internet

  • The Death of the Internet: What Happens Now?

    Shelly Palmer  Net Neutrality rules were originally enacted to ensure that all Americans would have equal access to a free and open Internet. We can argue about what Net Neutrality rules did and did not accomplish in a moment, but now I want to explore the most sensational of...
  • Post Net Neutrality, Can Municipal ISPs Free the Internet?

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – After the Federal Communications Commission voted to kill net neutrality on Thursday, some California cities are looking to create or expand municipal internet service to preserve open, fair and affordable online access. Manhattan Beach is exploring the possibility, and Santa Monica,...
  • Will Congress Kill Facebook and the Rest of the Internet?

    Shelly Palmer  Fake news, fake ads, fake accounts, bots, Russians interfering with our elections … suddenly, people are waking up to the idea that the Internet is a highly chaotic, ungoverned meta-world with practically no regulation. This awakening is long overdue. Facebook Under Attack Congress wants answers. It’s caveat...
  • ‘Internet Essentials’ Program Tackles ‘Cruel Irony’ of Digital Divide

    New America Media SAN JOSE, Calif. – California, despite its global reputation as a cradle for technological innovation, has an internet connectivity problem – and Silicon Valley is no exception. Among California residents making more than $75,000 a year, some 94 percent have access to the internet in their...
  • Watch Out for “Free” Wi-Fi Options

    Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau A few weeks ago, I was flying home to San Diego from Oakland. While waiting at my gate, I noticed a free Wi-Fi option next to the paid option that I had used on previous trips. As someone who loves a good...
  • Net Neutrality Backers: Don’t ‘Delete’ Open Internet Rules

    Eric Tegethoff Public News Service PORTLAND, Ore. – Internet users are asking the Federal Communications Commission not to hit “undo” on net neutrality this week, with a day of action to save the Internet, which took place Wednesday July 12, 2017. Even companies such as Facebook, Amazon and Google...
  • Cómo proteger su identidad

    Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau La posibilidad de que mi identidad sea robada es algo que me preocupa con frecuencia, es un concepto espantoso. Pero en realidad, ¿qué es, y cómo puedo protegerme? Simplemente, el robo de identidad es el uso no autorizado de la identidad de...
  • Internet Privacy 2017 | What You Need to Know

    Shelly Palmer There has never been a reasonable expectation of online privacy, and there never will be. Regardless of what you may have recently heard about joint resolutions or nullifications, nothing has changed. Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have always had the right to use your data as they see...
  • Advocates Push for Better Internet, More Opportunity for Kids

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – More than half of rural America doesn’t have broadband service, and often, little or no access to the Internet at all, so rural advocates are issuing a call to action. The National Rural Assembly said its highest priorities for small-town America...