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Forget 4G, 2013 could be Wifi's year - Telegraph

Forget 4G, 2013 could be Wifi's year - Telegraph | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
With all the hype around the rollout of 4G mobile broadband, it’s easy to forget that 2012 was a big year for public Wifi access, writes Christopher Williams.
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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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Why General Motors is Wading Into the Net Neutrality Debate - Nextgov

Why General Motors is Wading Into the Net Neutrality Debate - Nextgov | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
The car company is warning the FCC not to expand regulation of wireless Internet.
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The only reason to oppose open consumer choice of clicks to links (otherwise known as net neutrality) is to allow GM and ISPs to over ride our personal selection of links and services in favor of those they have cut deals with to benefit their own interest. Call GM and tell them to take a hike and we won't bail GM out next time  if it  thinks it can undermine our choice about who we connect with. Yes! Demand mobile devices receive  equal protection for neutrality and open equal access. GM has it wrong and is working against our interest!

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Why Silicon Valley Giants Want Washington to Regulate the Wireless Internet

Why Silicon Valley Giants Want Washington to Regulate the Wireless Internet | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
The Internet Association argues that the FCC's net neutrality rules should apply to both wireless and wired Internet
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Yes! It is "Likely to inspire strong opposition" from ISPs and Republicans and some wayward  Democrats that get loads of money form these ISPs. The whole debate needs to inspire far more citizen outrage as ISPs attempt to manipulate the internet to line their pockets even more as they empty everyone else's pocket and seek control the public message and content.....If ISPs are not our common telephone carriers anymore then end their license to be telephones operators. That would make it fair and certainly interesting.  Please contact Representatives, the White House and the FCC Republicans and let them know we want the neutrality that made the WEB the power house it is protected by LAW! 

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Wireless Internet wasn’t included in the FCC’s 2010 Open Internet rules after federal officials determined that wireless networks should be given a regulatory break because they were both more novel and more prone to congestion than wired service. Later that year Google and Verizon (VZ) proposed Internet rules that made the same distinction.

The idea was that wireless Internet providers could experiment more freely, and that has started to happen. Earlier this year AT&T announced a sponsored data plan where content companies could pay for better access to customers, and last month T-Mobile (TMUS) said it wouldn’t count activity on some music services against customers’ data plans. These actions wouldn’t have been allowed under the old rules if wired Internet providers tried to do the same thing (although anything goes at the moment, as the FCC tries to come up with new rules).

The Internet Association wants the government to cut off such experiments in its new net neutrality rules. The FCC “should apply uniform non-discrimination, no-blocking, and transparency rules to wireline and wireless Internet access providers,” the group wrote in its letter. “There is no further reason to differentiate between the two platforms in applying the rules.”

This would be a significant expansion of net neutrality rules, especially given how much Internet activity is shifting from PCs to mobile phones. It’s likely to inspire some strong opposition. The Republican members of the FCC are opposed to any net neutrality rules, so they would surely oppose extending them into the wireless realm.

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The state wants to spy on us but is it up to the job?

The state wants to spy on us but is it up to the job? | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
In the wake of the Snowden affair, finding a balance between national security and our right to privacy raises questions not only of trust but competence and value for moneyEdward Snowden on GCHQ, Facebook and his new life in Moscow video Continue...
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How Microsoft Appointed Itself Sheriff of the Internet - Wired

How Microsoft Appointed Itself Sheriff of the Internet - Wired | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
It was 7 o’clock in the morning when the knocking on Dan Durrer’s front door woke him up. His dog started barking, and Durrer thought he was getting an early morning package. But when he opened the door, he wasn’t greeted by the FedEx man.
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Very Interesting ....Here is a peak:


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Microsoft’s court maneuvering had played out in secret. Durrer’s company didn’t have the chance to argue its case in court. By the time Durrer was served with court papers on that June day, Microsoft had seized control of the company’s services and ejected the hackers using them, while also locking out all the legitimate users. Durrer eventually regained control of his company, but only after it had been offline for days. Because many of his customers are on annual contracts, he still isn’t sure how much the outage will cost him.

Boscovich and Microsoft have executed the same basic maneuver a dozen times over the past six years. The end-game is always the same: Microsoft wants to stop criminal activity and clean up infected systems. The company has derailed some pretty sleazy operations, but that’s not the case with No-IP, a healthy business with a wide range of customers.

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Technology | Academics | Policy - Tim Wu Discusses the Recent Net Neutrality Ruling

Technology | Academics | Policy - Tim Wu Discusses the Recent Net Neutrality Ruling | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Columbia University law professor Tim Wu shares his thoughts about the recent U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that struck down the FCC’s net neutrality rules.
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This article is older but does a great job of diving into some facts.

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GM Sides With US Wireless Carriers in Net Neutrality Fight

GM Sides With US Wireless Carriers in Net Neutrality Fight | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
GM's Harry Lightsey III in a letter urged the US FCC to "retain the critical distinction" among rules for fixed and mobile Internet traffic.
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Is anyone surprised by this ISP self serving idea?

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These Are the Emails Snowden Sent to First Introduce His Epic NSA Leaks | WIRED

These Are the Emails Snowden Sent to First Introduce His Epic NSA Leaks | WIRED | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Edward Snowden's first emails as Citzenfour to Laura Poitras are a piece of history in themselves. With Poitras' permission, WIRED reveals excerpts.
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Happy 20th anniversary to Dave Winer inventor of the blog

Happy 20th anniversary to Dave Winer inventor of the blog | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
When the history of the internet is written, software visionary Dave Winer will be right up there with Tim Berners-Lee Continue reading...
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Netflix spends $150 million on content recommendations every year

Netflix spends $150 million on content recommendations every year | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
French regulators wanted to check Netflix's recommendation algorithms for any possible U.S. bias -- but the company's Chief Product Officer actually believes that algorithms can help democratize culture.
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UPS tries to the ease the hassle of online deliveries - InternetRetailer.com

UPS tries to the ease the hassle of online deliveries - InternetRetailer.com | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Internet Retailer - Technology/Fulfillment/Delivery - UPS tries to the ease the hassle of online deliveries
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How to save local journalism (and democracy) with a new funding initiative

How to save local journalism (and democracy) with a new funding initiative | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
It is hardly a secret that local newspapers are in crisis. I have written about it endlessly.
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US spying scandal will 'break the Internet,' says Google's Schmidt - CNET

US spying scandal will 'break the Internet,' says Google's Schmidt - CNET | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
US government surveillance is destroying the digital economy, a roundtable of execs from Google, Microsoft, Facebook and other tech companies tell Sen. Ron Wyden.
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President Obama makes strongest statement yet for real net neutrality

President Obama makes strongest statement yet for real net neutrality | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
It helps to have the leader of the free world on your side in a fight existential as keeping the internet free and ...
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FCC Filing: “At Least One” ISP Violating Net Neutrality By Blocking Encrypted ... - The Consumerist

FCC Filing: “At Least One” ISP Violating Net Neutrality By Blocking Encrypted ... - The Consumerist | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Broadband and mobile companies are happy to claim that we don't need new rules to protect net neutrality, because even without rules in place, they've never blocked traffic in any harmful way and d...
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Obama, FCC Chairman 'On the Same Page' Regarding Net Neutrality - TheWrap

Obama, FCC Chairman 'On the Same Page' Regarding Net Neutrality - TheWrap | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
"The president and I have always agreed on the importance of an open Internet," Tom Wheeler says
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OK, considering Wheeler's fast lane idea this is not such good news!

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​FBI director wants access to encrypt Apple, Google users’ data, demands law ‘fix’

​FBI director wants access to encrypt Apple, Google users’ data, demands law ‘fix’ | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
The FBI director has slammed Apple and Google for offering their customers encryption technology that protects users’ privacy. “Deeply concerned” James Comey wants to push on Congress to “fix” laws to ensure police can still access private data.
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Yes, Twitter is putting tweets in your timeline from people you don't follow

Yes, Twitter is putting tweets in your timeline from people you don't follow | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
There are times when you might miss out on tweets we think youd enjoy explains social network Continue reading...
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Google's ambitious broadband plans include testing wireless technology, filing shows

Google's ambitious broadband plans include testing wireless technology, filing shows | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Reuters reports that wireless millimeter-wave technology could be part of Google's broadband future. Don't think of it as high-speed, ubiquitous wireless broadband, but rather a cost-saving measure for its Google Fiber infrastructure.
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Zuckerberg in Indonesia for Internet-access push - SFGate

Zuckerberg in Indonesia for Internet-access push - SFGate | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
JAKARTA, Indonesia â€" On his first visit to Facebook-crazy Indonesia, Mark Zuckerberg met the president-elect, spread the word about his company’s global Internet-access initiative and posted a photo of himself at an ancient Buddhist temple.
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Snapchat videos and pictures stored on a third party website posted online

Snapchat videos and pictures stored on a third party website posted online | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Images from up to 200,000 teenagers leaked on to internet after users lured into saving images on Snapsaved.com Continue reading...
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How John Oliver won the Internet - Salon

How John Oliver won the Internet - Salon | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
"Last Week Tonight" has already surpassed other fake news shows of its ilk. Its secret? Long-form journalism
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The DEA Is Using Facebook to Bust Drug Dealers — and Is Now Getting Sued for It

The DEA Is Using Facebook to Bust Drug Dealers — and Is Now Getting Sued for It | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
A New York woman is suing the DEA after they created a fake Facebook account using photos of her, her young son, and her niece.
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".com" up for grabs as US opens Internet registry - BizNews

".com" up for grabs as US opens Internet registry - BizNews | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
As the US steps back from overseeing the group entrusted to essentially run the Internet, ICANN, states and corporations are grabbing for the reins.
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Did Obama just signal that the FCC will preserve net neutrality?

Did Obama just signal that the FCC will preserve net neutrality? | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
The president says he "expects" the commission to keep the pipes democratic.
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FCC's Pai Lines Up Panelists For Net Neutrality Field Hearing - Multichannel News

FCC's Pai Lines Up Panelists For Net Neutrality Field Hearing - Multichannel News | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
FCC's Pai Lines Up Panelists For Net Neutrality Field Hearing Multichannel News FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler just this week wrapped up a series of net neutrality forums at FCC headquarters that were live streamed, which he has pointed out were open to...
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