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EFF Releases "Switzerland" ISP Testing Tool

http://www.eff.org

"San Francisco - Hours before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to take action against Comcast for violating the FCC's net neutrality principles, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is releasing "Switzerland," a software tool for customers to test the integrity of their Internet communications..." -- (Switzerland is free software licensed under the GPL)

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Don't give Microsoft the remote control

http://badvista.fsf.org

"If you put Microsoft at the center of your home entertainment system, be prepared to hand them the remote control, literally.

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BadVista and Digital Restrictions Management in action

http://www.eff.org

"Windows Vista gratuitously refused to record certain TV programs as a form of Digital Restrictions Management." -- via RMS website -- badvista in action: http://download.justinjas.com/broadcastflag.jpg

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FCC Head Says Action Possible on Web Limits

http://www.washingtonpost.com

"The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission yesterday sharply questioned Internet service providers who control consumers' Web access over their networks, and suggested the agency could intervene against the practice. Kevin J. Martin made his remarks at an unusual off-site hearing to address complaints that cable provider Comcast restricts the flow of content -- such as video and music clips -- through file-sharing service BitTorrent..."

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Unlocking the Wireless Broadband Gates

http://www.linuxinsider.com

The Federal Communications Commission is working out the rules for what could be the most important radio spectrum auction for years to come. At stake is the right to use spectrum in the coveted 700 MHz bands, which are characterized by the ability to travel long distances and go through the walls of buildings.

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New FCC rules may impact Linux-based devices

http://www.linuxdevices.com

New U.S. regulations went into effect today that could change how vendors of devices with software-defined radios (SDR) use open-source software. The new rules could impact manufacturers of mobile phones, WiFi cards, and other devices that use SDR technologies.

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