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Sources: FCC chief working on net neutrality proposal

http://www.politico.com

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski is putting together a net neutrality proposal and plans to take action on the controversial issue as early as next month, according to several sources with knowledge of the situation.

Details of the proposal being developed by Genachowski’s office are unclear, but sources say it could be similar to the deal stakeholders tried to reach with Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) earlier this fall.

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Senate Passes Bill To Quash Pirate Websites

http://torrentfreak.com

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the controversial ‘Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act’ today, a bill that could be used to crack down on many BitTorrent sites and other file-sharing platforms. The bill would give the Department of Justice the unprecedented power to take over domain names of websites that are deemed to facilitate copyright infringement.

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Bill would nuke Visa cards, Adwords, DNS records for pirates

http://arstechnica.com

"If rightsholders get their way, overseas pirate websites could soon be inaccessible to US users, lose their ability to process US credit cards, and be banned from Google Adwords. The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act is back this week in the US Senate."

This part is particularly ominous:

"A service provider, as that term is defined in section 512(k)(1) of title 17, United States Code, or other operator of a domain name system server shall take reasonable steps that will prevent a domain name from resolving to that domain name's Internet protocol address."

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It Begins: Military’s Cyberwar Command Is Fully Operational

http://links.visibli.com

Fifteen thousand military computer networks became protected on November 3, 2010. Those ensconced within the informational phalanx called the event Cyber Command Day. They lived only to face a new challenge — the war against the Machines.

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DHS: Internet Monitoring Needed to Fight Homegrown Terrorism

http://www.foxnews.com

"Fighting homegrown terrorism by monitoring Internet communications is a civil liberties trade-off the U.S. government must make to beef up national security", the nation's homeland security chief said Friday. ---- What a buncha crap....

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New bill grants Fed the power to shut down the internet.

http://www.switched.com

Connecticut Senator, and chairman of the Homeland Security committee, Joseph Lieberman introduced legislation last week that would grant broad new emergency powers over the Internet to the federal government. The Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act (PCNAA) would require broadband providers, search engines, and software companies to comply with emergency orders issued by the Department of Homeland Security under penalty of fine.

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New Bill Gives POTUS ‘Kill Switch’ To Shut Down The Internet

http://www.prisonplanet.com

"The federal government would have “absolute power” to shut down the Internet under the terms of a new US Senate bill being pushed by Joe Lieberman, legislation which would hand the US President a figurative “kill switch” to seize control of the world wide web in response to a Homeland Security directive." --- Not sure how this is possible since the World Wide Web is.... you know... world wide. O_o

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The New York Times asks: Should Government Take On Facebook?

http://roomfordebate.blogs.nytimes.com

Oh, this one's EASY! Hey, New York Times.... the answer is NO. ;-)

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Library of Congress: We're archiving every tweet ever made

http://arstechnica.com

Library of Congress is archiving for posterity every public tweet made since the service went live back in 2006. Every. Single. Tweet.

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Google & Apple Takes Over, HTML5 is In, XHTML2 is Out

http://www.youtube.com

Technologist, Yan Huang covers: Google and Apple, through the WHATWG (Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group), is pushing to replace the current underlying technology XHTML2 of the Internet with their new HTML5. This will remove market share from Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight and Sun Java FX, and put more control of the Internet in Google and Apple's hands.

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