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How Did the Internet Lose Its Noble Purpose and Turn Bad?
“Instead of addressing the very real impact that the high-tech economy was having on middle-class jobs, communities of color, and unions, progressive leaders chose instead to organize big-dollar parties with tech firm money for thought leaders to project solidarity on the right causes, without making actual commitments on the real issues.”
progressive  intersectionality  internet  regulation  monpolies  netneutrality  surveillance  indie  radar 
january 2018 by laurakalbag
Mark Zuckerberg Can't Have It Both Ways on Net Neutrality | WIRED
Issie Lapowsky writes on Wired about how Mark Zuckerberg can’t have it both ways on net neutrality, as Internet.org will have to be distinctly un-neutral by deciding who gets to be zero-rated on their platform, and users will only have access to a tiny fraction of what’s available on the world wide web.
web  access  indie  indieroundup  netneutrality  internetorg  facebook  24apr15 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
Poor internet for poor people: why Facebook’s Internet.org amounts to economic racism
Summary: A very powerful article from Mahesh Murthy on how Facebook’s Internet.org amounts to economic racism: “In every way, from exploiting the poor, to being a restrictive trade practice because startups will not have a chance to be discovered by users via word of mouth because they cannot afford the placement fees, to simply denying the wonder and the width of the internet to the young and knowledge-hungry – this practice is terrible.”
india  netneutrality  internetorg  internet  access  indie  indieroundup  24apr15 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
Internet.org is a failed exercise in misdirection
Summary: Doc Searls responds to Zuckerbergs response to internet.org criticism in India. And explains how internet.org is anti net-neutrality (and his main problem with internet.org is the misleading nature of the name.)
zerorating  facebook  indieroundup  24apr15  searls  indie  internetorg  netneutrality 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
Facebook will bring free internet to Europe, says Mark Zuckerberg - News - Gadgets and Tech - The Independent
In response to a question about whether the project would be rolled out “even in Europe”, Zuckerberg said that he did.

"Yes, we want to bring Internet.org everyone where there are people who need to be connected,” he wrote. “We're starting off by prioritizing the countries with the most unconnected people and by working with network operators and governments who are most excited about working with Internet.org to get everyone online in their countries."
facebook  internetorg  indie  indieroundup  netneutrality  zerorated  17apr15 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
After victory for net neutrality in the US, the battle moves to Europe | Ars Technica
Following what is widely regarded as a victory for strong net neutrality in the US, the battle to maintain a level playing-field online has now moved to the European Union, with the relaunch today of the campaign site "Save the Internet: Defend Net Neutrality in Europe." Its aim is to head off an attempt by a majority of the 28 EU Member States in the Council of the European Union to derail earlier proposals to enshrine net neutrality in European law, as Ars reported last month.
netneutrality  eu  indie  indieroundup  zerorated  17apr15 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
Julia Reda – Net neutrality is a “Taliban-like issue”, says Europe’s top digital policymaker
“Net neutrality refers to a principle by which internet service providers must not discriminiate internet traffic through prioritisation, degradation or blocking. The Taliban (‏ طالبان‎) are a fundamentalist militant group responsible for the death of thousands of civilians. In a debate on March 5, 2015, Commissioner Günther Oettinger referred to the demand for net neutrality as “Taliban-like”.” By Julia Reda
netneutrality  internet  indie  indieroundup  13mar15 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
European Governments Seeking To Water Down EU's Proposed Data Protection Legislation
“A major reform of the EU data protection rules has been grinding through the system for over three years now, subject to some of the fiercest lobbying yet seen in Europe. The original European Commission proposal was amended and accepted by the European Parliament in 2014, but leaked documents obtained by the European digital rights group EDRi show that the Council of the EU, which is made up of the member state governments, is trying to sabotage the new rules” By Glyn Moody on TechDirt
eu  europeanparliament  eucouncil  netneutrality  indie  indieroundup  notincluded  openinternet  regulation 
march 2015 by laurakalbag
EU Council proposals on protecting the open internet – Episode 1, the phantom neutrality
“After the European Parliament voted to protect net neutrality in April of last year, the EU Council of Ministers has just adopted its text on net neutrality. It claims to aim to defend the open internet, but would, in fact, permit every imaginable breach of net neutrality.” By Joe McNamee on EDRi
netneutrality  eu  europeanparliament  regulation  openinternet  eucouncil  indie  indieroundup  notincluded 
march 2015 by laurakalbag

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