Last Friday marked the one-year anniversary of the FCC’s historic Net Neutrality vote. It was the capstone to an epic David-and-Goliath battle that pitted the muscle and power of phone and cable companies against everyday people, websites and companies that rely on the Internet’s level playing field.
Charter wants you to believe its proposed merger with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks is a done deal, but its PR campaign is wobbling under mounting public pressure and congressional opposition.
With all of the threats to our online privacy and security, you might be surprised to hear that the most popular bill pending before Congress would provide a robust update to our electronic privacy rights.
Few companies inspire the degree of loathing Comcast elicits. But if Charter’s bid to take over Time Warner Cable is approved we’ll have not one but two Comcasts to contend with — because that’s just how enormous and dominant a post-merger Charter would be.
The Obama administration’s ongoing crusade against government whistleblowers — which culminated last year in the imprisonment of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling — has reignited a debate over the role journalists should play in defending their profession and the sources and networks on which it depends.