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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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Busting Eight Common Excuses for NSA Mass Surveillance

Busting Eight Common Excuses for NSA Mass Surveillance | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
We’ve heard from lots of folks who are passionately concerned about the NSA’s mass spying, but are struggling to get their friends and family to understand the problem and join the over a half-million people who have demanded change through...
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Creative Chatter: Web startup seeks to match donors with people in need - Charleston Post Courier

Creative Chatter: Web startup seeks to match donors with people in need - Charleston Post Courier | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Creative Chatter: Web startup seeks to match donors with people in need Charleston Post Courier “We don't believe that,” said Chuck Coward, Creative Chatter's “community architect.” The web startup is mobilizing donors and coordinating the delivery...
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Creative Chatter offers more working to make the idea of donor sourcing start-ups gain even greater success.

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The Often Forgotten Tribe of Marketers Who Amplify Your Brand - Jeffbullas's Blog

The Often Forgotten Tribe of Marketers Who Amplify Your Brand - Jeffbullas's Blog | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

As businesses and brands we often pay for attention. But there is a different way. There is a tribe of marketers who can amplify your brand for free.

 

In 2011, Coca Cola decided to move from agency driven “creative excellence” in marketing to “content excellence“. They decided to become the publisher. Content excellence starts with creating your own content. it could be videos, images or blog posts.

Their goal was to create content so contagious it couldn’t be controlled and create buzz and virality online.

They flipped the old model."


Read more at http://www.jeffbullas.com/2013/11/20/the-often-forgotten-tribe-of-marketers-who-amplify-your-brand/#LC66PxGO36zMolpJ.99

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This is why media and media policy matters to all of us. Don't just use media. Get to understand  as much as possible about it. This info-graph also supports the idea that the internet as it has been designed as an open, neutral communication system is an amazingly successful communication system.

 

 The internet and the Web should be protected as it is and not be allowed to degrade into just a commercial and political tool and source of control by a wealthy few. This is why many push teaching code as a new language and everyone should be taught to create content in these post-modern times.

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Bye Bye Net Neutrality? - Light Reading

Bye Bye Net Neutrality? - Light Reading | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Bye Bye Net Neutrality?
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Say goodbye to network neutrality… at least for now. That's my take after watching and evaluating the arguments over the issue at the D.C. Circuit Court recently.
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Drop Verizon and don't give them a chance to be the troll charging you twice or even more to pass on an Internet bridge we all paid to build to reach the links we choose to use.  If they want extra pay to provide good, open, affordable access to the internet communication system or cell service  then forget them...

 

How about getting double charged for your use of the internet so Verizon can line their pockets and give their richest costumers the first class seats on the fast line lanes while they put everyone else cramped up in their economy slow internet lane?

 

If they don't think they think they Verizon is not a common carrier of communications these days then what is everyone paying Verizon so much for?

 

Second class treatment is what Verizon wants to be allowed to offer their costumers and if they do they better drop their price by 75% for the privilege of letting them treat everyone else like they are only worth a lesser, lousy service...as a punishment for costumer not willing to be fleeced by Verizon or those who are not able to afford Verizon billing to access the web, then billing people for the links they want to get to or to reach the people they what to reach out to. Why not just allow Verizon a business permit to just service rich people who can afford the Verizon cherry picked style of Internet communication service? 

 

If the Internet wasn't highly important all these companies and governments would not be drolling and bitting at the bit to get control over it and sap the wealth out of everyone if they succeed in gaining control. . The fight for the open Web and citizen control over what we do with our great new communication system is a non-stop battle between citizenss and those who want to own the system and control it.

 

If enough of us push this back we will hold our internet again and get ready to go up against the next attempt to take it over. Corproations and governments will be back for another and another try to take it over for their own. The citizens will again stand up against this power grab and together we can continue to push back the corporate efforts to seize the power of the Web for their own private, selfish interest. So please get in the loop and stay informed about power plays for the Web and  be ready to join the citizen's side in this cyber war.

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Help teens erase their web indiscretions - Christian Science Monitor

Help teens erase their web indiscretions - Christian Science Monitor | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Christian Science Monitor Help teens erase their web indiscretions Christian Science Monitor The federal bill would not only prohibit Web companies from collecting personal information from teens under 16 without their consent, but it would also...
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This article is about helping teens improve thier online reputations. I'm not sure why this has to be just about teens.

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NSA foe Greenwald whips his new media venture into shape

NSA foe Greenwald whips his new media venture into shape | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
With the help of eBay founder and billionaire Pierre Omidyar, Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who broke the NSA story this summer, is putting together what he hopes is a newsgathering dream team. Read this article by Edward Moyer on CNET News.
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He might be a challenging hot potato for the for the usual for-profit mass media groups but he still has supporters and backers.

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Self-Sustaining “Farmscrapers” are Cities in Stackable Steel Rocks

Self-Sustaining “Farmscrapers” are Cities in Stackable Steel Rocks | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

Smart cities, if they are ever to emerge, will likely center around redesign of urban buildings and infrastructure that will make them “self sustaining” and reduce carbon emissions and other “negative externalities.”

The Chinese city of Shenzen, a candidate for green transformation if there ever was one, and Asian Cairns will be a group of six “space age” looking buildings that will produce food for residents. The project will cover 79 acres (320,000 sq. m) with green vegetation incorporated into the structures of the building. Dubbed “farmscrapers” instead of “skyscrapers” the buildings will include housing, office space, shops and recreational areas.

Photovoltaic and photo thermal solar cells as well as wind turbines will be incorporated into the structure of the building to provide more energy than is consumed by residents. Callebaut designed the building so that no fossil fuels will be necessary, completely eliminating CO2 emissions.


Via Lauren Moss, Ishtarmuz
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This is worth looking over. These at least look more interesting than the typical sky scrapper.

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umikael's curator insight, November 17, 2013 12:24 PM

it is not sci-fi

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Gloomy times for cable TV, and you may suffer for it | TechHive

Gloomy times for cable TV, and you may suffer for it | TechHive | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

Cable TV companies have been losing subscribers for quite some time now, but new analyst numbers released today suggest that their losses are accelerating.

 

That’s great news if you’re Netflix or AT&T U-verse, but it could mean more price hikes are on the way for current cable subscribers.

 

Cable TV took unprecidented subscriber losses in the July-August-September quarter—687,000 accounts closed—according to analyst firm Moffett Nathanson. That’s way more than the cable guys lost in the same quarter last year—466,000.

 

Many of the cable defectors went over to competing video services from AT&T (U-verse) and Verizon (FiOS). The telco TV players gained 400,000 new subscribers in the third quarter. Satellite companies made out OK too, picking up 174,000 new subscribers in the quarter. The other 113,000 missing subscribers cut the cord entirely.

 

The pay TV industry as a whole (cable, satellite, and telephone company TV) lost .02% of subscribers. It was its fourth consecutive quarter of no growth, causing analyst Craig Moffett to write that the industry “had its worst 12-month stretch ever.”

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Here are some interesting numbers on how folks are having media delivered to their homes and offices and what that can mean when it comes bill time..

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Internet architects propose encrypting all the world’s Web traffic

Internet architects propose encrypting all the world’s Web traffic | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Next-gen HTTP calls for default crypto to stop spying by spooks and criminals.

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Now this is an answer worth considering!

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Now this is an answer worth considering!

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Judge in hacker case is married to a Stratfor client

Judge in hacker case is married to a Stratfor client | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
UPDATED: Civil liberties advocates have rallied behind Jeremy Hammond who was denied bail and faces life in prison VIDEO
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WOW! The video on this link is also powerful. I'm not sure if the judge that sentenced Hammond this week was this same judge, but she was.

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Sahar Services renders the best network cabling & telephony services

Sahar Services renders the best network cabling & telephony services | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
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Here is an option for those looking into alternative internet connections in Canada.

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FOCUS | We're About to Lose Net Neutrality - And the Internet As We Know It

FOCUS | We're About to Lose Net Neutrality - And the Internet As We Know It | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
'Net neutrality is a dead man walking ... And since net neutrality is the principle forbidding huge telecommunications companies from treating users, websites, or apps differently ...
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et neutrality is a dead man walking. The execution date isn't set, but it could be days, or months (at best). And since net neutrality is the principle forbidding huge telecommunications companies from treating users, websites, or apps differently - say, by letting some work better than others over their pipes - the dead man walking isn't some abstract or far-removed principle just for wonks: It affects the internet as we all know it.

 

Once upon a time, companies like AT&T, Comcast, Verizon, and others declared a war on the internet's foundational principle: that its networks should be "neutral" and users don't need anyone's permission to invent, create, communicate, broadcast, or share online. The neutral and level playing field provided by permissionless innovation has empowered all of us with the freedom to express ourselves and innovate online without having to seek the permission of a remote telecom executive.

 

But today, that freedom won't survive much longer if a federal court - the second most powerful court in the nation behind the Supreme Court, the DC Circuit - is set to strike down the nation's net neutrality law, a rule adopted by the Federal Communications Commission in 2010. Some will claim the new solution "splits the baby" in a way that somehow doesn't kill net neutrality and so we should be grateful. But make no mistake: Despite eight years of public and political activism by multitudes fighting for freedom on the internet, a court decision may soon take it away.

 
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flood of new customers for privacy products - San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

flood of new customers for privacy products - San Francisco Chronicle (blog) | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
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flood of new customers for privacy products
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Anonymous search, communications and browsing services like DuckDuckGo, Silent Circle and Tor, respectively, have all reported spikes in usage.
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The need for privacy is a basis need so this is no surprise really.

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Growing surveillance threatens democracy, Internet founder warns - SBS

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SBS Growing surveillance threatens democracy, Internet founder warns SBS “There is a trend towards increasing surveillance of our communications by government online, rather than controlling or reducing that surveillance,” technology analyst Dr...
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Democracy! This is  about democracy, our lives, our voice and our freedom to choose.

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Americans Spend 23 Hours Per Week Online, Texting

Americans Spend 23 Hours Per Week Online, Texting | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Checking email, social media and other online communications takes up more time than you may realize.
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These are important numbers to think about for many reasons. It pays to be aware of just how much of our life and time is affected by media and in what ways.

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20 Stunning Social Media Statistics Plus Infographic - Jeffbullas's Blog

20 Stunning Social Media Statistics Plus Infographic - Jeffbullas's Blog | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
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Media Matters and that is why all citizens should understand and participate in shaping media policy. Too few in charge of too much of anything that impacts so many is a recipe for corruption, manipulation and will create a huge imbalance in power and wealth. 

Media Matters and with so many millions building this up why are we not charging for our part of the build up or at least protecting or our own interest in what we have all created together and paying more careful attention to policy?

 

The ones that have original ideas should be richly rewarded by those that benefit from those ideas but so should the people, citizens or customers that got behind them and turned their ideas into house hold names because we all embraced their creations.

 

The open, neutral internet that created this and our privacy should not be under constant threat of loss by the very companies and governments all these efforts, much less our time, often our tax dollars and through our support we all  helped to create. 

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Encrypt the Web Report: Who's Doing What - EFF

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Encrypt the Web Report: Who's Doing What
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We've asked the companies in our Who Has Your Back Program what they are doing to bolster encryption in light of the NSA's unlawful surveillance of your communications.
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Here is an assessment about online privacy protections from companies many of us wish we could trust not to allow us to be spied on without just cause and a court order.

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That Was Fast: Facebook's Web/Mobile Chat Feature Is Now Getting Rolled Out ... - TechCrunch

That Was Fast: Facebook's Web/Mobile Chat Feature Is Now Getting Rolled Out ... - TechCrunch | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
That Was Fast: Facebook's Web/Mobile Chat Feature Is Now Getting Rolled Out ...
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Update on facebook Web/Mobile chat.

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The Changing and Terrifying Nature of the New Cyber-Warfare

The Changing and Terrifying Nature of the New Cyber-Warfare | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Michael Joseph Gross writes of our first-known cyber-war, in which many American companies have already been casualties. Who is next?

Via Luís António Santos
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This is a war we all want to keep an eye on.  Becoming a target or laying down our rights to privacy and personal control for security are all issues we need to actively keep up with. Some times we just cannot count on someone else to be honest, nice to us or look out for our interest if that overseer sees our interest conflicting with the overseer's interest or desires. 

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5 Ways to Fix Duplicate Content Issue Effectively - Seo Sandwitch Blog

5 Ways to Fix Duplicate Content Issue Effectively - Seo Sandwitch Blog | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
How can I fix duplicate content issue and save my site from getting penalized? All solutions explained!
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I thought this was interesting. Much of what is suggested for posting or found in a search is the very same article on every source. I think having too few reporters in sources with real feet on the ground has a lot to do this . Much of what is sent as newsfeed comes from the same limited number of original articles. There are very little fresh or various outlooks about the same topic.

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ACLU attorney speaks on NSA: 'The Fourth Amendment in the Era of Mass ... - The Daily Princetonian

ACLU attorney speaks on NSA: 'The Fourth Amendment in the Era of Mass ...


Via Jules Rochielle
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Good to see this is being discussed. Hope everyone realizes how important the idea of privacy is and is willing to stand up for it. Trading freedoms and privacy for security is a bad trade.

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In Praise of ICANN

In Praise of ICANN | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
ICANN comes in for a lot of criticism. That's because people care very deeply about it.
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Always good to give a bit of praise when people deserve it.

 

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New threat model army - The Economist (blog)

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The Guardian New threat model army The Economist (blog) “THE NSA has turned the internet into a giant surveillance platform.” Security guru Bruce Schneier (pictured) did not pull his punches when he addressed the 1,200 engineers gathered for the...
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And, he added, it is not that the NSA woke up one morning and said: “Let’s spy on everybody.” Instead, they looked around and said: “Wow, corporations are spying on everybody, let's get ourselves a copy.“

 

Unsurpringly, not everybody on the panel agreed. "Engineers were not complicit,” insisted Stephan Farrell, a researcher at Trinity College in Dublin who heads the IETF's security arm. True, the internet’s engineers knew a lot about the technologies used by the NSA—after all, they had developed many of them. Yet the boffins' "threat model" did not entertain the possibility that so many could be deployed on such a scale and simultaneously.

 

Encryption is at the core of the defense proposed by Mr Farrell and many other IETF engineers. Even if not unbreakable, encryption ensures that text at least does not lie bare before prying eyes. After an emotional debate in Vancouver, consensus was reached that as much encryption as possible should be injected into the internet’s protocols.

 
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Why do journalists prefer Twitter to Facebook?

Why do journalists prefer Twitter to Facebook? | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Particularly when Facebook drives 10 times more traffic than Twitter?
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Interesting article for those on twitter.I'm sure one of the reasons I like twitter is because of the breaking news people place there. Many of the people I know on Facebook don't want much more than  grand kid and the latest football events on their Facebook page.  They want FB to be an escape and a mood lifter, venting spot or mostly just a way to keep up with people they know..

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Internet Explorer users face drive-by attacks targeting new 0-day bug (Updated) - Ars Technica

Internet Explorer users face drive-by attacks targeting new 0-day bug (Updated) - Ars Technica | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Internet Explorer users face drive-by attacks targeting new 0-day bug (Updated) Ars Technica Researchers have uncovered new, currently unpatched vulnerabilities in multiple versions of Internet Explorer that criminals are actively exploiting to...
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A new threat for Internet Explorer users and so far there is not a patch to protect users.

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