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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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Yahoo backs new bill to support net neutrality in Brazil

Yahoo backs new bill to support net neutrality in Brazil | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Today Yahoo announced it is officially supporting the Marco Civil da Internet bill that is expected to be voted through the Brazilian Congress in the coming months.

The bill, which ... (RT @lemos_ronaldo: {Marco Civil} O Yahoo!
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This is good news, hope they will do the same here.

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China shuts down top video piracy Web site - ZDNet

China shuts down top video piracy Web site - ZDNet | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
China shuts down top video piracy Web site ZDNet One of China's top movie download Web site, Siluhd.com, has been shut down and the CEO and over 30 other employees detained by Chinese law enforcement authorities on suspicion of infringing...
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Well this is something big movie media and soft wear companie's dreams are made of for sure..

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Are Geeks the New Guardians of Our Civil Liberties? | Q&A | BillMoyers.com

Are Geeks the New Guardians of Our Civil Liberties? | Q&A | BillMoyers.com | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Anonymous, the hacktivist collective that Fox News once called “the Internet hate machine” has undergone a dramatic rebranding in recent months. Once t
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I attended the Media Reform Conference when it was near by one year.....I hope to attend again at some point. The Media Reform panel discussion from that event is included as a link toward the bottom of this article. Great read!

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CISPA Changes Show Power of Internet Advocacy |...

CISPA Changes Show Power of Internet Advocacy |... | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
CISPA Changes Show Power of Internet Advocacy | Center for Democracy & Technology on My Digital FootPrint curated by Tony Fish (CISPA Changes Show Power of Internet Advocacy | Center for Democracy & Technology | @scoopit
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Advocacy is great I'm proud to one of those making repeated calls to maintain net neutrality and prevent the over reach of cyber security into our privacy and rights. I however would prefer these standards be made Law and a regulatory group (FCC) protect these standards and punish and monitor offenders of the standards. Knowing these could always fall by the wayside even after made Law we certainly need citizen watchdog groups.

 

The powers that be have an will continue to wear  or tear down those that stand in their way. A Law to enforce would mean those citizen prottectors of Web openness and defenders of privacy would not be abused to encourage them to sand down. They also might be able to fight for improvements rather than just holding or gaining back the same ground all the time.

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It’s privacy versus cybersecurity as CISPA bill arrives in Senate | PCWorld

It’s privacy versus cybersecurity as CISPA bill arrives in Senate | PCWorld | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
What's more important, your online privacy or law enforcement's endless thirst for data? Congress must decide.
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A big part of cybercrime-fighting, however, demands gathering a haystack’s worth of aggregated online data and scanning it for an elusive needle of suspicious activity. Your online data could be swept into one of these piles and scanned. What happens to it along the way is anyone’s guess.

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CISPA: Why Should I Care? (VIDEO) - Huffington Post

CISPA: Why Should I Care? (VIDEO) - Huffington Post | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Congress wasn't able to push through a cyber security bill, but that doesn't mean that CISPA is dead. Reports say a CISPA-esque executive order is on the way.
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Here's why we shoiuld care. Just in case someone isn't sure. Very good discussion!  Correction...Very Great discussion!

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LISTEN: Inventor's Voice, Recorded in 1885, Is Heard Anew

LISTEN: Inventor's Voice, Recorded in 1885, Is Heard Anew | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Researchers have identified the voice of Alexander Graham Bell for the first time in some of the earliest audio recordings held at the Smithsonian Institution.
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How cool is this? A voice from a time we have never really actually heard.

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An Internet ‘free from Government Control:’ A worthy principle | IGP Blog

An Internet ‘free from Government Control:’ A worthy principle | IGP Blog | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

The House bill articulates a worthy principle that can be and should be globally applicable to the Internet. Not controlling the Internet does not mean that there is no role for laws or regulations that safeguard individual rights; it means that national governments should recognize the Internet’s transnational nature and refrain from trying to suppress the rights to free expression and free association that have emerged in the context of a decentralized Internet not under the control of any sovereign.


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Akamai State of the Internet Report

Akamai State of the Internet Report | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Each quarter, Akamai publishes a quarterly 'State of the Internet' report. 

 

This quarter’s report includes data gathered from across the Akamai Intelligent Platform during the fourth quarter of 2012 about attack traffic, broadband adoption, and mobile connectivity as well as trends seen in this data over time."


Via Internet Society
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Here you can get some very current info on the state of the internet in a broader basis.

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'Quantum internet': Towards realization of solid-state quantum network

'Quantum internet': Towards realization of solid-state quantum network | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Researchers at TU Delft in the Netherlands have managed to bring two electrons, three meters from each other, into a quantum- entangled state.
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This would be interesting!

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Deutsche Telekom Laughs in the Face of Net Neutrality in Germany - New Caps and Overages, Their Content Excluded | DSLReports.com, ISP Information

Deutsche Telekom Laughs in the Face of Net Neutrality in Germany - New Caps and Overages, Their Content Excluded | DSLReports.com, ISP Information | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
News: Deutsche Telekom Laughs in the Face of Net Neutrality in Germany - New Caps and Overages, Their Content Excluded (Deutsche Telekom Laughs in the Face of Net Neutrality in Germany - New Caps and Overages, Their Content Excluded
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Net Neutrality under threat in Germany for now which isn't good for any of us anywhere.

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Why is Net Neutrality in Germany in Danger?

Why is Net Neutrality in Germany in Danger? | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
The debate about net neutrality in Germany is not a new one. But it has reached a peak because the Deutsche Telekom announced that it will introduce a new tariff structure (link in German). So far,...
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OINK! OINK! Here comes the greedy thieves into German Pockets.first! Don't let them undermine the internet consumers please!

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Anonymous calls for Internet Blackout Day on April 22

Anonymous calls for Internet Blackout Day on April 22 | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
The protest will last for 24 hours, and will show the government the “unity and power of the internet they’re trying to exploit.” (Anonymous calls for Internet Blackout Day on April 22 http://t.co/cKUNCf2Rhb)...
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Well I posted this late...they should have given more notice...but we can flood the phone lines to all of our officials and these businesses that might be involved. We can go watch the falling stars tonight instead of staying on line ..there are goin to be lots of them....Great description of what can be lost and what's at stake if CISPA is allowed to pass the Senate as well and to take hold.

 

 The idea to demand this bill be stopped in it's track is critical...Please spread the word and pick a phone and call the powers that be to say don't spy on me without just cause and due process.

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Internet activists turned pirates sail into Iceland's Parliament

Internet activists turned pirates sail into Iceland's Parliament | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Iceland's Pirate Party, a file-sharing activist movement, had wind in its sails in the country's election, becoming the first of its kind to win seats in a national Parliament.
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"Its internet campaign slammed the growing role of corporate interests in politics, appealing to protest voters and stealing some of the supporters who helped elect the Left-Green movement in 2009.

''We're not vying to get a seat in the government. But we're ready to work with any party that will be interested in the issues we've been raising,'' Ms Jonsdottir said.

Those issues included ''21st-century laws'' on online privacy, freedom of information and government transparency. ''Many people see Iceland as a kind of laboratory for democracy,'' she said. ''We have to live up to this reputation.''



Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/internet-activists-turned-pirates-sail-into-icelands-parliament-20130429-2iota.html#ixzz2S5gDbrXW

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ICANN heads for Istanbul

ICANN heads for Istanbul | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

More good news for Istanbul’s ambitions to establish itself as a hub: even the internet is hearkening to its call. Fadi Chehade, chief executive of ICANN, the organisation responsible for running the domain name and IP address systems, announced on Thursday his group was setting up shop in Istanbul.


Via Internet Society
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Hopefully this will ease the debate for countries to break up control of the net, and encourage more countries not to wall off and censor the use of the net.

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Web radio station gives smaller churches high-tech way to spread Gospel - Washington Post

Web radio station gives smaller churches high-tech way to spread Gospel - Washington Post | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Web radio station gives smaller churches high-tech way to spread Gospel Washington Post As a child, Pastor Wayne Green saw his father use radio and television to build Free Gospel Deliverance Temple into one of the largest Pentecostal ministries in...
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There are many reasons to keep the Web open and cost effective....this is just one of them.

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Deutsche Telekom Dumps Net Neutrality; Will Limit Bandwidth For Competing Video & Voice Products | Techdirt

Deutsche Telekom Dumps Net Neutrality; Will Limit Bandwidth For Competing Video & Voice Products | Techdirt | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
It appears that Deutsche Telekom has decided that it can and should ignore the basic principles of net neutrality. It is setting up limits on how much traffic its customers can use, and saying that competitors' video products will automatically...
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I hope German consumers stand up to these greedy bullies at the Deutsche Telekom and a competitor eats their business. 

 

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But... competitors? Well, too bad. This is a fairly bold move by DT. Of course, telcos have long wanted to do this, trying to force people and lock them in to their own (often overprice and underpowered) services, but to directly punish competitors is a pretty blatant statement by Deutsche Telekom that it thinks it can get away with this because of its dominant position in the market. Of course, if I'm a Deutsche Telekom customer, I'd be incredibly pissed off that Deutsche Telekom is basically telling me that I'll be penalized for using other video or voice services, even if they're better. Yes, those competing services will work fine beneath a certain traffic level, but people don't realize just how much data they often use these days -- especially when you're talking about bandwidth-heavy video. 

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The Privacy Risks Of CISPA (VIDEO) - Huffington Post

The Privacy Risks Of CISPA (VIDEO) - Huffington Post | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Zach Carter and Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian join Ahmed to discuss the privacy threats posed by CISPA.
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Nopa! That sounds like the best bill yet...we need a bill like that.

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Senate Will Not Vote On CISPA, Dealing Blow To Controversial Cyber Bill

Senate Will Not Vote On CISPA, Dealing Blow To Controversial Cyber Bill | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
The Senate will not vote on a cybersecurity bill that passed the House earlier this month, according to two Senate staffers, dealing a blow to a measure that sparked opposition from privacy advocates and the White House.
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The Senate will not vote on a cybersecurity bill that passed the House earlier this month, according to two Senate staffers, dealing a blow to a measure that sparked opposition from privacy advocates and the White House.

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, known as CISPA, in a 288-127 vote. The bill would give businesses and the federal government legal protection to share information on cyber threats with each other to enhance the nation's cybersecurity. The bill comes at a time of increased concern over hacking threats at home and from China.

But the chances of a similar bill passing the Senate have dimmed. Key senators said they are writing their own legislation instead of voting on CISPA....[click title to read more because this will most likely be back in some new form again and again]

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CISPA 'dead' in Senate, privacy concerns cited | ZDNet

CISPA 'dead' in Senate, privacy concerns cited | ZDNet | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
The chairman of a key Senate committee cited "insufficient" privacy protections in the cybersecurity bill, recently passed by the House. A new report says the Senate is drafting separate bills. (RT @landryst: Amen!
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Yes! Thank You To Everyone that called or signed petitions to weigh in on this yet again!. Keep your eyes and hears open it will most likely be back in yet another form with still another name.

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The IETF between open innovation and network load limiters - The H Open: News and Features

The IETF between open innovation and network load limiters - The H Open: News and Features | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

On Wednesday, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) held a conference⁠ to discuss open standards and the question "Who makes the internet?" in preparation for its annual meeting in Berlin at the end of July.


Hans-Joachim Otto, parliamentary state secretary of the German Federal Ministry of Economics, took this occasion in the German capital to reassure the internet standards committee that it has a firm ally in the German government. "We keep having to promote the freedom of the internet on an international level", said the FDP (Liberal) politician. "This is by no means a given."


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Here are some important developments that are being discussed about the openness of the internet and everyone should be following and inputting. 

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Beware of bank account and password stealing Internet virus - Indian Express Mobile

Beware of bank account and password stealing Internet virus - Indian Express Mobile | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
IE Mobile - Beware of bank account and password stealing Internet virus - A new virus has been found to be (Beware of bank account and password stealing Internet virus - Indian Express Mobile http://t.co/p2SpouO8SG...
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Always stay up on this type of security output.   

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U.S. gives big, secret push to Internet surveillance

U.S. gives big, secret push to Internet surveillance | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Justice Department agreed to issue '2511 letters' immunizing AT&T and other companies participating in a cybersecurity program from criminal prosecution under the Wiretap Act, according to new documents obtained by the Electronic Privacy...
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Wake up!!! We have to pay attention or lose our privacy.

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Koch Brothers eyeing Tribune company

Koch Brothers eyeing Tribune company | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Tribune owns the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and several large regional newspapers
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OK so I also scoop any major issues regarding communication even if the media format pre-dates the internet. Open, honest communication connections are critical to always watch out for regarding their usefulness in helping and serving society. We need to always be fully aware that some try to control any media in order to keep the public uninformed or manipulated.

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Big Internet Keeps the Lobby Dollars Flowing

Big Internet Keeps the Lobby Dollars Flowing | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
It's a truism on Capitol Hill: Big Internet continues to shell out big bucks to lobby the halls of Congress.
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More are buying up Washington DC then before.

 

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Microsoft spending was up 41 percent to $2.53 million.

 

Amazon increased its spending by 32 percent to $857,000.

 

Even Apple is slowly increasing its spending, though it lags the other Internet giants. Apple spent $720,000 in the quarter, up 44 percent.

 

Though the Internet may be the new force in Washington, old media is still no slouch when it comes to throwing around the cash. The National Association of Broadcasters, working to make sure the voluntary auction of TV spectrum goes off without a hitch, spent $4.2 million in first quarter, about the same as last year.

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