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Net neutrality a key battleground in growing fight over encryption, activists say

By Stephen Lawson, IDG News Service | July 18th, 2014 Both carriers and government now have an interest in how users keep their online lives private. Plans to favor some Internet packets over others threaten consumers’ hard-won right to use encryption, a digital privacy advocate says. Activists and tech companies fended off efforts in the …

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FCC swamped with last-minute comments on net neutrality

By Grant Gross, IDG News Service | July 15th, 2014 The agency has received 677,000 comments on its proposed net neutrality rules. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s Web comments form crashed Tuesday morning in the hours before the agency’s first deadline for submitting comments on its net neutrality proposal. The FCC’s Electronic Comment Filing System …

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The future of net neutrality looks shakier in 2015

By Laura Bradley, PC World | July 14th, 2014 Both sides of the debate are getting lobbying money. But if the Republicans take Congress, regulation will likely be blocked. Net neutrality–the concept that all data should be treated the same by Internet broadband carriers–could face a shakier future after the mid-term elections. The Republicans will …

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