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[News] Obama Defends Net Neutrality, German Politician Attacks the Web

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Obama's FCC Transition Team Named

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| The Media Institute's Media & Communications Policy Blog is reporting the 
| names of the co-chairs of President-elect Barack Obama's Federal 
| Communications Commission transition team: Kevin Werbach and Susan Crawford, 
| both professors and both bloggers.   
| Werbach, proprietor of the Werblog, is an assistant professor of legal 
| studies at University of Pennsylvania and founder of the Supernova Group, a 
| consulting firm. On his blog he describes himself as a "leading expert on the 
| business, policy, and social implications of emerging Internet and 
| communications technologies.    


German Politician Blocks Local Wikipedia

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| According to OhMyNews, these statements include Heilmann’s past as a member 
| of the Stasi - the former official secret police of East Germany - as well as 
| allegations that he has threatened an ex-boyfriend.  



Google to bid for U.S. mobile airwaves

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| But some analysts have speculated that Google was more interested in ensuring 
| certain requirements for network openness and that it was bidding just to 
| preserve those rules.  


Cost of Open Networks Could Wallop Consumers

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| Analysts and industry players say Simms' demographic remains a niche market, 
| one likely to grow as networks open up but unlikely to unseat mass-market 
| practices in the short term.  


Phony choices in the net neutrality debate

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| Don’t let the FUD-meisters convince you otherwise. Not in 1,000 words or 1 
| million. The question is whether you will run the Internet, or whether AT&T 
| will.  


ZDNet's George Ou Exposed as Ignorant Microsoft Shill (Zoon!)

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| Ou's reputation as a shoddy writer of fact-refuting, intellectually 
| embarrassing misinformation earns both him and ZDNet the dishonor of a Zoon 
| award nomination for spectacularly bad work in promoting the regression of 
| human achievement.   


Is Microsoft no longer a member of ItsOurNet? Trouble in paradise?

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| On the ItsOurNet.org website under "The coalition" section, Microsoft
| is no longer on the list of: "These organizations support legislation
| to achieve net neutrality:"

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