American citizens are not only having to fight a battle for the future of the internet with the commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission but they will also have to do battle with their elected officials.
A new bill that’s going through the Senate threatens to almost eliminate your data privacy and kill net neutrality at the same time.
If the FCC won’t do anything to save Net Neutrality from the corporations, some lawmakers will. Democratic congressmen from both the House and Senate have unveiled a new piece of legislation that will ban the creation of the so-called internet fast lanes by prohibiting the prioritization and speed of certain content over others.
The whole of the internet was sent into a panic last month when the US Court of Appeals struck down the so-called net neutrality rules that the Federal Communications Commission put in place on internet service providers after the rules were challenged by Verizon.
Well, the FCC hasn’t given up the fight over net neutrality and have stated that they are targeting later this year for a new set of net neutrality rules.
I generally don’t succumb to hyperbole so believe me when I say that this could end up being the single most important story that we cover on this blog.
Currently, the internet in America is governed by the principle of net neutrality. This means that all data on the internet is treated equally and that internet service providers can’t charge for access to certain content on the internet. Now, Verizon is taking the Federal Communications Commission to court to get net neutrality abolished. If the court rules in Verizon’s favour, the results could be catastrophic.
For more about the case and what it means, we have a handy infographic for your perusal.
Various business around Washington, D.C., and the US capital area are having special promotions for government workers who have been furloughed or are working unpaid while everyone plays chicken with the US and global economies.
Now, GOG.com have gotten in on the US government shut down promotion action. Not only do they have some political themed games on sale but they’re giving away games to furloughed workers.
You’ve heard of Bitcoin and you might even actually understand how Bitcoin works but that doesn’t mean that it’s above scrutiny. The US Congress has launched an investigation into Bitcoin and the world virtual currencies to gain understanding of them and determine what, if any, regulations should be placed on them.
While the rest of Britain and the world are focusing on the birth of the Royal Baby, British Prime Minister David Cameron has made a major announcement that might get buried under baby watch. By the end of this year, the United Kingdom will require internet service providers to block online pornography unless users specifically request that they be allowed to access porn.