It’s no secret that big tech giants hold some of the world’s biggest data repositories. With an unhealthy concentration of market power in the media industry through their exclusive “walled gardens'' of user data, where can the internet go from here?
California’s 2018 net neutrality law will now be enforced after a challenge by the state's biggest internet providers was shot down by an Eastern District of California judge.
This vision of the future of the internet is manifesting in democratic nations as well in the form of laws that hold intermediaries liable for the packets they transfer among other measures.
Contract for the Web wants to create a better internet at a time when huge corporations are failing to respect privacy, governments can no longer be counted on to provide affordable and accessible Internet, and citizens are no longer interested promoting civil discourse.
Democrats pushed through a new bill to reinstate the Net Neutrality rules to prevent large broadband Internet providers from blocking or slowing Internet access, or prioritizing their own content over the content of smaller rivals.
An internet bill of rights seems necessary now that the internet is inextricably intertwined with everyone's life, but the shepherds of this technology cannot be counted on to adequately self-regulate.
The FCC’s historic overturning of the Obama-era Net Neutrality rules could have profound implications for the Open Internet. While there are potential censorship and service pricing implications of this move, what are the long-term impact on data privacy and cyber security?