Apple Blocks Net Neutrality Tracking App From App Store

An app designed to monitor data speeds of certain apps to track potential violations of net neutrality has been blocked by Apple from appearing in the App Store, according to a report from Motherboard . The app, called WeHe, is designed to test the download speeds of seven popular streaming apps in order to determine if… Please follow and like us:

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Death Threats Against FCC Chairman Are Unprecedented and Must Stop

When the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rolled back President Barack Obama’s “net neutrality” policy, Chairman Ajit Pai told reporters, “It’s not going to kill democracy.” But could it kill him? Federal officials are certainly concerned, now that a flood of death threats has reached a level most insiders say they’ve never seen. This is “routine for… Please follow and like us:

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Last year in tech: 2017 edition

Fidget spinners, iPhone X, tons of hacks, and all the important tech stuff from this past year. Magic Leap Goggles We have seen some things. Oh my, have we seen some things. Magic Leap Year-end wrap-ups are the best. We get to sit here in our new holiday pajamas and dish out harsh judgments on everything… Please follow and like us:

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New reason to fear Google, Facebook

The threats to freedom of thought aren’t coming from the government these days, but from corporate America, says a columnist in the Wall Street Journal. Kind of a groupthink, which Psychology Today speaks of as the result of members of a group valuing “harmony and coherence over accurate analysis and critical evaluation.” “It causes individual members… Please follow and like us:

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Trump Touts Progress on Rolling Back Federal Regulations

With the ceremonial flourish of oversized golden scissors slicing a giant piece of red tape, U.S. President Donald Trump symbolically cut through decades of regulations on Thursday. “So, this is what we have now,” the former reality television program host said, gesturing toward a 190-centimeter-high pile of what was said to be 185,000 sheets of paper.… Please follow and like us:

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Liberals are freaking out over the repeal of net neutrality and it’s hilarious

December 15,2017 –  FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced on Thursday the repeal of the net neutrality restrictions instituted by President Obama in 2015. And liberals are freaking out. “The Government Just Voted To Completely Screw Up The Internet As You Know It,” declared Buzzfeed. Mother Jones was even funnier, “Yes, Net Neutrality Is… Please follow and like us:

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Net Neutrality And Bitcoin: Ending One Could Spell Doom For The Other

Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), has all but hit the last nail in the coffin for net neutrality. In just a few more weeks, the body is expected to vote so that net neutrality protections could be eliminated. This has spurred discussions online and offline on the effect the elimination would… Please follow and like us:

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Tech Industry Responds to FCC’s Plan To Kill Net Neutrality

United States Federal Communications Commissioner Ajit Pai announced Tuesday his proposal to repeal net neutrality protections passed in 2015. Chairman Pai introduced the proposal in an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal, in which he called the current net neutrality rules put in place during the Obama administration “heavy-handed internet regulations” that have stifled broadband… Please follow and like us:

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Net neutrality: Progressives erupt over FCC proposal to repeal Obama-era rules

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai unveiled Tuesday plans to dismantle the Obama administration’s “net neutrality” rules, prompting cheers from Republicans and outrage from the left. Mr. Pai, a longtime critic of what he described as the “heavy-handed, utility-style regulations” for the internet, circulated the proposed draft called the Restore Internet Freedom Order among his fellow… Please follow and like us:

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Comcast Presses FCC To Tell States Not To Enforce Net Neutrality

Telecommunications giant Comcast met this week with the staff of Ajit Pai, the Chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commision, to press the agency to keep individual states from creating net neutrality rules. Comcast Senior Vice President Frank Buono, accompanied by an attorney for the company, met with Pai’s Chief of Staff Matthew Berry and… Please follow and like us:

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Facebook and Google Control 70 Percent of Web Traffic

Facebook and Google now have direct influence over nearly three quarters of all internet traffic, prompting warnings that the end of a free and open web is imminent. In a far-reaching blogpost titled “The Web Began Dying in 2014, Here’s How,” programmer André Staltz details how the dynamics of power on the web have “drastically changed”… Please follow and like us:

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Google, other tech companies warned over ‘dangerous’ banning of neo-Nazis, hate groups

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer has been pushed offline or perhaps to the dark web by GoDaddy, Google and Cloudflare, which one by one made it impossible for the news and commentary provider to keep operating after it published an article that criticized a woman who died during last weekend’s violent protests… Please follow and like us:

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Is America’s digital leadership on the wane?

By Bhaskar Chakravorti, Senior Associate Dean, International Business & Finance, Tufts University. Is America’s digital economy facing a stormy future? Filipe Frazao/Shutterstock.com American leadership in technology innovation and economic competitiveness is at risk if U.S. policymakers don’t take crucial steps to protect the country’s digital future. The country that gave the world the internet and the… Please follow and like us:

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Despite FCC Chairman’s Claims, Many Businesses Favor Net Neutrality Rules

The Federal Communications Commission voted last week along party lines to move forward with Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to roll back current net neutrality protections, citing restrictions on business investment and innovation as the primary reason for repeal. Despite the claims of the agency head, many businesses would rather keep the current rules in place. In… Please follow and like us:

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Canada Rules to Uphold Net Neutrality

The internet of Canada is to remain a fair and equal space for all thanks to this new ruling. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) strengthened its commitment to net neutrality yesterday by declaring that Internet service providers should treat data traffic equally to foster consumer choice, innovation and the free exchange of ideas. As… Please follow and like us:

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