As you may have heard, Big Telecom conglomerates want to slow down your Internet and make online services more expensive. But so far, "Net Neutrality" rules in several countries have banned their interference.The U.S., Canada, Chile, Colombia, Brazil, and the Netherlands are among those countries that have passed rules to prevent telecom giants from selectively slowing down web services or making them more expensive.
Computer scientists designed an algorithm to analyse famous paintings and identify the artists' influences based solely on what was on the canvas. The result is pretty amazing.
Article by Zach Sokol for the Creators Project
Internet cartographer John Matherly came up with this map showing all of the devices connected to the Internet in the world. How do you think the map will change over the next several years?
Article by Justine Alford for IFLScience
The image above isn’t your average map: it shows the location of all devices connected to the Internet in the world. The redder the area, the more devices there are.
Internet users are overwhelmingly against allowing Big Telecom to create slow lanes online. Get ready for a huge battle to save net neutrality, and stay tuned to this page to find out what's going on.
Article by Alex Wilhelm for Tech Crunch
A newly released study executed by the Sunlight Foundation of hundreds of thousands of comments submitted to the FCC by the public found that the vast majority spoke in favor of net neutrality. The group estimates that “less than 1 percent of comments were clearly opposed to net neutrality.”
Have you wondered what the Internet might be like if Big Cable is allowed to force traffic into slow lanes? Amy Goodman spells it out, and it ain't pretty. Speak out now at https://OpenMedia.org/SlowLane
Article by Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan for Democracy Now
Next Wednesday, Sept. 10, if your favorite website seems to load slowly, take a closer look: You might be experiencing the Battle for the Net’s “Internet Slowdown,” a global day of grassroots action. Protesters won’t actually slow the Internet down, but will place on their websites animated “Loading” graphics (which organizers call “the proverbial ‘spinning wheel of death’”) to symbolize what the Internet might soon look like. As that wheel spins, the rules about how the internet works are being redrawn. Large Internet service providers, or ISPs, like Comcast, Time Warner, AT&T and Verizon are trying to change the rules that govern your online life.
Australia's Internet could change for the worse if the FCC quashes Net Neutrality.
Article by Glen Neil for Hub Communications
Here at HCD we aim to keep our clients well informed on all subjects that relate to the digital space. The Net Neutrality debate may not be the sexiest topic on our radar, but as it has the potential to change the way we use the Internet, we thought it was worth passing on the following information...
Think that the Internet slow lane will only affect Internet users in America? Think again.
Article by Chris Merriman for the Inquirer
Last Thursday the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted by a three to two margin to move forward with chairman Tom Wheeler's proposals to gut net neutrality rules in the USA. But what exactly does that mean? And why should we, on a small island 3,000 miles away, care anyway?
Have you been worried about what the Internet slow lane will do to your favourite websites? A new action from a global coalition of Internet activists will show you just how bad it could get.
Article by Eric Geller for the Daily Dot
The realities of an Internet without net neutrality are about to become a bit more obvious.
This virtual reality simulator is helping to bring the visceral, human effects of war to life for people far away from conflict.
Article by Chris Malmo for Motherboard
The situation for journalism in Syria is grim, and getting worse. With Bashar al-Assad on one side, and a handful of extremist rebel groups like the Islamic State on the other, journalist abductions and intimidation are common, with sometimes sickening results.
The stage is set for a global showdown against Internet slow lanes. Here's why you can't afford to keep quiet.
Article by Danielle Kehl for the Hill
At the annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) meeting in Istanbul next week, a multi-stakeholder group of representatives from around the world will gather to discuss the most pressing Internet policy issues of the day. Net neutrality will be high on the agenda, with one of the plenary sessions devoted to developing a common understanding of the issue. From a continent away, the conversation will invariably turn to what's happening here in the U.S. at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and how it impacts the global policy conversation.