• Mar 8, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News, Privacy,

These are the 23 Senators that introduced a bill to let telecoms sell your private internet history




Protection of your Internet history is up in the air thanks to new, pending legislation. A new bill coming before Senate aims to completely dismantle the FCC’s ability to enact data security or online privacy protections for consumers under the powers of the Congressional Review Act. Senate Joint Resolution (S.J.Res 34) was introduced by Arizona … Continue reading “These are the 23 Senators that introduced a bill to let telecoms sell your private internet history”

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  • Feb 25, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News,

Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) lobbied the FCC for permission to spy on you




Your Internet service provider’s (ISP) ability to not only spy on you, but to profit on that spying, has been upheld by the FCC. Ajit Pai, President Trump’s pick for the new FCC Chairman has made it clear that he is going to overturn wide-reaching data security and privacy order that the FCC had originally agreed upon … Continue reading “Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) lobbied the FCC for permission to spy on you”

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  • Feb 14, 2017
  • Rick Falkvinge
  • BitTorrent, Governments, Net Neutrality,

Swedish Court orders web censorship of Pirate Bay; idea of ISP tit-for-tat against copyright industry plaintiffs floated everywhere




In a first, a Swedish court has ordered censorship of The Pirate Bay in a case of copyright industry vs. an ISP. While cases like this have been common in the past decade in several European countries, the Swedish community is in shock that a court has actually ordered censorship to take place to protect … Continue reading “Swedish Court orders web censorship of Pirate Bay; idea of ISP tit-for-tat against copyright industry plaintiffs floated everywhere”

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How to talk to your non-tech friends about Net Neutrality




Net Neutrality is being discussed again, and it’s important that your friends understand why this concept is crucial. Instead of explaining it in typical technical terms, it’s usually better to draw parallels to if we hadn’t had infrastructure neutrality in other fields. Roads are frequently mentioned; I find electricity to be a much better example … Continue reading “How to talk to your non-tech friends about Net Neutrality”

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  • Dec 28, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • Net Neutrality, News, Security,

Comcast still uses MITM javascript injection to serve unwanted ads and messages




For years, Comcast and other large telecommunication companies around the world have injected javascript into your web browsing experience to serve advertisements and account notices. Their ability to do this stems from their upstream position as your Internet Service Provider (ISP). While Comcast is only currently using their javascript injection ability to serve customer account related … Continue reading “Comcast still uses MITM javascript injection to serve unwanted ads and messages”

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European authorities crack down on zero-rating ISPs, defending net neutrality




Telecom authority PTS is cracking down on the European ISP Telia for having unmetered traffic to Facebook and Spotify while metering other traffic, in violation of net neutrality. Earlier this year, the ISP launched a marketing scheme where accessing Facebook and Spotify didn’t count against your Internet traffic cap, causing net neutrality concerns. While the … Continue reading “European authorities crack down on zero-rating ISPs, defending net neutrality”

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  • Nov 21, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News, Privacy,

Under new law, UK could force ISPs to block Reddit




The UK government will soon have the power to block any website that doesn’t properly verify your age with a piece of private, personally identifiable information such as your social media account, credit card number, or name and address. While the law, the Digital Economy Bill, is slated towards stopping underage eyes from viewing pornographic … Continue reading “Under new law, UK could force ISPs to block Reddit”

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  • Nov 3, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News,

WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube blocked in Turkey following arrest of pro-Kurdish political party HDP leaders




Social media sites Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube and messaging service Whatsapp are currently being blocked across Turkey according to an incident report by Turkish Internet watchdog organization Turkey Blocks. Originally, Turkey was only blocking the original trifecta of social media sites: Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Confirmed: Twitter, Facebook and YouTube blocked by throttling in #Turkey – … Continue reading “WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube blocked in Turkey following arrest of pro-Kurdish political party HDP leaders”

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  • Oct 6, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News, Privacy,

Under new FCC rules, your internet service provider needs your permission before spying on you




Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler has released new draft rules designed to protect internet users from their internet service providers. The Broadband Consumer Privacy Proposal will require internet service providers to obtain express permission from their users before spying on all of your internet traffic and selling private information such as your web … Continue reading “Under new FCC rules, your internet service provider needs your permission before spying on you”

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