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LiaoMi

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Net neutrality repeal
« on: December 15, 2017, 10:24:36 AM »
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No one wanted to see big service providers turn the Internet into the cable industry, with its high prices and relatively few choices. But that's what's about to happen.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/12/12/net-neutrality-repeal-means-internet-like-cable-tv-high-prices-few-choices-anna-eshoo-column/942013001/

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Re: Net neutrality repeal
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2017, 10:29:42 AM »
No one wanted to see big service providers turn the Internet into the cable industry, with its high prices and relatively few choices.

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No one wanted to see big service providers turn the Internet into an ad-financed industry, with users being spied and continuously flooded by nagging commercials.

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Re: Net neutrality repeal
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2017, 01:23:38 PM »
I think this will only directly effect internet users in the US if and probably when Comcast and other similar cable providers gain control of the internet in the US. There may be a flow on to some services based in the US to folks outside the US but they will have the choice of going elsewhere if the performance is not good enough. I am fascinated that the US government is willing to shoot itself in the foot by further damaging the US internet industry so they can kiss the arse of corporations that want control over the internet to increase their profit margins.

Now for US companies that want international exposure without getting shafted by cable companies, they only need to set up web sites outside the US in places like Europe where some countries have excellent fast bandwidth and they can bypass a scam like the one being proposed by the big cable companies.
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Re: Net neutrality repeal
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2017, 06:11:25 AM »
This was a pretty bad year for the internet in America. At the beginning of the year internet privacy regulations were repealed , giving users less control over what ISP's can do with their private data. Now the FCC has repealed "Net Neutrality" rules despite how popular the regulations were with the American people. Hopefully , the next administration can undo some of the damage that has been done ..
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Re: Net neutrality repeal
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2017, 04:51:22 PM »
Trick is to make them work for it. Use any anti-telemetry tools available, encrypt you data if it matters and try and free yourself from established patterns, use a browser that gives you an anonymous option, avoid anything like TOR as its probably run by the NSA and remember the bastards at the next election.  :P
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