odio, and each side is trying to get as much leverage as the time and they're getting closer and closer to real confrontation. No. As far as we know, I don't think people have been injured. Certainly U. S forces say they have not had any injuries yet not clear what the damages But this could go very badly wrong, right? If people start getting killed over there, it's not good. Yeah. I mean, on the Iranian side, they say that people have been killed and you know in their social media, so talking about women and Children, Hotel heroes, war heroes, warm art martyrs that have been killed. And that doesn't get as much publicity here. But it is really important in terms of what happens on the ground there in terms of, you know potential protests both in Iraq in Iran and continue continuing to build support for a much harder line against the United States and trying to get the United States out of Iraq and Syria. That is a very important report. Thank you. So put this in the context of the U. S Iranian negotiations. I guess there's still not direct right there going through intermediaries. Where do they stand? At this point, they were going out for some time. They have, and it really is a slow well, we kinda hope that it will come to some sort of, you know, successful solution, But unfortunately, it seems the real window of opportunity was when Biden heard came into office, and he reversed several of Trump. Policies regardless of where you stand on them politically, you know the kind of the ban on travel from most predominantly Muslim countries. Paris climate change treaty, oil and gas caring moratorium there. All of those issues people had various political opinions, but essentially died and decided. It was what Trump's policies and Trump's mistakes and he would reverse them regardless of the merits of some of those issues. He did not so on Iran and what I think happened as the window really has closed because now it's a debate about Iranian behavior. And once it the debate about Iranian behavior, there's really never going to be consensus that the Iranians are good enough to live nothing actions that would pull the Iranians back into a crowd of mobile with nonsense. We have a new president about to take office in Iran and Mr Racy who is very close as far as we know to the supreme leader. There was speculation in the press in the West that, actually, this would might facilitate a deal with Iran. Because, in fact, maybe the Supreme leader wants a deal and you'd want this to be done with Mr is in place. Do we have any sense whether there's any truth to that people thought it might speed up actually. Well, you know, again, I hope that there is a yellow and I hope that you're talking countries successful coalition, But people don't look don't really recall that President Rouhani had also been very close. The European leader. I tell a comedy their families shared, shared a point yard, um, where the kids played together, so there really was a close relationship. But once the president is in power in Iran, whether it's the current president, Rouhani Former light, You know, lightning Rod Ahmedinejad. Whether it is the prevails of governance and power in a country as big and diversity, Von make that any relationship with the supreme leader and others in government very, very difficult. While it might be comes into government with a good relationship with the supreme leader, it's really questionable how long that will last. There's a tremendous amount of inter factional fighting. Um you know, regular politics that you would see anywhere. And I think that will quickly come to bear on President Elect what you see, unlike supreme leader making any relationship with calm, So, Hillary, you say you hope that in fact there is a deal, although it doesn't sound like you're terribly optimistic. At this point, let's assume the worst and there is not and we break off negotiations. What should we anticipate? Are we talking about a break out to nuclear weapons for Iran? No, and in my opinion now, and I think that's kind of the secret. Underlying A lot of the dynamics feel that other administrations have realized, too in the in the Trump Administration. They also realized that the line is not going to ask him into the weapon. They're not going to do it in two weeks to months or even two year there's a lot of time there. And so the Trump administration's approach was to take that time. Be a hard and run as possible to think much political hair as they could and try to get whatever concessions I could summarize. Obama took the opposite approach. His administration also realized Iran's not going to break out to the nuclear weapon tomorrow. Today's two years from now, and they took that opportunity to try to bring Iran into the international political and economic order where they could work with Iran and various issues. I think the approach is different from both hit is really could contain Iran. Now that's making it much easier with some of our allies like Yvonne, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates. They're basically okay within Iran contained The only party party that's not okay with this is Iran itself, and so it's really going to depend what Iran to you How it does it, how much it can push toward confrontation with the United States and with our allies. And what Biden is going to do and in reaction, his attacks on pro Iranian photos in Syria and Iraq over the past the past few days, so that Biden inclinations perhaps to to to affect some muscle here, and that could put us on a further escalatory project. But it's great listening to Hilary. It sounds like nothing's worked, basically and and the thought was. We're going to inflict enough economic pain that they'll come around to us. And they seem to be able to absorb more pain than we can impose. Not only that, but you know they can see the you know. Recently, the tea leaves as much as anybody, and they see the price of oil going higher. China's buying more and more oil from them and even during the hardest have the sanctions under Ahmadinejad. The price of oil men was $100 a barrel so Iranians weren't doing that badly. So it doesn't look that bleak from their perspective, both the price of oil going up and the opportunity The sanctions gives them the opportunity to an incense have kind of like tariffs to protect investment manufacturing. So you know there is speculative. It's not that bad. It's been worse than member for. Thank you so much to Hillary.
"fcc" Discussed on Radio Survivor Podcast
"And it's going to try to find as many in that area as kellyanne in one sweep And then go after people that way. What are that's how it actually goes or not is is certainly different This goes back a ways back to before. I was even in broadcasting school which is well. That was a long time ago. Let's put it that way back. Then when the fcc got a pirate complaint what they would do is they would send somebody out from the field office to see if they could find the pirate maywood. They'd use what was basically hand portable equipment. See if they could pick it up and then they would try to direction. Find it that way and then the person would go to the location and And asked to see the equipment writing another narrow it down a couple places and he'd just start knocking on doors. There was a very famous story. When i was actually in broadcasting school an fcc commissioner team found pirate he. He managed to triangulate their position. Figured out where they were. He knocked on the door of the pirates. And the the people who were there He identified himself. As of fcc. Commissioner gary saw all their gear and everything and before he left They asked him for his identification. And of course the guy had left it either in the hotel or back in dc. Whatever you'd have it with them and they were like well. You can't do anything to us without actually saying you're fcc commissioner or fcc investigator and being an fcc commissioner investigator are two different things. He's like i need to see some identification. But for all surrender any of this geared to you so the inspector laughed and the inspector went got his id and came back and of course by the pirates out and it was the the moral of that story was is that if fcc inspector ever comes to a licensed or unlicensed station always ask them for their. I d i was how that was conveyed conveyed to me in broadcasting school..
"fcc" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"Chairman and commissioner, former commissioner as well. Of the FCC was appointed by Barack Obama. He served under under Donald Trump, and and I think he is phenomenal on freedom of speech and regulation being minimal. Let the free market work things out. Um, thank you. First of all, for everything that you've you've done a g to keep the Internet free and to keep our voices intact. I wanna I wanna talk to you about something that is really disturbing. Now this is from Uh, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbert, So she's on the left, she said this weekend. It is so dangerous. This is an issue that Democrats Republicans, independents, libertarians. Should be extremely concerned about, especially because we don't have to guess about where this goes or how it ends when you have people like former CIA director John Brennan openly talking about how he has spoken with or heard from employees or nominees in the Bite administration, who are already starting to look across our country. Four types of movements similar to the insurgency's. They've seen overseas that in his words Make up this unholy alliance of religious extremists, racist bigots. He lists a few others and at the end, even libertarians Um, she it's dangerous because of our civil civil liberties. It will mean that Who could be scooped up tomorrow? We don't know. I am very concerned about the freedom of speech on broadcast radio and the freedom of speech. For those of us, not just the average man, but also those of us who they're talking about de programming or licensing to be able to Have a podcast. It's unfortunate time for those of us who cherished free speech and the First Amendment, and that's part of the reason why I've been so steadfast in my defense of it, because I do think a defining feature of our democracy. Is that any faction that happens to be in power should not have the ability to define who is allowed into the public square and who is not, And I think that's the basic tenet of American democracy over the decades. The I made disagree with what you say. But I will fight to the death for your right to say it. I think that understanding has become frayed and I think the first Amendment is even more important when we have a try ballistic political culture like we have now because we don't want your ability to speak to depend on whether you're not. You are in favor with those in power, So I don't know what particular information Mr Brennan was. Relying on when he made those assessments, But I'll just simply face a general matter. The First Amendment is important for all of us. Even when we disagree with the message, we might be hearing over the airwaves. Are you concerned? Um That the next FCC commissioner and chair chairman will the road some of these freedoms for radio, are we In radio in a safe zone or not, I certainly hope so. I mean, I did everything I could of last four years left H that's sort of the FCC to make sure that radio had the ability to thrive into the next century. It's the oldest communications medium. Addressing the mass market that we've got, it's older than the SEC itself. Into me. At least I think it is one of the important forums for discussion of these types of issues. So I hope that the next FCC will embrace that. I'm a little more worried about what people will think on the digital side of things you know, over the Internet, and like where As I said, you have no neutrality advocates demanding certain types of regulations. But then, on the other hand, demanding censorship on the Internet, which seems inconsistent with that, but hopefully radio can continue to be one of the places where We do still embrace that First Amendment value that all of us cherish. Do you know anything about the people that are coming in behind you? Yeah, the only served with all the four of the current commissioners who are there, including the acting chair, So you know, I do think they have a shared commitment to public service to the public interest. You know they buy it think they believe in the first event is just as much as I do so hopefully they will stick by that. It's been a bipartisan tradition of the FCC, and I think the most dangerous thing would be for us to get back into the game of Approving licenses or going out favors based on whether we agree with the political views of the would be license holder and that that's just not with the SEC should be doing. It should be a market based, objective decision not trying to look her into a crowd and pick out your friends. Um, I want to read a story to you. And just ask you your opinion on this, and I warn you that I find what this man did, and said to be disgusting and despicable. But there's there's a sentence that had just been handed down. That I cannot believe is, um is constitutional. A federal judge's order to Kentucky man who allegedly stormed the U. S Capitol earlier this month not to make any comments about the breach or the U. S government online. Aim and Michael Beckley, who was arrested by the FBI in Cub run last week, was released on conditional bond, which barred him from using the Internet to post about the rally that the capital riot rally or matters related to the U. S government. Hey, was also prohibited from attending any rallies, Protester demonstrations and he must be now monitored by GPS. He said Things online like Vice president Pence. My name is Damon. Michael Beckley. I don't appreciate with this one bit. The situation you've caused here, sir. We're not putting up with his tyrannical rule if we've got to come back here and start a revolution. And take all these traders out, which is should be done then we will Don't agree with that. I think that's abhorrent speech. Idea. Isn't this as a federal judge telling him he can't speak about the government or voices opinion about the government online? Isn't that a violation the Constitution and isn't there any protection for him? Well, I certainly share your assessment of the comments themselves. This is an area of the law that's pretty well developed and one that I'm unfortunately not as knowledgeable about about whether or not the judges can restrain the speech in this way, So I probably have to defer until I had chance to read the brief study up on that area of the law a little better. I know that this is something that has occurred in a number of cases and the I'd wanna have express more informed opinion after reading all that stuff. Tell me before we let you go Tell me the the thing that keeps you up at night. And tell me the thing that you see over the horizon that really excites you. Well, certainly, what keeps me up at night. It is the security of our networks. I spent a lot of time over the last four years here domestically, making sure the SEC did everything we could to secure our networks against out in that national security threats from the outside, in particular, have been very outspoken about the Chinese Communist Party's determination. To dominate the world through technology and in particular to lead in five chief and that's something I think the way we should all be worried about people thinking I'm just saying, people don't believe me when I say there is a building. I think it's in Beijing Dedicated. All it is is the Communist Party. It's their platform of hackers, and they are hacking in and trying to hack into our Pentagon. I can't remember it. Some ungodly number of like 70,000 attempts a day or Something like that. I mean, they they have groups of people that this is their job to hack into our infrastructure. True or not. That we've heard similar reports, and I think that's part of the concern. And not only that, I mean, they've demonstrated that they're willing to export there any democratic values When it comes to things like the MBA or Taiwanese flag, emoji is or the like. Imagine what they would be willing to do if they had access to the heart telecom networks. That is a serious threat indeed. So why explain that explain that for people who don't understand that Also imagine if we had all these five G networks built in the United States. Everyone was using them on everything. Smartphones, too, connected refrigerators.
"fcc" Discussed on Radio Survivor Podcast
"War two era on a very recent episode of survivor in twenty twenty and one of the unique features of the of station very recent history. Is that in the last year of his presidency. Donald trump be took an interest and In in these radios and installed a very political appointee to run the place who made some very controversial changes to The culture of these stations and president biden installed a new leader at this time. Who made a very quick changes and so all of that is something the jennifer We'll keep you keep me honest and make a much more clear presentation of what just news just broke. Hi jennifer waits here. And i just wanted to add some additional information information a follow up to something that we covered on the last episode of the radio survivor show and that was. We had sort of an end of year episode where we were talking about some of the changes that had happened at the. Us agency for global media. That was podcast number. Two hundred and eighty-one well. We recorded that episode. There have been even more changes at the us agency for global media and voice of america. These are international. Broadcasters that are under the control of the us government agency us agency for global media and with the new biden administration. Place a lot of changes have happened so we are quickly seeing a series of leadership shifts and at the united states agency for global media as well as it's related international broadcasting groups including voice of america and as we had mentioned on last week's episode up until his final weeks trump appointed ceo. Michael pack had been installing conservative allies throughout the organization and its affiliates so he was asked to step down on january twentieth. The election and inauguration just of biden so pack resigned after being told that he would be terminated and on the same day biden appointed a former voice of america. Executive k lou chow as the ceo of us agency for global media chow. Then quickly fired. A number of recent appointees or agency leaders and then on sunday january twenty fourth the us agency for global media announced that chow had replaced the.
"fcc" Discussed on Radio Survivor Podcast
"I was kinda glad it was distance because it would have been hard for me not to interrupt. It had i actually. I know so much about this. I mean just my my knowledge of all the intimate little details going back to the beginning of this process is it's bordering on obsessive which is really clear to me this past week but although i have to be fair i probably know as much about this as anybody i mean is literally my expertise but there were several times where i felt like i could've done a better job of answering the specific questions because my knowledge is so deep. The fcc's attorney who is actually the government's attorney in this case. A sorry would never have done this during the radio show. Does it matter that it happened on january nineteenth and not on january twenty actually the one day or by a couple of the americas people act asked me about this at one point and it's actually not that uncommon for an agency to try to get those cases on the docket While you still have the same solicitor general. Sorry no it's it's the deputy solicitor general stewart. He i just didn't think he argued a very good case and was very clear. How good a case The attorney argued in comparison to him. Right it was night and day. But i also think that permit theus attorneys i still i mean i understand what they did and i think they did it as good as it possibly could have been done but i really think they they. They're focused on trying to make this into an administrative law case and really getting down to the seventy sixes and all the technical bits really distracts from the larger issues in this case and i felt that like as strongly as i felt that at any point during this process i felt it when i was listening to the oral arguments. That day is that there were a couple of times where they asked her a direct question..
"fcc" Discussed on Radio Survivor Podcast
"That's the primary way that you get content especially informational content that is targeted at women. And so i disagree with the approach. I actually thought they made a couple of really good arguments. On on responded side most notably is the one that i think doesn't get talked about a lot that regardless of what happens in this case the fcc has an ownership review it has to finish this year. The two thousand eighteen review was put on apps. It was started on the last possible day it could be started under the statute and basically no action has been taken pending the outcome of this case that that decision whenever the supreme court decides this case. Whatever happens unless it's it's totally out of this world and overturns major sections of the telecommunications act the the mandate under two oh two h is that the fcc produce decision this year This calendar year. Twenty twenty one because in twenty twenty two they have to do another review and regardless of who wins or loses or what the outcome of cases. That fact doesn't change. And that was an argument. That i've been making for a long time. That the fcc should have taken its licks in two thousand nineteen from the third circuit and while the fcc was still constituted. I'm fully constituted. They could have released another ownership decision. It was gonna be going back to court anyway but at least they would well. At least they would have had been operating from. This is our continuing position. Or what have you now you. You've you've made the situation even far worse than that. You got a decision that may uphold a twenty seventeen. Order from occupied that could be radically. Overturned by democratic led commissioned this year which of course we'll be decisions that go back to court and i think that the fcc the fcc didn't do themselves any favors they certainly do any citizens any favors. But that's not was not high on the pie priority list while he was at the fcc but they the fact that they didn't just pick up the twenty eighteen review to resolve these issues. I mean it's indicative of the entire problem. Yeah yeah. I mean this is this is this is fascinating thing. Of course this is why we spent so much time talking about it and you know i think in some ways it's easy for some folks is glaze over to you know in many ways it feels like media ownership is is is a horse's has long left the barn right and is it is on the you know has entered an and become you know a stockbroker on wall street right so far afield yet What we see you know in in the fact that this case continues to to be a has continued to be adjudicated for seventeen years at the dc circuit. I'm sorry at the third circuit court of appeals is is is very effects that we see the the reduction in minority and women's voices in an ownership stakes You know at a time when otherwise..
"fcc" Discussed on Radio Survivor Podcast
"Went up for review in the late seventies and that part of what the fcc nba are asking is for the court to overturn existing precedent and that gets into some dicey other issues that i think factored into the judicial side. And i just wanna throw a little more spice into our conversation i am. I would contend that we were in a situation where trust in the media is low and where the former president was able to incite a mob to attack the capital based on lies because of that trust in the media is so low and in the background i would contend that one of the reasons why americans are feeling this way is because of a corporate consolidation in the media that if if the people that worked at your local television station where your neighbors and the owners were your neighbors you might be more likely to trust what you see on the news or or or be connected to your radio station and and feel like you're a part of an american system that you can trust that you can be a part of as opposed you something that needs to be torn down and burned. The the collectively. The petitioner argument was more about concluding the line of cases to this point and trying to set up some new boundaries for what they would go. And i think the the major takeaway from the petitioner side is what the nhc asked for very clearly in what the fcc was asking for a far less clear manner is. They need some guidance. Part of the problem is section two two h which is the governing statute. It's from the telecommunications act that requires the fcc to modify or repeal existing rules if they are deemed to be no longer necessary in in the context of competition and that statute is so ambiguous that it can be interpreted about seventeen different ways on the argument is that they have provided the most logical reading of the statute but both sides are like you know even if you aren't willing.
"fcc" Discussed on Radio Survivor Podcast
"Fcc imagine it might be an area which the the biden administration might want to be a trailblazer as well. Well an and. I was interested to see that the jessica rosenworcel has has her own podcast to where she interviews women. I'm sorry i laughed over. What you just. What is the podcast about. Its conversations with women. The podcast called broadband conversations. That is going to the top of my cue today. I had no idea. Yeah and so she interviews women who are making an impact according to the definition according to the description of her podcast making an impact on our digital lives. So i was listening today to a conversation. She had with somebody at the library of congress. So it's a broad broad swath. We could do far worse for for chair. Then jessica rosenworcel arguably. We could do better to. But i would be perfectly excited if that became a long-term post no real objections to her when she's going to have our hands full with the i'm sorry she's gonna have her hands full at the republican commissioners until there's three dumps on the commission though commissioner car wrote a terse statement this week welcoming her aboard an commissioner symington hasn't been there long enough but he was sent to the fcc to do things about section two thirty and so they're going to be a sort of a romper room. There forbid i would imagine and you're again you're referring christopher it to what we discussed on the last time you're on our podcast which off the top of my head was roughly four weeks ago. Perhaps about a month ago is just prior to us finding out the results of the election. Georgia who was before the riots on capitol hill. But what we discussed. Was that the president the outgoing president donald trump had just Replaced one of the fcc members with his own hand picked person who is A lot less familiar with the issues. That the fcc generally follows somebody who was a very very trump pick. If i might put it into those words he seems like a nice enough guy but his grasp no and to be fair. He's he seems like a nice guy seems well intentioned enough but his of the things that the fcc does is spoil somewhat limited a whole lot less wonky than your average fcc. Well certainly less wonky then commissioner. Riley was the person released the personally republican. Yeah yeah you know what trump essentially i think. There was a lot of things about commissioner. o'reilly. I i sort of objected to both on principle but in practice commissioner riley was a dedicated administrative law expert..
"fcc" Discussed on Radio Survivor Podcast
"One factor that will carry over. Is that the fcc quietly released. Its response to the remand from the mozilla decision. The fcc nominally wins on its repeal of net neutrality but has three significant setbacks that are remanded back to the commission for him. And this is this is again appealing the fcc's overturning or rescinding of net neutrality also known as the open internet internet freedom order internet freedom the freedom order right which is named to give it to the rescinding Right the court said they could do so but that there were other issues that they would have to address see now still has to address those well. They actually quietly released their answers to that. They weren't much answers because the pipe up see didn't really see a need to go into that. That's that's an entirely separate topic. But the preemption issue. Which is where i was going with. This is front and center in is the issue that the fcc insists that it has full dominion over the internet therefore municipalities are states that choose to pass their own open. Internet orders are superseded by the fcc even though in the sort of the same breath the fcc says well we can't regulate net neutrality. Right sort of we can regulate net neutrality and you states and municipalities. You also can't that that's one of the issues under writer and that that issue is going to court very soon in california where california passed a law on trust state communications that would be regulated by net neutrality in the boundaries of the state of california and obviously with california's influence in all of the things that pass through california in terms of the internet. That functionally means that there would have to be net neutrality on an interstate basis. That case was set to go to court here. It still is to go to court house at the time were recording this but there are some advocacy outside of the fcc on fcc issue that the fcc shouldn't be suing the state of california in a supremacy case like that moving forward and you know so will the fcc under a democratic administration bring back net neutrality. Yes it might. It's logical to think that they would try to the process in which is involved in that though isn't just it's not like flicking off light switch on you have to sort of walk back the garden path. A little bit to where we started on all of this and christopher terry what do you think is likelihood that jessica rosenworcel now pointed interim. Fcc chair that she might be nominated to be permanent share with her with years of experience there at the commission. I think it's not unreasonable. To think that a biden administration would want her as the lead chair on. There have been some other names thrown about. But i haven't seen a lot of traction on any of those. I mean. my practical assumption is that she's interim chair for a while while we await to find out who the third nominee would be. And then we'll have a better thing but again. The question is is her term is up at the end of this year towards the end of this year in. She'll have to be renominated anyway. So you could kill. You could do both things at the same time. You could make it a permanent post. Our long-term post and renew her term has a woman same time has a woman ever headed the fcc before in united states history commissioner clyburn was temporary interim chair but not. It's no no there's never been a permanent woman chair of the..
"fcc" Discussed on Radio Survivor Podcast
"Professor christopher terry for the university of minnesota always great to be here. It's been some weeks here. Chris and anyway right the two things we want to talk about with you. One is directly related to the inauguration of president. Biden's not is some new interim leadership at the federal communications commission but also which. I think we'll spend more time on. The fcc was in front of the supreme court on january nineteenth so the day before the inauguration defending itself and not other political occurrence in the united states. So we'll definitely want to catch up on that. We know you were watching it closely. So first off with a new administration especially one in which It's a different party now. The democrats in charge always means a a new chair person of the fcc the fcc has five commissioners three from the party in power so in this case it will be the democrats to from the minority party which is republicans and then of course. The chairperson is a commissioner from the party in power and we understand that right now to term. Fcc commissioner jessica rosenworcel has been named the interim fcc chair. Chris what do we need to know about ms rosenworcel. Why as you mentioned. She's close to the end of her. Second term renominated before the end of twenty twenty one. But she's been appointed interim chair. This is the standard transition appointment. Usually the senior member on the commission who is representative of the party. That is now in control of the administrative. Agencies is usually temporarily promoted while congress gets appointments sorted out. It's not a surprise that commissioner rosenworcel was pointed interim commissioner the couple of days after the biden inauguration. There wasn't a formal announcement. I mean it wasn't unexpected that this is how it would go but there wasn't a formal announcement of it until middle or towards the end of the last week that said She's an interesting character. She has like most commissioners. She has a sort of a pet issue and her issue is the digital divide. She's very concerned about not only broadband deployment but broadband access and that was true before. Kobe broke out but his certainly been sort of towards the top of her list since she's been on commission she's very very active and has spent a great deal of time while she's been on the commission promoting the idea that better broadband is is basically a necessary requirement for educational purposes at this point. And she's really taken kind of a very grim view of situations where internet access is not great in certain areas. The stories where kids will go to a parking lot to do their homework because they can use a restaurants wi fi which is actually better service than they're able to get their home even if in the case where they have wi fi home but in many cases where they actually have the resources either physically or financially to access broadband. So that's been her pet issue in terms of my personal interest in the fcc..
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"This don't think just snuck up on me like I couldn't believe And I think this is the hypnotic power of our screen. I had a problem with it. I felt like there was a need for a book because, you know, I'm an insider, and I still felt that the the power of these screens have and there, David, I have to tell you Honestly, I feel it's like my wife talking about needing the lose weight, and she's the most fit person I know. If you're wasted time was on your wasted screen. Time was playing words with friends, which is challenging your mind to call up, you know, better vocabulary. I mean, I'm talking about watching stupid TV shows and reading tweets, And that's not the worst screen time you could use his playing words with friends. You know, it's not. There's plenty, You know, There's plenty of vast based land as you quoted earlier out there, you know, I mean, thank God Jerry Springer's not on anymore, but I mean, there's still plenty of places that you can put your eyes and put your attention that they're just gonna basically waste your life away. And you'll come to the India life and it's like you know what? What was I doing? Why did I spend all those times so mindlessly? It was the chairman of the FCC. I forget his name, Newton or Newman. You know, you know. Is that it? You know what? Yeah, No. Yeah. Newton Minnow Lidner Newman. What was it? Who actually said that it's interesting because had he not been FCC chairman. You wonder if he would have had the perspective. But when you start looking at the data, it's interesting. I wonder how many people are driving right now. And they're hearing us talking about this. The book is drowning in screen time. A lifeline for adults, parents, teachers and ministers who want to reclaim their real lives. And they go. Oh, yeah, yeah, that's that's a problem for me, but it wasn't there. It was not top of mind. Before we started talking about it, but it is so relevant to life once you start hearing it and going actually. I think I think I count in that as well. David Moreau come back and talk to us. He's also the author of Why Men Hate Going to Church..