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    USA! USA! Today, the FCC passed Net Neutrality by a vote of 3 to 2 along party lines. After the congress voted it down, after the courts said they have no jurisdiction over the internet the FCC will now be regulating the internet. Think thats not what this is? Well, it may not be a take over right now, but the door is now open. Love or hate it (guess which side im on) It is here.
     
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    It's amazing to think that the US is so racist that they discriminate against packets.

    Are not all packets created equally?
     
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    Wait what is this? This is all news to me, so they are monitoring everyone's internet usage?
     
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    Not exactly, not yet. Its more regulation towards ISP's and individual sites at the moment. But the door is now open. Check out the link Newtekie posted!!
     
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    Yeah i looked at it that's hilarious! :roll:

    So their basically saying that our ISP's will monitor our sites we broswe? Dam how's that gonna work with torrenting now?
     
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    You can read about what is going on here:

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-20026326-94.html

    and here:

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-20025398-94.html?tag=mncol;txt

    Basically the 3 new rules implemented are:


    1. The rules prohibit access providers from blocking lawful content, applications, services, or nonharmful devices. (Blocking illegal fire sharing, which, in part, kicked off the latest version of this long-running drama, is not prohibited.)
    2. New transparency rules will require access providers to disclose the details of their network management techniques, something no consumer will likely be able to understand.
    3. And, for Internet access provided by the cable or telephone infrastructure, traffic management that "unfairly discriminates" against particular content will be prohibited.

    No, they are not censoring the internet, in fact this is kind of the opposite. Saying that ISPs can't limit your connection just because you are accessing content they don't like, as long as it is legal.
    Yes, your ISP can monitor your activity, they always have been able to do that.
    Yes, they can kill your connection for torrenting illegal content, they could do that before too.
     
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    Well, youre pretty much screwed on that one! This government is clamping down, and they're doin it hard and fast, and while they think no ones looking. Amazing the timing of this when so many are thinking about chistmas and the holidays and all...hmmm
     
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    Oh if this isn't suppressed in time by the supreme court it may reach global scale.
    Then you'll see quite a few skirmishes between ISP's and clients. VPN, or simplified services based on it (like Tor Project) will become defacto. then what my dear FCC?:)

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    Also we're not alone in this.
    What exactly will powerful entities like Google (youtube) and Facebook think/do once they see their services being less popular because they're overcharged by mobile carriers/isp's? I think we have some pretty strong allies so I worry less.
     
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