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Alissa Cooper and John Morris: Binding Privacy Rules to Location on the Web

ABSTRACT As a tool for mitigating the potential privacy risks of gathering and transmitting location information on the Web, we suggest in this paper a model for conveying location information together with privacy rules to govern the use of that information. Binding privacy rules to the conveyance of location information is one useful tool to help developers build location-based systems…

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CDT Says Broadband Stimulus Should Demand Openness

CDT filed comments today urging the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to ensure that broadband services supported with stimulus funds will be open to the full range of current and future Internet uses. CDT argued that the broadband stimulus program’s interconnection and nondiscrimination obligations should be interpreted to preclude grantees not just from blocking access to selected online content,…

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Leslie Harris, Network Neutrality: If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Try To Fix It, The Huffington Post, Oct. 23, 2008

The Internet has fostered an astounding array of services and technologies that nobody saw coming. This success isn’t due to some remarkable string of coincidences. It’s a direct result of the Internet’s unique open nature. The technology allows virtually anyone with a good idea to thrive and succeed, because rolling out the next big thing doesn’t require the cooperation…

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FCC Reprimands Comcast in Traffic Management Dispute

The FCC today voted 3-2 to reprimand Comcast for interfering with some of its subscribers’ BitTorrent uploads and failing to disclose the action. The ruling is a major development in the long-running debate over “Internet neutrality” and “network management.” CDT agrees with the ruling’s apparent premise that broadband providers should not target specific applications for inferior treatment…

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CDT Policy Post on Network Management

CDT issued a policy post today on the topic of network management. In addition to providing background on the status of the network management and Internet neutrality debate, the document recaps CDT’s earlier comments to the FCC. Those comments suggested some high-level principles to guide network management efforts, while cautioning the FCC to avoid formal regulation of network management…

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Comcast To Quit Controversial Congestion Management Practice

Comcast, in a joint statement with BitTorrent, today said that by the end of 2008 it will abandon the controversial practice of responding to network congestion by degrading BitTorrent and other selected peer-to-peer traffic, in favor of a “protocol agnostic” approach. CDT applauds the new announcement because it appears to call for exactly the kind…

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