At a meeting briefly interrupted by a security threat, the FCC Thursday morning voted 3-2 to repeal net neutrality rules that prohibit broadband providers from blocking or throttling traffic, and from charging higher fees for prioritized delivery. The agency's controversial move also prohibits states from passing or enforcing their own broadband laws -- including, in the view of at least one Commissioner, privacy laws.
The Federal Communications Commission today voted to allow broadband providers to censor web sites, slow down traffic and charge companies higher fees for faster delivery of their material. The decision is wildly unpopular with organizations too numerous to count, including consumer groups, online publishers, computer engineers like World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee, civil rights organizations, city mayors, lawmakers and even libraries.
Facebook is pressing a judge to throw out a lawsuit accusing the company of violating an Illinois privacy law regarding "faceprints" on the grounds that the law doesn't apply to conduct that occurs in other states. "There is no evidence in the record that Facebook performed a facial recognition analysis on plaintiffs’ photographs ... in Illinois," Facebook argues in papers filed late last week with U.S. District Court Judge James Donato in the Northern District of California.
.@JRosenworcel dissents from net neutrality repeal: "As a result of today's misguided action, our broadband providers will get extraordinary new powers. They will have the power to block websites, the power to throttle .. and the power to censor online content."
.@mikeofccO'Rielly thinks today's net neutrality repeal order preempts state broadband privacy laws. "I would also view state broadband privacy protections outside the scope of what is permissible," he says
Cable lobbyist Michael Powell: repealing the net neutrality rules won't affect consumers. "We make a lot of money because the network is open." But refused to make promises about paid prioritization, claims ISPs don't want possible pro-consumer practices "inadvertently banned"
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