Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too
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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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Russia stares admiringly at itself, flexes internet muscles • The Register

Russia stares admiringly at itself, flexes internet muscles • The Register | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
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Privacy activists to UK plod: Wanna slurp folks' phone records? Come back with a warrant • The Register

Privacy activists to UK plod: Wanna slurp folks' phone records? Come back with a warrant • The Register | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Lack of regulation and records risks abuse, says charity...
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Washington (no, not that one) to pass hardcore net neutrality law: All ISPs in state must obey • The Register

Washington (no, not that one) to pass hardcore net neutrality law: All ISPs in state must obey • The Register | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
US tech hotbed steps up with strictest traffic protections yet...
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FCC levies largest ever fine: $614m on Verizon (that's about three days of profit for telco giant) • The Register

FCC levies largest ever fine: $614m on Verizon (that's about three days of profit for telco giant) • The Register | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Straight Path veered off promises of 5G coverage...
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Mayors of America demand net neutrality protections… again • The Register

Mayors of America demand net neutrality protections… again • The Register | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Put the letter on the pile next to the soiled #OneMoreVote petition...
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UK.gov cooks up code of conduct to enforce a smidge of security on Internet of S**t kit • The Register

UK.gov cooks up code of conduct to enforce a smidge of security on Internet of S**t kit • The Register | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
No legislation or fines, are you some kind of IdIoT?
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Global race for 5G heats up with latest US Congress bill • The Register

Global race for 5G heats up with latest US Congress bill • The Register | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Spectrum freed up in law named after telco veteran...
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Tim Berners-Lee says regulation of the web may be needed • The Register

Tim Berners-Lee says regulation of the web may be needed • The Register | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Social networks have too much power, says web daddy, and their profit motive means they won't act for the good of all...
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You'll like this: Facebook probed by US watchdog amid privacy storm • The Register

You'll like this: Facebook probed by US watchdog amid privacy storm • The Register | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
'Non-public' FTC investigation a new headache for Zuckerberg...
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US government privacy watchdog stumbles back to its feet with new hires • The Register

US government privacy watchdog stumbles back to its feet with new hires • The Register | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
But look closely and you'll note the PCLOB has no teeth...
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Tutanota blames Comcast block for March 1 outage • The Register

Tutanota blames Comcast block for March 1 outage • The Register | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
ISP cut off our secure mail service, says dev...
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As Zuck apologizes again... Facebook admits 'most' of its 2bn+ users may have had public profiles slurped by bots • The Register

As Zuck apologizes again... Facebook admits 'most' of its 2bn+ users may have had public profiles slurped by bots • The Register | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
And it's all your fault!
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Huawei consumer biz pres: Are we in talks with Trump? Nope • The Register

Huawei consumer biz pres: Are we in talks with Trump? Nope • The Register | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
We have other markets...
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What would Jesus sue? The FCC, it seems • The Register

What would Jesus sue? The FCC, it seems • The Register | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
United Church of Christ not serene about Sinclair media ownership rule relaxation...
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Sneaky satellite launch raises risk of Gravity-style space collision • The Register

Sneaky satellite launch raises risk of Gravity-style space collision • The Register | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Federal regulator furious to discover untrackable mini-satellites in space...
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From Profiling To Privacy

From Profiling To Privacy | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Pexels Every time you use the internet, whether intentionally or not, you leave an enormous trail of information in your wake. Companies pay considerable amounts of money to access that data. After all, knowing if someone goes shopping for shoes after browsing a fashion blog is valuable information that might improve their sales and marketing strategies. While this data may be useful, it completely ignores whether or not users are comfortable with companies using their data in such blatantly self-serving ways. It’s even worse when third parties or companies that users have never interacted with before suddenly start sending emails or serving detailed ads without any consent from the user. Today, customers expect data transparency. They don’t like their data being used by third parties without their consent, and developers are finally taking steps to prevent user data from being mined without their knowledge. Apple recently announced that it would display a new icon when it is collecting personal information, which will likely force other big players to follow suit. Another big move by the tech giant making waves is the intelligent tracking prevention (ITP) feature that Apple decided to implement in Safari. While ITP is only available on iPhones, iMacs and iPads, it has already had an outsized effect on advertising revenues, with ad tech giant Criteo estimating that ITP adoption will cost them at least one-fifth of their revenue in a single quarter. The issue for Criteo and companies like it is that ITP prevents Safari users from being followed around the internet by using a machine-learning algorithm that can block cookies if there’s no first-party connection to the user. This not only makes it harder for companies to track users around the internet, it also makes it difficult for companies to get access to information on people they don’t have first-party relationships with. Luckily for advertisers, relatively few people use Safari, as compared to other browsers. Not as luckily, Google Chrome, which, according to some estimates, controls 56% of the browser market, has also announced a built-in ad blocker meant to get rid of intrusive and annoying ads. Unlike Apple, Google worked with partners in the ad industry to craft a feature that only blocks ads that autoplay, block content or take up the entire screen, instead of preventing advertisers from getting access to user information. The problems that advertisers are facing are deeper than the fact that they’re not able to get personal information on a small subset of the internet-using population -- the problem for advertisers stems from the fact that the tide has shifted in favor of the consumer. There’s a reason ad blocker usage has been steadily increasing for years: Consumers are sick and tired of seeing their personal information used without their approval. Advertisers are all being told by the market that more data transparency is required, but instead of responding to the will of the consumer, they’re only doubling down and trying to find ways around privacy initiatives. From a company’s perspective, it might seem like the benefits of using consumer data outweigh the risks. After all, isn’t someone more likely to click on an ad if it’s more relevant to them? The problem with this point of view is that ignores the fact that it’s kind of creepy to have an ad follow you around the internet. It’s also creepy to see information -- such as your name, email address and browsing habits -- displayed prominently on banner ads and pop-ups on random websites. Contrary to popular belief, the way to win your users’ loyalty is not by gathering all of the information you can find on them and dumping it in an ad; instead, brands have to exercise a measure of transparency. How might brands do this? By giving people the opportunity to opt in or out of certain types of advertising, for instance, or by making it clear how their information will be used. At the end of the day, it’s all about customers and the customer experience, and someone who feels that a company is invading their privacy is a lot less likely to become a customer.
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We need baby Googles, say search specialists… and one surprising VC • The Register

We need baby Googles, say search specialists… and one surprising VC • The Register | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Break 'em up, nothing else works...
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The FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal: The End Of The Internet Or A Path To A Legislative Compromise?

The FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal: The End Of The Internet Or A Path To A Legislative Compromise? | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Three experts who understand how the money and the bits flow over the Internet discuss what is and isn't needed in a Net Neutrality policy and whether a legislative or regulatory solution is the best way forward.
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How Winter 'Storms' May Threaten Facebook, Google And Digital Dynasties

How Winter 'Storms' May Threaten Facebook, Google And Digital Dynasties | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Gathering storms in recent months from business, literary, and political opinion-makers, from marketers and from consumers may bode ill for Silicon Valley powerhouses. But the question is just how solidly these storms will land on their intended targets.
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FBI chief asks tech industry to build crypto-busting not-a-backdoor • The Register

FBI chief asks tech industry to build crypto-busting not-a-backdoor • The Register | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
'You guys can build anything if you put your mind to it' is the gist of the argument...
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Fostering Inclusion Through The Blockchain

Fostering Inclusion Through The Blockchain | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
At a time when we face division across political, socio economic and racial lines, blockchain technology has the potential to become a great equaliser. By definition, it supersedes national borders, language, race and even bias.
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I'm anti-Google, please elect me: Senate hopeful rides tech backlash • The Register

I'm anti-Google, please elect me: Senate hopeful rides tech backlash • The Register | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Missouri attorney general Hawley hopes to tap into ire against Silicon Valley...
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Uncle Sam slams plans to give govts final say over domain privacy • The Register

Uncle Sam slams plans to give govts final say over domain privacy • The Register | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
ICANN throws itself under bus to hit GDPR deadline...
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London Mayor calls for social networks and sharing economy to stop harming society • The Register

London Mayor calls for social networks and sharing economy to stop harming society • The Register | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
And for politicians to regulate before disruption disrupts disruptively...
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Facebook and Instagram Data and Privacy Updates : Social Media Examiner

Facebook and Instagram Data and Privacy Updates : Social Media Examiner | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Facebook Ad Changes, Facebook and Instagram Data and Privacy Updates, Snapchat Group Video Chat & other breaking social media news!
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