This piece on net neutrality came out in 2014; The specific threat it talks about was defeated, but now (early 2017) it looks like Trump will be voiding net n
Sarei andato. Nonostante pensi da anni che la Costituzione per Internet sia una idea pomposa e sbagliata oggi sarei andato a Roma ad ascoltare Rodotà, Soro, Boldrini ed altri parlare con toni asser
We witness the rise of a new absolute power. Google transfers its radical politics from cyberspace to reality. It will earn its money by...
Last week, an obscure but potentially internet-transforming document was leaked from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. It revealed that government regulators are considering rules that would give big companies a chance to make their online services run faster than smaller ones.
There has been a great deal of misinformation that has recently surfaced regarding the draft Open
Pay-for-play is fine for Web users? That's not what the FCC said in 2010.
The FCC will propose new rules allowing internet service providers to charge for premium service.
After the big vote on net neutrality in the European Parliament on 3 April 2014, many people are asking "what now"? The answer is that the Council of Ministers of the European Union will decide what parts of the overall "Telecoms Single Market Regulation" it can accept, which parts it wants to amend and which
2014/02/19: the term balkanization itself creates problems. Depending on whom you ask, balkanization can be a positive or negative process. For some, the term represents a move toward freedom from oppression. For others, it is a reminder of centuries of bloody struggle to hold together a region that ultimately ended in violent fragmentation, which makes use of the word offensive to some. Fragmentation of the Internet is the term we’ll use, but maybe a creative mind somewhere will find a better, more evocative way to describe it.
The question is: What does fragmentation mean, exactly? Is it the end of the Internet if domain names can no longer only be written using the Roman alphabet? If so, the Internet ended in 2009, when ICANN approved alternative alphabet domain names. Is it fragmentation if people around the world using Weibo and Yandex in lieu of Google and Twitter? Or is it data localization and national routing – subjecting data transfers to national boundaries? This debate is a lot more complex than most headlines suggest. The Internet is more than Facebook and it is more than the Web itself—more than the content people access every day. However, popular discussion tends to lump these various dimensions together. It obscures the fragmentation efforts that truly undermine the openness and interoperability of the network.
We first wrote about Brazil's 'Marco Civil' back in October 2011, when we described it as a kind of "anti-ACTA". That's because it was designed to protect online rights, not diminish them, and was the product of a...
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a multinational organization that oversees the address book of the internet thanks to a contract issued by the U.S. government. What happens when this contract expires in September 2015?
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L'acquisizione di Time Warner da parte di Comcast negli Stati Uniti sta sollevando alcuni interrogativi nuovi e davvero inaspettati. Quando assistiamo ad evoluzioni del libero mercato che generano forti concentrazioni, noi consumatori nel nostro piccolo diveniamo giustamente sospettosi per i possibili effetti che si possono determinare su prezzi e qualità nei mercati a valle. Insomma
A US court ruling meaning broadband internet service providers will no longer have to follow principles of network neutrality has sparked predictions the internet will end as we know it. Some predict it
Much has been made of the role that the Internet is playing in restructuring the way in which governance is executed both at the national and the global levels. The role of the Internet in supporting the rise of wide-spread autocrat-challenging movements in the Arab world, the role of the Internet in enabling middle class
Continuando la propria strategia di minimizzazione, dopo avere suggerito che gli ISP italiani starebbero polemizzando per risparmiare poche migliaia di Euro all'anno, Telecom Italia sostiene che il depeering attuato questa estate riguarderebbe solo qualche piccolo operatore.
Mettendo insieme tutto ciò che è venuto fuori nello scandalo Datagate, ciò che preoccupa davvero non è tanto la violazione della privacy dei cittadini o il controllo cellulare di Angela Merkel. Parliamoci chiaro: l'idea che i servizi segreti americani raccolgano informazioni su tutto e tutti, a ben vedere, è quasi banale. Così come i pesci
The implications of such a decision would be profound. Web and mobile companies will live or die not on the merits of their technology and design, but on the deals they can strike with AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, and others who could otherwise 'shakedown' startups and established companies in every sector, requiring payment for reliable service.
Ha ragione Neelie Kroes, commissario europeo per l'Agenda digitale, a sottolineare la fondamentale importanza del digitale per il futuro dell'economia europea. L'economia digitale, infatti, è stretta