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Net neutrality is officially dead. Here's what that means.
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Boing Boing • Rob Beschizza
Large ISPs that Orchestrated the Repeal of the Open Internet Order Ask California’s Legislature to Stand Down and Just Let Them Win Already
Electronic Frontier Foundation • Ernesto Falcon
How Tech Lobbying Shapes Policy and Impacts Your Life
MakeUseOf • Bertel King, Jr.
Ted Cruz Demands A Return Of The Fairness Doctrine, Which He Has Mocked In The Past, Due To Misunderstanding CDA 230
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Obama’s first FCC chief thinks telecoms firms are to blame for the net neutrality issue
BGR • Chris Mills
Ajit Pai: No, I’m NOT Going to Investigate News Outlets Democrats Don’t Like
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Netflix is becoming part of Comcast’s cable TV bundle
Fast Company • Jared Newman
 
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Net neutrality is officially dead. Here's what that means.
MashableM.J. Franklin
Image: VICKY LETA / MASHABLE Everyone take a moment of silence please — the free and open internet is now officially dead. In December 2017 the FCC, under chairman Ajit Pai, voted to repeal net neutrality, signaling the end of the open...
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Net Neutrality, Politics & Policy
FCC defends GOP commissioners' appearance at CPAC
The HillHarper Neidig
The Federal Communications Commission’s top lawyer says that Republican commissioners who attended the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) earlier this year did not violate any ethics rules. FCC General Counsel Thomas Johnson Jr. said that the appearance by the three GOP commissioners...
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Boing BoingRob Beschizza
Wired published an article about txt.fyi, the minimalist publishing “platform” I made: “Write something, hit Publish, and voilà: your deathless prose, online. ” But here’s the thing: txt.fyi has no social mechanics. None. No Like button, no Share button, no comments. No...
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Net Neutrality, Strategic & Project Management
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Boing BoingRob Beschizza
Wired published an article about txt.fyi, the minimalist publishing “platform” I made: “Write something, hit Publish, and voilà: your deathless prose, online. ” But here’s the thing: txt.fyi has no social mechanics. None. No Like button, no Share button, no comments. No...
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Data Privacy, Energy Regulation
Large ISPs that Orchestrated the Repeal of the Open Internet Order Ask California’s Legislature to Stand Down and Just Let Them Win Already
Electronic Frontier FoundationErnesto Falcon
The fight to protect Internet freedom is coming to California this month as the Senate Energy and Utilities Committee (April 17) and Senate Judiciary Committee (April 24) have scheduled hearings and votes on Senator Wiener’s S.B. 822, comprehensive legislation that would utilize...
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Google Inc, Lobbying
How Tech Lobbying Shapes Policy and Impacts Your Life
MakeUseOfBertel King, Jr.
In a representative democracy, the people who put forth the most time and money tend to have the greatest impact on policy. That means companies often have the most say in the industries they compete in. The tech sector is no different....
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Net Neutrality
Ted Cruz Demands A Return Of The Fairness Doctrine, Which He Has Mocked In The Past, Due To Misunderstanding CDA 230
Techdirt.Mike Masnick
Remember the Fairness Doctrine? It was an incredibly silly policy of the FCC from 1949 to 1987 requiring some form of "equal time" to "the other side" of controversial matters of public interest. It's a dumb idea because most issues have a...
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Net Neutrality
Obama’s first FCC chief thinks telecoms firms are to blame for the net neutrality issue
BGRChris Mills
Last year, net neutrality became a national issue, thanks solely to the efforts of Trump-appointed FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to roll back Obama-era rules that protected a free and open internet. But the net neutrality battle is only starting: representatives in Congress...
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Net Neutrality, Politics & Policy
Ajit Pai: No, I’m NOT Going to Investigate News Outlets Democrats Don’t Like
Red StateBonchie
From the diaries. Ajit Pai is just great. Perhaps one of the best appointments to come out of Trump’s election, he’s stood in the fire against all manner of liberal insanity when it comes to net neutrality, censorship, and federal overreach at...
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BBC America, National Broadcasting Company
Netflix is becoming part of Comcast’s cable TV bundle
Fast CompanyJared Newman
Netflix has been streaming on Comcast’s X1 cable boxes since late 2016, and now the companies are taking things a step further. Later this month, Comcast will start offering Netflix as part of its pay-TV packages, though it’s unclear what these packages...
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