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No, Comcast is not breaking the Internet...again

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Service that allows consumers to use their Xbox for viewing Comcast programming has prompted cries of imminent disaster for the Internet. But the service doesn't violate FCC's Open Internet rules. [Read more]...
No, Comcast is not breaking the Internet...again

Eric Schmidt Talks About His North Korea Visit: Global Internet Access Is The Key

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The Google Chief visited the strict dictatorship with Bill Richardson, among others. Eric Schmidt's three-day visit to North Korea has ended. The trip, which elicited frowns from the U.S. State Department, was described by him as "a private visit to North Korea to talk about the free and open...
Eric Schmidt Talks About His North Korea Visit: Global Internet Access Is The Key
AT&T's FaceTime move could get it slapped with an FCC fine
VP Pick, Paul Ryan, Has (Mostly) Been A Friend To Technology

AT&T May Have To Let All iPhone Users Video Chat (T, AAPL)

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Three groups sent a letter to AT&T today warning that if it doesn't stop blocking Apple's FaceTime video chat, they are going to file a formal complaint with the Federal Communications Commission about it. Originally, FaceTime only worked on iPads and iPhones connected by Wi-Fi networks--a big limitation.  Last month, AT&T...
AT&T May Have To Let All iPhone Users Video Chat (T, AAPL)

5 Reasons Why The U.S. Rejected The ITU Treaty

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Citing non-negotiable issues including Internet governance, content regulation and network security, the United States has refused to support a set of revised regulations at the U.N. backed International Telecommunications Union (ITU) World Conference on International Communications (WCIT) in Dubai. This means that the telecom-turned-Internet debate will not receive the U.S. "seal...
5 Reasons Why The U.S. Rejected The ITU Treaty
CrunchGov and the emergence of a tech-political ecosystem

AT&T Expands FaceTime Support To Those With Tiered Data Plans & LTE-Capable Devices

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Last month, open Internet advocacy groups threatened to file complaint against AT&T with the Federal Communications Commission due to AT&T’s decision to limit the use of Apple’s FaceTime video calling application. AT&T said that users wouldn’t be able to use FaceTime over its cellular network, unless they were also on the...
AT&T Expands FaceTime Support To Those With Tiered Data Plans & LTE-Capable Devices

Defending the Internet: Alexis Ohanian and Eli Pariser discuss keeping the Web open

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Today at Social Media Week headquarters in NYC, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and The Filter Bubble author Eli Pariser took to the stage to discus how Internet users can work together to create a more open Web. As you’ll see in the video below, Ohanian explains that the Internet is...
Defending the Internet: Alexis Ohanian and Eli Pariser discuss keeping the Web open
Google announces open source patent pledge, won't sue 'unless first attacked'

Rep. Anna Eshoo promises FCC bill if net neutrality rules overturned #thecircuit

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Net neutrality: Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that she would introduce legislation affirming the Federal Communications Commission's jurisdiction to "ensure a free and open Internet."According to remarks prepared for a speech, Eshoo said she would introduce such a bill if the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District...
Rep. Anna Eshoo promises FCC bill if net neutrality rules overturned #thecircuit

Controversial content and free expression on the web: a refresher

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Two and a half years ago, we outlined our approach to removing content from Google products and services. Our process hasn’t changed since then, but our recent decision to stop censoring search on Google.cn has raised new questions about when we remove content, and how we respond to censorship demands...
Controversial content and free expression on the web: a refresher
Data: Big Data Gladiators Now Come Pre-Installed

Congress Trying To Regulate Certain Wireless Spectrum Issues... In A Payroll Tax Bill?

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We've all seen how Congress sneaks controversial issues into larger "must pass" bills. The folks over at Public Knowledge are highlighting how our elected officials are trying to sneak three questionable policies -- all related to wireless technologies and access -- into a single "must pass" payroll tax bill, that...
Congress Trying To Regulate Certain Wireless Spectrum Issues... In A Payroll Tax Bill?

PanaCast brings panoramic HD video to conference calls in the palm of your hand for $599 (hands-on)

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Video chats have become quite popular these days, whether you're using Facetime, Skype or are attending a Google Hangout. One problem with those platforms is that they provide a limited field of view and that view is static for attendees. PanaCast solves that problem with some unique hardware and...
PanaCast brings panoramic HD video to conference calls in the palm of your hand for $599 (hands-on)

Speak up: The EU Commission wants to know your thoughts on Net Neutrality

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The European Commission has launched a public consultation seeking answers to questions on transparency, switching and certain aspects of internet traffic management, with a view to its commitment to preserve the open and neutral character of the Internet. According to the Commission, these questions have emerged as key issues in the “net...
Speak up: The EU Commission wants to know your thoughts on Net Neutrality

Q&A With ITU Ambassador Terry Kramer: It's All About Internet Freedom

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U.S. Ambassador Terry Kramer is the head of the United States' delegation to the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT). That means he's the man debating and discussing critical Internet issues on behalf of America's more than 300 million citizens.  After day five of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) conference in Dubai, Kramer, whose...
Q&A With ITU Ambassador Terry Kramer: It's All About Internet Freedom

Will you sign the Declaration of Internet Freedom?

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In advance of Independence Day, a host of groups and individuals have launched the Declaration of Internet Freedom, fighting for a free and open Internet. [Read more]...
Will you sign the Declaration of Internet Freedom?

A Blow To Net Neutrality: FCC Loses Appeal to Comcast

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In a battle that's been ongoing since the fall of 2007, Comcast just won the latest round against the Federal Communications Commission. A federal appeals court announced its decision this morning to grant ComCast a petition for review, vacating the order by the FCC, which imposed a "net neutrality" on...
A Blow To Net Neutrality: FCC Loses Appeal to Comcast

The WELL stares into the abyss as Salon says it will pull the plug

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San Francisco-based online community is up for sale and won't accept further subscriptions, leaving its patrons worriedThis is what an online apocalypse looks like: "Don't break anything! There's no one left to fix it!"Last Thursday night, members of The WELL, the 27-year-old San Francisco-based online community, were shocked to receive...
The WELL stares into the abyss as Salon says it will pull the plug

Making Government Suck Less

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Editor’s note: U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R) has represented California’s 49th Congressional District in the House of Representatives since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @DarrellIssa. On June 11, 2012, I went all in on open. That day, I traveled to the Personal Democracy Forum (PDF) in New York City to launch the OpenGov Foundation,...
Making Government Suck Less

Why Google's 'We Won't Sue' Patent Pledge May Actually Suggest A Greater Proclivity To Sue Over Patents

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Google is getting some attention today for taking an official pledge that it won't initiate patent lawsuits over open source software on certain patents: At Google we believe that open systems win. Open-source software has been at the root of many innovations in cloud computing, the mobile web, and the...
Why Google's 'We Won't Sue' Patent Pledge May Actually Suggest A Greater Proclivity To Sue Over Patents

Oppose CISPA If you value any privacy in our digital world | Dan Gillmor

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Cyber-security is a real problem, but Congress' latest CISPA bill tries to solve it by attacking the freedom of the internetIf you are eligible to vote in the United States, please take a break from whatever you're doing today and call your member of the US House of Representatives. Tell...
Oppose CISPA If you value any privacy in our digital world | Dan Gillmor

Cyberwar Hype Intended to Destroy the Open Internet

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Cyberwar Hype Intended to Destroy the Open Internet

Sergey Brin’s Rant Against Government Forces Ruining the Internet Sure Is Well-Timed

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(twitter.com) What's the other half of Google's dynamic duo up to now that Larry Page is running the show? He's campaigning for the freedom of the internet -- just as his company faces an FCC fine. Sergey Brin tells the Guardian that, "very powerful forces that have lined up...
Sergey Brin’s Rant Against Government Forces Ruining the Internet Sure Is Well-Timed

Internet groups blast AT&T's effort to justify FaceTime blocking

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AT&T posted a pointed justification of its decision to place restrictions on FaceTime over cellular earlier today, with the carrier's VP of regulatory affairs saying that people "rushed to judgement" on their possible violation of the FCC's Open Internet regulations — but internet groups have already responded critically to...
Internet groups blast AT&T's effort to justify FaceTime blocking

European Commission Looks To Backdoor In ACTA By Pushing For Same Results Through 'Voluntarism'

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This year saw two huge victories for digital activism: against SOPA in the US, and against ACTA in the EU. The big question is now: what will be the next moves of those behind SOPA and ACTA as they seek to regain the initiative? For SOPA, we've had a clue...
European Commission Looks To Backdoor In ACTA By Pushing For Same Results Through 'Voluntarism'

Like broadband? Then it’s time to take action.

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This isn’t a long post. I just want to tell y’all to go read this article from Eduardo Porter in the New York Times, because he clearly articles the problems we have with U.S. broadband and where those problems come from. Not evil ISPs, but a weak regulatory environment. From...
Like broadband? Then it’s time to take action.

AT&T to allow FaceTime, other video chat apps over cellular for all customers

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AT&T on Monday said it plans to more broadly enable the use of Apple’s FaceTime for users over its cellular network in the next few weeks, and by year’s end plans to allow video chat apps use over its network by all customers. This latest position on FaceTime and similar...
AT&T to allow FaceTime, other video chat apps over cellular for all customers

Cyberwar Hype Intended to Destroy the Open Internet

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Cyberwar Hype Intended to Destroy the Open Internet
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