Enforcing “net neutrality” does the exact opposite of what its proponents claim. It results in an internet where a handful of large corporations have access to peering agreements with large transit providers (what some people refer to as “the fast lane”), and the rest are subject to far fewer options in terms of services, and even upon growing and gaining market share, will be denied the opportunity to shop around for different ISP plans that suit them best.
Everything You Need To Know About Why Net Neutrality Is A Terrible Idea by Harry Khachatrian, dailywire.com
The end of net neutrality is the best single deregulatory initiative yet taken by the Trump administration.
Internet Citizens: Defend Net Neutrality:
I have known about the Tor Project for years. I used it a couple of times years ago – and found it to be cripplingly slow. It is one of those things that you are going to use by choice, and understand the trade that you are making (convenience and speed for privacy).
The question I have been wrestling with for a long time is, “when do I shell out the cash to host a Tor bridge (and pay for bandwidth), regardless of whether I will be using the network or not?”
It is on my list of things that I intend to support, “when I get rich,” but something I should be supporting when I am able.
I do not mean to be sensationalist or to come across as panicking by reposting this. This is just the way the world inevitably goes with time.
Surveillance and the Internet of Things, by Bruce Schneier
The Internet has turned into a massive surveillance tool. We’re constantly monitored on the Internet by hundreds of companies — both familiar and unfamiliar. Everything we do there is recorded, collected, and collated — sometimes by corporations wanting to sell us stuff and sometimes by governments wanting to keep an eye on us.
Ephemeral conversation is over. Wholesale surveillance is the norm. Maintaining privacy from these powerful entities is basically impossible, and any illusion of privacy we maintain is based either on ignorance or on our unwillingness to accept what’s really going on. Continue reading