UK ISP, Three, doesn’t care about net neutrality and will let you pay for zero-rated, unlimited Netflix

Three, one of the United Kingdom’s (UK) largest telecom and internet service providers (ISP), recently announced a new plan which zero-rates and gives access to unlimited Netflix. Essentially, streaming from Netflix wouldn’t count against a customer’s data usage; however, using other sites such as YouTube or Amazon would. While this may seem like a benefit … Continue reading “UK ISP, Three, doesn’t care about net neutrality and will let you pay for zero-rated, unlimited Netflix”

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  • Jun 27, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Net Neutrality, News, Privacy,

AT&T GigaPower plans to charge extra per month again if you want privacy, no ads

AT&T plans to reinstate their GigaPower pay-for-privacy scheme, as revealed by AT&T VP Robert Quinn in a recent interview with C-SPAN. In 2014, AT&T started offering GigaPower 300 Mbps fiber internet in cities around the United States. Users signing up had the option of paying $29 more per month to guarantee that AT&T doesn’t snoop … Continue reading “AT&T GigaPower plans to charge extra per month again if you want privacy, no ads”

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  • Jun 24, 2017
  • PIA Team
  • Net Neutrality, News,

Private Internet Access shines the cat signal for net neutrality

Today, Private Internet Access is shining the cat signal with a full page ad in the New York Times to gain support for the Net Neutrality Day of Action on July 12th that Fight for the Future and other organizations are planning at Battle for the Net. We, the people of the Internet, have stopped … Continue reading “Private Internet Access shines the cat signal for net neutrality”

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  • Jun 19, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Net Neutrality, News, Privacy,

Amazon granted patent to restrict the open internet at in-store public WiFi hotspots

Jeff Bezos’s Amazon has been granted a patent for a tool called “Physical Store Online Shopping Control,” which helps brick and mortar locations control users’ online shopping experience when they are at the store and on the store’s WiFi network. If a customer searches for a product or competitor, Amazon would be able to “control” … Continue reading “Amazon granted patent to restrict the open internet at in-store public WiFi hotspots”

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Britain’s ISPs already censor political opinions they just randomly happen to disagree with

British Internet providers already censor political opinions they don’t like. Specifically, they censor this blog by default, which is trivial to verify, thanks to Open Rights Group. This blog isn’t a random corporate blog; it builds political opinion in favor of net liberty and net neutrality, and frequently against the old telco dinosaurs. Therefore, it’s … Continue reading “Britain’s ISPs already censor political opinions they just randomly happen to disagree with”

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  • Jun 12, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News,

The 8 members of Congress that support the FCC’s net neutrality repeal received over $4.5 million in telecom donations

Last month, the FCC voted to begin dismantling net neutrality and handing over such regulation to the Federal Trade Commission. Mignon Clyburn, the only pro net neutrality FCC commissioner, called the action a first step towards “Destroying Internet Freedom.” In the US Congress, eight members, both Senators and House Representatives, have come forward in support … Continue reading “The 8 members of Congress that support the FCC’s net neutrality repeal received over $4.5 million in telecom donations”

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  • Jun 7, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News,

Most UK ISPs block Private Internet Access by default

VPN websites, like that of Private Internet Access, are actively being censored by internet service providers (ISPs) in the United Kingdom (UK). The website blocks were first put into place by UK ISPs on government order in an effort to censor pornography in 2014. Since then, more ISPs have joined in default blocking. However, research has shown that … Continue reading “Most UK ISPs block Private Internet Access by default”

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On July 12th, the internet is planning a day of action to save net neutrality, just like the SOPA blackout and Internet Slowdown

On July 12th, Private Internet Access will join other technology companies in a day of action to save net neutrality. Companies supporting the Battle for the Net day of action include Github, Mozilla, Kickstarter, Etsy, Amazon, Vimeo, BitTorrent, and many more. July 12th was chosen because it is days before the end of the first FCC … Continue reading “On July 12th, the internet is planning a day of action to save net neutrality, just like the SOPA blackout and Internet Slowdown”

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  • Jun 2, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • BitTorrent, Governments, Net Neutrality, News,

As America’s FCC tries to dismantle NN, French authorities back net neutrality in France

In sharp and deliberate contrast to America’s bullheaded rush into destroying net neutrality protections, net neutrality in France is alive and well. French internet service providers (ISPs) and telecoms have 9 months to comply with ARCEP’s new pro-net neutrality position – which includes explicit directions not to block or throttle p2p or VPN traffic. The … Continue reading “As America’s FCC tries to dismantle NN, French authorities back net neutrality in France”

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  • May 30, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News,

Use the “Removal of Net Neutrality Simulator” to experience an Internet without net neutrality

The “Removal of Net Neutrality Simulator” is a new Google Chrome browser extension created by the good activists at Keep Our Net Free for education and awareness purposes which simulates an online world without net neutrality (NN) where internet service providers (ISPs) control and squeeze your internet browsing experience for extra profit. The extension’s functionality … Continue reading “Use the “Removal of Net Neutrality Simulator” to experience an Internet without net neutrality”

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