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Preliminary GAO report reveals usage-based Internet pricing already prevalent

Early figures from a report due out in November show that consumers are close to hitting a data usage roadblock that enterprises--which may use even more data--won't encounter.

How would the Senate's revised surveillance bill impact governance?

The fact that Congress is considering an abstract concept to specify explicitly "identity" may open the door for private firms to do the same. But how could such a system identify people while maintaining privacy?

Big data banking battle brewing

Banks are facing some of the biggest challenges they've ever seen. Big data is the best answer to these problems but that's not to say that it's a quick and easy fix--nor is it to say that these are the only problems that need fixing.

Spotlight: The meaning of 'public' in a world of privacy

Should the public's right to data be defined before the law starts interpreting "public data" as something to which everyone has a right?

Road to 10 gigabits will hit big net neutrality hurdle

The way to implement higher bandwidth services on the way to 10gig involves the deployment of a quality-of-service management technique that net neutrality regulations might prohibit.

Latest stage of net neutrality's war of the words ends with no victors

If a champion of the people was supposed to have emerged from the "public dialog" about how the Open Internet problem was to sort itself out, that champion was difficult to see for all the smoke.

Netflix: Free speech shouldn't be a factor in 'commercially reasonable'

While some net neutrality advocates have elevated the issue to the level of a human rights debate, one advocate is suggesting it be deflated to that of a business arrangement.

Copyright Office: Supreme Court may say Aereo is a cable company, but it's not

Citing a 2011 Second Circuit decision that quotes the Copyright Office's own interpretation of the law, the Copyright Office holds fast to that interpretation, even though it directly contradicts the high court.

Canada's own AWS-3 auction will try, again, to grow a fourth wireless carrier

Neither Canada's nor the U.S.' attempt to foster new wireless competition from the sale of AWS-3 frequencies ever amounted to much. What's the Canadian for, "Try, try again?"

Net neutrality supporters: Deep packet inspection is a dangerous weapon

Network access providers should be disallowed from using DPI, and should provide regular reports to demonstrate they're not, suggests yet another group of Internet technology leaders.