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.
The Westside Story NSA and Security agencies worried over Apple iPhone 6 encryption The Westside Story Apple promised not to keep any data or keys that can unlock the user's device, and has claimed that even the company itself cannot decrypt it.
Blog post at Brilliant or Insane : If you just tuned in to the net neutrality debate, you might be asking yourself this question: “What is net neutrality and why should [..] (Net Neutrality: Why it matters to You http://t.co/xy4Z8plrbf)...
As federal regulators decide whether to extend Net neutrality rules to wireless carriers, they are looking at new, inexpensive "zero rating" plans that offer users access to certain Web-based applications without running up their data totals.
Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:
Great article! This wireless lines were left out of net neutrality controls and put on the honor system to it turns out "Rig" the internet so it limits the access of those that can't afford full internet to the deals the ISP has decided on for them. They can't have low income people well informed for the money they charge them. For most around the globe the phone is their only connection to the internet as well a communication device..I'm also not sure what overseas plans he is talking about. We have been able to get unlimited for about $30 a month in the countries we have been traveling around and that was without having a contract.
"Zero-rating Facebook is a Band-Aid, not a solution. Underserved communities should not have to settle for access to Facebook, if they need—and can get—access to the full Internet," Ms. van Schewick said via email.
Evening Standard Tim Berners-Lee: Some people will always try to control the internet. We have ... Evening Standard So what does he see as the biggest single threat to the free internet today?
Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:
Berners-Lee is modest and even rather shy. The internet, he is the first to point out, had been around for 20 years before he jiggled around with it. His “big idea” was to create a common language that would open hyperlinks between all the various networks. The codes he created back in 1989 (including HTML and HTTP) still form the architecture of the web today. Even more crucial, however, was the spirit in which he created it. As he tweeted during the Olympics opening ceremony: “This is for everyone.” Time has shown him, however, that the free internet cannot be taken for granted.
Read the letter from News Corps Robert Thomson to the EU about GoogleGoogle has hit back at News Corps claim that it is a platform for piracy, arguing that it does more than almost any other company to fight illegal online activity.
CNBC Putin wants to control Russian web access: Reports CNBC Perhaps that explains why Russia watchers aren't surprised by the latest reported information-control experiment from the Russian president, who is said to want to control Russia's access...
New Decree Prohibits Online Criticism of Lao Government Policies Radio Free Asia Observers say that while the decree may seek to control the use of the Internet, there is likely to be no immediate effect on usage as the government lacks experienced...
I assume that I am not alone in noticing that there are an ever-decreasing number of sources who take the time to create original content, and which take responsible and informed positions on important topics.
Tech Times Shellshock bug exploited by hackers to Bash vulnerable Linux and Mac systems Tech Times In fact, a group of attackers are already using Shellshock to command infected devices to scan networked computers or flood them with traffic attacks...
Computerworld Why the Internet of Things may never happen (Part 2) Computerworld Helping the revolution along is the emergence of extremely low-powered wireless radios, Bluetooth LE technology, the new Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) -- because...
The Web We Want festival runs from this weekend in London. With education at the festival's core, the organizers -- including web inventor Tim Berners-Lee -- want to create a movement that's as broad-based as environmentalism.
Dallas Morning News (blog) Under short-term spending bill, Texas can continue Internet access taxes Dallas Morning News (blog) “I am committed to keeping Internet access largely unencumbered by taxes and government control.” In Austin, state...