• 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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  • Nov 22, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News,

Reddit’s diverse subreddits in an uproar over FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposed net neutrality repeal

American internet users are facing a dire situation: The FCC has officially started its net neutrality repeal. The FCC’s move would end strong net neutrality protections and additionally stop states from enacting their own net neutrality rules. The telecom lobby has successfully pushed for that last caveat – likely because they saw the uproar of state … Continue reading “Reddit’s diverse subreddits in an uproar over FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposed net neutrality repeal”

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  • Nov 1, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News,

It’s not just online privacy, Verizon also wants FCC to ban states from protecting your net neutrality

Verizon does not want states or localities to have the ability to enact their own net neutrality rules should the FCC vote to destroy net neutrality under the guise of “Restoring Internet Freedom” later this year. A recent Verizon whitepaper (pdf), which was mailed to the FCC last week, reveals the company’s incessant pushing. And the … Continue reading “It’s not just online privacy, Verizon also wants FCC to ban states from protecting your net neutrality”

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  • Oct 25, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Net Neutrality, News,

Call your representatives today and tell them to stop Ajit Pai from dismantling net neutrality

With net neutrality’s repeal looming over our heads – now is the time to push your politicians to care about this issue. Today, the Senate Committee on Energy and Technology, the committee that oversees the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will meet regarding oversight of the FCC and their coming net neutrality plans. The FCC chairman, … Continue reading “Call your representatives today and tell them to stop Ajit Pai from dismantling net neutrality”

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