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In an article about how former Meet the Press anchor David Gregory lost his job, The Washingtonian did some reporting about how Comcast bribes politicians and other political actors -- even Al Sharpton. As part of the piece they mentioned that Comcast has special, high-priority customer service for employees, which they extend to politicians, journalists and anyone else in a position to affect their take-over of Internet access in the United States.
From the article:
"Comcast also had an even more personal way of sucking up to Washington. Its government-affairs team carried around “We’ll make it right” cards stamped with “priority assistance” codes for fast-tracking help and handed them out to congressional staffers, journalists, and other influential Washingtonians who complained about their service."
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I would like to give a talk on PKCS#11 and KMIP and how you can escape vendor lock in by using open standards at this years upcoming RSA conference, but I can only do it if I can
get your vote! This year, RSA is "crowd sourcing" a few talks - the most
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