netwit 2.01

NETWORK NEUTRALITY What is it? Is it a good thing?




The Wikipedia entry for network neutrality is detailed and a good starting point for anyone thinking of puzzling out for the first time which side they might be on. There are 100 references and a good selection of external links.

The inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berner- Lee is all for it. He writes in Long Live the Web: A Call for Continued Open Standards and Neutrality ( Scientific American, 22 November 2010) of “..examining the world through a neutral communications medium”, the dangers of “walled gardens” within the web such as social networks like FaceBook, and the need to partition the design of the web from the Internet (“The two layers of technology work together but can advance independently.”)

Some of it is stirring stuff:

Looking back to the Magna Carta, we should perhaps now affirm: “No person or organization shall be deprived of the ability to connect to others without due process of law and the presumption of innocence.




December 21, 2010 Posted by | cyber crime, cyber espionage, cyber security, cyber terrorism, cyberspace, data journalism, data leakage, digital journalism, Government 2.0, Internet packet, net neutrality, Network security, network theory, Open data, Phorm, Tim Burners-Lee, WikiLeaks | Leave a comment