Let's look at what the media companies are giving up by making this request:
Google News/Bing News links
"Smart snippets" in organic Google/Bing/Yahoo searches
Cortana/Siri/Google Now integration
Link previews in GMail/Outlook.com/Yahoo Mail
Pretty much everything else that uses the Open Graph metadata they enthusiastically provide
In short, everything that makes people want to click the link, or helps them discover that those articles exist. I wonder how they'll feel when they have to tell their advertisers that "social media engagement" is down 80-90%...
you can head here to comment on the NPRM at the FCC website. You can also file a comment in the Federal Register, but need to do so before midnight, September 8.
Umm, no, you can't. By some mysterious coincidence, the FCC has taken their docketing, comment filing, et cetera, Web apps offline until 8AM, September 8.
Oh, and while I have you here...
Our rules do permit radios to be approved as Software Defined Radios (SDRs) where the compliance is ensured based on having secure software which cannot be modified. The (FCC's) position is that versions of this open source software can be used as long as they do not add the functionality to modify the underlying operating characteristics of the RF parameters.
It looks like that statement says they're cool with things like OpenBTS and Osmocom, which use software-defined radios to emulate cell towers, and other similar projects. But most consumer-grade WiFi base stations aren't commonly considered software-defined radios and aren't submitted for approval under SDR rules.
> The court could simply order them to not use a camera-enabled phone for a number of months, which is no different to what most parents would do.
No, the court couldn't. If the charges are sustained, they're a Class X felony, comparable with murder. The absolute minimum even a juvenile court could give is five years probation, plus lifetime sex offender registration -- including the parts about "no contact with anyone under 18" (goodbye school, friends, maybe even family!) and "no residing close to (a number of different places)" (hello apartment in the middle of nowhere!)
It's time to ask CloudFlare to rekey your SSL certificate. Your private key uses the SHA-1 algorithm which, though not insecure yet, is on a steep deprecation path. Last October Chrome started marking such sites with a yellow alert symbol (similar to that used when loading JS from an insecure site), and in February Firefox followed suit. The cert is set to expire on Oct 15, which -- even if it wasn't expiring -- is the last day Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Opera would connect at all, with IE blocking access the following year.
New certificates use SHA-2, which is based on a similar algorithm but uses much longer key fingerprints, and is therefore much harder to break.
Piracy often arises when consumer demand goes unmet from legitimate supply. As services ranging from Netflix to Spotify to iTunes have demonstrated, the best way to combat piracy is with better and more convenient legitimate services. The right combination of price, convenience, and inventory will do far more to reduce piracy than enforcement can.
It's a shame the author of this article only discussed the court's opinion starting on Page 45, which explains the one little problem with the FCC's technique, and completely ignores everything else Judge Silberman mentioned before that, as well as Judge Tatel's entire concurrence/dissent. I know the message Mr. Ammori wants to push is "reclassification is the only way," but why should all the positive affirmations in these opinions be set aside and memory-holed? Isn't "the Open Internet Order is justified and good despite Verizon's objections" worth preserving?
"The FISA applications in this case also revealed [the Constitution of the United States is being used as toilet paper by the applying agencies,] the secrecy of which is unquestionably important to maintain."
The Imgur link in a certain news story released today, about the lack of foresight of some high school pranksters, is also not HTTPS, triggering a mixed content warning there as well. Everything has to be HTTPS, including frivolities like that, before the mixed content warning goes away.
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