Adblock Plus has built a business out of helping web users avoid overly annoying ads and other unwanted digital content on the desktop by taking money from companies willing to conform to its “acceptable ads” manifesto in order to be whitelisted and have their marketing let through the gate. 2,941 more words
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Well. If you ask American Airlines or GoGo Inflight Wifi, this blog is blocked because it contains “adult-and-pornography”…
A reader just contacted me from Flight Level 330 to let me know he couldn’t read my blog. 46 more words
There is an interesting story breaking in the UK’s Guardian about negotiations between indie labels rights organization Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) and Google’s YouTube.
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“Music industry trade association the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) has accused YouTube of strong-arm negotiating tactics trying to force indie labels to sign up to the new service.
It’s time to bring an open Internet to libraries instead of relying on flawed technology and bad policy
Libraries have been a part of my life since I was a kid. I grew up attending their programs and utilizing their resources, started volunteering in middle school, and have worked in college and public libraries in school and after graduation. 699 more words
Internet Regulation, a New Approach: Outline of a System Formed to Be Controlled by the Internet Users
- This paper describes an outline for the proper design of a Fair Internet Regulation System (FIRS), i.e., a system that will be implemented in a national level and encourage the participation of Internet users in enriching and correcting its “behavior”. 77 more words