Together we killed off the Internet Slow Lane and won strong Net Neutrality rules - and already Internet users are seeing the benefit.
Article by Karl Bode for Techdirt
The FCC's net neutrality rules don't even go into effect until June 12, but they're already benefiting consumers. You'll recall that the last year or so has been filled with ugly squabbling over interconnection issues, with Level 3 accusing ISPs like Verizon of letting peering points congest to kill settlement-free peering and drive Netflix toward paying for direct interconnection. But with Level 3 and Cogent hinting they'd be using the FCC's new complaint process to file grievances about anti-competitive behavior, magically Verizon has now quickly struck deals with Level 3 and Cogent that everybody on board appears to be happy with.
“A snow job” - that’s the verdict of this Nobel Prize-winning economist on Obama’s efforts to sell his top-secret TPP.
Krugman: "Instead, the selling of the 12-nation Pacific Rim pact has the feel of a snow job. Officials have evaded the main concerns about the content of a potential deal; they’ve belittled and dismissed the critics; and they’ve made blithe assurances that turn out not to be true."
The world is speaking out against this fake version of the internet and withdrawing from the program. Add your voice at NoFakeInternet.org
Article by Sophie Curtis by the Telegraph
Facebook's free internet project, Internet.org, is facing growing opposition, after a consortium of digital rights groups wrote an open letter to the company's chief executive Mark Zuckerberg, claiming that the initiative violates the principles of "net neutrality".
The TPP is secretive, extreme, and it will break our digital future. Speak out at StoptheSecrecy.net
Article by Sam Thielman for The Guardian
More than 250 tech companies have signed a letter demanding greater transparency from Congress and decrying the broad regulatory language in leaked parts of the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade bill.
Our positive crowdsourced action plan to turn the Bill C-51 debate on its head and restore the privacy rights of every Canadian
Today’s the big day, folks: this morning, OpenMedia is launching our positive, pro-privacy action plan, packed with ideas from everyday Canadians about how to roll back Bill C-51, end mass surveillance, and restore the privacy rights of everyone who lives in Canada.
Open networks, government investment, universal service funds/requirements, unlicensed spectrum, that's what people want. Ironically, Internet.org does the opposite -- deepens reliance and control on a telecom oligopoly. Speak out at NoFakeInternet.org
THE BACKLASH AGAINST Facebook’s Internet.org project is growing.
On Monday, 65 advocacy organizations in 31 countries released an open letter to Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg protesting Internet.org—an effort to bring free internet service to the developing world—saying the project “violates the principles of net neutrality, threatening freedom of expression, equality of opportunity, security, privacy, and innovation.”
Today 65 organizations from 31 countries and regions around the world released an open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg detailing significant concerns about his plan to control what the next 3 billion Internet users do online through Facebook's controversial Internet.org initiative. You can see our concerns outlined in the full PDF below.
The letter was signed by tons of groups including our friends at Access, Bits of Freedom, EDRi, the Centre for Media Justice, Popular Resistance, and dozens more from around the world. The goal is to amplify the concerns of people in countries like India, Brazil, Zimbabwe, and Paraguay, who are outraged over Zuckerberg’s fake Internet, which blocks the websites, apps, and services the rest of the world loves from being available on equal terms.
To amplify the concerns of people around the world, your OpenMedia team has also launched an exciting new action platform so that Internet users around the world can speak out against Zuckerberg's Fake Internet service: https://nofakeinternet.org/