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Ad Blockers and the Next Chapter of the Internet

On September 29, 2015, Techdirt posted “You Can Now Turn Off Ads On Techdirt,” explaining all the reasons why they were granting readers the power to not see ads. Perhaps most telling was this line:…


Facebook’s new internet.org is evil

Why is Mark Zuckerberg so concerned about his ‘charity’ initiative that he had to re-jig it in the face of opposition, star in another breathless video about it, and start a misleading campaign about it…




Four paths to abundant Internet bandwidth

Five years ago, 1,100 communities demonstrated their desire for next generation, gigabit-speed broadband by applying for Google Fiber, the company’s ultrafast Internet service. For several years, incumbent Internet service providers dismissed the concept, often saying…


Report: Internet Freedom Improves in India

Internet freedom in India has improved in the past year, according to a new report from Freedom House, a web watchdog, published this week. In its annual report on state censorship in 65 countries worldwide,…