140 U.S. Internet Providers Disconnect Persistent File-Sharers | TorrentFreak

 

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140 U.S. Internet Providers Disconnect Persistent File-Sharers | TorrentFreak.

As the article points out, it is really a very small percentage of people impacted.  However, what are the implications of this when, as I have experienced, you walk into an establishment to seek employment and they reply “we only take applications online”?  Furthermore, should we not have a fundamental problem with the fact that there is no judicial decision made in the process what-so-ever?  Add to it, the competency of those who are making the accusations.  Such organizations have actually accused network printers of being file sharers. Continue reading “140 U.S. Internet Providers Disconnect Persistent File-Sharers | TorrentFreak”

Is There a Glimmer of Hope for Net Neutrality?

FCC chair cracks door open to reclassifying broadband as a public utility | Ars Technica.

I just caught this headline and had to post it.  Here is a short quote form the article:

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler isn’t abandoning his proposal to let ISPs charge Web services for access to Internet “fast lanes.”

But he will ask the public whether Internet service should be reclassified as a common carrier service, and whether paid prioritization deals should be banned, the Wall Street Journalreported last night.

While it is not a victory, it does show some potential. I wonder if they are ever going to consider the same basic consumer rights for cell phones?