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Barack Obama and Prince Harry

«Al of us in leadership have to find ways in which we can recreate a common space on the internet, » he said. « One of the dangers of the internet is that people can have entirely different realities. They can be just cocooned in information that reinforces their current biases.» – Barack Obama.

Source : Prince Harry interviews Barack Obama on Radio 4: Ex-President warns social media is corroding civil discourse

Orange insiste sur un Internet à plusieurs vitesses : mais de quoi parle l’opérateur ?

Stéphane Richard

«Il faudra qu’on soit capable de proposer à l’industrie, aux services, des Internets avec des fonctionnalités, avec des puissances différentes, donc des Internets avec des qualités de service différentes. Et cela, pour pouvoir le faire, il faut qu’on nous laisse le faire» – Stéphane Richard.

Source : Orange insiste sur un Internet à plusieurs vitesses : mais de quoi parle l’opérateur ? – Politique – Numerama

«A Chinese entrepreneur has been sentenced to 5 ½ years in prison for selling virtual private network service, a government newspaper said, as Beijing tries to stamp out use of technology that evades its internet filters».

Source : China Jails Seller of VPN Services – The New York Times

«We’re speaking out because restricting access to lawful and valuable information is contrary to our mission as a company and keeps us from delivering the comprehensive search service that people expect of us. But the threat is much greater than this. These cases represent a serious assault on the public’s right to access lawful information. We will argue in court for a reasonable interpretation of the right to be forgotten and for the ability of countries around the world to set their own laws, not have those of others imposed on them».

Source : Defending access to lawful information at Europe’s highest court

«Our 200+ global organizations and companies are concerned that the FCC’s net neutrality repeal could negatively impact the world’s shared Internet ecosystem».

Source : The World for Net Neutrality

«Si le gouvernement russe contrôle efficacement la plupart des médias traditionnels, en revanche les internautes indépendants défient ouvertement ses actions. Il est clair que les autorités considèrent ces utilisateurs indépendants du Web comme une menace qui doit être écartée» – Yulia Gorbounova.

Source : La Russie cherche à museler Internet

« The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards body publicly announced its intention to publish Encrypted Media Extensions (EME)—a DRM standard for web video—with no safeguards whatsoever for accessibility, security research or competition, despite an unprecedented internal controversy among its staff and members over this issue ».

Source : Amid Unprecedented Controversy, W3C Greenlights DRM for the Web | Electronic Frontier Foundation

« Google has ramped up its legal firepower as it prepares to do battle with EU antitrust regulators after a landmark 2.4-billion-euro ($2.7 billion) fine and the possibility of a second record sanction before the end of the year ».

Source : Google taps top law firms to fight EU regulatory battles: sources | Reuters

« The FCC wants to destroy net neutrality and give big cable companies control over what we see and do online. If they get their way, they’ll allow widespread throttling, blocking, censorship, and extra fees. On July 12th, the Internet will come together to stop them ».

Source : Join the Day of Action for Net Neutrality on July 12th

« The US Federal Communications Commission’s two Republican members told ISPs yesterday that they will get to work on gutting net neutrality rules « as soon as possible. »FCC Republicans Ajit Pai and Michael O’Rielly sent a letter to five lobby groups representing wireless carriers and small ISPs; while the letter is mostly about plans to extend an exemption for small providers from certain disclosure requirements, the commissioners also said they will tackle the entire net neutrality order shortly after President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20 ».

Source : FCC Republicans vow to gut net neutrality rules “as soon as possible” | Ars Technica

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