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Net Neutrality

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  • Another try at a neutral Net

     Another try at a neutral Net
    Eager to preserve the Internet's openness but not to be rebuked again by the courts, the Federal Communications Commission is crafting yet another set of "Net neutrality" rules to limit broadband providers' control over the data traveling through their networks. The tentative proposal unveiled Thursday seems more permissive than the rules a federal appeals panel rejected in January, prompting some critics to warn that Internet service providers will rush to create "toll lanes," giving preference to some content providers and moving their data faster to end-users. But commission officials say they want the new restrictions to do as much to protect competition, innovation and free expression as the previous ones did. That's the right goal, although it remains to be seen whether they can achieve it.
  • Neutral net may be a lost cause

    Neutral net may be a lost cause
    WASHINGTON — Consumers could end up the losers in a high-stakes battle among regulators, broadband providers and online entertainment giants over access to the Internet's fastest speeds. A new proposal from the head of the Federal Communications...

    Online gambling a haven for money launderers, report warns

    Online gambling a haven for money launderers, report warns
    Just like it did to booksellers and travel agents, the Internet is rendering obsolete¬† money launderers inside brick-and-mortar casinos. According to a report released Thursday, the world’s criminals are increasingly laundering their ill-gotten...

    After Heartbleed, tech giants team up to fund open-source projects

    After Heartbleed, tech giants team up to fund open-source projects
    Google, Microsoft, Facebook and several other tech giants have teamed to create an initiative that will be used to fund important open-source projects that are in need of financial assistance such as OpenSSL, which was recently plagued by the discovery of...

    Web giant Sina caught in China's 'lewd and pornographic' crackdown

    Web giant Sina caught in China's 'lewd and pornographic' crackdown
    BEIJING — A Chinese government crackdown on “lewd and pornographic” content has ensnared Internet giant Sina.com, with authorities saying Thursday that inappropriate articles and videos were found on the portal and that the company would...