Net Neutrality News

The issue of net neutrality is regarded by many as being the cornerstone of freedoms on the internet. As such it is a hotly debated topic. To stay up-to-date with all the developments and to get the latest net neutrality news, sign up for the tailored Wiser daily email. Net neutrality is the concept that all internet traffic should be treated equally. It primarily affects internet service providers, but can also be applied to governments. Net neutrality means that internet service providers cannot prioritize particular web traffic over other traffic. For example, it prevents a broadband provider from entering into a commercial relationship with a company that would see the company's competitors' websites blocked or slowed. How far net neutrality should go, and whether it should be enshrined in law, are issues that are currently being debated and discussed by the technology industry and by legislators. And you can keep abreast of developments in the debate with the Wiser net neutrality news email. Register today to receive this daily digest of the best articles on the topic from around the internet.

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The Hill • Ali Breland, Harper Neidig
Overnight Regulation: Senators to grill Wells Fargo, Equifax CEOs | FDA sued over ingredient in teething meds | Court tosses fracking lawsuit
The Hill • Lydia Wheeler
Senate Dems ask FCC to delay net neutrality repeal
The Hill • Harper Neidig
Internet Giants Face New Political Resistance in Washington
The New York Times • Cecilia Kang
Net Neutrality Group Blasts FCC Over 'Misleading' Mobile Report
MediaPost • Wendy Davis
Judges Weigh FTC's Authority To Prosecute AT&T Over Mobile Slowdowns
MediaPost • Wendy Davis
9th Circuit Court Encourages Google's Ideological Capture Of Academia
Forbes • Contributor, Fred Campbell
Uber Set to Name Expedia Alum Burke Norton as General Counsel in Key Move
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Washington DC braces for net neutrality protests later this month
The Guardian • Dominic Rushe
 
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Why Facebook And Google Are Clashing With Internet Freedom Advocates
WiredKlint Finley
Everyone seems to have a beef with Big Tech these days, with politicians and pundits from across the political spectrum blaming consumer technology's largest companies for everything from income inequality and wage stagnation to #fakenews and President Donald Trump. Now we can...
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Elections & Polls, Facebook Inc
Overnight Tech: Facebook to hand over Russian political ads to Congress | Zuckerberg vows more transparency on ads | EU wants higher taxes on Silicon Valley | SEC database hacked
The HillAli Breland, Harper Neidig
FACEBOOK TO HAND OVER RUSSIAN-LINKED ADS TO CONGRESS: Facebook has made a deal with Congressional investigators to turn over roughly 3000 advertisements purchased by Kremlin-linked groups during the 2016 presidential campaign. The company confirmed Thursday afternoon that it would release details on...
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Barack Obama, Energy Regulation
Overnight Regulation: Senators to grill Wells Fargo, Equifax CEOs | FDA sued over ingredient in teething meds | Court tosses fracking lawsuit
The HillLydia Wheeler
Welcome to Overnight Regulations, your daily rundown of news from the federal agencies, Capitol Hill and the courts. It's Thursday evening here in Washington where a vote on a last-ditch measure to repeal and replace ObamaCare could come next week in the...
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Barack Obama, Net Neutrality
Senate Dems ask FCC to delay net neutrality repeal
The HillHarper Neidig
A group of Senate Democrats is asking the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to delay its effort to repeal the Obama-era net neutrality regulations in order to review a trove of recently-released documents related to the proceeding. The nine senators, led by Sen....
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Digital Advertising, Facebook Inc
Internet Giants Face New Political Resistance in Washington
The New York TimesCecilia Kang
WASHINGTON — Last month, Facebook and Google came out forcefully against a bill that would hold companies accountable for hosting sex trafficking on their websites. They said that while they worked hard to combat sex trafficking, changing the law “jeopardizes bedrock principles...
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Finance, Investment Industry
Net Neutrality Group Blasts FCC Over 'Misleading' Mobile Report
MediaPostWendy Davis
Net neutrality advocates are blasting the Federal Communications Commission over "misleading information" about mobile carriers' network investment in the forthcoming annual report on mobile competition. A draft of the FCC's 121-page report says that network investment by the wireless carriers dropped by...
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Business Ethics, Mobile Phones
Judges Weigh FTC's Authority To Prosecute AT&T Over Mobile Slowdowns
MediaPostWendy Davis
Judges on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Tuesday questioned lawyers for both AT&T and the Federal Trade Commission over whether the FTC has the authority to prosecute the telecom for allegedly throttling customers with unlimited wireless data. Last year, a three-judge...
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AARP, Google Inc
9th Circuit Court Encourages Google's Ideological Capture Of Academia
ForbesContributor, Fred Campbell
It’s no secret that Google gives money to academic and advocacy groups as a means of promoting its ideologies while silencing its critics. The law has always permitted this form of ‘charity,’ but it hasn’t abetted it — until now. A new...
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Auto Industry, Corporate Governance
Uber Set to Name Expedia Alum Burke Norton as General Counsel in Key Move
SkiftDennis Schaal, Skift
Uber is poised to name Burke Norton, who worked closely with just-named Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi at Expedia Inc. as general counsel from 2006 to 2011, as Uber’s new general counsel, has exclusively learned. Norton, who has been at Salesforce.com as chief...
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Net Neutrality, Technology Industry
Washington DC braces for net neutrality protests later this month
The GuardianDominic Rushe
Net neutrality advocates are planning two days of protests and action in Washington DC this month as they fight off plans to defang regulations meant to protect an open internet. A coalition of activists, consumer groups and writers are calling on supporters...
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