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7 things Net neutrality won't do

One day after the FCC adopted new Net neutrality rules, consumers are left scratching their heads about what it means for their Web-surfing experience. Has anything really changed?<p>When it comes to the new Net neutrality rules adopted yesterday by the Federal Communications Commission, people think …

Net Neutrality

Explaining net neutrality to my dad

It’s late Saturday night after an awesome day in Las Vegas with my dad. We are doing our annual father-son weekend, where we head out on Friday somewhere he wants to go and return Sunday afternoon. Don’t ask me why we ended up in Vegas – it’s a mystery to both of us, but we are having fun.<p>Today we …

Verizon is now outright lying about net neutrality

Source url<p>As I have discussed on many occasions, Verizon can’t seem to make up their mind about whether to publicly bash or praise Title II classification. In the last few weeks, Verizon’s CFO has publicly stated how little Title II classification would hurt any future investment. After his …

Telecoms

Torrent site Kickass seized

In the world of online piracy, it seems like it's one in, one out at the moment. While The Pirate Bay returned last week, Kickass Torrents has now …

Internet

British web surveillance violated human rights, court rules

GCHQ acted unlawfully by accessing NSA intelligence, but court says program is now legal after recent disclosures<p>Britain's GCHQ violated human rights by accessing intelligence from the NSA's mass surveillance programs, a UK court ruled today, though the agency is now considered compliant after …

Surveillance

FCC's Net neutrality plan puts wireless carriers on edge

Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal to apply tighter regulations to wireless data worries some of the carriers. Others wait eagerly for more details.<p>For once, Tom Wheeler is leaving wireless carriers wanting more.<p>In an op-ed piece published on Wired.com Wednesday, the chairman of the Federal …

Net Neutrality
Electronic Frontier Foundation

For Silk Road founder, evidence keeps piling up

In the latest trial twist, millions of dollars in bitcoins were found flowing to the laptop of Ross Ulbricht.<p>Ross Ulbricht's defense is looking shakier by the day.<p>In the latest series of developments, federal prosecutors said the alleged mastermind of Silk Road, an online bazaar for drugs and other …

Silk Road

Just whose Internet is it? New federal rules may answer that

WASHINGTON (AP) — Few members of Congress appear willing to move toward a bipartisan update to the 80-year-old, Depression-era law that top U.S. regulators say gives them the authority to regulate the Internet.<p>That means that communications legislation written in 1934, when Franklin D. Roosevelt …

Net Neutrality

Without broadband under Title II, Verizon will get off scot-free for ‘supercookies’

Revelations this week that Verizon Wireless secretly used “supercookies” to track customers’ browsing habits underlines a less-talked about benefit of the FCC’s potential reclassification of broadband as a Title II public utility — consumer privacy protection.<p>With broadband defined as a Title I …

Marriott is no longer fighting for permission to block WiFi hotspots

Marriott wants you to know that it's completely <i>done</i> trying to block guests' personal WiFi connections -- it has even given up convincing the FCC to give it permission to do so, a spokesperson told Engadget. The company already announced that it won't be keeping people from using their own MiFis and …