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# Net Neutrality

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A US regulator's website crashed after John Oliver posted a video about it
John Oliver’s show Last Week Tonight goes on air after a week of controversy – good controversy, though.
One phone company is letting you access social media free - and that could be a problem
Meteor won’t be counting Facebook, Twitter or Instagram towards users’ monthly data usage.
Facebook's plan to connect the world has been dealt a major blow in India
India’s telecoms regulator has outlawed differential pricing for data packages, meaning Facebook’s ‘Free Basics’ plan won’t be allowed in the country.
The EU voted on rules that will shape the internet here, but how will it affect you?
The new legislation surrounding net neutrality has left many concerned, but there is still hope.
The EU is voting on net neutrality tomorrow, and it could have serious repercussions
Different groups and companies have expressed concerns over the proposed legislation, which will be voted on tomorrow.
The EU has plans for an open internet, but what does it mean?
The new plans will come into effect next year, but there are a number of concerns surrounding it.
The EU decides on net neutrality rules, but not everyone is happy with it
Critics have said the introduction of ‘specialised services’ could end up creating a fast-lane for internet traffic.
The five things you should know about net neutrality
The first thing is what it is.
Could the EU set the standard for digital rights worldwide?
After passing new legislation concerning data retention and net neutrality, the next five years will see the EU become a major influence in how digital laws and regulations are shaped.
EP votes in favour of net neutrality laws and to end roaming charges
The new legislation prevents internet service providers (ISPs) from giving preferential treatment to its own services and from blocking other services that may compete against their own offerings.
US court strikes down 'Net Neutrality' rule
Supporters of Net Neutrality say the decision could give major telecom operators the power to block or degrade services, while promoting their own.
EU wants to ban mobile networks from blocking Skype over 3G
The European Commission wants to guarantee net neutrality by stopping carriers from selectively blocking services.
Philippines: President defends new laws clamping down on online libel
The new Filipino laws mean those who libel others online face greater punishment than those who do so in print.
Greens urge government to abandon plans for filesharing laws
The Green Party wants the government to abandon plans which would force ISPs to block access for illegal downloaders.
Iran reportedly preparing to launch new 'domestic' internet
New clampdowns on online expression are thought to be preparing citizens for a sanitised national intranet, launched within weeks.
The Daily Fix: Friday
Catch up on the day’s main stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
More criticisms of Google net neutrality plans
American host Jon Stewart attacks Google’s “flip flop” on internet access, and protesters present the company with 300,000 signed petitions.
Google-Verizon deal: a threat to the internet?
It has been described as “a toll booth on the information superhighway” – but what does the Google-Verizon deal really mean?
The end of the internet as we know it?
Suspicions that Google and a major US telecommunications company are divvying up the internet is causing a little bit of panic…