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8chan founder: Filipinos not accessing the 'real internet'

Aug 25, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Are Filipinos too dependent on Facebook?

U.S. sues California over 'net neutrality'

Oct 01, 2018 - 4:09 PM

The law also marks the latest challenge between California Governor Jerry Brown's administration and President Donald Trump's Republicans, who have already clashed over environmental and immigration regulations

Google VP vows 'vigilance' after US net neutrality rollback

Dec 22, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Vint Cerf warns that with net neutrality, the internet may start to resemble 'cable television' where 'services vary depending upon ability to pay'

PIONEER. Vinton Cerf, pictured here at a 2014 US Senate hearing, has warned of possible negative effects of rolling back net neutrality. Photo by Alex Wong/AFP


U.S. moves to roll back 'net neutrality' rules

Dec 15, 2017 - 8:19 AM

The Federal Communications Commission, in a three-to-two vote, adopts a proposal by Republican appointed chairman Ajit Pai, who says his plan would scrap 'heavy-handed' rules adopted in 2015 which he argues discouraged investment and innovation

ROLLING BACK NET NEUTRALITY. Chairman Ajit Pai of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) testifies about the fiscal year 2018 budget request during an Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 20, 2017. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

With new internet rules set for vote, firestorm won't die

Dec 10, 2017 - 10:35 AM

US regulators are gearing up for a vote on a plan which – depending on your viewpoint – would 'restore internet freedom' or, alternatively, result in 'the death of the internet' as we know it.

DECISION-MAKER. Chairman Ajit Pai of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) testifies about the fiscal year 2018 budget request during an Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 20, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

Net neutrality and why you should care about it

Dec 09, 2017 - 8:59 PM

Internet expert Samantha Bradshaw shares with Rappler the importance of net neutrality and why practices such as sponsored data are harming it.

U.S. regulator unveils plan to end 'net neutrality'

Nov 23, 2017 - 4:47 PM

The announcement by Federal Communications chairman Ajit Pai marks the latest twist in a decade-old political dispute with both sides claiming to represent a 'free and open' internet

ENDING 'NET NEUTRALITY' SOON. In this file photo, Chairman Ajit Pai of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) testifies about the fiscal year 2018 budget request during an Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 20, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

Do we want a neutral or sponsored internet?

Jun 02, 2017 - 4:37 PM

Does free data uphold the principles of a free and open Internet? Net neutrality supporters do not think so

India regulator deals blow to Facebook in Internet row

Feb 09, 2016 - 5:13 AM

While not ruling explicitly on net neutrality the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India TRAI decided not to allow what it calls discriminatory pricing for different data platforms or content

NO FREE BASICS. A file picture dated April 4, 2013, shows Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg pausing during an event at the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California, USA. File Photo by Peter DaSilva/EPA

Internet.org, net neutrality not in conflict – Zuckerberg

Apr 18, 2015 - 3:38 PM

Zuckerberg: To give more people access to the Internet it is useful to offer some service for free If someone can’t afford to pay for connectivity it is always better to have some access than none at all

Chairman, CEO and co-founder of the social networking website Facebook, US computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur Mark Zuckerberg, presents his plans for the project Internet.org, with which he aims to bring universal access to the internet, during the GSM Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 at the Fira Gran Via exhibition center in Barcelona, northeastern Spain, 02 March 2015. Photo by Andreu Dalmau/EPA

'Slow but open' PH Internet focus of global summit

Mar 24, 2015 - 8:47 PM

Civil society leaders tech experts NGOs lawyers and governments gather in the Philippines to discuss privacy surveillance and free expression online

INTERNET FREEDOM. RightsCon Southeast Asia, a global conference on digital rights, opens in Manila on Tuesday, March 24. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Catapang on Mamasapano, Malampaya shutdown, Pacquiao in training | The wRap

Mar 05, 2015 - 6:50 PM

Military chief Catapang says Mamasapano clash was a failure in planning The Malampaya plant shuts down March 15 Manny Pacquiao says he feels slow

European Union considers tiered Internet services

Mar 05, 2015 - 1:28 PM

The European Union is considering allowing ISPs to enter into agreements with companies or individuals to give them faster Internet speeds without slowing down others connections

US regulators approve tougher net neutrality rules

Feb 27, 2015 - 2:18 AM

The ruling climaxing a years long regulatory battle sets a new standard that treats all Internet traffic as equal preventing Internet firms from charging fees for better access

BlackBerry CEO wants coders to make apps for all platforms

Jan 23, 2015 - 1:17 PM

BlackBerry s CEO attempts to redefine net neutrality to further refer to applications ensuring that all platforms are equally catered to by developers with limited resources

JOHN CHEN. The Chief Executive Officer of BlackBerry John Chen delivers his speech during a launching ceremony of the new BlackBerry Z3 smartphone in Jakarta, Indonesia, 13 May 2014. Photo by Mast Irham/EPA

Obama says new rules should keep 'open Internet'

Nov 10, 2014 - 11:49 PM

Voicing support for Internet neutrality and asking for an explicit ban on paid prioritization Obama says any legal content must not be blocked to ensure services are equally available online

'NO SAFE HAVEN.' US President Barack Obama delivers a prime time address from the Cross Hall of the White House on September 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. Saul Loeb/Pool/AFP