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February 27 2014

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February 14 2014

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5 Ways The Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal Could Ruin TV and The Internet

Huffington Post - By Timothy Stenovec - Feb. 14 (News Analysis) - You're probably already thinking that the merger of the two biggest cable companies in the United States isn't going to turn out great for regular people. Guess what? You're on to something. If Comcast's proposed $45.2 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable actually happens (and that's a big if), then the giant company would have 30 million customers and dominate cable and Internet service throughout the U.S. Here are some fairly terrible things that could happen if the deal goes through:

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February 03 2014

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Bits Blog: Disruptions: Paying to Travel in the Internet’s Fast Lanes

New York Times - Feb. 03 (Opinion) - Bits Blog: Disruptions: Paying to Travel in the Internet’s Fast Lanes

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January 29 2014

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TPP Creates Legal Incentives For ISPs To Police The Internet. What Is At Risk? Your Rights.

eff.org - By Kurt Opsahl, Carolina Rossini - Jan. 29 (News Analysis) - Service providers are the conduits of free expression. By enabling free or low-cost platforms that enable anyone to reach an audience of millions, ISPs have democratized media and enabled innovative ideas to spread quickly—without the gatekeepers of traditional media. Private ISP enforcement of copyright poses a serious threat to free speech on the Internet, because it makes offering open platforms for user-generated content economically untenable

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January 11 2014

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How the NSA Almost Killed the Internet

readersupportednews.org - By Steven Levy - Jan. 11 (Special Report) - collaborating with documentary filmmaker and Snowden confidante Laura Poitras, he was going to extend the story to Silicon Valley. Gellman wanted to be the first to expose a top-secret NSA program called Prism. Snowden's files indicated that some of the biggest companies on the web had granted the NSA and FBI direct access to their servers, giving the agencies the ability to grab a person's audio, video, photos, emails, and documents. The government urged Gellman not to identify the firms involved, but Gellman thought it was important. "Naming those companies is what would make it real to Americans,"

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January 06 2014

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Lessons from 20 Years of NAFTA

Huffington Post - By Stan Sorscher - Jan. 06 (Special Report) - everyone I know wants good trade policies that raise living standards at home and abroad. The question is not trade versus protectionism. It's good trade policy versus bad trade policy. NAFTA and numerous subsequent trade deals perform very well for investors and global businesses, while leaving most workers and communities at a disadvantage. Since NAFTA, our trade deficits totaled over $8 trillion. We've lost millions of good manufacturing jobs and de-industrialized our economy.

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December 09 2013

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NSA surveillance: tech companies demand sweeping changes to US laws

theguardian.com - Dec. 09 (News) - Apple, Google and Microsoft among companies to call for reforms to restore the public's trust in the internet Dan Roberts Jemima ...

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Tags: Internet

November 21 2013

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LG investigates Smart TV 'unauthorised spying' claim

BBC News - Nov. 21 (News) -

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November 14 2013

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TPP Exposed

Democracy Now - By Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez, Julian Assange - Nov. 14 (News Report) - WikiLeaks has published the secret text to part of the biggest U.S. trade deal in history, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). For the past several years, the United States and 12 Pacific Rim nations have been negotiating behind closed doors on the sweeping agreement. A 95-page draft of a TPP chapter released by WikiLeaks on Wednesday details agreements relating to patents, copyright, trademarks and industrial design — showing their wide-reaching implications for Internet services, civil liberties, publishing rights and medicine accessibility.

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November 13 2013

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TPP Uncovered: WikiLeaks releases draft of highly-secretive multi-national trade deal

rt.com - Nov. 13 (News Report) - Details of a highly secretive, multi-national trade agreement long in works has been published by WikiLeaks, and critics say there will be major repercussions for much of the modern world if its approved in this incarnation. The anti-secrecy group published on Wednesday a 95-page excerpt taken from a recent draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, a NAFTA-like agreement that is expected to encompass nations representing more than 40 percent of the world’s gross domestic product when (Ed. IF) it is finally approved: the United States, Japan, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Chile, Singapore, Peru, Vietnam, New Zealand and Brunei.

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November 08 2013

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November 04 2013

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We're About to Lose Net Neutrality — And the Internet as We Know It

Wired - Nov. 04 (Opinion) - We're About to Lose Net Neutrality — And the Internet as We Know It

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Tags: Law Internet

October 27 2013

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Why is broadband more expensive in the US?

BBC News - Oct. 27 (News) -

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Tags: Internet
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The Battle for Power on the Internet

Atlantic Monthly - Oct. 27 (Opinion) -

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September 26 2013

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September 06 2013

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Snowden's Latest Major Leak: The NSA’s Secret Campaign to Crack, Undermine Internet Security

AlterNet - By James Ball, Julian Borger, Glenn Greenwald - Sep. 06 (News Report) - security experts accused them of attacking the internet itself and the privacy of all users. "Cryptography forms the basis for trust online," said Bruce Schneier, an encryption specialist and fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society. "By deliberately undermining online security in a short-sighted effort to eavesdrop, the NSA is undermining the very fabric of the internet." Classified briefings between the agencies celebrate their success at "defeating network security and privacy".

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August 22 2013

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Keeping a Massive Trade Deal Out of the Fast Lane

The Nation - By Zoe Carpenter - Aug. 22 (Special Report) - Lawmakers do have one critical decision to make regarding the TPP when they return to Washington this fall: whether to grant fast-track authority to President Obama. Fast-tracking (formally called Trade Promotion Authority) would allow Obama to sign the agreement prior to congressional approval, before legislators even read the final text. Congress would have to vote within ninety days to approve the deal retroactively, but debate would be limited and no amendments would be allowed. Fast-track authorization would limit Congress’s ability to address three major concerns with the TPP: the potentially harmful economic impacts of the deal, the very real prospect of the agreement superseding domestic policy in areas ranging from internet privacy to environmental and financial regulations and an unbalanced negotiating process and its likely outcome, both tipped towards corporate rather than public interest.

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August 01 2013

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As Edward Snowden Wins 1-Year Asylum in Russia, NSA Program Tracking Real-Time Internet Use Exposed

Democracy Now - By Amy Goodman - Aug. 01 (News Report) - National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has been given one year temporary political asylum in Russia. Snowden has reportedly already left the Moscow airport where he has been holed up for over a month. On Wednesday, The Guardian newspaper revealed details about another secret NSA program based on leaked documents provided by Snowden. The program, XKeyscore, allows analysts to search with no prior authorization through vast databases containing emails, online chats and the browsing histories of millions of individuals giving NSA analysts real-time access to "nearly everything a typical user does on the internet." To discuss these latest developments, we're joined by Spencer Ackerman, national security editor at The Guardian.

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July 30 2013

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Edward Snowden's not the story. The fate of the internet is

theguardian.com - Jul. 30 (Opinion) -

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