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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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Copyright Industries Pushing for Search Engine "Voluntary Agreements," Despite Risks to Users

Copyright Industries Pushing for Search Engine "Voluntary Agreements," Despite Risks to Users | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
A Congressional hearing and a glossy new paper published yesterday by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) both underscore a major push by the copyright lobby to establish extra-legal "voluntary agreements" with search engines, similar...
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We cannot take our eyes off these companies 10 minutes without them sneaking around us to get everything in policy their way!

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FCC Struggles to Regulate Interconnection In the Age of Internet Protocol Calling - Bloomberg BNA

FCC Struggles to Regulate Interconnection In the Age of Internet Protocol Calling - Bloomberg BNA | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
FCC Struggles to Regulate Interconnection In the Age of Internet Protocol Calling Bloomberg BNA “ILECs may not be the only providers in most markets, but they still are dominant because of the facilities they control and the large number of...
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Does your money, freedom and privacy matter to you? If those three issues do matter to you then you need to be following everything you can and mulling over these matters. Governments and corporations really don't need to be the ones allowed to be left alone to decide for us on any of these matters. Citizens/consumers/all of us must gain an understanding of what is happening and being decided beyond the spin of ISPs, the NSA and others that gain power and money from us by the rest of us leaving them alone unwatched and undeterred or confronted and challenged. This article contains an interesting look at these critical issues. These Scoop It pages at this link offer  links to even more information and important mass media  watchdog groups..

 

 The internet is "THE ISSUE "of our time because never in history has the global public been in a position to connect with each other and share so much with one another or access so much information to use in decision making. The opportunities are strong for abuse of power and control of the internet and to have all that change for the worst. These negative, but major opportunities to reshape the open internet are huge and could gradually change this amazing communication source into the biggest manipulation and misinformation tool in history if placed unmonitored and too loosely regulated or severely monopolized in the hands of many organization and profiteers. The regulation needs to be kept simple put force enforced and should involve these two top characteristics: Net Neutrality openness need to be the single most important enforced law of the new internet communication system and privacy rights maintained as well. Affordability and public access are the two next major issues the public need to be constantly watching. Companies and businesses that are at risk for dangerous cyber-attacks need to go self-contained and not be on the World Wide Web. The pentagon business and the power and water companies and so forth need a different plan than the web to control critical services they must maintain. Spying on everyone is not acceptable as a way to manage cyber threats to activities that should not be on the World Wide Web because they are too critical.

 

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For the past five years, telecom carriers throughout the United States have been slowly scrapping billions of dollars of network equipment that is still based on an old technology called time division multiplexing, or T.D.M., and replacing it with newer, internet protocol technology--known generally as I.P.--which has proven itself a far cheaper and more efficient means of moving digital information of all kinds, especially phone traffic.

This mass migration is nearing the point where the FCC must decide whether or not to grandfather any “telecommunications” regulations, notably the obligation imposed on carriers to interconnect with each other's networks. The issue has already touched off a fierce battle within tight industry factions, pitting large companies against small companies and leaving the incoming FCC chairman, Tom Wheeler, with no easy path forward.

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Picks for a Net Neutrality Takedown - Barron's

Picks for a Net Neutrality Takedown - Barron's | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Picks for a Net Neutrality Takedown
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This has a limited article access, but the headline alone should make it clear this is an issue to put on the ballets and make Law in congress and not an issue for corporate friendly courts they call “supreme” today.

 

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Study: Net neutrality policies vary in EU countries - PCWorld

Study: Net neutrality policies vary in EU countries - PCWorld | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Study: Net neutrality policies vary in EU countries
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European Union member states have adopted a range of stances on net neutrality, and the E.U.
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Here's a look at the different international  rulings on Net Neutrality shaping up across the EU.

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Internet security: 10 ways to keep your personal data safe from online snoopers

Internet security: 10 ways to keep your personal data safe from online snoopers | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
The internet has changed our lives in countless positive ways, but it has a dark side. Personal privacy has been lost, leaving you at risk from shady individuals, companies and security agencies.
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What's astonishing is how unconcerned many people appear to be about this. Is it because they are unaware of the extent and comprehensiveness of the surveillance? Or is it some weird manifestation of Stockholm syndrome – that strange condition in which prisoners exhibit positive feelings towards their captors? What we've learned above all from the Snowden leaks is that the scale and capability of the NSA surveillance are much greater than anyone imagined

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RE: Plumbing Neutrality (Todd Knarr)

RE: Plumbing Neutrality (Todd Knarr) | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
I think that your example is a demonstration of network non-neutrality and why it's a problem. You can see from your example that you're looking not at the plumbing but at the use it's being put to.
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Here is a very interesting back and forth blog to read over about net neutrality and some other issues about the net.

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Twitter's cast of characters see few limits to profits as IPO aproaches

Twitter's cast of characters see few limits to profits as IPO aproaches | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Having learned lessons from Facebook's public pratfall, founders and investors look set for a stock market payday
The Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey looks likely to add between $300m and $450m to his fortune when the social-media company goes public.
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Interesting article on how the IPO of Twitter will likely differ from that of Facebook.

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Fake Chinese Social Site Offers Glimpse Behind the Great Firewall ...

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New research shows China's online censorship relies on a competitive market where companies vie to offer the best speech-suppressing technology and services.
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Spying and oppression is big business today.

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Gems Mined from the NSA Documents and FISA Court Opinions Released Today

Gems Mined from the NSA Documents and FISA Court Opinions Released Today | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Today, in response to Freedom of Information Act lawsuits, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released hundreds of pages of documents about the NSA telephone call record program.
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Frome EFF facebook page:

 

"We've gone through hundred of pages of the new NSA documents and FISA court opinions released today, and here are some gems we uncovered so far:"

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"Undermining the Very Fabric of the Internet": Bruce Schneier on NSA's Secret ... - Democracy Now

"Undermining the Very Fabric of the Internet": Bruce Schneier on NSA's Secret ... - Democracy Now | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
"Undermining the Very Fabric of the Internet": Bruce Schneier on NSA's Secret ...
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We Need to Take It Back." AMY GOODMAN: Bruce Schneier joins us now via Democracy Now! video stream. ...
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Here Democracy Now looks into this highly important topic. Here is a talk that is relevant to all of us using technology to communicate or find livelihoods. The internet has been a powerful tool for democracy and individual expression, but there is no guarantee that this will always be the case and that the power of the web and the internet will not be abused.

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Report: National Security Agency, British cracked most online encryption ... - Dallas Morning News

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The National Security Agency campus in Fort Meade, Md.
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Here is an update on more NSA news.....

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CBS and Time Warner reach deal, Web access blackout to end - Digital Trends

CBS and Time Warner reach deal, Web access blackout to end - Digital Trends | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Digital Trends CBS and Time Warner reach deal, Web access blackout to end Digital Trends Lasting more than a month, the CBS blackout on Time Warner has finally come to an end after both companies reached an agreement regarding the negotiation of...
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If a large quantity of subscribers abandoned Time Warner due to the lack of CBS and other CBS-owned channels during an extended September blackout, CBS could have been paid less when the channels finally returned to the Time Warner lineup despite negotiating a higher rate per subscriber. Neither side has specified the new rate of the retransmission fees, but the responsefrom CBS CEO Leslie Moonves seems to put a positive spin on the situation.

 



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Nokia unveils its connected car platform: Here Auto

Nokia unveils its connected car platform: Here Auto | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Nokia takes the first of many planned steps into the connected car, launching an embedded infotainment and navigation system called Here Auto that reaches beyond the vehicle into the broader world of smartphone apps.
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Nokia isn't waiting to get a challenge to it's mapping system that is used world wide. The Finnish company plans to leap fully into cars and the connected car system. Car companies would be wise to check them out ...they often get such things very right! They are known for making work horse quality products that hold up to wear over years.

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The UN High Commissioner Says Privacy Is a Human Right

The UN High Commissioner Says Privacy Is a Human Right | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Publicly calling out the US and UK over surveillance could be a step in the right direction.
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Do you think Privacy is a human right?

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Necessary and Proportionate

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Privacy is important and the UN thinks privacy is a human right.

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Digital rights activist: EU's proposed net neutrality law 'as useful as an umbrella in a hurricane' | PCWorld

Digital rights activist: EU's proposed net neutrality law 'as useful as an umbrella in a hurricane' | PCWorld | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Without the proposed law, 96 percent of Europeans would be without any legal framework at all for net neutrality, said Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes.
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America also needs a strong stand for Net Neutrality!.

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Why There's No Such Thing as a Cyberwar - Slate Magazine

Why There's No Such Thing as a Cyberwar - Slate Magazine | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
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Why There's No Such Thing as a Cyberwar
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But let's not use that as an excuse to quash a free Internet, says a war studies academic. Exactly two ...
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Really interesting food for thought here!

 

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What would an act of cyberwar look like? History suggests three features. To count as an armed attack, a computer breach would need to be violent. If it can't hurt or kill, it can't be war. An act of cyberwar would also need to be instrumental. In a military confrontation, one party generally uses force to compel the other party to do something they would otherwise not do. Finally, it would need to be political, in the sense that one opponent says, "If you don't do X, we'll strike you." That's the gist of two centuries of strategic thought.

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Court case renews debate on US 'Open Internet' rules - Inquirer.net

Court case renews debate on US 'Open Internet' rules - Inquirer.net | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Court case renews debate on US 'Open Internet' rules Inquirer.net “These rules provide an important safeguard both for innovation and investment on the Internet,” said David Sohn, an attorney with the Center for Democracy and Technology, which...
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Clear Channel-Warner Music Deal Rewrites the Rules on Royalties - New York Times

Clear Channel-Warner Music Deal Rewrites the Rules on Royalties - New York Times | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
New York Times Clear Channel-Warner Music Deal Rewrites the Rules on Royalties New York Times On the other side, Internet radio services like Pandora, as well as broadcasters like Clear Channel through its station Web sites and iHeartRadio app, pay...
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Radio deals in the works....

 

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Warner, the smallest of the three major labels, will also get extensive promotion for its acts, which include Bruno Mars, CeeLo Green, Coldplay and Green Day.

“The big win is to redefine the relationship between music companies and radio for the purpose of building out this exciting new digital future,” Robert W. Pittman, Clear Channel’s chairman and chief executive, said in an interview.

In an arrangement that has long irked record companies and led to many lobbying standoffs in Washington, terrestrial broadcasters are not required to pay royalties to labels and performing artists for the records they play on the air. On the other side, Internet radio services like Pandora, as well as broadcasters like Clear Channel through its ........[.click title to read more]...

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U.S. public-relations firm helps Putin make his case to America - GlobalPost

U.S. public-relations firm helps Putin make his case to America - GlobalPost | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
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U.S. public-relations firm helps Putin make his case to America GlobalPost Since then, Russia has passed laws that, to many in the United States, have seemed to echo policies from the Soviet era of rigid government control of...
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I thought this was an interesting report about Russia using a US public-relations firm.

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Challenging Obama, Putin Appeals Directly To Americans On Syria : NPR

Challenging Obama, Putin Appeals Directly To Americans On Syria : NPR | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Russian President Vladimir Putin made an unusual and direct appeal to the American people Wednesday night to reject President Obama's calls for possible use of force against Syria, using an op-ed in The New York Times to counter many of the...
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Here are the comments from one of the leaders of the two countries that have stood in the way of UN action for the last two years while they watched as 100,000 Syrians were killed. Only under the threat of US action did they decide to use their influence they truly have over the Syrian regime. Russian leadership did not feel compelled to save any Syrian citizens prior to this they only sought to save the leading regime and still this only addressees chemical weapons and not real peace or resolution.

 

Removing the chemical weapons might be a defensive move for Russia in case their aid and support to the regime fails.  The citizens of Syria might decide to send those weapons to Russia and China sealed with a kiss "Good By and Good Ridden" after Russia and China sat back and helped them get gassed, murdered and slaughtered and told the world the Syrian citizens did it all to themselves to get sympathy....I guess they violently shot themselves as well as the peaceful protest started and preformed their own massacre of over 100,000 including mostly their own just to get the world's attention and aid to fight the regime.

 

 

The fact that Iran supports the regime and has troops on the ground there as well gives us reason to doubt that only the opposition to the regime has a religious motivation for fighting since Iran is a religiously based state. The opposition started as a peaceful protest that the regime decided to try to halt with murder and weapons. The opposition in Syria is the majority ruled by a minority group much like South Africa once was.

 

Putin is correct however about not knowing what the aftermath Syrian nation might shape up to be, but that is true in many ways of his country and ours as well. Who would have thought the NSA would become the US KGB because of 9/11 and what is going on in the middle east?

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The Open Internet's Day In Court - Media Matters for America (blog)

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Media Matters for America (blog)
The Open Internet's Day In Court
Media Matters for America (blog)
... government regulate the entire Web" are a common conservative attack on the rule specifically, and net neutrality generally.
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Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) called net neutrality "the most important First Amendment issue of our time," and there are many people on both sides of the net neutrality debate who agree with that sentiment.

What Is Net Neutrality?

At its most basic, the idea behind net neutrality is that the person who decides what content you can access online is you. The companies that provide your internet access -- Verizon, Comcast, Time-Warner Cable, etc. -- have an interest in controlling how you use the internet in order to boost profits.

 
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Revealed: The NSA’s Secret Campaign to Crack, Undermine Internet Security

Revealed: The NSA’s Secret Campaign to Crack, Undermine Internet Security | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Newly revealed documents show that the NSA has circumvented or cracked much of the encryption that automatically secures the emails, Web searches, Internet chats and phone calls of Americans and others around the world.
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Keeping the internet unblocked and not tiered is critical. Keeping our privacy is also critical.

 

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When the N.S.A. was founded, encryption was an obscure technology used mainly by diplomats and military officers. Over the last 20 years, with the rise of the Internet, it has become ubiquitous. Even novices can tell that their exchanges are being automatically encrypted when a tiny padlock appears next to the Web address on their computer screen.

Because strong encryption can be so effective, classified N.S.A. documents make clear, the agency’s success depends on working with Internet companies — by getting their voluntary collaboration, forcing their cooperation with court orders or surreptitiously stealing their encryption keys or altering their software or hardware.

According to an intelligence budget document leaked by Mr. Snowden, the N.S.A. spends more than $250 million a year on

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Rural Towns Frustrated By Big Telecom Are Just Building Their Own Internet - Huffington Post

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Rural Towns Frustrated By Big Telecom Are Just Building Their Own Internet
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In the industrialized world, the Internet is no longer a luxury.
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Great Article! Here we see internet shaping up out of need, but the advantages of DIY internet may have even more advantages when faced with government or corporate intervention or blocking it leaves the control with the community.

 

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In the industrialized world, the Internet is no longer a luxury. Yet according to Monday's Pew Research Center study, 30 percent of Americans still lack online access. Maybe it's time to take matters into their own hands.

Communities beyond U.S. borders are showing the way.

In rural Lancashire, England, the residents of one village have begun digging trenches and installing their own fiber optic cables. To make their homemade network run, the BBC reports, they've enlisted everyone from a "Lancaster University professor who is an expert in computer networks" to a "farmer's wife who has just retired from a career in IT support."

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A Data Broker Offers a Peek Behind the Curtain

A Data Broker Offers a Peek Behind the Curtain | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
The Acxiom Corporation plans to open a Web site that will allow individual consumers to see some of the information that the company has collected about them.
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This will be interesting. The problem is that people that a government or connected companies can see an even more complete picture of our behavior then one single company might. Privacy needs to be addressed. Giving up our rights and our own control as a trade off for security and convenience is too high of price. This is even more true on a global basis. There must be some ways to keep our love of gadget, the planet and freedoms in check and balance with a default that favors individuals, community control, and privacy.

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