Net Neutrality InfoManager: FTC, AT&T, ISPs, Porn, Ads, EU restrictions, Privacy and headaches and more

UGNN Net Neutrality In the midsts of an election, and all the cybercrime going on, people have forgotten net neutrality. You almost never hear of it these days — unless you’re on guard — which InfoManager is . . . the big guys are getting away with it because the idiots you elected don’t have a clue. Oh well, we’ll follow the trail where ever it leads …

  • FTC Loss in AT&T Case Could Leave Companies in a Privacy Enforcement ‘Vacuum’
  • ISPs that restrict porn or block ads could be breaking EU guidelines
  • Three navigates potential net neutrality breach with ad-blocking
  • 4 things to know about the EU’s anti-mobile ad blocking move
  • EU Hands Adland Huge Boost Against The Blockers
  • Net neutrality advocates get a headache over 5G

FTC Loss in AT&T Case Could Leave Companies in a Privacy Enforcement ‘Vacuum’

AT&T will pay $80 million to FTC for consumer refunds in mobile cramming case, which is part of combined $105 million settlement with FTC and FCC. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
      That’s because AT&T’s defense, and the reason for siding with the carrier cited by the court, said the FTC can’t regulate a “common carrier” — a designation the Federal Communications Commission bestowed on AT&T and all other broadband internet service providers last year with its net neutrality order.
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EU Hands Adland Huge Boost Against The Blockers

EU rules are in the headlines this week — and not just around Brexit discussions.
      After Ireland was told to pay €13bn in back tax, and today we have EU rules suggesting that Three, and any other mobile carrier considering ad blocking, could well be acting counter to net neutrality rules.
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ISPs that restrict porn or block ads could be breaking EU guidelines

Internet service providers that restrict online access to pornography or block ads could be breaking EU guidelines on net neutrality even if customers opt in.
      ISPs Sky, BT and TalkTalk already block access to adult sites following pressure from the government, as do mobile operators such as O2. Mobile operator Three has also recently run a trial of ad blocking that asked users to opt in.
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Three navigates potential net neutrality breach with ad-blocking

The new rules were published by the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (Berec) this week, and are intended to act as guidance on implementing net neutrality to local watchdogs such as Ofcom in the UK.
      Net neutrality is the idea that all internet users should have equal access to content online, including advertising.
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Net neutrality advocates get a headache over 5G

It has been a good year so far for advocates of the open internet, with the European Commission’s decision this week to uphold net neutrality principles the latest win against self-interested telecom companies.
      But the concept of net neutrality – that the internet should be free from undue interference from the companies that provide access to it – will face another big test soon as 5G wireless networks loom.
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4 things to know about the EU’s anti-mobile ad blocking move

Bad news for mobile operators wishing to block ads at the network level: On Tuesday the EU’s Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (Berec), officially said that doing so raises net neutrality issues.
      This is bad timing for mobile network Three, which ran an ad blocking trial in June in the U.K. with around 20,000 of its customers. It’s done the same trials in Italy, though it hasn’t revealed the results of either trial. So far it’s the only mobile operator to do so, though other networks like O2 have also reportedly shown interest in the notion.
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