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Tech & Science Tech companies shouldn't 'resist' govt seeking 'greater powers' to regulate internet

09:20  11 december  2019
09:20  11 december  2019 Source:   skynews.com.au

Bernie Sanders has a $150 billion plan to turn the internet into a public utility with low prices and fast speeds — here's how his plan works

  Bernie Sanders has a $150 billion plan to turn the internet into a public utility with low prices and fast speeds — here's how his plan works Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders recently announced a $US150 billion, four-point plan that would fundamentally transform how the internet works in the United States. The plan would effectively turn the internet into a publicly-provided utility, similar to how water and power are distributed.The broadest goal of the proposal is to provide every American with access to affordable high-speed internet. "High-speed internet service must be treated as the new electricity," the proposal says, "a public utility that everyone deserves as a basic human right."Here's how Bernie thinks it can be done.

The Internet is still young, and political will exists for change. Unfortunately, policymakers may be By and large, the FCC ruled they should not, and the Internet has been relatively lightly regulated as a What about giving users the same privacy options without having to pay? That sounds great , but it

Of greatest urgency are tech issues involving law enforcement and human rights. This year, governments took major steps to address the problems This case and others have led to a proposal in the Senate that has sweeping implications for tech companies , the Internet of Things, and

Minister for Cyber Safety Paul Fletcher says the government is seeking to give the e-safety commissioner "greater powers" to protect Australians online and hopes tech companies will not be "resistant" to the government's push.

"We want to increase the e-safety commissioner wider powers but the act will also include what we're calling the basic online safety expectations - things like having a complaint system," he said.

The Coalition unveiled plans to introduce a national online safety charter that seeks to put a greater onus on tech companies and sets more stringent expectations in dealing with reducing cyber-abuse and harmful materials circulating online.

U.S. finalising rules to limit sensitive tech exports to China, others .
Exclusive: U.S. finalising rules to limit sensitive tech exports to China, othersThe Commerce Department is putting the finishing touches on five rules covering products like quantum computing and 3-D printing technologies that were mandated by a 2018 law to keep sensitive technologies out of the hands of rival powers.

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