Meanwhile in Indonesia
  1. Impending “Internet Apocalypse” because around 400 ISP provider feel threatened by Government’s rule
  2. "Tom and Jerry", "Crayon Shinchan" is censored. "Spongenbob Squarepants" is a would be candidate (Because they contains abuse, abuse to animal, pornography) Fairy Tail is banned since a long time ago. They also cut off the action scene in Naruto.
  3. No Yaoi/Yuri manga. Booo
  4. Game Center “contains gambling, sexuality and pornography”
  5. "RUU Pilkada" where the people will no longer vote for People’s Representative. They are going to be elected by the  Government.
  6. Worse: The losing candidate in Presidential Election, Prabowo, with his coalition planned to eliminate direct presidential election because “Democracy does not suit Indonesia” FOREIGN INTERVENTION! EVIL! . They planned to have the MPR (People’s Consultative Assembly) to vote for the next President *psst it’s going to be Prabowo* which will result in Orde Baru Part II (where people are pressed by the Gov, censored media and journalism. Pretty much like China and North Korea)
  7. Even Worse: The Current President, SBY, did not do a thing to stop RUU Pilkada. Heck, his party, Demokrat, people’s only hope to stop RUU Pilkada walks out during the vote.
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5 lies we need to stop telling about Net Neutrality

Net neutrality will kill innovation and jobs. It’s about subsidizing takers. It’s the government takeover of the Internet.

In the brewing storm around the FCC’s proposed open Internet rules (which detractors claim would gut net neutrality), there’s a lot of misinformation. Here are five of the most common myths floating around about net neutrality and how to counter them.

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Ever wanted to hear copyright issues discussed in a, say, Orwellian style? If so, watch this video about the new six-strike system a group of major ISPs are implementing starting today.

On Thursday, the European Parliament passed a crucial net neutrality law that will prevent Internet service providers (ISPs) from charging certain sites more to host their content. The idea is that all Internet sources should have to pay equal amount to get equal service, and not held hostage to the whim of powerful telecom companies.

[Article of Interest] Study Links Immigrating at Young Age and Higher Risk of Psychosis

By Nicholas Bakalar

A new study has found that among immigrants, younger age at the time of migration predicts a higher incidence of psychotic disorders.

The study, published last month in The American Journal of Psychiatry, was conducted from 1997 to 2005 in The Hague, Netherlands, where there are detailed records on almost everyone who has sought care for a possible psychotic disorder. The researchers found 273 immigrants, 119 second-generation citizens and 226 Dutch citizens who fit the criteria.

In four groups — people from Suriname, the Netherlands Antilles, Turkey and Morocco — the risk of psychosis was highest among those who immigrated before age 4. There was no association of psychosis with age among Western immigrants.

The researchers, led by Dr. Wim Veling of the Parnassia Psychiatric Institute, investigated various possible explanations — that social factors are involved, that people migrate because they are prone to psychosis, and that a decision to migrate is influenced by early appearance of psychosis, among others. But the correlation persisted.

“We don’t know the reason,” said Dr. Ezra Susser, the senior author and a professor of epidemiology at Columbia University, “but it might be related to early social context, which we know has an important influence on later health and mental health.”

Why YouTube buffers and why “during peak times, HD videos have been almost universally unwatchable”: The secret deals that make—and break—online video »

Why does online video have such problems? People may assume there are perfectly innocent causes related to their computers or to the mysterious workings of the Internet. Often, they’re correct. […] But cynical types who suspect their Internet Service Providers (ISPs) intentionally degrade streaming video may be right as well. No, your ISP (probably) isn’t sniffing your traffic every time you click a YouTube or Netflix link, ready to throttle your bandwidth. But behind the scenes, in negotiations that almost never become public, the world’s biggest Internet providers and video services argue over how much one network should pay to connect to another. When these negotiations fail, users suffer. In other words, bad video performance is often caused not just by technology problems but also by business decisions made by the companies that control the Internet.

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Google unveils new plan to drastically expand Fiber coverage
  • 33 cities will be getting Google Fiber, beginning as early as next year, if Google is able to move forward with a newly unveiled plan to drastically expand its fiber optic internet service. The list includes major cities like Charlotte, Phoenix and Portland, along with notable tech hubs like Mountain View and Palo Alto in Silicon Valley, and more rural towns in Georgia, North Carolina and Oregon. source

The FCC is moving ahead with their plan to replace its discarded open Internet rules with new ones that will allow Internet companies to pay for fast lanes, voting 3-2 in favor of the ISP-favored plan.

Here’s how it works. Under the FCC’s new rules, companies that deliver content over the Internet like Netflix, Amazon Instant, YouTube, and even PolicyMic could now pay ISPs for direct access to their customers. Those who don’t pay will be treated like all other data, even if they need to relay high-capacity things like streaming video or cloud storage. That means paying companies’ content will arrive much faster than content from other Internet companies, who will be stuck in a de facto slow lane. The end result is that companies that can’t afford to pay for special treatment will reach fewer people and be at a competitive disadvantage in the marketplace.

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Are you ready for your Internet options to look like this?

If you want an idea of what life might be like in a post-net neutrality world, just pay a visit to FastLane.

The satirical site tries to sell you web access with prices and restrictions right out of a Comcast executive’s dream. It offers “priority access to dozens of websites” for plans starting at $99.99 a month (“send unlimited emails to up to 5 friends”) to $249.99 a month. Each package comes with access to thinly veiled real web companies — you can get “tweeter.com” with the standard package but need to pay more for access to “movieflix.com” or “Groogle.”

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