I'd Like to Stay Neutral, Thanks
"So an issue drawing broad support across the country is being held hostage by a political climate that’s controlled by special interests and spin." Yep, we're talking net neutrality again!
Here are some more links to check out:
- Comic: Net Neutrality: What It Is, And Why You Should Care
- Time running out to speak up about Internet 'toll lanes'
- Higher education, library groups release net neutrality principles
- Kickstarter, Etsy And Dwolla All Speak Out On Net Neutrality And Why The FCC's Plan Is Dangerous To Innovation
- Communications Policy in Transition: Mergers, Net Neutrality, and the Digital Divide
- YouTube is Calling Out ISPs That Are Throttling Traffic
- Special link! Happy birthday, Malala!!
- Libraries, Books, & Authors
- City of Lincoln evicts Little Free Library from right of way Related: What Do Kansas and Nebraska Have Against Small Libraries?
- Map shows possible TV white-space coverage zones for 16,500+ libraries For upcoming rural broadband experiments.
- Heads Up! What does the HathiTrust decision mean for libraries?
- Costco Drops Then Restocks Controversial Book
- 7 surprises about libraries in our surveys I'm not surprised, but I work here, so...
- A Brief History of American Bookmobiles…in Pictures
- Net & Tech
- Congress is about to vote on a terrible new cybersecurity bill "Is it a new defense against hackers or a backdoor wiretap for the NSA?" Backdoor wiretap. We've already seen how the NSA abuses its powers - including the recent discovery that the NSA and the FBI are targeting Muslims simply because of their faith. Why should they be granted broader powers?
- Privacy integral to future of the Internet of Things '"Younger generations seem to be more lax about privacy, which simply means that big companies need to ask themselves, what is our ethical code?....There has to be a layer of security from the (computer) chip outward. Sure, you want your health information going to your doctor. But you need to help people feel confident that it's not going elsewhere."'
- New anti-patent-troll bill advances, but some say it hurts more than helps
- NTCA Finds Fast Rural School Broadband "Rural areas served by small independent telcos generally have better broadband availability and higher speeds than rural areas where the incumbent local carrier is one of the nation’s larger carriers such as AT&T or Verizon." Shocking!
- Calling 911 from your cellphone in D.C.? Good luck getting first-responders to find you. Not just in D.C., either.
- FCC sets new rules for online video clips
- Google tells music website to censor album covers
- Kickstarter project spent $3.5M to finish a working prototype—and ended in disaster
- Nice! There's now "a bot that tweets anonymous Wikipedia edits that are made from IP addresses in the US Congress." Why? Here's why. I love being able to see what has been changed!
- First “Super Moon” Of The Year Will Be Visible July 12 Hey, that's tonight!
- Empty Electronics Factories Turned Into High-Tech Indoor Farms Neat!
- When Your Skin Smells Sandalwood Oil, It Heals Itself
- DARPA Wants Brain Implants For Restoring Memories
- 'Crack baby' study ends with unexpected but clear result "'Poverty is a more powerful influence on the outcome of inner-city children than gestational exposure to cocaine,' Hurt said at her May lecture."
- San Jose: Homeless cleaning up downtown as part of new program
- Virginia Police Issued Search Warrant For Photos of Sexting Teen’s Genitals, Lawyer Says Seriously?! "The teen’s aunt told NBC Washington last week that local officers have already taken photos of her nephew’s genitals, but now want photos of an erection, too, to compare with evidence. The police reportedly told the teen that, if necessary, they would take him to a hospital for an injection that induces an erection."
- 6 minutes a day for bathroom breaks? Union cries foul
- Religious Freedom in Peril