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Data-free music streaming breaches law, rules Dutch regulator

Offering a music streaming service to consumers which doesn’t use up their data package, has been ruled as a violation of net-neutrality laws, by a Dutch regulatory body. It claims that the service offered by T-Mobile in The Netherlands, is anti-competitive and must be stopped immediately. The Dutch Consumer and …

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The EU will end data roaming charges in 2017

The European Parliament has passed a law today that will put a stop to mobile roaming data fees by June 2017. This law was passed as part of a larger legislation, which also wanted to strengthen Net Neutrality laws but unfortunately was left with some major problems that could allow …

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EU legislation could cripple UK porn filters

British porn filtering on an opt-out basis has been a bit of a bugbear for us here at KitGuru and many of you have voiced similar sentiment in our comment threads. Fortunately then there is a chance that their very existence could be put in jeopardy by a new piece …

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Facebook’s Internet.org doesn’t sound very secure

Facebook is opening up its free Internet.org platform to developers, allowing them to create services to be delivered through the social network’s curated and stripped down version of the internet. However, the platform is set to face yet another round of heavy criticism, as it seemingly neglects user security and …

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FCC declares Title II utility status for the Internet

Net Neutrality has won as the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted in favor of reclassifying the Internet as a Title II public utility, preserving Net Neutrality. More than four million people wrote in to the FCC to try and persuade them to preserve Net Neutrality and even President …

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New Title II regulations will be in the hands of the FCC tomorrow

FCC

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler will reveal his new net neutrality rules to the four other FCC commissioners tomorrow, but he has let us know pretty clearly what direction he is heading in and it’s looking like a big win for consumers. In an opinion article for Wired, he said that “[the] rules will ban paid prioritization, …

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FCC might reject Obama’s net neutrality proposal

Earlier this week President Obama announced his support for Net Neutrality, calling for the FCC to reclassify the Internet as a utility. Unfortunately, the FCC chairman, Tom Wheeler, has other ideas and has indicated that he will be rejecting the proposal put forward by the president. According to The Washington …

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What is the net neutrality argument all about?

There’s a few things that we’re quite passionate about here at KitGuru. One is providing you guys with the most honest breakdowns of new hardware possible and we do our best to break well researched, up to the minute news too. But down in our guts is where you’ll find things that …

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Go slow day protests FCC decisions

Much of the internet is deliberately running that bit slower today, in order to protest a decision by the Federal Communications Commission in the US, that has effectively allowed for the discontinuation of net neutrality and the creation of “internet fast lanes,” where companies have to pay if they want …

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US Senate law could enshrine net neutrality

Net neutrality, the idea that every bit and byte is created equally and given equal access to bandwidth, has taken a bit of a beating as of late. In the US we’ve seen legislation changes allow companies like Verizon to throttle Netflix and Amazon, which saw the former of the …

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FCC considering changes to mobile net neutrality

Net Neutrality is a bit of a hot topic right now and it could become even more so in the years to come. Already we’ve seen the effects of weakening enforcement in the US, with Netflix suffering under Verizon’s throttling of its high definition traffic – to which Netfllix responded …

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EU defends net neutrality and kills off roaming charges

Hot off the back of helping to improve the privacy of European citizens, the EU parliament has just voted in favour of improving net neutrality across the entire region too, making it much harder for internet providers to throttle or block services from competitors. It’s also called for an end …

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EU Commission investigating net neutrality

Digital Agenda

The European Commission has announced it is undergoing a public consultation that aims to look into the “aspects of transparency, traffic management,” with a view to keeping the internet free, and open. Net neutrality is a big issue for campaigners of internet freedom, since it prevents ISPs and other organisations …

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