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Facebook Hopes Renaming App Will Shut Net Neutrality Critics Up

6 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

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 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

Net neutrality could become the biggest face-off on corporate speech since Citizens United

Internet providers argue the policy violates their First Amendment rights. The FCC's defenders are meeting that charge head-on.

Net neutrality could become the biggest face-off on corporate speech since Citizens United

6 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

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

Jeb Bush's Plan To Gut Net Neutrality

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 » Rebranded as ‘Free Basics By Facebook’, But Net Neutrality Remains Violated!

Facebook has renamed their controversial, anti net-neutrality app 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 rebrands controversial as Free Basics

Facebook's 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

Late Night Horrorshow Open Thread: JEB Lays Down Some More Bush Klan Markers

Regulatory reform starts with repeal of: Dodd Frank. #DitchTheRule. Carbon Rule. Coal Ash Rule. Net Neutrality. — 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...]

'Free Basics by Facebook' replaces website and app

A few months ago, Facebook opened up the 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

Congressional Dems File Amicus Brief in Support of Net Neutrality

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......

Facebook's Free Internet Access Program Faces Backlash

In India and Indonesia, users are criticizing Facebook’s initiative, saying it thwarts the principles of net neutrality.

The Wall Street Journal Doubles Down On Dumb: Falsely Claims Net Neutrality ('Obamanet') Has Crushed Broadband Investment

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

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

What net neutrality means for Netflix, AT&T, Time Warner — and you

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's Plan To Gut Net Neutrality

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...

Jeb’s plan to woo Silicon Valley: Gut net neutrality, kill encryption, bulk up NSA

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

Jeb! Bush: No more pesky net neutrality when he's president

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

Newswire: Like any good dealer, Netflix knows when it’s got you hooked

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

Jeb Bush: I’ll Kill the FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

“A shocking display of regulatory overreach,” the candidate says.

Jeb Bush Proudly Promises To Axe Net Neutrality If Elected

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

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

Jeb Bush Stakes Out Net Neutrality Turf

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]

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