Court Backs Rules Treating Internet as Utility, Not Luxury

An appeals court panel affirmed the Federal Communications Commission’s rules about net neutrality, clearing the way for stricter oversight of broadband providers.
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Source: Court Backs Rules Treating Internet as Utility, Not Luxury – The New York Times

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Facebook Reveals How It Decides if a Research Project Is Ethical

From The Chronicle of Higher Education:

“In 2014, Facebook came out as a player in social-science research, and a controversial one at that. Its “emotional contagion” experiment, in which the company tweaked the feeds of 700,000 users and studied how it affected their moods, drew harsh criticism and put pressure on the company to apply more scrutiny to its research projects.

Now, after nearly two years of soul-searching, Facebook has revealed how it reviews and approves the experiments the company runs on users without them knowing about it.”

Source: Facebook Reveals How It Decides if a Research Project Is Ethical – The Ticker – Blogs – The Chronicle of Higher Education