Scheme in Caribbean and South Pacific would likely violate net neutrality in US.
Facebook is trying its best to defuse worries that the company is trying to impose a bizarre, walled-garden vision of the Internet upon the developing world. As we've been discussing, Facebook's Internet.org initiative has been under fire of late in India, where the government has been trying to not only define net neutrality, but craft useful rules. Show More Summary
Internet providers argue the policy violates their First Amendment rights. The FCC's defenders are meeting that charge head-on.
Do Washington's net neutrality rules run roughshod over the First Amendment? That's what some opponents have been arguing -- claiming that the government's regulations infringe on Internet providers' right to free expression. Now, in...Show More Summary
United States presidential hopeful Jeb Bush just published a love note to big business that would be amusing, if it didn’t give me second-hand embarrassment at witnessing a governor so explicitly express his adoration for corporatism. More »
Facebook has renamed their controversial, anti net-neutrality app Internet.org to ‘Free Basics By Facebook’. The announcement comes 72 hours before PM Modi’s meeting with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg at their headquarters in California, USA. Show More Summary
Facebook's Internet.org initiative — through which the social networking giant provides a set of essential internet-based services for free — came under criticism last year over net neutrality concerns. Those in opposition of the initiative...Show More Summary
Regulatory reform starts with repeal of: Dodd Frank. #DitchTheRule. Carbon Rule. Coal Ash Rule. Net Neutrality. http://t.co/WMZFmGevK6 — Jeb Bush (@JebBush) September 22, 2015.@bluewhaletail Jeb!: "More coal ash is the key to reaching 4% GDP growth!" — Billmon (@billmon1) September 23, 2015 Brian Fung, in the Washington Post, “Jeb Bush says he’d repeal net [Read more...]
A few months ago, Facebook opened up the Internet.org platform to developers after being accused of violating net neutrality rules, mostly by users in India. Now, Zuckerberg's project has added 60 new services created by third-party developers, including BabyCenter for pregnancy and parenting info and SmartBusiness for novice entrepreneurs. Show More Summary
Congress's Democratic leaders want the D.C. Circuit to know they are anything but neutral when it comes to net neutrality. More than two dozen congressional senators and representatives have signed on to an amicus brief supporting the FCC's right to regulate Internet service providers as "common carriers." The amicus......
In India and Indonesia, users are criticizing Facebook’s Internet.org initiative, saying it thwarts the principles of net neutrality.
Last week, we noted that the Wall Street Journal appeared to have reached a completely new low in the "conversation" about net neutrality, with a bizarre, facts-optional missive about how Netflix was to blame for pretty much everything wrong with the Internet. Show More Summary
Americans are increasingly ditching their desktops and reaching for their mobile devices to access the internet instead. For this reason, mobile broadband – or internet access from any mobile device – was included in the FCC's recently...Show More Summary
Jeb Bush just published a love note to big business that’d be amusing if it didn’t give me second-hand embarrassment at witnessing a governor slob-knob oligopolistic corporatism so explicitly. Read more...
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush — or just “Jeb!” as he’s called in his campaign signs — probably won’t win the endorsement of the Electronic Frontier Foundation given his positions on tech policy. In fact, we can’t imagine...Show More Summary
I'm old enough to remember when net neutrality was a nonpartisan kind of thing. Those days are long over, and now Republican presidential candidates are running on their plans to sell off the internet to the highest bidder. Specifically,...Show More Summary
Now that the FCC has approved net neutrality and we don’t have to worry about Comcast or whoever shaking down Netflix for protection money, there’s nothing stopping Joe or Jane Q. Couchpotato (they changed it from Couchpotatosky at Ellis Island) from mainlining as much TV as possible given the stupid laws of dumb old physics. Show More Summary
“A shocking display of regulatory overreach,” the candidate says.
The Jeb Bush campaign this week unveiled a major part of the candidate's technology platform, and it likely includes taking a hatchet to net neutrality rules. The new policy outline on Bush's website spends some time butchering the very...Show More Summary
We don't normally do politics here, and we won't be choosing sides regardless. But a funny thing happened yesterday in presidential politics. As the summer of Trump wanes, somebody actually talked about telecommunications policy again (egads, an issue), and that somebody was former Florida governor Jeb Bush.... [visit site to read more]