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Death Of A Hacktivist

Patricia Aufderheide | In These Times | May 19, 2014

Aaron Swartz was an Internet prodigy and a trouble-maker. The new documentary The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz is not only about Swartz, but about why we should care about the issues he cared about, and the trouble that triggered his suicide...

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Diametrically Opposed FCC Commissioners Both Agree That Tom Wheeler Should Pull Back On Net Neutrality Rule Making

Mike Masnick | Tech Dirt | May 8, 2014

So last night we wrote about over 100 internet companies asking Tom Wheeler, to rethink his plans for his open internet "net neutrality" rule making -- warning that proposed rules that harm an open internet would be a very bad thing. In that post, we mentioned that FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel had asked Tom Wheeler to delay his plan to push forward with the rulemaking, but that Wheeler intended to move forward anyway...

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Eilzabeth Warren: Internet 'Fast Lanes' Will Help 'Rich And Powerful'

Brendan Sasso | Nextgov.com | April 30, 2014

Sen. Elizabeth Warren urged the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday to enact strong net-neutrality rules to ensure that all websites receive equal service.  "Reports that the FCC may gut net neutrality are disturbing, and would be just one more way the playing field is tilted for the rich and powerful who have already made it," the Massachusetts Democrat wrote in a Facebook post.

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FCC Chairman Wheeler Is Just As Bad As We Thought He’d Be

Brad Reed | BGR | April 30, 2014

I begin with this premise because even if we take Wheeler’s statements at face value, he’s still showing a completely wrong-headed approach to regulation that I’ve long found disconcerting ever since I read his take on why AT&T should have been allowed to buy T-Mobile...

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FCC Move Seen As Disaster For Online Start-Ups

Rob Garver | The Fiscal Times | April 27, 2014

...Federal courts have twice blocked efforts by the FCC to codify what’s commonly known as “net neutrality.” That’s the idea, basically, that Internet Service Providers cannot discriminate against different kinds of traffic on the Internet...

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FCC's Wheeler Says That If These Lame Net Neutrality Rules Don't Work, He'll Implement The Real Rules Next Time

Mike Masnick | Tech Dirt | April 30, 2014

Following his weak attempt to diffuse concerns about his bogus "open internet" rules, FCC boss Tom Wheeler has decided to try again, by basically repeating what he said last week with slightly stronger language about how he won't let broadband providers violate net neutrality. Of course, as many people have explained, the problem is that the new rules clearly aren't strong enough, and leave open all sorts of ways to kill off basic neutrality online.

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Federal Regulators Issue Proposed Rules That Would Kill Open And Equal Internet Access

Steven Rosenfeld | San Diego Free Press | May 17, 2014

The Federal Communication Commission has begun to kill the Internet as most people know it, adopting proposed rules Thursday to create a caste system allowing the giant Internet service providers to segregate users by delivery speeds and ability to pay...

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Laying The Foundation For Innovation Open Source Access

Staff Writer | PSFK | September 15, 2014

For innovation to really explode, we may have to rethink traditional ways of protecting proprietary information. Is it time to leverage the latent opportunities hidden in open datasets?...

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Obama Should Fire His FCC Chairman

Zephyr Teachout | Politico Magazine | May 19, 2014

...[L]ast Thursday, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler, proposed a network neutrality rule that would authorize those pay-to-play fast lanes. The FCC approved the proposal but will take public comment over the next four months before a final ruling...

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Peering Into The Soft Underbelly Of Net Neutrality

April Glaser and Seth Schoen | Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) | February 19, 2014

The net neutrality fight is moving in new directions, and quickly. Today FCC Chair Tom Wheeler announced that the FCC would press forward with new “Open Internet” rules, undeterred by last month’s court decision striking down most of the old ones. Last week, Comcast and Time Warner Cable announced plans to merge. [...] Read More »

Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the Web, Plots a Radical Overhaul of His Creation

Klint Finley | WIRED | April 4, 2017

Thirteen years ago the Queen of England dubbed Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the worldwide web, a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Today he received what in the tech world counts as a much higher distinction: a Turing Award. The prestigious prize, presented each year by the Association for Computing Machinery, amounts to the Nobel Prize of computing and comes with a million dollars. Berners-Lee received the award for creating the technology that underpins the web 28 years ago. But he sees his creation as the work of countless other people—and believes that work is far from over...

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TPP Is Right Where We Want It: Going Nowhere

Maira Sutton | Electronic Frontier Foundation | April 25, 2014

President Obama is on a diplomatic tour of Asia this week and one of his top priorities is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade agreement that includes restrictive copyright enforcement measures that pose a huge threat to users’ rights and a free and open Internet...Despite some reports of movement on some of the most controversial topics during meetings between Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Abe, it seems that the TPP is still effectively at a standstill...

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We the Coders: Open-Sourcing We the People, the White House's Online Petitions System

Macon Phillips | Whitehouse.gov | August 23, 2012

I'm thrilled to announce that we are publishing the source code for We the People, the online petitions system that has been a popular way for the public to connect with the White House over the past year. Read More »