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EPA Aims to Weaken Radiation Regulations as FCC Gives Telecoms $2B to Install 5G Everywhere

EPA Aims to Weaken Radiation Regulations as FCC Gives Telecoms $2B to Install 5G Everywhere

The Trump administration is quietly moving to weaken U.S. radiation regulations, turning to scientific outliers who argue that a bit of radiation damage is actually good for you — like a little bit of sunlight. The government’s current, decades-old guidance says that any exposure to harmful radiation is a cancer risk. And critics say the proposed change could lead to higher levels of exposure for workers at nuclear installations and oil and gas drilling sites, medical workers doing X-rays and CT scans, people living next to Superfund sites and any members of the public who one day might find themselves exposed to a radiation release.

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‘Historic Win’ for the Open Internet as Senate Votes to Restore Net Neutrality

Posted by on May 17, 2018 in Internet, Media & Arts with 1 Comment
‘Historic Win’ for the Open Internet as Senate Votes to Restore Net Neutrality

Thanks to weeks of sustained grassroots pressure in the form of 16 million emails, over a million phone calls, and nationwide demonstrations both online and off, three Republicans voted with the Senate Democratic caucus on Wednesday to block the GOP-controlled FCC’s net neutrality repeal, clearing a crucial hurdle on the path to saving the web from the greed of the telecom industry.

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Massive ‘Break the Internet’ Revolt This Week to ‘Save Net Neutrality’

Posted by on December 12, 2017 in Internet, Media & Arts with 1 Comment
Massive ‘Break the Internet’ Revolt This Week to ‘Save Net Neutrality’

Net neutrality defenders have planned a massive online demonstration this week ahead of the FCC’s scheduled vote on chairman Ajit Pai’s deeply unpopular plan to kill the open internet, which critics have denounced as “naked corporatism.” Slated to begin Tuesday—and continue through to the scheduled vote by the Republican-controlled FCC on Thursday—the “Break the Internet” protest is aimed at showing “the world what the web will look like without net neutrality.”

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Shouting #StoptheFCC, Net Neutrality Defenders Target Lawmakers and Verizon Nationwide

Posted by on December 8, 2017 in Internet, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Shouting #StoptheFCC, Net Neutrality Defenders Target Lawmakers and Verizon Nationwide

Protesters targeted Verizon because the FCC’s Chair Pai is a former lobbyist for the company, which has—along with major internet service providers (ISPs) Comcast and AT&T—invested heavily in pressuring lawmakers to support policies that benefit telecom companies at the expense of consumers.

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FCC Announces Plan To End Net Neutrality – What You Need to Know and Do

Posted by on November 23, 2017 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
FCC Announces Plan To End Net Neutrality – What You Need to Know and Do

The FCC announced plans to repeal net neutrality rules that required broadband companies to allow consumers access to all corners of the internet. Under the proposed legislation, companies could block websites, control the speed at which certain sites load, and even charge additional fees for higher-quality streaming, all to ultimately influence consumers’ online activity. We all need to fight this and we need to do it now if we want to save the internet.

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