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Learning to Love the WTO: How Trade Policy Can Save Open Internet - and Bridge the Digital Divide

Learning to Love the WTO: How Trade Policy Can Save Open Internet - and Bridge the Digital Divide | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
From the dawn of the mainstream commercial Internet in the late 1990s until quite recently, the world trade and Internet communities have been almost entirely disconnected from one another.
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There are some worth reading content here. The idea that the open internet will hold even if we do not establish net neutrality as the LAW of the internet with punishment in place for those that break the neutrality LAW is idealistic and quaint.

 

This is  most likely a deliberate attempt to take the public eye off the real prize of public and user control of the internet with a trust your trust worthy business leaders, power mongers, media moguls, ISPs and content providers to look after our interest as individuals and citizens  more than their own bottom line myth. What do you think?

 

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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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Snowden implores hackers to focus on protecting users' rights

Snowden implores hackers to focus on protecting users' rights | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
The NSA whistleblower has criticised the focus on encryption as being a good start, but not going far enough in helping users Continue reading...
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RebelMouse relaunches as a full-fledged publishing platform that's tuned for viral content

RebelMouse relaunches as a full-fledged publishing platform that's tuned for viral content | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

compnaRebelMouse, the social-aggregation platform founded by Paul Berry — the former chief technology officer at Huffington Post — is relaunching as a full-fledged publishing system designed for media companies who want to control the social ecosystem around their content

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This is a really interesting article that gets you thinking about how to get what you say and develop to go viral. It is a report from a

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Net Neutrality Faces Backlash!

Thom Hartmann discusses net neutrality with James Gattuso, Senior Research Fellow-Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, Heritage Foundation Website: www.heritage.org If you liked this...
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FCC Deluged With More Than 1 Million Comments About Net Neutrality - TheWrap

FCC Deluged With More Than 1 Million Comments About Net Neutrality - TheWrap | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
TheWrap FCC Deluged With More Than 1 Million Comments About Net Neutrality TheWrap It urged the FCC to ban service providers from favoring one company's content over another or from charging content providers extra to access a “fast lane” to...
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More than a million tell the FCC to not use Wheeler's idea of neutrality that allows fast lanes for big payers and leaves everyone else in the slow lane.

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Why Net Neutrality Matters to You (And What You Can Do to Protect It)

The debate, now explained with jokes!
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Do it! Call, Fax Email or even Snail mail if you miss today's deadline for public comments or get the net they describe here on this video. Public Comments due Jul. 15th Think it can't happen? Why did it happen to every other major communication system in history? Actually most system started strongest at the top and came down to the public to a certain degree then were bought up by the wealthy few. But always it was mainly the messages the wealthy few want people to hear.

 

The wealthy few wouldn't touch the net at first. It was Kick started with the federal government tax dollars and moved ahead by curious young people and eventually the public. Now that we have all raised it to what it is today the wealthy few wish to take it for their own to get back control over the message people see and hear. Don't let it happen! We can stop it! We keep having to stop it so we now need a law or Internet Bill of Rights as Tim Berners-Lee describes to keep Internet access equal and rewarding and useful to all people. That is the way he designed the WEB to be. Join the fight for the Internet and you can stay posted and be the first to know what is going on and what we need to do. No cost to do this but your effort. 

 

 

Whether you are on the left, right or middle we will not be having these crossover conversations or even connecting ones without the open WEB we have had…. Media matters! Please help by speaking out and spreading the word!

 

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Time is running out to speak up about Internet 'toll lanes' - Houma Courier

Time is running out to speak up about Internet 'toll lanes' - Houma Courier | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Stuff.co.nz Time is running out to speak up about Internet 'toll lanes' Houma Courier The Federal Communications Commission is about to allow Internet providers to charge tolls for speedy access unless we raise our voices to get the agency to...
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The deadline is July 15th…please speak up about this.

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What on Earth Is Going On at the FCC? A Guide to the Proposed Net Neutrality Rules

What on Earth Is Going On at the FCC? A Guide to the Proposed Net Neutrality Rules | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
The main battlefield for the net neutrality fight right now is at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in a “rulemaking” underway this summer, which asks for public comment about a new set of proposed rules that the FCC claims will protect the open Internet.
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Researchers asked 1,400 experts to describe the biggest threats to ...

Researchers asked 1,400 experts to describe the biggest threats to ... | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Speaking of control, several experts also noted that more corporate control over the Internet could also choke off the free flow of information. Many expressed support for network neutrality — the idea that all content on the ...
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Deep-sea streaming: 500-mile NEPTUNE cabling brings Internet to the ocean floor - Ars Technica

Deep-sea streaming: 500-mile NEPTUNE cabling brings Internet to the ocean floor - Ars Technica | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Ars Technica Deep-sea streaming: 500-mile NEPTUNE cabling brings Internet to the ocean floor Ars Technica University of Washington Oceanography Professor John Delaney first proposed the idea for NEPTUNE in the mid-1990s, sensing the Internet's...
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Trains to get free high-speed internet at cost of £90m

Trains to get free high-speed internet at cost of £90m | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Commuters into London from Brighton, Kent and Portsmouth as well as services into Manchester and Leeds likely to benefit (Trains to get free high-speed internet at cost of £90m http://t.co/zEiZ93b4JQ)...
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Russian lawmakers pass new bill restricting Internet

Russian lawmakers pass new bill restricting Internet | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Russia's parliament passed a bill on Friday requiring Internet companies to store Russians' personal data inside the country in an apparent move to pressure sites such as Facebook and Twitter into handing over user information.
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The World Wide Web Foundation and over 100 organisations unite to sign statement of concern on secret mass surveillance

The World Wide Web Foundation and over 100 organisations unite to sign statement of concern on secret mass surveillance | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Over 100 Civil Society Organisations from across the world, together with individual leaders and thinkers including Aruna Roy and Sir Tim Berners-Lee, have expr
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The groups are calling on Open Government Partnership (OGP) member governments to include specific commitments in their OGP Action Plans to overhaul privacy laws, protect whistleblowers, and increase transparency on surveillance mechanisms as well as the export of surveillance technology.

The statement has been co-ordinated by the World Wide Web Foundation and Access Info Europe, and has been has been sent to the Steering Committee of the OGP. Signatories include Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Aruna Roy, Oxfam International, the Global Network Initiative and Privacy International.

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Tell Black members of Congress: stop attacking Internet freedom

Tell Black members of Congress: stop attacking Internet freedom | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Ten members of the Congressional Black Caucus recently signed a letter attacking net neutrality. Having taken thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from the telecom industry, these members are doing the bidding of big phone and cable companies at the expense of our free and open Internet. We need to hold these representatives accountable, and make sure the FCC and other members of Congress know they don’t speak for Black people on this issue.

Join us in calling out the Black members of Congress doing big telecom’s dirty work and demanding they protect the open Internet.
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Let these people know we will not let them sell us out! They don't speak for any color of people on this issue. Black, blue, white, red ,yellow, rainbow or polka dot. You don't have to be black to sign off on this or to even join the color of change…The color of change is in multi-colored.

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Wanted: hackers to help the EFF make Wi-Fi routers more secure

Wanted: hackers to help the EFF make Wi-Fi routers more secure | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Digital rights organisation launches Open Wireless Router software and encourages developers to test, develop and improve it Continue reading...
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The Surprisingly Savvy Weird Al Internet Machine - The Atlantic

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Like Leno's couch, some stops have become obligatory on the Internet publicity tour.
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Sympathy for the Devil: Comcast on Net Neutrality

Sympathy for the Devil: Comcast on Net Neutrality | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
We try (our hardest) to view the debate from the ISPs' perspective. (Sympathy for the devil: Comcast on net neutrality http://t.co/T7HqM7P9AO)
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Here is an attempt to see neutrality from the industry point of view.

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Mesh networking - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mesh networking

A mesh network is a network topology in which each node (called a mesh node) relays data for the network. All nodes cooperate in the distribution of data in the network. A mesh network can be designed using a flooding technique or a routing technique.

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Creative minds are looking for ways to leave our ISPs out of the loop if the FCC lets them get greedy this month and approves this fake Neutrality Plan.  The good news would be the idea that if the FCC doesn't declare the internet a common carrier then they would have no authority to stop these type of ideas either. Nor would the FTC because this would be the opposite of a monopoly and anti-trust. 

 

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In rural CataloniaGuifi.net was developed in 2004 as a response to the lack of broadband internet, where commercial internet providers weren't providing a connection or a very poor one. Nowadays with more than 30,000 nodes it is only halfway a fully connected network, but following a peer to peer agreement it remained an open, free and neutral network with extensive redundancy.


Zigbee digital radios are incorporated into some consumer appliances, including battery-powered appliances. Zigbee radios spontaneously organize a mesh network, using AODV routing; transmission and reception are synchronized. This means the radios can be off much of the time, and thus conserve power.


Building a Rural Wireless Mesh Network: A DIY Guide (PDF)

In early 2007, the US-based firm Meraki launched a mini wireless mesh router.[4] This is an example of a wireless mesh network (on a claimed speed of up to 50 megabits per second). The 802.11 radio within the Meraki Mini has been optimized for long-distance communication, providing coverage over 250 metres.

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The Pirate Bay founders are building a P2P internet | KitGuru

The Pirate Bay founders are building a P2P internet | KitGuru | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
The Pirate Bay has been shaking up the internet for over a decade at this point, first by helping popularise torrents, then by its founders continually fighting
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Sailing into very new waters in 2014

It works by “sharing all of a site’s indexed data as P2P downloadable packages, that are then browsed/rendered locally,” said a Pirate Bay insider to TorrentFreak. “It’s basically a browser-like app that uses webkit to render pages, BitTorrent to download the content while storing everything locally.”

Granted, this will mean you’ll need to store entire sites (at least some of them) permanently, as whether you access them or not, if others want to, you’ll need to serve that data to them. This would be fine for most, but for some sites with masses of video content, a clever system would need to be implemented so we don’t all fill our storage drives caching 0.0001 per cent of Youtube’s video library.

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The Commons As a Fount of Hope By Richard Swift | Investigating ...

The Commons As a Fount of Hope By Richard Swift | Investigating ... | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

[2] She believes that: “we live in a web of social relations infused with norms and values; we are intrinsically co-operative and as a result collective action is possible and may lead to sustainable and equitable governance practices.

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This explores what a commons is and how it can be best developed.

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Pew study: biggest threats to internet in next 20 years are ...

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Speaking of control, several experts also noted that more corporate control over the Internet could also choke off the free flow of information. ...
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Why 2014 could be the year we lose the Internet - Salon

Why 2014 could be the year we lose the Internet - Salon | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Salon Why 2014 could be the year we lose the Internet Salon So far, 2014 has been nothing but grim for the principle known as “net neutrality” — the idea that the suppliers of Internet bandwidth should not give preferential access (so-called fast...
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Internet Censorship Explodes - Google Receives 250,000 "Removal" Requests | Zero Hedge

"He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past" - From George Orwell’s 1984.
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NSA data sweep intercepted conversations of ordinary internet users

NSA data sweep intercepted conversations of ordinary internet users | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
When the U.S. National Security Agency intercepted the online accounts of legally targeted foreigners over a four-year period it also collected the conversations of nine times as many ordinary internet users, both Americans and non-Americans,...
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Rich countries pay zombie fishing boats $5 billion a year to plunder the seas

Rich countries pay zombie fishing boats $5 billion a year to plunder the seas | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
The industrial fleet that now drags the high seas for fish has a combined engine power 10 times stronger than it did in 1950. Its nets are so huge that they're sometimes big enough to hold 12 jumbo jets. And it is largely thanks to this all-out assault on high-seas fishing stocks that two-thirds of those stocks (paywall) are at the brink...
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The Plan To Take Our Democracy Back

The Plan To Take Our Democracy Back | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Here is the plan to take our Democracy Back by 2016 - but it needs your action NOW.
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The MaydayPAC is an independent political action committee (“superPAC”) that aims to elect a Congress committed to fundamental reform in the way political campaigns are funded by 2016. The PAC will operate in both the 2014 and 2016 election cycles. In 2014, it will pilot the idea of a superPAC pressing for fundamental reform, by running independent campaigns in 5 districts across the country. If successful, the PAC will organize a much larger intervention in 2016, with the objective of electing a majority of Congress that has either cosponsored, or pledged to support, fundamental reform of the way elections are funded.

This document is meant for those who are considering investing in this PAC. The only possible return from our success is a representative democracy that is more representative. For some of our potential investors, that would mean a democracy less representative of them. But we believe that for at least some of these potential investors, that personal sacrifice is consistent with their own conception of the public good. For them, the sacrifice is nothing as compared with a fireman or soldier. But for all of us, it would be an enormous contribution to our democracy.

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Campaigns for the United States Congress are privately funded in America. Eighty- five percent of that funding comes from large contributions. Candidates and political parties target the especially large contributors in their fundraising efforts. But the number of such contributors is tiny: No more than .05% of the American population gives even the maximum amount to one candidate for Congress. The number giving $10,000 or more is less than .01%.

This concentration gives the funders of political campaigns enormous power, either directly (as direct contributors) or indirectly (through the funding secured by lobbyists and other intermediaries). As Members of Congress become dependent upon these funders — spending anywhere between 30% and 70% of their time raising money — the influence of these funders grows

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