Maine Enacts ISP Privacy Legislation

In October 2016, the Federal Communications Commission in a 3-2 party-line vote adopted privacy rules for internet service providers. The rules imposed an opt-out standard, except for financial information, health information, precise geolocation information (as from your phone GPS), social security numbers, information relating to children, web browsing history, app usage history, and the content…

CLBR #320: The Net-Net on Net Neutrality with Free Press’ Gaurav Laroia

The Net-Net on Net Neutrality with Free Press’ Gaurav Laroia LISTEN VIA THESE CHANNELS     WMR iTunes Podbay Spreaker Stitcher Gaurav Laroia, Policy Counsel with Free Press, joins us to discuss the latest developments and status in the ongoing political war over Net Neutrality. A Net Neutrality Timeline 2015:  FCC Adopts Open Internet Order…

FCC Will Vote Today on “Radical and Reckless” Plan to End Net Neutrality Without Public Hearings

The Federal Communications Commission will vote on Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposed Restoring Internet Freedom (RIF) Order which will repeal the Open Internet Order (Net Neutrality Rules) adopted by the FCC in 2015 and then some.  You can watch the vote starting at 7:30 a.m. PST / 10:30 am EST here. It is important to remember that…

Internet Pioneers: Pai Doesn’t Know How Internet Works, Repeal Proposal Must Be Stopped

The leading pioneers of the internet have called on Congress to pressure the FCC to cancel its December 14 vote on the FCC’s proposed Restoring Internet Freedom Order repealing net neutrality and then some.  The pioneers rebuke FCC Chairman Ajit Pai with a blunt statement –  “You Don’t Understand How the Internet Works“. The Pioneers…