In February 2015, the FCC has approved net neutrality rules "to preserve the Internet as a platform for innovation, free, expression and economic growth." In short, the rules should prevent broadband providers from blocking access to legal content, applications, services, or non-harmful devices; from impairing or degrading (effectively throttling) lawful Internet traffic on the basis of content, applications, services, or non-harmful devices; and from favoring some lawful Internet traffic over other lawful traffic in exchange for money.
Net neutrality is crucial to the future development of the Internet.
The US president has sided with net neutrality advocates and has encouraged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reclassify consumer broadband service from a "information service" to a "telecommunications service." "'Net neutrality' has been built into the fabric of the Internet since its creation — but it is also a principle that we cannot take for granted.
In a eclectic keynote delivered to the Black Hat conference audience, Dan Geer, CISO at In-Q-Tel, made known his thoughts on and ideas about a number of things: from Internet voting to vulnerability finding, from net neutrality to the right to be forgotten.
24% of European internet users say they are prevented by their providers from watching videos, listening music or using other applications of their choice, according to a new Eurobarometer survey of 28,000 citizens across the EU.
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