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Friday, September 24, 2021

Archive for the 'Net Neutrality News' Category

‘Sergey Brin: Google Was ‘Shocked’ When It Learned of NSA Snooping’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “Sergey Brin: Google Was ‘Shocked’ When It Learned of NSA Snooping”. Lance Ulanoff says, “Google cofounder Sergey Brin said the company was shocked to learn that the NSA was snooping on backbone data. Speaking with Re/Code’s Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at the inaugural Code Conference (the replacement for the “D Conference”), Brin explained that even though the company was surprised to learn of the NSA’s data-collection practices, Google had already started encrypting much of that backbone data anyway”. Sergey... [...]

‘Twitter Experiments With a New Video-Sharing Feature’ – Re/code

The latest post on ‘Re/code’ is titled “Twitter Experiments With a New Video-Sharing Feature”. says, “So it doesn’t look like Twitter is going to get into the audio business, after all. But Twitter has liked video for quite a while. And it looks like it’s experimenting with a new product that could encourage more people to use it as a video platform — a feature that makes it easy to embed, display and play clips on phones. The best way to play with the feature — pointed out to me by a helpful tipster — is to pick up an iPhone, open the Twitter app and start composing... [...]

‘FCC Muddles Its Way Toward Net-Neutrality Rules’ – ‘ReadWrite’

The latest post on ‘ReadWrite’ is titled “FCC Muddles Its Way Toward Net-Neutrality Rules”. Dan Rowinski says, “The Federal Communications Commission today approved a proposal for Internet regulation that would allow cable and telecom companies to charge service providers like Netflix for “fast lane” access to consumers, although it is also seeking comment on whether to restrain or prohibit the practice before its rules are made final. Some commission officials, including chairman Tom Wheeler, said they opposed the idea of fast lanes even as they approved a proposal... [...]

‘Why Net Neutrality Became A Thing For The Internet Generation’ – ‘ReadWrite’

The latest post on ‘ReadWrite’ is titled “Why Net Neutrality Became A Thing For The Internet Generation”. Dan Rowinski says, “FCC commissioner Mike O’Rielly had just finished torrid remarks opposing the notice for proposed rulemaking over the open Internet yesterday when a young woman in the crowd got to her feet and started yelling. “I speak on behalf of the Internet generation, we vote for a free and open Internet….” She didn’t get much further than that. She tried to say something about Title II and common carriers, but was promptly picked up by security... [...]

‘The Document That Could Change the Internet Forever’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “The Document That Could Change the Internet Forever”. Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai says, “The FCC has published its full net neutrality proposal, a document that could very well change the Internet as we know it. On Thursday, the FCC approved the proposal with a 3-2 vote, opening a period of 120 days of public comments in which anyone, from stakeholders like broadband providers and net neutrality advocates to the average netizen, can weigh in and propose changes to the document. After this period, the FCC will write a final set of... [...]

‘How Much Do You Trust the FCC? The Internet Might Depend on It’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “How Much Do You Trust the FCC? The Internet Might Depend on It”. Jason Abbruzzese says, “The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday opened the door to a wide range of possibilities for the future of the Internet. Commissioners voted 3-2, along expected party lines, to begin the public comment period forthe FCC’s proposed rules. Within minutes, lobbyists on both sides of the net neutrality debate issued statements decrying different parts of the proposal. It was the first day of a nearly four-month comment period that has already... [...]

‘The FCC and Net Neutrality: What You Need to Know Before Thursday’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “The FCC and Net Neutrality: What You Need to Know Before Thursday”. Jason Abbruzzese says, “This story is about net neutrality. Have we lost you yet? Few words strike fear into the hearts of Internet advocates and boredom into the the minds of the general public like the phrase “net neutrality.” It ranks up there with “campaign finance reform”: huge importance, incredibly dull nomenclature. But here’s why you should care: The biggest Internet companies in the world are squaring off against the biggest ISPs... [...]

‘Net Neutrality: FCC Shifting Gears On Its Internet “Fast Lane” Idea’ – ‘ReadWrite’

The latest post on ‘ReadWrite’ is titled “Net Neutrality: FCC Shifting Gears On Its Internet “Fast Lane” Idea”. Anthony Myers says, “Following a tech-industry backlash, the FCC appears ready to reconsider a proposal that would allow broadband providers to charge Internet services such as Netflix or Google extra for faster connectivity, the Wall Street Journal reported over the weekend. The proposal by the Federal Communications Commission would effectively undermine net neutrality, the idea that Internet providers like the cable or cellular companies shouldn’t... [...]

‘The Net Neutrality Discussion Is Getting Serious: FCC and Politicians Weigh In’ – VerticalResponse Blog

The latest VerticalResponse blog post is titled “The Net Neutrality Discussion Is Getting Serious: FCC and Politicians Weigh In”. Jason & Lorenzo say, “The Federal Communications Commission’s special counsel for external affairs, Gigi Sohn, took to Twitter on Tuesday to discuss the release of the new proposal that would regulate how Internet service providers handle web traffic. Sohn gave 27 responses to questions in the hour-long chat. Twitter participants repeatedly questioned Sohn about the possibility of reclassifying broadband Internet as a utility; this option... [...]

‘The Best Way to Protest the FCC: Slow Down the Internet?’ – VerticalResponse Blog

The latest VerticalResponse blog post is titled “The Best Way to Protest the FCC: Slow Down the Internet?”. Christina Warren says, “For some in the online community, the best way to protest the FCC’s proposed rules that wouldend net neutrality is to slow down the Internet. Last month, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced plans to propose new rules that would allow broadband providers to “enter into individual negotiations with content providers.” The news was met with criticism both from individuals and from major tech companies. A vote over starting the formal... [...]