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Don’t Tread on My Bits: Why Net Neutrality Matters

Don’t Tread on My Bits: Why Net Neutrality Matters

Are you ready for the next YouTube, Netflix or Hulu? Then you need to fight to save net neutrality. Today I discuss the threatened gutting of the hard-fought net neutrality rules with Ernesto Falcon from the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The new FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, is looking to undo the protections put into place that would allow the next Internet startup to compete on a level playing field. Internet Service Providers would like to put their massive thumbs on the digital scale, tipping the advantage to companies that can afford to pay or even to favor their own content. Now that we have deep-pocketed incumbents, we need net neutrality rules to allow the new guys a chance to compete fairly.

In the news, we’ll discuss the 198M voter profiles that were left unprotected on the web, Microsoft’s abandonment of SMBv1 (that’s a good thing), Google’s move to respect your email privacy, and Girl Scouts becoming cyber experts! In my Tip of the Week, I’ll tell you how to avoid giving away