Internet

What Do Sex and Gender have to do with Net Neutrality and Climate Change?

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I have often been asked why VenusPlusX, and its mission to help bring about to the coming New Age of Sexual Freedom, has been so concerned in the last couple of years with the two issues of Climate Change and Net Neutrality. Some of my friends asked me to explain what these issues have to do sex, after all. Dan and I set out to help change the world. Maybe you did or will, also. Each of us can envision a better future world, free from racism, poverty, and militarism and the constant interference by the overreach ...

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TODAY: Take Action for Net Neutrality

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Last night, President Obama, in his State of the Union speech, made clear that net neutrality is important to everyone throughout the world. "I intend to protect a free and open internet, extend its reach to every classroom, and every community, and help folks build the fastest networks, so that the next generation of digital innovators and entrepreneurs have the platform to keep reshaping our world." We already know that if we don't continue to have unfettered and free access to this most important utility, the voices of so many people will be unnecessarily silenced, bringing us further under the ...

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Anti Net Neutrality Lobbyists Will Stop At Nothing

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Why Phone and Cable Companies Want to Kill the Internet's Most Democratic Right Lobbyists representing phone and cable companies have now reorganized and doubled down on disinformation campaigns. They are crying censorship against advocates who want to preserve the built-in democracy of the Internet that guarantees everyone a voice. After all, corporations are people, folks. Therefore, net neutrality advocates are interfering with these large companies free speech rights. Industry-funded think tanks have argued that any enforceable effort to protect the open Internet denies phone and cable companies their First Amendment right "by compelling them to convey content providers' messages with which ...

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TODAY: Actions You Can Take to Assure Net Neutrality

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We may be experiencing the last few days when we can be sure that the Internet will remain free from the control of mega-corporations at the expense of the little guy. Sites such as Comcast and AT&T could be getting fast lanes, the cost of which would be borne by you the consumer. Other websites, the ones you love, would be relegated to die on the vine in slow lanes. But there are things you can do over the next few days to make the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reclassifies broadband providers as common carriers under Title II ...

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Obama Speaks Up for Net Neutrality

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Obama Contradicts FCC Chief on Fast Lanes, Net Neutrality Backers Say Net neutrality is the idea that the Internet should be an open platform, and broadband companies shouldn't be able to interfere with your right to access content and services on line. -- Sam Gustin for motherboard.vice.com President Obama made a strong and clear declaration supporting net neutrality during his remarks on Tuesday to the US-Africa Business Forum since the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced plans to make new rules governing the Internet. "I personally, the position of my administration, as well as a lot of the ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: Let’s Talk About Sex

We are taking a second look at this video which asked a lot of basic questions. Many of you contacted us privately with your answers, and often with questions as well. So what do you think? Who taught you about sex? Were you able to talk with your parents about it? Do parents have realistic expectations about the sexual activities of their children? How does a person know when they're mature enough to begin having sex? How can we ensure that young people have the relevant facts they need to make the best decisions about their sexual behaviors?What role does the Internet play in ...

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Jurors: Researching online? Go to jail!

(También en Español) News of Note: Jurors: leave the information age—or go to jail An English court has sentenced a juror to six months in prison for contempt of court after she performed research on the Internet and forced the abandonment of a criminal trial. Psychology lecturer Theodora Dallas, 34, was a member of the jury in the trial of Barry Medlock, accused of causing grievous bodily harm. She looked up certain information related to the trial on the Internet, came across information concerning Medlock, and told her fellow jurors what she had found. One of them informed the judge, ...

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Online gamers crack AIDS enzyme puzzle

Gamers solve molecular puzzle that baffled scientists” There is this website, Fold.it. People go there to play a video game about Protein Folding. Players can contribute to science by solving these puzzles. Wikipedia sums up the news nicely: “. . . online gamers used Foldit to decipher the crystal structure of M-PMV retroviral protease, which is linked to an AIDS-like virus. Players produced an accurate 3D model of the enzyme in just three weeks. The problem had thwarted scientists for a decade.”   This is significant: We haven’t hit the singularity yet, but the ...

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