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Sen. Al Franken: We Have a Free Speech Problem

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Al Franken warned a packed house in Minneapolis that the corporate takeover of our media, and the government's failure to stop it, is one of the most important issues of our time.

Verizon-Google: There's a Hard Rain Coming

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Rep. Alan Grayson

It's time for all of us to step up. We need for the law to protect the internet: no discrimination in pricing or in service

Google, Verizon, and You

James Rucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
James Rucker

There was a time not long ago when it was easy to believe that Google was a different kind of company -- one that considered the public good as well as the bottom line in making decisions. My, how a week changes things.

Google Wants A Free Pass On Search Discrimination

The Next Web | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Over the past couple of weeks you've certainly heard about the Google and Verizon proposal for Net Neutrality. So much has been written about it, in ...

The Clock Is Running Out on Net Neutrality

John Dougherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Dougherty

It's pathetic but hardly surprising that Congress is punting on the net neutrality issue. The big media companies are second only to big pharma in campaign largess. So their elected minions sit idly on the sidelines.

FCC Votes To Reconsider Broadband Regulations

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators are reconsidering the rules that govern high-speed Internet connections – wading into a bitter policy disp...

Net Neutrality -- Protecting Your Voice, and Mine

Kevin Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Kevin Powell

And as an African American, I am particularly disturbed and saddened by the numerous civil rights organizations and Black political leaders who are in opposition to Net Neutrality.

Stop an Internet Hijacking

Rep. Jay Inslee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jay Inslee

Google and Verizon are businesses trying to make a buck -- I guess that's their job. But now it's time for members of Congress to stand with me and tell the FCC to do its job.

FCC Set To Reconsider Broadband Rules Thursday

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators are reconsidering the rules that govern high-speed Internet connections. It's a bitter policy dispute that could...

On Cat Videos and Human Rights

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

Throughout its history, the U.S has positioned itself as a beacon of democracy, free speech and freedom of expression. It is essential that we lead in the preservation of human rights online.

Hey Google, That's Bullsh*t

Sam Seder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Sam Seder

There's nothing more depressing than when a trusted friend breaks a promise. Particularly, when that friend is so massive that they have the ability to un-democratize the internet almost single-handedly.

Google's Evil Plan

Joe Torres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Joe Torres

While the news media have been obsessed by the lack of bipartisanship in Washington, one story they have missed is how corporate campaign contributions have united the parties to work against an open Internet.

Google-Verizon Pact: It Gets Worse

Craig Aaron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Aaron

Cut through the platitudes the two companies (Googizon, anyone?) offered on today's press call, and you'll find this deal is even worse than advertised.

Google Goes "Evil"

Adam Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Adam Green

Following a conference call with Google CEO Eric Schmidt and Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg I can now say that Google, a company that I've long admired and currently hold thousands of dollars of stock in, just "went evil."

What if Verizon Could Censor Your Telephone Conversations: Why Net Neutrality Matters

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Loeb

Telecoms can't censor your phone calls because telephone service has long been held to common access standards. But Bush's FCC ruled that all new communications technologies were in a different category.

Verizon and Google: The Deal of the Titans

Lowell Peterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Lowell Peterson

The world's biggest media companies want to define how people will get content over the Internet. While money talks, independent content creators will take a walk.

Google-Verizon Deal: The End of The Internet as We Know It

Josh Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Josh Silver

Since its beginnings, the Internet was a level playing field that allowed all content to move at the same speed, whether it's ABC News or your uncle's video blog. That's all about to change.

The FCC's Dangerous 'Let's Make A Deal'

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

The FCC (and Google) should know that over decades, the Bell companies have had a history of not keeping the official promises they have made, and the Commission itself has not shown any inclination to enforce them.

FCC Working More With the Public

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Newmark

The FCC, over the past couple of years, has gotten really serious about serving the American public.

The Corporate Deal to Control Your Internet

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Washington is under siege over Net Neutrality. On the one side, elected officials and regulators have heard from millions of citizens demanding that ...

Solving the Privacy Dilemma

Jules Polonetsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jules Polonetsky

Solving the privacy dilemma online may be as simple as companies simply fessing up the truth to consumers. We are here to help connect you to other people and to help sell you things you may like.

Twenty Years Later: Mobile Ability for Americans with Disabilities

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

One bright spot where new tools are being developed to help increase opportunity and independence for those with disabilities is in wireless.

Cell Users being hit with surprise charges, fees

Washington Post Tech | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday that one in six cell phone users have been shocked to find increases in their monthly bills that ...

Congressional Shark Jumpers Help Big Telecom Empires

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

The least Congressional shark jumpers could do is let the FCC do its job and enact the modest changes they proposed to fix the Bush-era mistakes that did away with any consumer protection and oversight.

National Broadband Policy: Time to Pay Attention

Rich Nadworny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rich Nadworny

As we're approaching election season, how many of the politicians running for office and asking for your votes have spoken about the national broadband policy even once?