Ah, love is in the air. Is there anything more beautiful, more romantic, than a shareholder approved merger blessed (or at least not objected to) by the government? The two become one, overnight growing in size, resources, market share, and not having to compete for it by lowering prices or improving service. … The AT&T/Time Warner Merger question Wait, what? Join Jonathan, LD, and Sam as we talk about Time Warner and AT&T’s blissful nuptials, plus Comcast’s rivalry with Disney for the hand of Fox.
We do an update about Municipal Internet in the U.S.! Municipal Internet Revisited – Part 2 Remember when we talked with EPB’s Danna Bailey about municipal internet? Wasn’t that cool? No? Part One is here! Part Two is here! So, anything new since then? Well, it looks like municipal internet has been growing, so that’s good. Looks like Net Neutrality is an important selling point, too. What else? How is it going? What benefits are there? Listen in!
As you’ve heard, the CRA regarding Net Neutrality has passed the House! That means we win, right? Actually, no. But its a start! Senate passes the CRA – Now what? So we quickly update you on what’s happened, what’s up next, and encourage YOU to keep active with a good perspective.
Net Neutrality is back in the news! Is it safe? Is it doomed? What can be done? Upcoming Senate Vote on the CRA/Net Neutrality! We hit the highlights about what’s happening in the here and now, and ponder how this might affect this year’s elections. https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/19/these-are-the-arguments-against-net-neutrality-and-why-theyre-wrong/ https://www.freepress.net/our-response/expert-analysis/explainers/red-alert-net-neutrality-what-you-need-know https://www.battleforthenet.com/scoreboard/
We continue this hour with not only continuing our discussion with Net Neutrality, but we revisit Cable Boxes thanks to a caller and finish the hour talking about the Falcon 9 Block 5! Net Neutrality, oh and the Block 5, too! If you’re curious about cable setup boxes and renting the darn things, check out what “our” FCC decided was a good idea… continued anti-consumer practices for all! https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/01/fcc-chairman-pai-takes-wheelers-set-top-box-plan-off-the-table/
At some point, your computer will die. E-Cycling, and What You Need To Do Maybe its a power surge. Maybe a component will give up the ghost and take the rest of the machine with it. Perhaps a rugrat will think computers like apple juice. Maybe its time to replace it for any number of reasons… So, what do you do when this happens? We’ll talk about that, and changes to the eCycling program here on Maui! Links: Ecycling
So, Facebook’s data on you might be rented by someone. And maybe they won’t delete when they’re supposed to. Plus, really, what are they doing with it? WHAT SHOULD I DO?! Facebook, Privacy, and You – Part 1 Well, for starters follow the words of nerd Saint and philosopher Douglas Adams, “Don’t Panic.” Join Jonathan, LD, and Sam as they talk about this topic and more!
We continue talking about your privacy, your data being for sale, and take your calls! So, your info is out there, now what? And why? Facebook, Privacy, and you – Part 2 Stay calm, don’t worry, chill! We’re here to help 🙂
Time for a Net Neutrality update! Net Neutrality Update The Net Neutrality repeal has hit the books. What does that mean? What could it mean? What can you do? SHOULD YOU PANIC? Jonathan, LD, and Sam talk about this to help bring you up to speed with what’s going. Ready for more? https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/02/fccs-net-neutrality-order-was-just-published-so-now-fight-really-begins https://act.freepress.net/call/internet_nn_cra_senate_house/?source=front-slider https://5calls.org/
Human trafficking is bad. But not every effort to stop it helps. SESTA and FOSTA In an effort to reduce the tools human traffickers have, there are two acts being brought up that would undermine Section 230 of the Common Decency Act. Why does that matter? Because websites might have to clamp down on YOU as well. “What?” you ask. “Maybe!” we reply. Further reading: https://cseinstitute.org/fosta-vs-sesta-preserving-status-quo-empowering-victims-trafficking/ https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/02/fosta-would-be-disaster-online-communities http://www.rstreet.org/op-ed/a-prosecutors-case-for-fosta/ http://www.new.swopusa.org/2017/08/11/call-to-actionpress-release-swop-usa-stands-in-direct-opposition-of-disguised-internet-censorship-bill-sesta-s-1963-call-your-state-representatives-and-tell-them-to-fight/ https://cdt.org/insight/frequently-asked-questions-section-230-sex-trafficking-and-current-legislation/