• Aug 4, 2018
  • Glyn Moody
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, Networking, News, Privacy, Security,

Dedicated first responder network raises privacy, transparency and net neutrality issues

Providing first responders such as the police, fire services and paramedics with the best available technology makes sense. Lives can be saved and disasters averted if action is taken as promptly as possible, and key information shared widely among relevant personnel. But as previous posts on Privacy News Online have noted, the enhanced capabilities of … Continue reading “Dedicated first responder network raises privacy, transparency and net neutrality issues”

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  • Jul 22, 2018
  • Chris Miller
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News,

Net Neutrality was repealed, but the fight is far from over

The FCC repealed net neutrality, which became official on June 11th.  Every second that goes by, the internet is dying just a little bit more, as ISP’s prioritize data, raise prices and unfairly eliminate their competition. The ISP’s love to say how it won’t change anything, and how they won’t use it to their advantage … Continue reading “Net Neutrality was repealed, but the fight is far from over”

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  • Jul 15, 2018
  • Danica Sergison
  • Copyright, Governments, Net Neutrality, Privacy,

Trading more than horses: Threats to privacy, net neutrality in international trade negotiations

When we’re discussing the internet, it’s not surprising that legislation and policy can have an impact that extends far beyond one country’s borders. While many of us are aware of domestic threats to fair dealing, privacy, and net neutrality, including regulator proposals and proposed legislation, it’s also important to consider the role that international trade … Continue reading “Trading more than horses: Threats to privacy, net neutrality in international trade negotiations”

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  • May 16, 2018
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News,

Today, the Senate Votes to Save Net Neutrality

Today, the United States Senate will vote on whether or not to save net neutrality.  All 49 Senate Democrats, with the support of key Republican Senators, have successfully forced a Resolution of Disapproval vote regarding the FCC’s 3-2 repeal of net neutrality in December of 2017. Since the FCC decision, activists have been working hard to restore net neutrality … Continue reading “Today, the Senate Votes to Save Net Neutrality”

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One month from today, the UK reintroduces censorship. Here’s why you should be on the barricades.

From April, the United Kingdom formally reintroduces governmental censorship. It’s supposed to be against pornography online, but there’s no such thing when it comes to censorship; pornography is merely — and always — the first thing on a long list to be censored. It never stops there. You should be deeply concerned about this, regardless … Continue reading “One month from today, the UK reintroduces censorship. Here’s why you should be on the barricades.”

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Digital Rights Groups Cry Foul Over Canada’s ‘FairPlay’ Coalition and Pirate Site Blacklist

Digital rights groups are crying foul over Canada’s new “FairPlay” coalition aka the Bell Coalition, which is wielding its considerable corporate power to pressure the country’s telecommunications regulators to begin censoring websites that host or serve pirated content. Recently, FairPlay Canada — a coalition of more than 25 telecom companies, broadcasters, and other organizations — … Continue reading “Digital Rights Groups Cry Foul Over Canada’s ‘FairPlay’ Coalition and Pirate Site Blacklist”

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  • Dec 14, 2017
  • PIA Team
  • Announcements, Net Neutrality, News,

Private Internet Access Statement On End of Net Neutrality

At Private Internet Access, while we have always had strong hope that governments would do the right thing, we’ve never based our business nor service around variables. As such, using technology, not legislation, we’ve continually worked hard to provide unrestricted, unfiltered and neutral access to netizens all over the world. In the past and present, … Continue reading “Private Internet Access Statement On End of Net Neutrality”

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  • Dec 14, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News,

The FCC votes 3-2 for net neutrality repeal

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) just voted 3-2, along party lines, to repeal Net Neutrality. The Open Internet Order of 2015 is no more – the online privacy and net neutrality protections gained by American citizens during the Obama Administration are now all gone. The FCC will no longer be responsible for policing net neutrality … Continue reading “The FCC votes 3-2 for net neutrality repeal”

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Net Neutrality is necessary regulation as a short-term emergency fix to previous bad regulation

Net Neutrality is a huge topic, again. But it’s important to realize that Net Neutrality is mostly being discussed in the United States — not because it is ahead, but because it is behind. In countries where fiber is the norm to households and they typically have 15-20 ISPs to choose from, Net Neutrality is … Continue reading “Net Neutrality is necessary regulation as a short-term emergency fix to previous bad regulation”

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Net Neutrality and the FCC: Let’s talk about this abusive pattern of releasing controversial policies on major holidays

So the FCC has released its plans to eradicate Net Neutrality in the United States, on Thanksgiving, as it said it would. This, on its own, merits more discussion – for it is such a blatant display not just of bad faith, but bad faith that they fully expect to get away with. I have … Continue reading “Net Neutrality and the FCC: Let’s talk about this abusive pattern of releasing controversial policies on major holidays”

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