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T-Mobile's Binge On Violates Key Net Neutrality Principles

In November 2015, T-Mobile, the nation’s third largest provider of mobile Internet access, launched a new service called Binge On that offers “unlimited” video streaming. T-Mobile customers on qualifying plans can stream video from the 42 providers currently in the program – Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Amazon Video, and others – without using their data plans, a practice known as zero-rating.

State-Level Cyber Security Efforts: Michigan and “Cyber Disruption Response”

In November, the Pell Center at Salve Regina University released a report - State of the States on Cyber Security - on cyber security efforts in eight state governments across the US.  (The chart on page 8 provides a nice snapshot)  This is an important topic, and one that has been wildly under-examined.  Additional information on state cyber efforts is available in papers and studies by organizations like the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (

WhatsApp in Brazil?

A few days ago, a Brazilian judge ordered telecoms to block access to WhatsApp on the Brazilian territory for lack of cooperation in a criminal investigation. A few hours later, a superior tribunal invalidated the initial blocking order and reinstated access to Whatsapp. Since the contours of this latest Brazilian Whatsapp affair appeared quite blurry, you may find a full report of the case below.
 

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