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PostSubject: R.I.P. Net Neutrality   Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:56 pm

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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P. Net Neutrality   Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:15 pm

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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P. Net Neutrality   Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:50 pm

That sucks. But it's hard to imagine how they can make my internet service any worse.
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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P. Net Neutrality   Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:33 pm

Speed is one thing.

Filtering is something else again.
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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P. Net Neutrality   Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:32 pm

What filtering?
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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P. Net Neutrality   Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:32 pm

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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P. Net Neutrality   Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:41 am

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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P. Net Neutrality   Thu May 04, 2017 4:47 pm

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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P. Net Neutrality   Thu May 04, 2017 5:15 pm

The policy that was voted down is one that has not yet gone into effect. Of course, now that they know it is all legal and will continue for some years, it's likely that more of the snooping will occur.

We are going to have to depend on tech resources; obviously our gummint won't provide us with any privacy at all. If everyone used a VPN and an encrypted DNS, we could eliminate much of the bullshit monitoring by ISPs. Golden Frog provides the most secure options right now, I think. And it's only a few bucks a month. Of course, there is no free lunch. The VPN and DNS encryption can slow things down a bit. Not a problem for the elite (cough, NoCo), but for already-miserably-slow connections (cough, me), it may be a hassle.
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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P. Net Neutrality   Thu May 04, 2017 6:39 pm

Elite? Me? Or, is that e-lite?
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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P. Net Neutrality   Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:38 am

Yesterday the FCC voted to kill net neutrality.

Results will be:

  • hobbling of competition for big corps like Amazon, Google, Comcast, Times Warner, ATT
  • filtering of content for "objectionable" keywords or images
  • elimination of non-pay services for news, music & video
  • the end of growth of the internet and innovative new internet services
  • withering of the arts in general
  • the end of viral social movements
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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P. Net Neutrality   Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:04 pm

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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P. Net Neutrality   Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:56 am

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The five most valuable American companies — Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft — control much of the online infrastructure, from app stores to operating systems to cloud storage to nearly all of the online ad business. A handful of broadband companies — AT&T, Charter, Comcast and Verizon, many of which are also aiming to become content companies, because why not — provide virtually all the internet connections to American homes and smartphones.

Because net neutrality shelters start-ups — which can’t easily pay for fast-line access — from internet giants that can pay, the rules are just about the last bulwark against the complete corporate takeover of much of online life. When the rules go, the internet will still work, but it will look like and feel like something else altogether — a network in which business development deals, rather than innovation, determine what you experience, a network that feels much more like cable TV than the technological Wild West that gave you Napster and Netflix.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/29/technology/internet-dying-repeal-net-neutrality.html
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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P. Net Neutrality   Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:17 pm

It's official.  The FCC killed net neutrality today by a vote of 3-2, proving that public opinion means NOTHING when big dollar lobbying is at stake.

Welcome to the end of the internet (as we knew it).
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