Consumer Advocates Bemoan Senate Vote to Lift ISP Privacy Restrictions


Privacy advocates and consumer groups are fighting back against the U.S. Senate’s Thursday vote to undo privacy restrictions on Internet service providers. In a 50-48 party line vote, the Senate approved the Congressional Review Act, S.J. Res. 34. If the House of Representatives gives it the green light, it then will go to the president to be signed into law. “We’re working actively with a coalition of other consumer groups pushing to defeat the resolution in the House,” said John Simpson, director of the Consumer Watchdog Privacy Project.

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This app is giving away $1 million to young voters

VotePlz is trying to make it easier for millennials to register to vote and spread the word to their friends. CNNMoney’s Laurie Segall sits down with the app’s co-creator Erika Reinhardt.

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'Brexit' surpassed 'porn' in Google searches following EU referendum

Britain’s historic ‘Brexit’ vote to leave the European Union was so widely searched on Google that it surpassed the search term ‘porn’ last week.

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AI readers choose Airmail, Outlook and Nylas N1 as top email apps

Article Image We polled our AppleInsider audience to vote for their favorite email application for the Mac. The winner is Airmail, with Outlook coming in as a close second.

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Poll: What is your favorite email app for OS X?

Article Image AppleInsider is looking for the best email application for OS X. Vote for your favorite email app and we’ll tell you the winner next week.

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AI readers pick: Your favorite news app for iPhone and iPad is Apple News

Article Image We asked our AppleInsider readers to vote for the best news reading app for iOS. The winner is the stock Apple News app that comes built into iOS 9, with competitor Flipboard coming in second.

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Poll: What is your favorite iOS news app?

Article Image AppleInsider is trying to find the best news app for iOS. Vote for your favorite app and we’ll tell you the winner next week.

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Poll: What is your favorite iOS note taking app?

Article Image AppleInsider is searching for the best note taking app for iOS and we need your help. Vote for your favorite app and we’ll tell you the winner next week.

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San Francisco vote looms large over Airbnb's future

San Francisco residents are heading to the polls Tuesday to vote on a number of propositions, but the one getting the most attention is Proposition F—essentially a referendum on hometown tech company Airbnb.

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Airbnb Holds its Breath as San Franciscans Vote on Prop F


San Franciscans will vote Tuesday on Proposition F, also known as the “Airbnb Initiative,” which seeks to restrict short-term rentals. Polls will open at 7:00 a.m. At first glance, it appears that the fight is about short-term rental aggregators such as Airbnb. However, the battle lines are muddy. On one side, landlords support Prop F, because tenants sometimes contract with such aggregators without their permission. However, many tenants also support it.

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Controversial cybersecurity bill passed with resounding Senate support

Article Image The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act cleared the U.S. Senate floor on Tuesday with a 74 to 21 vote in support, moving the controversial bill critics contend will grant the government unfettered access to private data one step closer to the president’s desk.

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FCC Comes Through on Net Neutrality


The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday adopted new open Internet rules by a 3-2 vote along party lines. The rules, which affect both wired and wireless access, prohibit broadband providers from unreasonably interfering with or unreasonably disadvantaging efforts of consumers and edge providers to reach each other. Practices outlawed by the rules include paid prioritization, blocking of any lawful content on the Internet, and throttling of services.

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FCC OKs Controversial Net Rules, Screaming Period Begins


The FCC on Thursday approved by voice vote proposed rules governing neutrality on the Internet. Following a public comment period and review of those comments by the commission, the agency will finalize the rules, possibly as soon as the end of this year. “Today marks the starting line for a new conversation, not the finish line, and Chairman Wheeler seems to be asking the right questions,” said Nuala O’Connor, CEO of the Center for Democracy & Technology. “Everyone who values the Internet now has the opportunity to speak up and be heard.”

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FCC votes to move forward on Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposed Open Internet rules

In a vote that split panel members 3-2 today, the FCC moved forward with chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposed Open Internet rules, which essentially revise the Commission’s previous Open Internet rule…

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FCC votes in favor of pay-for-priority internet fast lanes

Fight for the Future, protesting the new FCC net neutrality laws
Later today, Thursday, the US’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on a new net-neutrality Open Internet proposal. This proposal (which still hasn’t been publicly released) was originally full of language that would allow ISPs to set up internet “fast lanes,” forcing service providers (such as Netflix or Skype) to pay for traffic priority — a barbed dagger in the heart of net neutrality. Where does this leave the internet and net neutrality? Is there anything we can do to stop the FCC and its kowtow to capitalism?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/182513-fcc-votes-on-net-neutrality-today-internet-fast-lanes-here-we-come-unless-we-do-something-about-it

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FCC votes on net neutrality today: Internet fast lanes here we come, unless we do something about it

Fight for the Future, protesting the new FCC net neutrality laws
Later today, Thursday, the US’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on a new net-neutrality Open Internet proposal. This proposal (which still hasn’t been publicly released) was originally full of language that would allow ISPs to set up internet “fast lanes,” forcing service providers (such as Netflix or Skype) to pay for traffic priority — a barbed dagger in the heart of net neutrality. Where does this leave the internet and net neutrality? Is there anything we can do to stop the FCC and its kowtow to capitalism?

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