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Verizon Wireless wants to ‘edit’ your Internet access

Posted By admin On July 16, 2012 @ 11:09 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

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CNet [1]
Monday, July 16, 2012

What if your wireless provider gave you Internet access and search results according to what it decided was a “priority”?

As a Verizon Wireless customer, I’m furious at the idea that it would “pick favorites” over what I was actually looking for — especially if it was an emergency.

But that’s just what Verizon is fighting in court to do right now. Verizon has filed a brief (Verizon vs. FCC) with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit for the “freedom” to edit your Internet, dear customer.

If you think this would remain a Verizon issue, think again. If Verizon gatecrashes Internet access filtering, you better bet that other ISPs will hustle to get on the train to sell Internet “priority” spots to the highest bidders.

Full story here. [1]


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[1] CNet: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13510_3-57470566-21/verizon-wireless-wants-to-edit-your-internet-access/

[2] Google and Verizon DID do a deal for new internet ‘first class’ superhighway: http://www.prisonplanet.com/google-and-verizon-did-do-a-deal-for-new-internet-first-class-superhighway.html

[3] Wireless internet should be banned from schools, say teachers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/wireless-internet-should-be-banned-from-schools-say-teachers.html

[4] Google-Verizon Deal: The End of The Internet as We Know It: http://www.prisonplanet.com/google-verizon-deal-the-end-of-the-internet-as-we-know-it.html

[5] Google/Verizon Talks Threaten Net Neutrality: http://www.prisonplanet.com/googleverizon-talks-threaten-net-neutrality.html

[6] New U.S. Push to Regulate Internet Access: http://www.prisonplanet.com/new-u-s-push-to-regulate-internet-access.html

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