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Internet freedom on the decline around the world - Radio Australia

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Internet freedom on the decline around the world
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A new US-based report finds internet freedom across the world is on the decline as some governments push through new laws to control web content and boost surveillance.
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Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too
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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Trump’s FCC May Let ISPs Sell Your Private Data Without Your Consent

Trump’s FCC May Let ISPs Sell Your Private Data Without Your Consent | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
ISPs like Comcast and AT&T want Republicans to roll back FCC “opt-in” data privacy protections.
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Should we demand payment for using our personal data with or without our consent? Does anyone remember signing up to have AT&T , Verizon or Comcast for the purpose of paying them to profit off your search and personal data for free to them? ...It’s not free to us...We paid them for something and I don't think that was what we paid for! IF we sold them our data to sell to someone else we should get paid for something not be paying them to sell something we personally created and collect nothing for what is our own.

Those who take something without your consent are stealing and those that sell it are fencing the goods and those that set up that arrangements to enable the sale of stolen goods are fencers of stolen goods or information….Which it appears Congress last week decided to fence our stolen intellectual property or pimp it out to have these rich sugar daddy donors pay to keep OFFICAILS loyal to that money they all plan to make selling us out!

Are our searches our intellectual property just like some one’s film or artwork or writing? We did create these with our time through a tool we paid to use. Does a journal and pencil making company own the rights to everything written? Or does the post office own it since it delivered the mail? Does AT&T own every conversation ever carried over its’ wires and own the right the right to sell those conversations however they chose? They should sell only AT&T’s searches the ones that company runs on any given day…not ours. The personal searches of the president of AT&T and the board members are the property of that company not my personal search …I don’t work for them… they work for me last I checked. My name is on their payment check and not the other way around. I don't remember them asking me if I wanted to sell that information or how much they must pay me for it on royalties for each use. Who owns our personal data and search history? IF THEY THINK THEY DO OR IF CONGRESS THINKS IT’S THEIR PROPETY TO SELLOUT WE NEED TO FIRE BOTH OUR OFFICALS AND OUR INTERNET SERVICES! They truly don’t understand their job descriptions!

This article sums the treat up and Trump's congress just did do this to us for their telecom industry donors AT&T is the corporate chair of ALEC in 5 states (including Mississippi) and they plan to get what they want from the GOP officials that are their members and they get elected to push their business desires...So in the last week GOP controlled congress voted to sell your privacy for the lobby bill mill ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) millionaire/ billionaire membership club, where ALEC allows officials to join on the cheap but everyone else and corporations pay 5,000 or more for annual membership and access to those officials ..In The last 5 days thy gifted our privacy to these greedy companies that know for sure most of us paying them for service do not which to have this information sold without tour consent and perhaps paying us for the use if we do share such information. Now we must opt out to save privacy...or you could simply not do any searches and stay off line or drop the internet altogether. Call and write every congressman that supported this and tell them they are fired! These companies plan to sell our private data and we pay them for service to be connected to access what we choose on the internet...Should we not demand payment for using our personal data with or without our consent?
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Could GCHQ have spied on Donald Trump?

Could GCHQ have spied on Donald Trump? | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Britain's intelligence agency and the US Government have been the focus on an international drama following claims that GCHQ spied on Donald Trump on him on behalf of Barack Obama.
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What is fake news? Its origins and how it grew in 2016

What is fake news? Its origins and how it grew in 2016 | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
It was at Donald Trump’s first press conference as President-elect when the term "fake news" broke out of media discussions and into the mainstream.
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12 Amazing Google Photos Features You Didn’t Know About

12 Amazing Google Photos Features You Didn’t Know About | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

Google Photos has grown into an awesome service. From automatically backing up your phone’s pictures to letting you easily share your photos, there’s a lot to love for anyone who works with photos.


However, you might have missed some of Google Photos’ lesser-known functionality. Once you’ve set up free unlimited storage at high quality, check out some of these deeper features....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, March 27, 2:44 PM

Explore Google Photos forgotten features.

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How to Create a Twitter Moment: A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Create a Twitter Moment: A Step-by-Step Guide | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

When more than 9,000 tweets are published per second, it can be hard to find great content on the platform. So in 2015, Twitter rolled out Twitter Moments -- curated tweets revolving around a single topic or story, all in one place.

Initially, only Twitter and its editorial partners, such as BuzzFeed and The New York Times, could curate Moments. Last year, however, Twitter opened up Moments for all Twitter users. Now, all content creators on the platform can compile groups of tweets. Whether it’s about an event, a campaign, or a pop culture moment, marketers can take advantage of this feature and potentially get discovered by new followers.

In this blog post, we’ll dive into the 411 on Twitter Moments, how to create them, and how brands can use them....


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Really useful guide and tips for creating Twitter moments.

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How ISPs can sell your Web history—and how to stop them

How ISPs can sell your Web history—and how to stop them | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
How the Senate's vote to kill privacy rules affects you.
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The Senate voted to sell all of privacy last week. Did you notice it over the Trump circus? Your internet provider can now let all your personal searches be sold unless you opt out. Kiss a GOP senator thank you for that. It was a gift to some of their biggest donors. Here you can learn more about how to protect your family and how they undid the will of 4 million that contacted the FCC to hold our privacy best under our own control. If the ISPs want to be ad agencies maybe they should not pretend to provide us often poorly delivered and over priced poor services as carriers and get into advertising full time. Google and search engines should also be held to higher privacy standards not allow our ISPs to lower theirs.
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Our Guide Helps Travelers Protect their Privacy at the Border

Our Guide Helps Travelers Protect their Privacy at the Border | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
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Notice also that EFF is expanding and hiring more citizen watchdogs to help keep all of us all over the globe aware of critical situations that threaten our voice, access to information and content, privacy and ownership of intellectual property. If you have the right skills and passion pease check out the openings and apply. It is too bad we can at this time not count on elected officials to give us a truthful account of what is really happening that matters and affects our daily lives. Only then we may stand with them to look out for our best interest with the commitment and understanding. Only those fully aware of situations can find best solutions.
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INFOGRAPHIC: Here’s How Google Tracks You - and What You Can Do About It

INFOGRAPHIC: Here’s How Google Tracks You - and What You Can Do About It | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Just about anyone who's online is in some way interacting with a Google product. Here's how Google tracks you -- and what you can do about it.

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Infografika na temat google.

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An excellent reminder
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The Resistance Must Be Digitized | Jose Torres & Malkia Cyril | FreePress.net

The Resistance Must Be Digitized | Jose Torres & Malkia Cyril | FreePress.net | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

From the women’s marches that took place across the country and around the world to the mass protests against the Muslim ban and immigration raids, people are resisting the neo-fascist agenda President Trump is unleashing on our nation.

A primary reason why millions have been able to mobilize so quickly is because they have the ability to use the open internet to communicate to the masses and organize a resistance.

That’s why protecting the Net Neutrality rules that keep the internet open is more critical than ever. As authoritarianism rises, digital free speech can ensure our opposition to authoritarianism also rises.

But unfettered access to an open internet, and our ability to flex our digital muscles to advocate for the health and well being of our communities, could soon come to an end.

In January, Trump appointed Ajit Pai as the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. In so doing he found someone who shares his disdain for popular democracy, privacy rights, the truth and the poor. And it appears his disdain also extends to the press.


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Please read this and become an activist for this cause even if you have never called a representative in your life or shared a serious activist posting ... If we lose this internet war after winning so many battles with millions of voices speaking out then our voices may be silenced on all the many different causes and interactions we need to address in all our communities and our global community ... Without the open internet and web the old model of pay to be heard will creep into the internet just like it has in every other media source in history. Try to get your personal events or community's matters addressed on prime tv or even your local paper and the company owners decide if the news will go out and your connections will be made. Join in winning this one for society and a better future!
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How to remove all old posts from your Facebook Timeline

How to remove all old posts from your Facebook Timeline | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Your Facebook timeline might be full of old posts that you want to get rid of. This is how you can do it without breaking a sweat.
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Want to make some old Facebook post friends only rather than private? Here is a link to show how.
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From cyber crime to cyber security

Former hacker Solomon Gilbert talks about why he turned his back on cyber crime and now runs his own cyber security business.
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New FCC chairman Ajit Pai wants to kill net neutrality

New FCC chairman Ajit Pai wants to kill net neutrality | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
The FCC's new chairman Ajit Pai is keener on favoring internet service providers' interests over those of consumers. Net neutrality's days are numbered.
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The Fight Over Email Privacy Moves to the Senate

The Fight Over Email Privacy Moves to the Senate | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
The House passed the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 387) yesterday, bringing us one step closer to requiring a warrant before law enforcement can access private communications and documents stored online with companies such as Google, Facebook, and Dropbox. But the fight is just beginning. We’ve long called for pro-privacy reforms to the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), the outdated law that provides little protection for “cloud” content stored by third-party service providers. H.R. 387 would codify the Sixth Circuit’s ruling in U.S. v.
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Meet Evan Spiegel, the 26-year-old Snapchat boss who made $5bn today

Meet Evan Spiegel, the 26-year-old Snapchat boss who made $5bn today | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Evan Spiegel is not an average tech billionaire.
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Facebook bans companies from using its data for surveillance 

Facebook bans companies from using its data for surveillance  | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Facebook has blocked companies from using information posted to its social networks for surveillance purposes.
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Hollywood needs a free and open Internet. So why isn't it fighting for it? | Art Brodsky Op-Ed | LATimes.com

Hollywood needs a free and open Internet. So why isn't it fighting for it? | Art Brodsky Op-Ed | LATimes.com | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

The major entertainment companies are putting a lot of money into luring cord cutters — millennials and others who want to ditch their cable companies — to new subscription streaming services that allow viewers to watch their favorite TV shows and movies directly over the Internet. The same industry that once blamed the Internet for stealing content now wants to use it to sell directly to consumers.

CBS All Access service is one example. Others are Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu, MLB (Major League Baseball), HBO Now and Showtime. Fandango, the movie ticket-selling service, even waded into streaming a year ago with Fandango Now. According to one estimate, the streaming market — known as OTT, for “over the top” — will be worth $30 billion in four years, up from $10.7 billion in 2016.

It’s too bad that the Trump administration’s Federal Communications Commission is pursuing policies that could seriously harm these innovative efforts, just as the streaming business is getting going. And it’s really too bad that some in the media industry aren’t taking the threats seriously enough.

The assault will come in the form of telecommunications regulation. Trump’s newly appointed FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, has made it clear he wants to eliminate rules that establish net neutrality.


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The Impact of the Internet on Society: A Global Perspective - OpenMind

The Impact of the Internet on Society: A Global Perspective - OpenMind | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Internet is the crucial technology of the information age. This global network of computer networks creates a multimodal and interactive communication.

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Optimizing content | Tom Fishburne

Optimizing content | Tom Fishburne | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

From these chaotic beginnings, search engine optimization matured and evolved as search engines became more sophisticated to screen out this kind of overt manipulation. Google makes at least 600 changes to its algorithms each year in an attempt to surface and prioritize the most useful information.

And yet the last few years of content marketing have had a similar dynamic at times. Some content gets published purely for search engine optimization. When every content marketer follows the same SEO checklists, all content can start to look the same.

It will be interesting to see the impact of the latest search engine advance. In 2015, Google announced RankBrain, an algorithm learning AI system, that is designed to think more like a human in ranking sites. It’s already the third top ranking signal....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, March 27, 3:28 PM

Tom Fishburne always cuts straight to the heart of an issue with his Marketoons. 

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School bus driver to be arraigned in crash that killed 6 kids

School bus driver to be arraigned in crash that killed 6 kids | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Tennessee school bus driver faces various charges, including six counts of vehicular homicide.
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The price of communicating while driving can be too high for others as well as yourself. Here is a lesson for all of us to put the devices off while other matters need our undivided attention.
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The Death of WiFI Hotspots? | Doug Dawson | POTs and PANs

The Death of WiFI Hotspots? | Doug Dawson | POTs and PANs | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

I’ve been thinking about the new unlimited data plans and wondering what impact they will have on public WiFi. As I wrote in a recent blog, none of the plans from the major cellular carriers are truly unlimited. But they have enough data available that somebody who isn’t trying to use one of these plans for a home landline connection will now have a lot more data available than ever before.

The plans from the big four carriers have soft monthly download caps of 22 Gigabytes or higher, at which point they throttle to slower speeds. But 22 to 30 GB is a huge cap for anybody that’s been living with caps under 5 GB or sharing family plans at 10 GB. And to go along with these bigger caps, the cellular companies are also now offering zero-rated video that customers can watch without touching the data caps. That combination is going to let cellphone users use a mountain of data during a month.

So I wonder how many people who buy these plans will bother to log onto WiFi in coffee shops, airports and hotels any longer?


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Why the "last mile problem" is a national problem | Fred Pilot | EldoTelecom.com

Why the "last mile problem" is a national problem | Fred Pilot | EldoTelecom.com | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

In the United States, telecommunications infrastructure deficiencies tend to be defined as a local or "last mile" problem. Residents of homes, businesses and government buildings have orders for services refused by providers because no infrastructure exists to deliver them. Or the cost of service is exorbitant, offering very poor value.

Since the problem typically manifests in a specific neighborhood or at a particular address, it's naturally seen as local problem. Particularly when premises just down the road, around the block or elsewhere in the neighborhood are offered service, a broader selection of services or service at considerably higher value.


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Is Longer Really Better? How Focused and Comprehensive Content Ranks Better

Is Longer Really Better? How Focused and Comprehensive Content Ranks Better | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

Is longer really better? Is it worth it? Are you wasting your time?


Then, I’m going to give you a surefire formula for not wasting your time when you write articles — a powerful method that will make your articles rank on top.


This article isn’t for the faint of heart. It wasn’t easy to write, wand it might not be easy to read.


But if you’re ready to stop wasting time, start ranking high, and move your content marketing method to the next level, read on....


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Neil Patel shows why and how longer content delivers results.

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donhornsby's curator insight, March 17, 10:19 AM
In summary, there is no law that says your content must be a certain length in order to rank higher. A lot of content marketers spend a plenty of time creating content. And that’s good! But is length the only thing we should be targeting when we create this content? No. The data suggests that your content needs to have three characteristics: The content should be deep. The content should have comprehensive coverage. The content should be focused on the topic (keyword) you want to rank for. When you create content with those three characteristics, you might find yourself writing a 4,000-word article. Or it might be 1,000. Either way, it’s going to be good.
 
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it is really good
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The Internet as Weapon

The Internet as Weapon | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
One of the most striking and enduring dichotomies in the conceptualization of electronic communication networks is summed up in the phrase "the Internet as weapon." With each passing day, it seems that the strident divergence plays in the press -- the latest being Tim's lament about his "web" vision being somehow perverted. The irony is that the three challenges he identified would have been better met if he had instead pursued a career at the Little Theatre of Geneva and let SGML proceed to be implemented on OSI internets rather than refactoring it as HTML to run on DARPA internets.
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Saving the Web: Ethics & Challenges of Preserving the Internet (afternoon)

Preserving the contents of the internet is an increasingly vital activity. The web today is an ubiquitous global information system, and yet significan
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Trump pick for FCC chairman a threat to net neutrality

Trump pick for FCC chairman a threat to net neutrality | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Removing net neutrality would make it much more difficult for musicians to connect with fans and distribute their music by tilting the playing field to the largest companies.
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