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Cutting Off Your S.230 Nose To Spite Your Conservative Face – 28th May 2020

8 min read — There is much excitement today about the US President threatening to move against social media companies after Twitter attached a factcheck to two of his tweets. This includes a review of a piece of US law called ‘Section 230’ with the implied threat that this review may lead to this…

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5 – simple, clear, logical, as can be

8 min read — Summary :- the rules and tools for logically routing traffic across the internet are largely run outside of direct government control. Public funding helped support the development of the internet protocols with the work being done by academics and industry. The relationship between the administration of the Domain Name System (DNS) and governments is interesting and has been controversial at times.

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4 – let’s get physical

16 min read — Summary :- the physical infrastructure that supports networked services is highly regulated. It uses technical standards which are set by a variety of non-governmental bodies. But the deployment of equipment and offering of access services at scale usually depends on securing licenses from governments. The conditions attached to those licenses are core to what it means to regulate Physical layer. There has been particular interest in the concept of ‘net neutrality’ in the internet community.

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