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Ajit Pai: the man who could destroy the open internet
Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, has a reputation as a nice guy who remembers co-workers’ birthdays and their children’s names. After he was targeted by trolls on Twitter, he took it in good humor, participating in a video where he read and responded to “mean tweets”. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBt84HNAGwU?wmode=opaque&feature=oembed] Pai reads mean tweets This is the man who could destroy...
What is net neutrality? Net neutrality is the idea that internet service providers (ISPs) treat everyone’s data equally – whether that’s an email from your mother, a bank transfer, or a streamed episode of The Handmaid’s Tale. It means that ISPs don’t get to choose which data is sent more quickly, and which sites get blocked or throttled (for example,...
The Australian government is proposing a legislation that will compel technology companies to provide access to users’ messages, regardless of whether they have been encrypted. The attorney general, George Brandis, said: “What we are proposing to do, if we can’t get the voluntary cooperation we are seeking, is to extend the existing law that says to individuals, citizens and to...