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“Don't Be Scared Of Google Glasses,” tech savvy Rep. Jason Chaffetz says.
WASHINGTON — One of the House’s youngest members has a message for his colleagues — get some more nerds before you start messing around with the internet.
Utah Republican Jason Chaffetz Tuesday blamed congressional “ignorance” for it's handling of internet regulatory policy, particularly when it comes to social media and blamed a lack of tech savvy lawmakers for the defeat of the Stop Online Piracy Act a year ago.
“We helped kill SOPA,” Chaffetz said, adding that at the time “The plea that I made was 'You all are performing surgery on the internet and theres not a nerd in the room.'”
Chaffetz went on to say most members do not understand the language of the internet or “how it works.”
“That ignorance could lead to a bunch of bad legislation … they just flat-out don't know” how it works, Chaffetz lamented.
Meanwhile, Chaffetz said Congress and the public need to become more open to new forms of technology — notably the new Google Glasses that have caused a remarkable backlash.
“I tried [Google Glasses] the other day. They are cool,” Chaffetz said, brushing aside questions of privacy.
“We should not be afraid of the glass.” Chaffetz insisted. “Any piece of technology can be misused. There's worse things to be scared about than a new pair of glasses.”
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Call us crazy, but it seems as if the FCC has been earning its keep of late, and the toiling continues today with an effort meant to address “bill shock.” For those unaware, bill shock is a phenomena on par with bitter beer face in terms of significance, and it typically occurs when you accidentally roam internationally, text well beyond your monthly limit or burn through your minutes within the first week of your billing period. ‘Course, some would argue that you — as a functioning human being — should keep tabs on how often you use your own mobile, but we wouldn’t kvetch with a heads-up here and there so long as these alerts are cheap and easy to implement. As of today, the Consumer Task Force is listening for solutions, and while some carriers already ping you when you leave the country and are about to incur severe roaming charges, that practice is far from uniform. Too bad such a service would essentially nix your ability to play the ignorance card when you get back from that jaunt to Mexico, eh?
FCC task force seeks to squash ‘bill shock,’ give you the 411 on impending overages originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 11 May 2010 13:33:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.