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OVERNIGHT TECH: FCC's Pai warns that net neutrality is only the 'first step' - The Hill (blog)

OVERNIGHT TECH: FCC's Pai warns that net neutrality is only the 'first step' - The Hill (blog) | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
OVERNIGHT TECH: FCC's Pai warns that net neutrality is only the 'first step'The Hill (blog)"With a court victory under the Commission's belt, I believe that the net neutrality order would be the first step, not the last, on our regulatory path," he...
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Tracks what is developing about net neutrality, the right to access the internet and information, and other multi-media news, mail, print, technological, radio, wifi, trends and any communication system.A watchful eye on communication policy is kept to report new developments and organized citizen efforts to push back and protect citizens' communication systems from government and corporate over reaching.
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Open Garden

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Open Garden, Internet everywhere

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Worth exploring! Take a look at what this article offers!

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OpenGarden, a long-time Scoop.it user and the company behind the amazing success of FireChat - the first App that lets you chat without needing any connectivity - has built this beautiful integration using the Scoop.it API to showcase great stories about mesh networking and their company.

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EU Parliament Approves Net Neutrality Law | PCMag.com

EU Parliament Approves Net Neutrality Law | PCMag.com | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

The European Parliament on Thursday voted to move ahead with net neutrality legislation that would require Internet service providers to adhere to open Internet standards.


Lawmakers also voted to abolish retail roaming charges for voice, SMS, and data by Dec. 15, 2015.


Net neutrality rules would not go into effect right away; the bill now moves to the Council of Ministers. But it's a big step in solidifying rules that have been struck down here in the U.S.


"Today's vote is a great step towards strengthening the telecommunications single market," Pilar del Castillo Vera, a member of the European Parliament representing Spain, said in a statement. "We have achieved further guarantees to maintain the openness of the Internet by ensuring that users can run and provide applications and services of their choice as well as reinforcing the Internet as a key driver of competitiveness, economic growth, jobs, social development and innovation."


European Parliament members said they want "clear rules to prevent Internet access providers from promoting some services at the expense of others." According to EU telecoms regulator BEREC, several European ISPs have blocked or slowed down Web-based services like Skype.


ISPs could still offer tiered service, like video on-demand and enterprise-level cloud services, "so long as these services are not supplied to 'the detriment of the availability or quality of Internet access services' offered to other companies or service suppliers," the EU said.


The only time any sort of blocking on slowdown of service would be permissible would be to enforce a court order, preserve network security, or prevent temporary network congestion. But these slowdowns must be uniform and not affect one service (like Netflix or BitTorrent) more than another and "not be maintained longer than necessary," the EU said.


EU net neutrality rules have been in the works since at least last year. In the U.S., a court found that the Federal Communications Commission does not have the authority to hand down net neutrality rules. But the FCC has gone back to the drawing board and plans to reveal updated rules in the future, while the issue is also being considered by Congress.


The EU has also been phasing out roaming charges for some time. Last summer, new mobile roaming limits went into effect, capping the price of data at 45 Euro cents per megabyte. On July 1, 2014, data will drop to 20 cents per MB, while voice calls will cost no more than 19 cents to make, and 5 cents to receive; texts will run up to 6 cents per message.


Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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It is and will likely remain a long fight to protect citizens of the world from an internet coup by the rich and powerful, but this sounds like a step to make that protection more likely. Keep spreading the word on the importance of net neutrality and media democracy will stay in the lead and citizens all over the world will remain the winners and retain their voice through the world.

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Aaron Swartz and MIT: The inside story - The Boston Globe

Aaron Swartz and MIT: The inside story - The Boston Globe | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

By Marcella Bombardieri  | GLOBE STAFF   MARCH 30, 2014


CAMBRIDGE — The mysterious visitor called himself Gary Host at first, then Grace Host, which he shortened for his made-up e-mail address to “ghost,” a joke apparently, perhaps signaling mischievousness — or menace. The intruder was lurking somewhere on the MIT campus, downloading academic journal articles by the hundreds of thousands. The interloper was eventually traced to a laptop under a box in a basement wiring closet. He was Aaron Swartz, a brilliant young programmer and political activist. The cascade of events that followed would culminate in tragedy: a Secret Service investigation, a federal prosecution, and ultimately Swartz’s suicide. But in the fall of 2010, the university faced a hard question: How big a threat was the “ghost” downloader? And a harder one: What should be done about him?


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http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/03/29/the-inside-story-mit-and-aaron-swartz/YvJZ5P6VHaPJusReuaN7SI/story.html



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Here is a follow up and another take and look at the Aaron Swartz story.

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World Wide Web founder supports Brazil's "Internet Constitution" | ZDNet

World Wide Web founder supports Brazil's "Internet Constitution" | ZDNet | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Sir Tim Berners-Lee: “If Marco Civil is passed, this would be the best possible birthday gift for Brazilian and global Web users."
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"The Marco Civil da Internet, dubbed Brazil's "Internet Constitution", is due to be voted this week and the creator of the Web, who had previously voiced opinions about aspects of the Bill, released a statement of support.

“If Marco Civil is passed, without further delay or amendment, this would be the best possible birthday gift for Brazilian and global Web users," says Berners-Lee.

"I hope that by passing this Bill, Brazil will cement its proud reputation as a world leader on democracy and social progress and will help to usher in a new era – one where citizens’ rights in every country around the world are protected by digital bills of rights," he adds."

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Clinton: Internet Freedom Will Suffer If US Gives Up Oversight - CBS Local

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Clinton: Internet Freedom Will Suffer If US Gives Up Oversight
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WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – Former President Bill Clinton said that Internet freedom will suffer if the U.S. gives up Internet oversight.
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Here is Clinton's thoughts on internet freedom.

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PM Erdoğan threatens to ban Facebook, YouTube - Today's Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news

PM Erdoğan threatens to ban Facebook, YouTube - Today's Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

Via Pierre Levy
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Dared to try to communicate with each other....or else

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Cyber-democracy: my global political program! by @plevy | @eDemocracy

Cyber-democracy: my global political program! by @plevy | @eDemocracy | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Visit the post for more.

Via luiy, Pierre Levy
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It is good to see that more and more articles are calling attention to all these concerns.

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One Billion Dollars

One Billion Dollars | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

How valuWhoa! Over $1 billion has been pledged to projects on Kickstarter


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How valuable is an open access, neutral internet to people? It looks like it's worth at least a billion and counting…..

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EU single market package draws closer to approval - Telecoms.com

Telecoms.com EU single market package draws closer to approval Telecoms.com It also calls for consumer rights to be harmonised across Europe, EU-wide protection of net neutrality and simpler rules across the EU to enable companies to invest more...
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The package, outlined in September 2013, aims to abolish roaming rates within the EU as well as coordinate spectrum assignment across the region. It also calls for consumer rights to be harmonised across Europe, EU-wide protection of net neutrality and simpler rules across the EU to enable companies to invest more and cross borders with their offerings.

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Mitch McConnell, Internet superstar - Washington Post (blog)

Mitch McConnell, Internet superstar - Washington Post (blog) | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Mitch McConnell, Internet superstar
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Archives. More. How 'McConnelling' came to be the hottest thing on the political web. By Jaime Fuller. March 14 at 3:55 pm. More. Comments.
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The power of a visual image and performing arts together with other sensual stimuli reaches past were words can go to leave an impression directly on the intuitive responses of people. That is very hard to control with rational thoughts and control. This is why most ads target always the intuitive senses gathering side of our understanding. What is often called the right side of our brain. It is why we can understand something with the left, rational side of the brain but still have such a hard time controlling those unconscious, reactive,  responsive,  intuitive, emotionally loaded behaviors and choices. Advertisers know this well.


Repeat any one of these ideas of Mitch enough to basically visually illiterate people and many won't get it out of their head no matter what is rationally know about him. It is hard not to receive the message and respond to it the way they wish you will even when you ARE visually literate and even know how to work these manipulations your self. That is how strong our unconscious, intuitive knowledge we bring in through our eyes, ears, touch, smell and body is. We can gather more information in a ten minutes and process it than it could take us maybe months or more to read about if it were described and written down. The problem is this man made, sealed and deliver emotionally loaded information is often designed to get the desired behavior and often not the one that is in that persons or societies best interest. 


This is why we all need to learn to make the media occupy our own voice..Then we are better able to recognize the truth in the voices of others as well and we are less manipulated when we know what we think well enough to express it with our own symbols and communication system. Which is recently our open neutral WEB among other things.

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U.S. Government Announces Intent to Transition DNS Functions to Global Community

U.S. Government Announces Intent to Transition DNS Functions to Global Community | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
U.S. Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) took a historic step today announcing "its intent to transition key Internet domain name functions to the global multistakeholder community."
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These are five groups you don't lose face with if you want to be trusted to run the internet.

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Bay Area Police Departments Using ‘StingRay’ Surveillance Technology

Bay Area Police Departments Using ‘StingRay’ Surveillance Technology | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Local police can track people and collect data in real time with this controversial technology.
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Several law enforcement agencies around the Bay Area are using a controversial surveillance technology that can track people and collect data in real time.

StingRays as they’re more commonly known- act like a kind of cell tower —

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Tips for Protecting Your Privacy Online | Blog, Take Action | BillMoyers.com

Tips for Protecting Your Privacy Online | Blog, Take Action | BillMoyers.com | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Investigative journalist Julia Angwin offers advice on how to protect yourself through the strategies she learned while researching her book, Dragnet Nation.
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This is an article your might want to read over about how to get more privacy online.

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Open Mustard Seed - P2P Foundation

Open Mustard Seed - P2P Foundation | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

"With the help of researchers, developers and entrepreneurs, primarily from Harvard and MIT and the Boston Community, we are building an open data platform to enable people to share all their personal data within a legally constituted trust framework. This framework will allow people to have their own personal data service that can securely store and process static and dynamic data about themselves. Governed by ‘privacy by design’ principles, all agreements of the trust framework support open authentication, storage, discovery, payment, auditing, market making and monetized “app store” services. The goal is to take all of these services and make them available within an open-source framework that can be “mashed up” to enable the development of high value applications."


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Here is something interesting about storing personal data you wish to share.

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The Fall of Internet Freedom: Meet the Company That Secretly Built ‘Cuban Twitter'

The Fall of Internet Freedom: Meet the Company That Secretly Built ‘Cuban Twitter' | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
The United States discreetly supported the creation of a website and SMS service that was, basically, a Cuban version of Twitter, the Associated Press reported Thursday.
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And what government agency made ZunZuneo? It wasn’t the CIA. No, it was the U.S. Agency for International Development, USAID, working with various private companies, including the D.C. for-profit contractor Creative Associatesand a small, Denver-based startup, Mobile Accord.

The news about ZunZuneo broke Thursday morning, around 3 a.m. Eastern time. 11 hours before, I had been in the D.C. offices of none other than Mobile Accord, talking to the company’s president about a future product release.

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How ALEC Helps Big Telecom Change State Laws for Corporate Gain

How ALEC Helps Big Telecom Change State Laws for Corporate Gain | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
In light of the proposed merger between Time Warner and Comcast -- both of which have been longtime funders of the American Legislative Exchange Council or "ALEC" -- the Center for Media and Democracy
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ALEC's Deregulatory Telecom Agenda
  • The ALEC "Municipal Telecommunications Private Industry Safeguards Act" is a "model" bill for states to thwart local efforts to create public broadband access. Promoted under the guise of "fair competition" and "leveling the playing field," this big telecom-supported bill imposes regulations on community-run broadband that they would never tolerate themselves. Iterations of this anti-municipal broadband bill passed in 19 states to stop local governments in communities like Wilson, North Carolina from wiring their communities with fiber.
  • The ALEC "Cable and Video Competition Act" attacks municipal cable franchises and frees cable companies from oversight. The bill creates a single state franchising authority and releases the companies from requirements to wire the entire state, and allows companies to decide when -- or if -- to build out cable, and through that cable, to provide adequate internet access. In North Carolina, for example, the bill passed under the name "the Video Service Competition Act" in 2006 with the promise that deregulation would result in greater investment by cable broadband providers; but instead, the state is tied for last place in terms of the number of homes with a basic broadband connection. An estimated twenty-three states have enacted statewide video franchising laws in recent years. Additionally, bills like this one harm public access television stations, since cable companies no longer negotiate with individual jurisdictions and pay the franchising fees that fund public, educational, and government access television.
  • The ALEC "Broadband and Telecommunications Deployment Act" would give telecommunications providers access to all public rights-of-way, and make it harder for local communities to charge franchising fees or otherwise regulate providers. Cable and internet is largely wired via publicly-owned "rights of way" -- like under sidewalks or along utility poles -- and traditionally, telecom providers profiting from the use of these public goods would be granted access in exchange for some sort of accountability, such as paying for access or providing services on a non-discriminatory basis to all customers willing to pay. This bill would largely eliminate local control over public rights-of-way in favor of telecommunications providers.
Big Telecom Stands With ALEC

The fact that ALEC has been a key avenue for the big telecom agenda is little wonder given that AT&T's head of legislative strategy, Bill Leahy, sits on the ALEC Private Enterprise Board, and the current president of ALEC, Ron Scheberle, was previously a lobbyist for Verizon……..

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Fox News Distorts Bill Clinton's Comments On Internet Oversight Authority To ... - Media Matters for America (blog)

Fox News Distorts Bill Clinton's Comments On Internet Oversight Authority To ... - Media Matters for America (blog) | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
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Fox News Distorts Bill Clinton's Comments On Internet Oversight Authority To ...
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The man that invented the web, Tim Berners-Lee agrees that one nation should not have the control and sees the value of a international bill of internet rights that should be made law.


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Fox News continues to distort the Commerce Department's 16-year-old plan to transition the remaining control over internet domain names to a new international body."

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A Call For a Crowdsourced Worldwide Wave of Action ~ #www

A Call For a Crowdsourced Worldwide Wave of Action ~ #www | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
This new Anonymous call to action was originally posted to our social network and is quickly spreading around the internet. We are featuring it here to show our support for the proposed campaign.
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What can you do to help society evolve? Get into the WAVE OF ACTION!!!


AND April 4th Spread the word!! The wave will last till July!

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Eric Schmidt to dictators: 'You don’t turn off the internet: you infiltrate it'

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Google’s executive chairman concerned by manipulative new approach of governments spooked by popular uprisings. By Stuart Dredge

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These are revelations  you might want to think about.

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Emerging and Developing Nations Want Freedom on the Internet

Emerging and Developing Nations Want Freedom on the Internet | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Survey Report There is widespread opposition to internet censorship in emerging and developing nations. Majorities in 22 of 24 countries surveyed say it is

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Paid peering is not a net neutrality issue but Level 3 wants to make it ...

Paid peering is not a net neutrality issue but Level 3 wants to make it ... | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
As one might expect, Level 3 isn't happy about paid peering and the power that ISPs have in the negotiating process. So it wants the FCC to make it a net neutrality issue.
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Is paid peering a net neutrality issue? What do you think?

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Internet founders say flexible framework was key to explosive growth - Princeton University

Internet founders say flexible framework was key to explosive growth - Princeton University | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Princeton University Internet founders say flexible framework was key to explosive growth Princeton University Vincent Cerf (left) and Robert Kahn speak about the origins and development of their protocols for the Internet and speculate on its...
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Cerf said the culture began even before the Internet during work on its predecessor, ARPANET. For example, Stephen Crocker, who was a graduate student with Cerf at the University of California-Los Angeles and is now chair of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, headed the networking working group in the ARPANET project.

"Steve's approach was a very humble one," Cerf said. "He said anybody who had a good idea ought to be able to participate in this. So he set a tone for inviting involvement, inviting participation and contribution to the ARPANET project. And I, frankly, adopted that whole thought in the Internet project."

As the Internet expanded, it created its own society. Cerf said that continues today.

"We are going to see a continuing evolution of institutions coming out of the existence of the Internet," said Cerf, now vice president and chief Internet evangelist at Google. "The constellation of institutions, organizations and companies that are involved in the Internet will continue to evolve and we have to learn how to adapt to the governance requirements that are imposed upon us by all these dynamics."

Kahn and Cerf addressed an array of other topics during their talk: the role that security has played in the development of the Internet; publications of the future; machine-to-machine communications; the use of holograms and other new input devices; the contributions that former Sen. Al Gore made in the Internet's development (they thought Gore's contributions were important and his subsequent treatment in the media was unjust).

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house republicans try to stop international control of internet

house republicans try to stop international control of internet | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
U.S. officials announced plans Friday to relinquish federal government control over the administration of the Internet, a move that pleased international critics but alarmed some business leaders and others who rely on the ...
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Here is another opinion on this internet development..

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US Government Is Finally Giving Up Control of the Internet

That's all folks. Officials announced on Friday that the U.S. government would surrender control over the internet—or at least the administration of the internet.
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A few months back I posted the fact that 5 of the top groups behind the internet no longer felt the internet should have so much control done only by the USA any longer. Here's the result of that it looks like. It would be hard to have control of the internet if the men and women that make it work and flourish have lost faith and trust in you.


Snowden and others that have been locked up or in the case of Arron Swartz driven to suicide have been a wake up call to just how hard the powers that be in governments and industry are willing to go to get their hands around such a powerful tool as the internet. Even the inventor of the WEB said last week a global Magna Carter should be set up on a global basis to set a global law to ensure an open neutral  WEB  because the internet in fact connects the world now and everyone needs to be in on making sure it continues to do that..it will not just happen we have to get behind these people to make this happen for the best interest of all stake holders including each Internet user.



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Your State Government May Be Selling Your Voting Record to Corporations

Your State Government May Be Selling Your Voting Record to Corporations | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
The government and the private sector are buying and selling vast amounts of information on you, including your voting records.
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Is this a news flash to anyone else? I really did not even think about this. This is all the more reason to support those that whistle blow or do investigative reporting. We also need to realize it takes more than the few we vote into office these days to ethically run this country for the best of everyone.


With the mass communication system of today there is no reason for any responsible citizen not to pay attention and weigh in on most issues. We wouldn't need so many distraction from all this if we all faced up to shaping outcomes rather than just sitting back and taking the out comes which were obviously not designed to be in our best collective interest personally or as a society..

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