In Part 1 of the series on net neutrality, Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai discusses and explains the nonsense of net neutrality using email as an example. He discusses the importance of the concept of citizens networks which can help achieve freedom on the use of networks and the internet and how companies like Google and Facebook have hired lawyer minions to deflect discussion from this important issue.
Dr. Shiva shares the fascinating process of how he developed the world’s first email system and how he was issued the official U.S. copyright for the invention of email in 1982.
In 1997, email volume overtook postal mail volume. The U.S. Postal Service guarantees the security and privacy of communication using letters. However, when private email companies like Gmail and Hotmail monopolized email services, they started owning our email and this freedom and confidentiality came under threat.
This has led to a situation where we have the “haves” and the “have-nots.” The rich and the powerful like Hillary Clinton have access to private email servers while the rest of us have to rely on “free” email providers who own our communication and email transactions.