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Cable Companies under Regulatory Siege?

Earlier this year Michael Powell (the head of the National Cable Television Association) complained that the FCC has launched a regulatory assault again cable companies – and in some ways he is probably right. 730 more words

Regulation - What Is It Good For?

Fellow Worker Roberta's canidate statement for editor of the "Industial Worker."

To the General Membership of the Industrial Workers of the World:

Knowledge is the real power. Knowledge of the truth, that is.

What’s the best way of distracting people from their freedoms being taken… 897 more words

The Importance of Maintaining Weak Social Networking Ties (and How to Get Out of the Filter Bubble)

This week’s readings encompassed a swath of topics ranging from online search and the SEO industry to the importance of free speech, net neutrality and the filter bubble. 1,041 more words

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FILTER BUBBLE AND NET NEUTRALITY: The Changing Landscape of Social Networks in Ecuador

By Belén Sánchez

In his book Net Smart, Howard Rheingold points out that the world is shifting from a group centric societies to network – centric societies, where social networks like Facebook and Twitter are providing us with opportunities to easily increase our social capital and enhance our personal learning by exploring, searching, following, tuning, feeding, engaging, inquiring and responding with other people.  869 more words


10 Things to know about Free Basics

Approximately a year ago, the term ‘Free Basics’ was much in vogue. Facebook’s much-touted Free Basics programme has run afoul of activists for a free and equal internet in India. 861 more words

Airtel Zero

Facebook, Internet.org, and the End of Net Neutrality

By Tony Cartalucci | Activist Post

American-based aerospace company SpaceX is one of the few Western enterprises pursuing a greater purpose in a nation otherwise obsessed with power and profit. 927 more words


Rationalizing proliferation with respect to net neutrality

Net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favouring or blocking particular products or websites. 612 more words