Google & Verizon’s Version of “Net Neutrality” Google and Verizon have released a proposal that outlines their idea of “net neutrality”, which encourages legislators to enact laws to prohibit Internet Service Providers from discriminating practices, like delaying or blocking access to certain websites. However, the principles outlined in the proposal would not apply to Internet […]
June 17, 2010 – Today’s most interesting stories in technology, media and entertainment: Txt With Care: Can your boss read your text messages on a pager or phone the company pays for? According to a California Supreme Court ruling the answer is, yes. The high court ruled that a California Police department had the right […]
May 7, 2010 – Today’s most interesting stories in technology, media and entertainment: Safe Playboy?: Playboy is set to become safe for work. The storied men’s magazine will launch “The Smoking Jacket,” more in the vein of Maxim and Esquire than Playboy. Now you can authoritatively say, you only read it for the articles. FCC […]
There was an interesting development in the Apple v. Adobe Flash War this week. Adobe decided to discontinue development of tools for making Flash apps for the iPhone family of devices. This may not sound like a big deal, but it is. Ninety-eight percent of desktop and laptop computers (including Macs) can run Flash video […]
I wrote this article back in September of 2009 in response to the FCC Chairman's first articulation of the Six Principles of Net Neutrality. The US Appeals Court ruling against the FCC (and in favor of Comcast) earlier this week has spurred a fair amount of discussion. The Legislature will have to figure out if the FCC has the authority to enforce the rules it is mandated by Congress to create. That is really what the lawsuit was about. However, the spirit of the Net Neutrality, which these six principles vaguely describe, is still a topic that needs serious discussion. How should we think about it?