Net Neutrality Bill Passes Crucial Committee Vote

Net Neutrality Bill Passes Crucial Committee Vote

The Save the Internet Act would lock into law the protections for net neutrality that came in the 2015 Open Internet Order and require the FCC to take action when ISPs give unfair preferential treatment to certain types of content or content sources.

FTC tells ISPs to disclose exactly what information they collect on users and what it’s for

FTC tells ISPs to disclose exactly what information they collect on users and what it’s for

The Federal Trade Commission, in what could be considered a prelude to new regulatory action, has issued an order to several major internet service providers requiring them to share every detail of their data collection practices.

FTC votes 5-0 to examine privacy practices of internet service providers and mobile broadband providers

FTC votes 5-0 to examine privacy practices of internet service providers and mobile broadband providers

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued seven letters to internet service providers (ISPs) and mobile broadband providers in the United States demanding a special report regarding their privacy practices.

FTC announces inquiry into the privacy practices of broadband providers

FTC announces inquiry into the privacy practices of broadband providers

The Federal Trade Commission today announced a broad inquiry into the privacy practices of internet service providers requesting large companies like AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile to hand over nonpublic information describing how they handle consumer data.

Who Defends Your Data? Report Reveals Peruvian ISPs Progress on User Privacy, Still Room for Improvement

Who Defends Your Data? Report Reveals Peruvian ISPs Progress on User Privacy, Still Room for Improvement

Judicial Order: Companies earned a star in this category if they require that the government obtain a warrant from a judge before handing over user data (either content or metadata).

Want to evade censorship and protect your privacy? A rough and dirty guide to the DOH system

Want to evade censorship and protect your privacy? A rough and dirty guide to the DOH system

DoH allows your browser to make encrypted DNS queries to resolve domain names, so for instance if you wanted to visit www.streamable.com, your ISP would no longer know what requests your browser made to your DNS service provider.

Russia considers 'unplugging' from internet

Russia considers 'unplugging' from internet

Major disruption The draft law, called the Digital Economy National Program, requires Russia's ISPs to ensure that it can operate in the event of foreign powers acting to isolate the country online.

What is Tor? A Beginner’s Guide

What is Tor? A Beginner’s Guide

When you use Tor browser over the Tor network, your data is encrypted and the data you send and receive is dispatched through a path of randomly generated relays.

How to Stop ISP Data Throttling

How to Stop ISP Data Throttling

Your internet speed is fine but gets slow every time you use Netflix or other streaming services. You can use the Internet Health Test to see if you’re actually being throttled. This is because the VPN stops ISP throttling and increases your speed.

Why Using HTTPS is so Important for Your Website

Why Using HTTPS is so Important for Your Website

Domain Validation (DV), Organization Validation (OV) and Extended validation (EV) are types of Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Certificates that must be obtained to enable HTTPS on your website. HTTPS will prevent ISPs from gathering information and injecting advertisements into your website.

Sky Brasil exposed private information, including IP addresses, of 32 million Brazilians

Sky Brasil exposed private information, including IP addresses, of 32 million Brazilians

Sky Brasil, one of Brazil’s largest internet service providers (ISP) has exposed private information on all 32 million of its users. This latest exposure of 32 million Brazilians private internet logs and IP addresses is a cherry on top that should remind internet users everywhere, but especially in Brazil, that things are precarious.

Net Neutrality and the Tyranny of the ISPs – Skycoin – Medium

Net Neutrality and the Tyranny of the ISPs – Skycoin – Medium

Net Neutrality and the Tyranny of the ISPs Part II — DOMESTIC Around the world, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are exploiting a lack of competition to price gouge consumers, facilitate government surveillance and create profound inequality of internet access.

FCC Net Neutrality Repeal: Ignoring the Digital Privacy of Millions of Users

FCC Net Neutrality Repeal: Ignoring the Digital Privacy of Millions of Users

Pai, the former Verizon lawyer, even halted a data security rule that would require ISPs to take “reasonable” steps to protect customer information from unauthorized use or access, making sure Internet providers aren’t at fault if your data is exposed.

Cloudflare brings its privacy-focused 1.1.1.1 DNS switching app to phones

Cloudflare brings its privacy-focused 1.1.1.1 DNS switching app to phones

If you’re concerned about your government snooping on your browsing history, or simply want an easy way to access sites blocked in your part of the world, Cloudflare’s got you covered with a new app for Android and iOS.

Researchers Believe Sprint Is Throttling Skype Without Telling Consumers

Researchers Believe Sprint Is Throttling Skype Without Telling Consumers

Choffnes developed an app named Wehe that he’s been using to track how wireless carriers are treating user data in the wake of the repeal of net neutrality rules last June.

Net Neutrality, Surveillance, Privacy and the World We Live In.

Net Neutrality, Surveillance, Privacy and the World We Live In.

In plain English this means that Spectrum, for example, can contact Netflix, or the like, and demand, “if you want your content to continue being delivered at full customer bandwidth, then you now need to pay us a premium fee.” This, in fact, is not a new issue and companies like Google, Spotify and Riot Games have already complained because their service is slower than it should be.

FCC Republican claims municipal broadband is threat to First Amendment

FCC Republican claims municipal broadband is threat to First Amendment

O'Rielly said that broadband providers run by local governments "have engaged in significant First Amendment mischief." But O'Rielly's only evidence to support his claim was the networks' Acceptable Use Policies, which contain boilerplate language similar to the policies used by private ISPs such as Comcast and AT&T.

Is There Any Way to Protect Your Information Online?

Is There Any Way to Protect Your Information Online?

Even your Gmail account isn’t as private as you thought: “Our automated systems analyze your content (including emails) to provide you with personally relevant product features, such as customized search results, tailored advertising and spam and malware detection,” states Google’s policy.

When ISPs Tell Seniors Net Neutrality Laws Will Increase Their Bills, They’re Lying and Losing

When ISPs Tell Seniors Net Neutrality Laws Will Increase Their Bills, They’re Lying and Losing

This year, the two major wireless and wireline providers (Verizon and AT&T) that are leading the effort to oppose California passing net neutrality legislation are expected to receive an additional $7 billion in cash in hand from Congress’ tax cuts.

You Could Be Kicked Offline For Piracy If This Music Industry Lawsuit Succeeds

You Could Be Kicked Offline For Piracy If This Music Industry Lawsuit Succeeds

The entertainment industry is waging a major legal campaign to turn ISPs into copyright cops authorized to kick broadband users offline—based on what’s often flimsy to nonexistent evidence of wrongdoing.

Who Is Answering My Queries: Understanding and Characterizing Interception of the DNS Resolution Path

Who Is Answering My Queries: Understanding and Characterizing Interception of the DNS Resolution Path

Specifically, on-path devices could spoof the IP addresses of user-specified DNS servers and intercept the DNS queries surreptitiously, introducing privacy and security issues. Our work highlights the issues around on-path DNS interception and provides new insights for addressing such issues.