Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Battle for the Net

Today, some of the world’s largest internet companies, including Netflix, Etsy, Kickstarter, Mozilla, Reddit, imgur, Foursquare, Vimeo, and Wordpress, along with the porn sites Pornhub, RedTube and Youporn, will join more than 35 advocacy organizations and hundreds of thousands of activists in an Internet "slowdown" to show how the internet might look if the FCC’s proposed rules go into effect.

The protesting companies will display a widget with a "loading" symbol on their websites to show how the internet would look should the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) go ahead with the proposal, thus overturning "net neutrality" rules.     Game on.