Court of appeals hears CTIA, city of Berkeley case

On Tuesday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard arguments for and against nonprofit organization CTIA ­– The Wireless Association’s appeal of a U.S. district judge’s decision to allow a disputed Berkeley ordinance to pass.
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Is striking down net neutrality a bad thing?

Why would anyone possibly doubt the value of net neutrality? The core idea is simple: The network should treat all packets of information that travel across it equally. If you are a network provider, such as Comcast, you can’t slow down packets that carry Netflix movies to their subscribers just
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Third dimensions of a flat kind

Savage Heart Murmurs

While high school nostalgia, or Vegas, wasted most of us during spring break, my parents’ brand new high-definition plasma TV radiated all the real-time exhibitionism I could handle during five days of Oregon rain (and fresh crab!). Recovering from Craig Ferguson’s camera-tapping into my bereft soul, I concluded that the
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BART adopts cellphone disruption policy

Following controversy over Bay Area Rapid Transit officials’ decision to cut all cellphone communication at multiple stations in August to prevent a protest, BART Board of Directors adopted a policy this week to only interrupt service under “extraordinary circumstances.” At its meeting Thursday, the board approved a policy that defined
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