Orrin Hatch's response to my request that he vote against TPP. Post yours.
Thank you for your letter regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. As you are undoubtedly aware, the economic and strategic architecture of the Asia-Pacific continues to evolve rapidly, and the United States must be fully engaged in the region to strengthen our alliances and harness new markets and consumers for American goods and services.
In Utah, the TPP means more exports and more jobs which, given the state of America's economy, is essential to a sustained recovery and more individual opportunity. In 2010, $5.8 billion, or 39 percent, of Utah’s total exports went to markets in the Asia-Pacific region. The TPP agreement offers an opportunity to build on the highest standards and most ambitious market opening commitments in our current trade agreements. The TPP will address new areas which include: ensuring the free flow of data across borders, robust protection for trade secrets, and discipline for state-owned enterprises.
The TPP agreement will provide dispute resolution procedures, such as investor-state dispute resolution, to protect US companies exporting to the Pacific region, ensuring the market access gained in the TPP agreement is not diminished by non-tariff barriers. While the final agreement has not been reached, the Administration has supported provisions extending these dispute procedures to all chapters of the agreement. However, I have worked to ensure those procedures are not extended beyond the framework of our recent trade agreements for chapters in the TPP on labor and the environment. I will not support any legislation, agreement or treaty that encroaches upon American legal sovereignty. As Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, I will continue to hold the administration accountable to ensure that the negotiating objectives in the TPP are grounded in U.S. law. Viewpoints such as yours are important in informing this discussion, and I thank you again for taking the time to contact me.
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Don't let strangers in your network (IoT device === stranger)
We need a "my mom could use it" device that sets up some DMZs in the network.
Any new device that claims to be "smart" goes into a sandbox DMZ that allows you to get in and control it, but those devices are not allowed to get out, even to the internet. Possibly have one zone per device.
If you chose to trust a device move it to a DMZ that has more permissions, maybe internet access or maybe just access to other devices.
If it's not open source it's going to have to have a lot of trust before getting inside the zone where "my stuff" is.
Poorly designed devices may still be vulnerable to a wifi attack, but they can't serve as a gateway into your network.
Maybe instead of DMZs; using WPA-2 Enterprise, combined with a RADIUS server would work. (I'm not a network guy, just paranoid enough to learn)
True, this wont help with nefarious devices that you connect to the wrong zone, but that's a different issue anyway.