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‘Today Is THE Day’ as FCC Readies Historic Vote on Net Neutrality

‘Today Is THE Day’ as FCC Readies Historic Vote on Net Neutrality

Published on Thursday, February 26, 2015 by Common Dreams by Jon Queally, staff writer Updated (11:55 AM EST): The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday, in a 3-2 vote, approved the reclassification of the Internet under Title II of the Communications Act. “Fast lanes will not divide the internet into haves and have-nots,” announced FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler during remarks […]

Indicating Split, FCC Head Declares ‘Independence’ from Obama’s Net Neutrality Stance

Indicating Split, FCC Head Declares ‘Independence’ from Obama’s Net Neutrality Stance

Published on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 by Common Dreams by Lauren McCauley, staff writer The Obama-appointed chief of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has signaled that he will not likely back the president’s recent stand on the issue of net neutrality, telling a group of Internet executives that, despite Obama’s call to reclassify the Internet as a […]

Corporate Titans Speak Out for ‘Open Internet’ & ‘Net Neutrality’

Corporate Titans Speak Out for ‘Open Internet’ & ‘Net Neutrality’

Published on Monday, July 14, 2014 by Common Dreams – Jon Queally, staff writer With the FCC's window for public comment on its proposed 'net neutrality' rules closing this week, dozens of the Internet's most powerful corporate players—including Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Netflix—on Monday reasserted their opposition to creating 'digital fast lanes' that would give […]

US DOJ moves on Wikileaks amidst movement to decentralize the web via ‘unhosted’

US DOJ moves on Wikileaks amidst movement to decentralize the web via ‘unhosted’

The subpoena was unsealed January 5, presumably at the request of Twitter, enabling them to inform their users they have ten days to file a motion to quash. Both Wikileaks and Gonggrijp suspect other providers, Google, Facebook, etc…