WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – Heavy Internet users may see their prices rise as Time Warner and other cable providers continue testing a new business model that charges customers based upon the amount of data they use.
“Usage-based pricing” – which is similar to most wireless plans – is what cable companies are looking to use for all Internet due to congestion they claim is clogging up many networks. In a December report, the [...]
You know where this is leading us, don’t you.
If China is doing it, we are doing it…approach.
China has tightened its rules on internet usage to enforce a previous requirement that users fully identify themselves to service providers.
The move is part of a package of measures which state-run Xinhua news agency said would protect personal information.
But critics believe the government is trying to limit freedom of speech.
The announcement will be [...]
May 12, 2012
The Netherlands has become the first EU member country to pass into law new net neutrality regulations, following in the footsteps of Chile, which became the first country in the world to make net neutrality laws back in July 2010. The new Telecom Law was approved unanimously by the Dutch Senate and is set to ensure that access to the internet remains neutral and unfiltered.
The move follows plans announced last [...]
“No American Would Have Any Privacy Left …There Would Be No Place To Hide. [If A Dictator Ever Took Over, The N.S.A.] Could Enable It To Impose Total Tyranny, And There Would Be No Way To Fight Back”
April 22, 2012
Senator Church’s Prophetic Warning
Senator Frank Church – who chaired the famous “Church Committee” into the unlawful FBI Cointel program, and who chaired the Senate Foreign Relations Committee – said in [...]
From the kicking-puppies dept:
Up in Canada, they’re pushing for a new “lawful access” bill, which is basically a “government can spy on your internet usage” bill. Michael Geist has a full and complete run down about the new effort and why it’s crazy. But, the insane part came out of the introduction when Public Safety Minister Vic Toews apparently told people: “You can stand with us, or you can stand [...]
According to the latest statistics published by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), the number of Internet users in the country has for the first time exceeded 100 million, a Business Standard report reveals.
The number of Internet users in India stood at 112 million in September this year, with 88 million of them coming from the urban cities and 24 million from the country’s [...]