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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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Theresa May to shut down the internet as we know it

Theresa May to shut down the internet as we know it | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Theresa May is planning to introduce huge regulations on the way the internet works, allowing the government to decide what is said online. Particular focus has been drawn to the end of the manifesto, which makes clear that the Tories want to introduce huge changes to the way the internet works. "Some people say that it is not for government to regulate when it comes to technology and the internet," it states. "We disagree."
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Increase Engagement on Social Media in 6 Steps

Increase Engagement on Social Media in 6 Steps | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
You surely have your own strategies to increase engagement on your social media channels. Check out this article for some additional tips

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I selected this article from Curatti written by Shane Barker because it provides information on how to increase engagement on social media.

 

It's important to have a community that is interested in your brand content.

 

Drive Up Your Social Media Conversations

 

As you grow your audience online you will want to build lasting relationships with them. I agree that in order to encourage engagement you need to review your current strategy and make adjustments.

 

Barker explains how to post content that people will want to respond to.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Include humor in your tweets and posts. People want to be entertained, not just informed. Include images and relatable captions.

 

  • You will improve your chances of being seen if you include great images. There are free online programs that can help you achieve this.

 

  • Publish more video content -- these tend to get more reactions and feedback. Do this in between your images in a balanced way.

 

Selected by Jan Gordon for Curatti covering Curation, Social Business and Beyond

 

Image: Courtesy of 123rf.

 

Read full article here: http://ow.ly/EH1X30bMJkz

 

Stay informed on trends, insights, what's happening in the digital world become a Curatti Insider today

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Schoolzilla Security Issue Exposes Data for 1.3 Million Students and Staff // The Journal

Schoolzilla Security Issue Exposes Data for 1.3 Million Students and Staff // The Journal | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

"Students, parents, teachers, administrators and others using the Schoolzilla data platform were recently informed of a security issue that made information for more than 1.3 million users vulnerable to hackers.

The issue was uncovered by Chris Vickery, a white-hat computer security researcher best known for discovering an exposed database containing more than 191 million American voter registration records. Vickery currently runs the Security Watch blog for MacKeeper, an anti-virus software firm, and leads MacKeeper’s Analytical and Security Center.

In a recent Security Watch blog post, Vickery said that he discovered a file configuration error in an analysis of Schoolzilla, which “made the all too common mistake of configuring their cloud storage (an Amazon S3 bucket) for public access. I discovered the bucket after noticing a few other unsecured buckets related to the Tableau data visualization platform.” He found an exposed bucket called “sz.tableau” and began looking for other “sz” iterations, only to find a repository for Schoolzilla’s database backups.

“I downloaded several of the production backups, the largest was titled ‘Web_Data_FULL’ and weighed in at 12 gigs,” he wrote. “After loading them into a local MSSQL instance I did some review and concluded that this was most likely real student data and did indeed come from Schoolzilla.”...

 

For full post, see: https://thejournal.com/articles/2017/04/21/schoolzilla-security-issue-exposes-data.aspx ;


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Sprint sues FCC for 'capricious' deregulation of business data services | Elise Reuter | Kansas City Business Journal

Sprint sues FCC for 'capricious' deregulation of business data services | Elise Reuter | Kansas City Business Journal | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

Sprint Corp. and another wireless company filed a lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission for the agency's recent decision on business data services.

Overland Park-based Sprint (NYSE: S) and Arkansas-based Windstream Services LLC filed the petition for review Monday, seeking relief "on the grounds that the Report and Order is arbitrary, capricious, and an abuse of discretion," according to a filing in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

The lawsuit is based on an April 20 vote by the FCC to deregulate its business data services, among them wireless backhaul services, which are crucial for transmitting large amounts of data quickly. Sprint had supported the price caps proposed under former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, as the carrier pays companies like AT&T, Verizon and CenturyLink to use their bandwidth to bridge gaps in the Sprint network during backhaul services.

Although Sprint did not report the breakdown of these costs in its annual filing, the carrier noted that they are "a significant cost for our wireless and wireline segments".


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Go Sprint and Windstream Services! AT&T, Verizon and others again attempt to mess with our choices and run up our cost by running up cost for optional carriers that limits our choices to them and pushes competition out. AT&T is definitely a corporate crony for TRUMP and the GOP. and the Dems too if they must...Funding was given to Trump in money and services for the inaugural ball and inauguration ...Now it's pay back time for AT&T on their deal where evidently Trump and the GOP deal us out of our privacy and net neutrality control and hand control of the deal tables to the big ISPs like AT&T..... Please consider pushing back and standing up to not allow this to happen!  Don't take to long to study up on this because these companies are using every thing possible to seal their deal before anyone more people notice their rip off of our freedoms and democracy to line their pockets.
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Oracle Backs Pai’s FCC Title II Rollback | John Eggerton | Broadcasting & Cable

Oracle Backs Pai’s FCC Title II Rollback | John Eggerton | Broadcasting & Cable | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

Silicon Valley powerhouse Oracle has given FCC chairman Ajit Pai's Title II rollback proposal a thumbs up, saying it is an "important and positive" step forward in "modernizing regulations in the complex and converging broadband world."

That includes reclassifying ISPs as information services and returning the FTC to the broadband enforcement beat.

That endorsement came in a letter to Pai dated Friday from Oracle senior VP Kenneth Glueck and obtained by B&C. Oracle is one of the Silicon Valley companies Pai met with recently to seek input on next steps for net neutrality, including "securing online consumer protections".


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Yes and just what kind of information services can we get from our ISP providers? I couldn't even get them to figure out how to correct their own billing system that was charging me for a phone number I never ever had....even AFTER 3 CALLS AND 6 HOURS OF HOLDING ON AND OFF.!!! Do you think I might dial 611 and research how to get their phone system to reach all the WAY INTO THE BACK OF MY HOUSE WITHOUT DROPPING A CALL??? Maybe they should get out of the communication service business and be google and allow our communication funds to be spent on our common carriers that serve us the right way...they can then be freed up to be google a content and information source. I think they might be right they are not a common carrier of communications services so pull that charter and let them be a search engine for information....Then let a worth while company take over as our ISP and common carrier of communication.
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Spotify to restrict albums to paying subscribers for first time

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Spotify will only allow paying subscribers to listen to certain albums under a new deal with Universal Music, the first time the music service has not offered its full catalogue to non-paying users.
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Net Neutrality Violations: A Brief History

Net Neutrality Violations: A Brief History | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
For years a lineup of phone and cable industry spokespeople has called Net Neutrality “a solution in search of a problem.” The history of Net Neutrality violations proves otherwise.
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In reality, many providers both in the United States and abroad have violated the principles of Net Neutrality — and they plan to continue doing so in the future.

 This history of abuse revealed a problem that the FCC’s 2015 Net Neutrality protections solved.

 Those rules are now under threat from Trump’s FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, who is determined to hand over control of the internet to massive internet service providers like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon: 

 MADISON RIVER: In 2005, North Carolina ISP Madison River Communications blocked the voice-over-internet protocol (VOIP) service Vonage. Vonage filed a complaint with the FCC after receiving a slew of customer complaints. The FCC stepped in to sanction Madison River and prevent further blocking, but it lacks the authority to stop this kind of abuse today. 

 COMCAST: In 2005, the nation’s largest ISP, Comcast, began secretly blocking peer-to-peer technologies that its customers were using over its network. Users of services like BitTorrent and Gnutella were unable to connect to these services. 2007 investigations from the Associated Press, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and others confirmed that Comcast was indeed blocking or slowing file-sharing applications without disclosing this fact to its customers.

 TELUS: In 2005, Canada’s second-largest telecommunications company, Telus, began blocking access to a server that hosted a website supporting a labor strike against the company. Researchers at Harvard and the University of Toronto found that this action resulted in Telus blocking an additional 766 unrelated sites.

 AT&T: From 2007–2009, AT&T forced Apple to block Skype and other competing VOIP phone services on the iPhone. The wireless provider wanted to prevent iPhone users from using any application that would allow them to make calls on such “over-the-top” voice services. The Google Voice app received similar treatment from carriers like AT&T when it came on the scene in 2009.

 WINDSTREAM: In 2010, Windstream Communications, a DSL provider with more than 1 million customers at the time, copped to hijacking user-search queries made using the Google toolbar within Firefox. Users who believed they had set the browser to the search engine of their choice were redirected to Windstream’s own search portal and results. MetroPCS: 

In 2011, MetroPCS, at the time one of the top-five U.S. wireless carriers, announced plans to block streaming video over its 4G network from all sources except YouTube. MetroPCS then threw its weight behind Verizon’s court challenge against the FCC’s 2010 open internet ruling, hoping that rejection of the agency’s authority would allow the company to continue its anti-consumer practices.

 PAXFIRE: In 2011, the Electronic Frontier Foundation found that several small ISPs were redirecting search queries via the vendor Paxfire. The ISPs identified in the initial Electronic Frontier Foundation report included Cavalier, Cogent, Frontier, Fuse, DirecPC, RCN and Wide Open West. Paxfire would intercept a person’s search request at Bing and Yahoo and redirect it to another page. By skipping over the search service’s results, the participating ISPs would collect referral fees for delivering users to select websites.

AT&T, SPRINT and VERIZON: From 2011–2013, AT&T, Sprint and Verizon blocked Google Wallet, a mobile-payment system that competed with a similar service called Isis, which all three companies had a stake in developing.

 EUROPE: A 2012 report from the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications found that violations of Net Neutrality affected at least one in five users in Europe. The report found that blocked or slowed connections to services like VOIP, peer-to-peer technologies, gaming applications and email were commonplace.

 VERIZON: In 2012, the FCC caught Verizon Wireless blocking people from using tethering applications on their phones. Verizon had asked Google to remove 11 free tethering applications from the Android marketplace. These applications allowed users to circumvent Verizon’s $20 tethering fee and turn their smartphones into Wi-Fi hot spots. By blocking those applications, Verizon violated a Net Neutrality pledge it made to the FCC as a condition of the 2008 airwaves auction.

 AT&T: In 2012, AT&T announced that it would disable the FaceTime video-calling app on its customers’ iPhones unless they subscribed to a more expensive text-and-voice plan. AT&T had one goal in mind: separating customers from more of their money by blocking alternatives to AT&T’s own products.

 VERIZON: During oral arguments in Verizon v. FCC in 2013, judges asked whether the phone giant would favor some preferred services, content or sites over others if the court overruled the agency’s existing open internet rules. Verizon counsel Helgi Walker had this to say: “I’m authorized to state from my client today that but for these rules we would be exploring those types of arrangements.” Walker’s admission might have gone unnoticed had she not repeated it on at least five separate occasions during arguments. 

 The court struck down the FCC’s rules in January 2014 — and in May FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler opened a public proceeding to consider a new order. In response millions of people urged the FCC to reclassify broadband providers as common carriers and in February 2015 the agency did just that. 

Since his appointment in January 2017, FCC Chairman Pai has sought to dismantle the agency's landmark Net Neutrality rules. 

He must be stopped.

 In the absence of any rules, violations of the open internet will become more and more common.

 Don’t believe me? Let history be the guide.
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Internet Heavy Weights Staying Out of Net Neutrality Battle

Internet Heavy Weights Staying Out of Net Neutrality Battle | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Tech giants including Aamzon and Tiwtter are staring out of the contentious, public fight over the future of the Obama-era net neutrality rules.
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No Ralph Nader, "fake news” is not advertising’s fault

No Ralph Nader, "fake news” is not advertising’s fault | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
I know advertising isn’t an industry viewed with a whole lot of trust. But some of the current anti-advertising rhetoric has gone too far.
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SIGN TODAY: Protect Net Neutrality from Trump

SIGN TODAY: Protect Net Neutrality from Trump | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
The Trump appointed chair of the FCC just released a plan to repeal the rules that protect Net Neutrality. Add your name today and FIGHT BACK to protect the Internet from Trump and his corporate cronies.
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Opinion | Is It Time to Break Up Google?

Opinion | Is It Time to Break Up Google? | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Let’s face it: The biggest tech companies are monopolies.
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This Is the Year Donald Trump Kills Net Neutrality

This Is the Year Donald Trump Kills Net Neutrality | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Trump transition teams doesn't bode well for an internet where all traffic is treated equally.
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Think the Internet Is Polarized? Just Look at the FCC These Days

Think the Internet Is Polarized? Just Look at the FCC These Days | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
These days, politics isn't just what happens on the internet—it's what happens to the internet.
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Analysis | The Trump administration gets the history of Internet regulations all wrong

Analysis | The Trump administration gets the history of Internet regulations all wrong | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Abolishing net neutrality wouldn't bring back the good old days of lax oversight. Those days never existed.
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Beyond the 10 Blue Links: Optimizing for Google's Universal Search in 2017

Beyond the 10 Blue Links: Optimizing for Google's Universal Search in 2017 | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

Using Google seems straightforward enough. You enter in a search, and in return, Google gives you a list of web pages that help you find what you’re looking for. Right?


Wrong. In 2016, 85% of Google searches contained significant additional elements beyond just a list of web pages, including bright, bold, click-attracting features that take up some of the most valuable real estate on the results page.


Collectively, these features are known as "universal search." If you and your brand are only doing SEO for the standard "10 blue links" that comprise the web pages, you’re losing out. Currently, the universal search portfolio has more than 10 different features, including the knowledge graph, image bars, quick answer boxes, local packs and video snippets.


Let’s look at three of the most common examples — and how you can leverage them for your brand.The Knowledge Graph


The knowledge graph is a box filled with information that sits prominently at the top of the right side of the search results page. It appeared in 19.19% of total desktop searches, and 20.83% of mobile queries in 2016. Google pulls in information for the knowledge graph from several places across the web. There a few ways for brands to influence that information:...


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As Google continues to update its search engine results pages, companies need to adjust their SEO to be found online.

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Anti-net neutrality spammers are impersonating real people to flood FCC comments

Anti-net neutrality spammers are impersonating real people to flood FCC comments | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

This week, thousands posted comments on the FCC’s website in response to a proposed rollback of net neutrality internet protections, weighing in on whether and how to defend the open internet. John Oliver encouraged viewers to post to a public comment thread with support for strong regulation, and a massive number of people did so. But many others appeared to have a different point of view.

“The unprecedented regulatory power the Obama Administration imposed on the internet is smothering innovation, damaging the American economy and obstructing job creation,” read thousands of identical comments posted this week, seemingly by different concerned individuals. The comment goes on to give a vigorous defense of deregulation, calling the rules a “power grab” and saying the rollback represents “a positive step forward.” By midday Tuesday, the thread was inundated with versions of the comment. A search of the duplicated text found more than 58,000 results as of press time, with 17,000 of those posted in the last 24 hours alone.

The comments seem to be posted by different, real people, with addresses attached. But people contacted by The Verge said they did not write the comments and have no idea where the posts came from.


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I went online to make my own comment with the link John Oliver provided and could not seem to get my Support of net Neutrality comment to load....He was right contacting the FCC did not seem easy for me. I tried calling them before Oliver even made the request to contact them. During Obama's time we could contact each commissioner directly and leave comments as well. I ended up going through an activist group sight that allowed me to write my own comment...I do not know if they will be hand delivered as they sometime do or if the group set up a direct feed link as they have in the past. I also contacted our representatives even thought I know two always work for AT&T as that company is the chair corporation for the AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE  EXCHANGE COUNCIL (ALEC) in this state and 4 others and as a result helps to elect many officials here and provides them the bills to be passed about their industries . So far I have not be able to reach the FCC on the Oliver link or from the FCC contact info. I will try the complaint line next time and a different time of day.

I could see where many had posted comments that were anti-net neutrality. I could see that many were the exact statement....I assumed one of the industry sponsored sights used a scare ad with the threat of the government takeover of the net to get people that are not really aware of what net neutrality is about to back them by unwittingly signing a form letter that was then sent through a preset link. I hadn't even considered that real people's names had been even more fraudulently signed without their consent at all. Interesting occurrence since the same companies wanting to overtake the control of access to content and services on the WEB are the very same one's the GOP congress and Trump just basically allowed to have our online browser history to sale or share without our consent and can do so without informing us who the information was sold to. 

Please contact the FCC, the White House and especially your representatives (who cannot be fired by Trump but only by those that elect them) and let them know where you stand on net neutrality and  your concerns and feedback. Once our ISPs are allowed to be the troll on the bridge of access to internet even more than they already are by building their monopolies through buyouts  and mergers and getting officials to allow them to run our communication system like they own everything we do online and communications that comes through the wire or air. And then  the same ISPs are allowed to often interfere with communities seeking to build independent or even public community wide connections that compete with them. I also post on industry online pages and any other source that allows these companies to directly know how their attempt to ruin our open internet has caused me to go out of my way to cut my business with them down and thus my payments to their companies.
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gofccyourself.com - Product Hunt

gofccyourself.com - Urge the FCC to keep strong Title II Net Neutrality rules. (Website and Tech) Read the opinion of 28 influencers. Discover
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Maine The Latest State To Try And Let Giant Broadband Providers Write Shitty, Protectionist State Law | Karl Bode | Techdirt.com

Maine The Latest State To Try And Let Giant Broadband Providers Write Shitty, Protectionist State Law | Karl Bode | Techdirt.com | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

One of (several) reasons why American broadband is so uncompetitive is the fact that we continue to let giant broadband mono/duopolies quite literally write awful state telecom law. As we've long noted, more than twenty different states have passed laws making it difficult to impossible for towns and cities to improve their local broadband networks -- even in instances when the entrenched duopoly refuses to. Many of these laws even ban towns and cities from entering into public/private partnerships with the likes of Google Fiber. It's pure protectionism.

Maine is the 49th ranked state in broadband speed and coverage -- in large part due to rural markets. Despite countless years of subsidies, broadband providers consistently refuse to seriously upgrade these areas at any scale due to costs. And yet they refuse to let the towns do it themselves, either. State Representative Nate Wadsworth has introduced HP1040, aka "An Act To Encourage Broadband Development through Private Investment." Except like so many of these bills, the proposed law's name is a stark 180 from what the legislative measure actually does.

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Join, Or Die: America’s first political cartoon

Join, Or Die: America’s first political cartoon | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Benjamin Franklin is arguably one of the most fascinating figures in American history.  He was an author, printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, diplomat, and not to mention, one of the United States’ most prominent Founding Fathers. Franklin owned and ran the Pennsylvania Gazette, a Philadelphia-based newspaper that featured the…
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Verizon Apparently Thinks You're Stupid

Verizon Apparently Thinks You're Stupid | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
News: Verizon has released a new video in which the company falsely claims...rather bizarrely for anybody that has paid attention...that it's not trying to kill net neutrality rules. Most of you rec
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Internet Fast Lanes - You May Be Surprised at Who Has Them

Internet Fast Lanes - You May Be Surprised at Who Has Them | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
The Internet Association -- lobbying organization for Internet giants like Google, Amazon and Netflix -- is adamant that it is necessary to apply of 1935 phone regulation (Title 2) to the Internet to assure that there are no premium "fast lanes", that all bits are treated equally, that Internet access providers (ISPs) do not prioritize their own content over content from competitors. Internet Association members sometimes say that they could actually afford to pay more for fast lanes but they are worried about the little guys, the startup, who may not be able to pay more and whose websites, therefore, won't be as zippy as they need to be. They're worried about innovation. They're worried about you.
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Press freedom declines in US and globally, report says

Press freedom declines in US and globally, report says | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Press freedom in the United States and across the world is at its lowest point in 13 years, according to a new report by the independent watchdog group Freedom House.
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AT&T’s Words on Time Warner Deal Say ‘Underdog.’ Its Actions Speak Otherwise.

AT&T’s Words on Time Warner Deal Say ‘Underdog.’ Its Actions Speak Otherwise. | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
AT&T has told federal regulators it needs the merger to compete with cable companies. But it has acted like a powerhouse in dealings with cities and states.
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Unroll.me Service Faces Backlash Over a Widespread Practice: Selling User Data

Unroll.me Service Faces Backlash Over a Widespread Practice: Selling User Data | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
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Outgoing FCC Chairman: Net Neutrality’s Not Dead

Outgoing FCC Chairman: Net Neutrality’s Not Dead | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Republicans are set to take over the FCC. But the outgoing chairman says there's still time to save net neutrality.
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