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Leading Civil Rights Group Just Sold Out on Net Neutrality | The Nation

Leading Civil Rights Group Just Sold Out on Net Neutrality | The Nation | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Last Friday, just before the Federal Communication Commission closed its comment period for its upcoming rule on “network neutrality,” a massive coalition of Asian, Latino and black civil rights groups filed letters arguing that regulators should lay off of Internet Service Providers regarding Title II reclassification and accept FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s original plan. In other words, something close to half of the entire civil rights establishment just sold out the Internet.


The civil rights groups letters argue that Title II reclassification of broadband services as a public utility—the only path forward for real net neutrality after a federal court ruling in January—would somehow “harm communities of color.” The groups wrote to the FCC to tell them that “we do not believe that the door to Title II should be opened.” Simply put, these groups, many of which claim to carry the mantle of Martin Luther King Jr., are saying that Comcast and Verizon should be able to create Internet slow lanes and fast lanes, and such a change would magically improve the lives of non-white Americans.


The filings reveal a who’s who of civil rights groups willing to shill on behalf of the telecom industry. One filing lists prominent civil rights groups NAACP, the League of United Latin American Citizens, the Urban League, the National Council on Black Civil Participation and the National Action Network. The other features the Council of Korean Americans, the Japanese American Citizens League, the National Black Farmers Association, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, OCA, Asian Pacific American Advocates, the National Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce, the Latino Coalition and many more.


Of course, the groups listed on these filings do not speak for all communities of color on telecom policy, and there are civil rights groups out there that actually support net neutrality, including Color of Change and Asian Americans Advancing Justice. Joseph Torres with Free Press told Vice that communities of color believe a free and open Internet is essential in the digital age, especially when most non-whites do not own radio stations, broadcast outlets or other forms of mass media. “Protecting real net neutrality is critical for people of color because an open Internet gives us the opportunity to speak for ourselves without having to ask corporate gatekeepers for permission,” Torres says.


A number of K Street consultants have helped make this epic sell-out possible.


The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) coordinated many of the participants in the anti–net neutrality filings sent to the FCC last week. Last year, the Center for Public Integrity published an investigation of MMTC, showing that the group has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars from Verizon, Comcast, the National Cable and Telecommunications Association and other telecom sources while reliably peddling the pro-telecom industry positions. For instance, the group attacked the Obama administration’s first attempt at net neutrality, while celebrating the proposed (and eventually successful) merger between Comcast and NBC.


Martin Chavez, the former mayor of Albuquerque, now works with a group called the Hispanic Technology and Telecommunications Partnership (HTTP) to corral Latino civil rights groups into opposing net neutrality. Last month, Chavez hosted a net neutrality event on Capitol Hill to call on legislators to oppose Title II reclassification. As Time recently reported, Chavez is on the staff of one of Verizon’s lobbying firms, the Ibarra Strategy Group.


“HTTP is nothing more than an industry front-group that is at best misinformed and at worst intentionally distorting facts as it actively opposes efforts to better serve the communications needs of Latinos,” says Alex Nogales of the National Hispanic Media Coalition, which strongly supports net neutrality. His group has filed its own letter to the FCC.


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Pompeii's Graffiti and the Ancient Origins of Social Media

Pompeii's Graffiti and the Ancient Origins of Social Media | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
From Roman walls to Twitter, humans have a long-standing obsession with leaving their mark.
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57 different pesticides found in poisoned honeybees

57 different pesticides found in poisoned honeybees | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
European honeybees are being poisoned with up to 57 different pesticides, according to new research published in the Journal of Chromatography A.
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South Africa court orders Zuma to repay house costs

South Africa court orders Zuma to repay house costs | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Court rules President Zuma "failed to uphold" constitution when he did not pay back some state funds for home upgrade.
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Pope Francis on Trump: Building walls 'is not Christian'

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Pope Francis said GOP frontrunner Donald Trump "is not Christian" if he pledges to build a wall between the United States and Mexico.
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Mother Teresa to be declared a saint September 4

Mother Teresa to be declared a saint September 4 | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Mother Teresa, a nun who dedicated her life to helping the poor in India, will be canonized as a saint September 4, Pope Francis announced Tuesday.
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After Islamophobia comes the criminalisation of Arabic

After Islamophobia comes the criminalisation of Arabic | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Who will rescue Western societies from their Islamophobes?
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New Research Reveals Paid Social Media Effectiveness : Social Media Examiner

New Research Reveals Paid Social Media Effectiveness : Social Media Examiner | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Do you know where to spend your social media marketing dollars? Discover recent insights on the effectiveness of paid social media marketing.
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What to Do to Make Your Business the Only Choice

What to Do to Make Your Business the Only Choice | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Peter Sheahan says 'stop sitting in the corner, sucking your thumb hoping change will go away. Head to the edge of disruption, and make your business matter.'

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Doing what all of your competitors are doing, is not going to make you stand out from the crowd, and will lead you to competing in an arena where lowest price wins the business. If that is a position where your business can make a good profit, then by all means go down that path, but if not, you probably need to rethink your business strategy. This good article asks a series of questions that will help you to decide how and where to position your business, so that it stands out in the future and maximises its profitability.

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10 Ways To Spot A Truly Exceptional Employee

10 Ways To Spot A Truly Exceptional Employee | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

A recent international study surveyed more than 500 business leaders and asked them what sets great employees apart. The researchers wanted to know why some people are more successful than others at work, and the answers were surprising; leaders chose “personality” as the leading reason.

 

Notably, 78% of leaders said personality sets great employees apart, more than cultural fit (53%) and even an employee’s skills (39%).

 

“We should take care not to make the intellect our God; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.” –Albert Einstein

 


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And part of the "personality" is "Passion" for what you do and the desire to overcome!

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Behaviours like humility, curiosity, respect, inspiration and encouragement have extraordinary impact. Assess your leaders to see if they currently make them a habit!
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What Makes a Good Leader?

What Makes a Good Leader? | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

When discussing business leadership, the distinction between good management and good leadership is often made. Managers are thought to be the budgeters, the organizers, the controllers — the ants, as one observer puts it — while leaders are the charismatic, big-picture visionaries, the ones who change the whole ant farm. But such a construction, those interviewed for this article agree, erroneously leads to a bimodal way of looking at something that should really be evaluated on two separate scales. "Everybody has got a little bit of each in them," says John Kotter, who admits he is sometimes guilty of using the dichotomy in an effort at simplification. "It's much better to think in terms of measuring people on a zero-to-ten scale for each quality."


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, February 18, 10:24 PM

Leadership comes in many shapes and sizes, and often from entirely unexpected quarters. In this excerpt from the HBS Bulletin, five HBS professors weigh in with their views on leadership in action.

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Understanding Education in a Changing World: What's Really Worth Learning

Understanding Education in a Changing World: What's Really Worth Learning | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
David Perkins shares insights on helping educators and parents think through the all-important question: “What’s really worth learning?”

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This article addresses what are truly important things to learn in today's changing world?

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ראיון מעניין עם דיוויד פרקינס לגבי התוכן והמיומניות שיש ללמד בבתי הספר של היום על מנת שיהיו רלוונטיות לתלמידים בעולם המשתנה של היום ומחר. 

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Gosh HASS teachers know all this - and we need to remind ourselves

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How To Create An Effective Unique Value Proposition 

How To Create An Effective Unique Value Proposition  | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

A step-by-step process for attracting, converting and monetising the most profitable customers in your market. Let’s start with a simple premise: all customers are not created equal.  Some are dramatically more profitable than others.


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I found it very useful.

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Retired Cambridge academic refuses to help Israeli girl with school project 'until there is peace in Palestine'

Retired Cambridge academic refuses to help Israeli girl with school project 'until there is peace in Palestine' | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Dr Marsha Levine, an expert in horse domestication, told the 13-year-old that
she would not answer her questions because she boycotts Israel
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UK: Poor reporting, media illiteracy fuel Islamophobia

UK: Poor reporting, media illiteracy fuel Islamophobia | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Imbalanced reporting on Muslims and British Islamic community's media illiteracy contribute to "hostility", study says.
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Education in Crisis and the Threat of Privatization

Education in Crisis and the Threat of Privatization | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
It has become conventional wisdom that “education is in crisis.” I have been asked about this question by many interviewers. They say something like: “Do you think American education is in crisis? What is the cause of the crisis?
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Libraries lose a quarter of staff as hundreds close - BBC News

Libraries lose a quarter of staff as hundreds close - BBC News | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Almost 8,000 jobs in UK libraries have disappeared in six years, about a quarter of the overall total, an investigation by the BBC reveals.
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Trump and the Rise of the Unprotected

Trump and the Rise of the Unprotected | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Peggy Noonan writes about Donald Trump and the rise of the protected, made up of figures in government, politics and media who are struggling to make sense of the world they created.
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Professor solves 300-year-old math question

Professor solves 300-year-old math question | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
British professor Andrew Wiles wins $700,000 Abel Prize for solving Fermat's Last Theorem.
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South Sudan: Women raped 'as reward for fighters' - BBC News

South Sudan: Women raped 'as reward for fighters' - BBC News | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Militias allied to the South Sudanese army have been allowed to rape women in lieu of wages while fighting rebels, a UN report says.
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4 Little-Known Tools to Curate and Publish Content : Social Media Examiner

4 Little-Known Tools to Curate and Publish Content : Social Media Examiner | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Discover four unique ways to curate social media content on Medium, Twitter, SlideShare and your blog.
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What Makes a Successful Community?

What Makes a Successful Community? | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Online communities are ubiquitous in the digital landscape, providing opportunities for people to connect and learn from each other, to brainstorm, birth new ideas and to solve problems. But what makes a truly successful community?


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How to Cool Down a Heated Negotiation

How to Cool Down a Heated Negotiation | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Many people fear that no matter how they prepare, their negotiation will spiral into an unproductive debate or a shouting match. Even if you’re approaching the negotiation with a collaborative, joint problem-solving mindset, it’s possible that things will get heated. You know when it’s happening: Perhaps you feel yourself getting emotional. You sense that your blood pressure is rising, that you’re becoming angry or anxious. Maybe your counterpart is doing the same. The volume might be getting louder, or one or both of you have started to yell.

 


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Emotions get heated during a negotiation because there are high stakes: people’s jobs, their standing with their bosses, their confidence, the success of a venture, or the future of their business.

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The Hierarchy of IoT “Thing” Needs | Internet of Things | CyberSecurity | Privacy

The Hierarchy of IoT “Thing” Needs | Internet of Things | CyberSecurity | Privacy | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

To define an IoT “Thing,” I’m going to employ Maslow’s hierarchy of needs — that well-known human psychology paradigm typically displayed in the shape of a pyramid, with the most fundamental human needs (physiological needs like air, food and water) at the bottom and rising to the most esoteric needs (self-actualization or expression of full potential) at the apex.

 

The reason to think this way is to enable the use of familiar paradigms when “Thing” architecture and interaction models are designed. For example, consider this simple question: “What should you consider when purchasing an IoT thing?” With this new thinking, the answer becomes: “The same stuff you consider when you hire a new employee.” Trustworthiness, reliability and ability to work well with others form a great basis for consideration in both cases.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Linux.Wifatch

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Internet+of+Things

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Router

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=smart-TV

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Internet+of+things

 

http://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/why-is-it-a-must-to-have-basics-knowledge-of-cyber-security-in-a-connected-technology-world/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Cars

 


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To define an IoT “Thing,” I’m going to employ Maslow’s hierarchy of needs — that well-known human psychology paradigm typically displayed in the shape of a pyramid, with the most fundamental human needs (physiological needs like air, food and water) at the bottom and rising to the most esoteric needs (self-actualization or expression of full potential) at the apex.


The reason to think this way is to enable the use of familiar paradigms when “Thing” architecture and interaction models are designed. For example, consider this simple question: “What should you consider when purchasing an IoT thing?” With this new thinking, the answer becomes: “The same stuff you consider when you hire a new employee.” Trustworthiness, reliability and ability to work well with others form a great basis for consideration in both cases.


Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:


http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Linux.Wifatch


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Internet+of+Things


http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Router


http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=smart-TV


http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Internet+of+things


http://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/why-is-it-a-must-to-have-basics-knowledge-of-cyber-security-in-a-connected-technology-world/


http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Cars


Volkmar Langer's curator insight, March 3, 9:36 AM

To define an IoT “Thing,” I’m going to employ Maslow’s hierarchy of needs — that well-known human psychology paradigm typically displayed in the shape of a pyramid, with the most fundamental human needs (physiological needs like air, food and water) at the bottom and rising to the most esoteric needs (self-actualization or expression of full potential) at the apex.


The reason to think this way is to enable the use of familiar paradigms when “Thing” architecture and interaction models are designed. For example, consider this simple question: “What should you consider when purchasing an IoT thing?” With this new thinking, the answer becomes: “The same stuff you consider when you hire a new employee.” Trustworthiness, reliability and ability to work well with others form a great basis for consideration in both cases.


Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:


http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Linux.Wifatch


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Internet+of+Things


http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Router


http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=smart-TV


http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Internet+of+things


http://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/why-is-it-a-must-to-have-basics-knowledge-of-cyber-security-in-a-connected-technology-world/


http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Cars


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Why Multitasking is Killing Your Brain

Multitasking is Killing Your Brain - Life Tips. - Medium
Many people believe themselves to be multitasking masters, but could it all be in their heads?

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Vincent PEIFFERT's curator insight, March 16, 9:23 AM

...and why stopping to do this will improve your performance significantly

Alexandru Otelea's curator insight, March 19, 7:43 AM

This article breaks the myths. Many people believe the multitasking it a skill of which they are proud. It's not! Let's listen the studies.

Antonio Ormachea's curator insight, April 1, 5:32 PM

 

As a business owner you will always have a lot on your plate, and if you are like most business owners, you will pride yourself on your ability to multitask in order to get everything done. Research has long shown that multitasking is actually a very inefficient way in which to operate, yet business owners tend to take little notice of such research findings. Perhaps, if you were conscious of what multitasking is doing to your brain, you might review your modus operandi, and focus on monotasking instead. This article should be a wake up call for every business owner who sees multitasking as a virtue.

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How To Create An Effective Unique Value Proposition 

How To Create An Effective Unique Value Proposition  | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

A step-by-step process for attracting, converting and monetising the most profitable customers in your market. Let’s start with a simple premise: all customers are not created equal.  Some are dramatically more profitable than others.


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Chuck Taylor's curator insight, February 7, 4:27 PM

Great Article

Alexandru Otelea's curator insight, February 8, 9:58 AM

I found it very useful.

Jean-Guy Frenette's curator insight, February 12, 2:33 PM

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