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WikiLeaks ISP anonymizes all traffic to neutralize data retention laws

The Internet service provider (ISP) hosting WikiLeaks’ servers is fighting back against the European Data Retention Directive by running all customer traffic through an encrypted virtual private network (VPN) service before logging it. The European Data Retention Directive, which was approved in 2006, aimed to identify the origin, time and…

Few Americans support FCC’s so-called ‘Net Neutrality’ regulations, poll finds

Most Americans have no appetite for new government regulation of the Internet, according to year-end data released by the conservative-leaning polling firm Rasmussen. Their survey of “likely voters” found that just one in five were in approval when asked if the government should regulate the Internet as it does television…

Argentina to track, investigate UFO sightings

BUENOS AIRES — The Argentine Air Force has created a commission to record and investigate reports of unidentified flying objects (UFO) in the South American country’s airspace, a spokesman told AFP Wednesday. The Commission for the Investigation of Airspace Phenomenon “is in the process of being formed,” said Captain Mariano…

FCC approves controversial ‘Net Neutrality’ regulations

By a 3-2 vote Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed so-called “Net Neutrality” rules aimed at prohibiting internet service providers (ISPs) from discriminating between Internet traffic. Supporters of “Net Neutrality” have been disappointed by the proposed rules, saying they heavily favor the industry they are supposed to regulate. Democratic…

FCC poised to adopt ‘network neutrality’ rules

Critics say FCC plan creates ‘vague and shifting landscape’ for rules on web traffic New rules aimed at prohibiting broadband providers from becoming gatekeepers of Internet traffic now have just enough votes to pass the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday. The rules would prohibit phone and cable companies from abusing…

Franken: Under FCC’s ‘neutrality’ rules, ‘the Internet as we know it would cease to exist’

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was expected this week to vote on a set of so-called “Net Neutrality” rules that some Democrats believed would fulfill a key Obama campaign promise to ensure all Internet traffic is treated equally. Instead, rules authored by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski would allow for a greater fractioning of…

FCC preparing to vote on network neutrality rules

Federal Communications Commission preparing to vote on network neutrality rules Federal regulators are moving ahead with a plan to prohibit phone and cable companies from blocking or discriminating against Internet traffic flowing over their broadband networks. Julius Genachowski, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, will outline his proposal for so-called…

French retirement protests take violent turn

French retirement protests take violent turn as masked youths join crowds, attack police Masked youths clashed with police officers and set fires in cities across France on Tuesday as protests against a proposed hike in the retirement age took an increasingly radical turn. President Nicolas Sarkozy pledged to crack down…

After committing to ‘Net Neutrality’, Rep. Waxman pushes bill to kill it

Legislative text put forward by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) under the banner of mandating network neutrality would instead prevent the government from requiring broadband providers to treat all Internet traffic equally. Waxman, who has vowed that he would support the so-called ‘Net Neutrality’ policy proposals favored by most Democrats and…

FCC delays decision on ‘Net Neutrality’ to allow more time for public comment

U.S. communications regulators on Wednesday put off a controversial decision on Internet traffic rules, giving industry and consumer groups a chance to forge a compromise while avoiding a politically sensitive issue ahead of the November elections. The Federal Communications Commission has been prodding phone, cable and Internet companies for months…

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