Now the FCC wants to regulate apps!

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    They want app developers to rat out to the internet stasi. I lay this at the foot of all of you who can't take a crap without government giving you more rules about how to do it every day.

    FCC challenges app makers to protect open Internet - Yahoo! News

     
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    Did you bother to even read your own article? I'm guessing a strong no.
     
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    Asking =/= regulating.

    Letting users of the app know =/= letting FCC know.
     
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    Yeah, I did. Who the fuck is the FCC to tell app developers what to do?
     
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    he generally does not seem to read his own posts.
     
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    FCC is our friendly neighborhood internet regulator. Get used to it.
     
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    That would require too much effort I suppose.
     
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    I wish that the FCC would do something useful and regulate Revere's posts.
     
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    The FCC is asking developers to come up with an app, that can run in the background on a mobile device or traditional computer, to notify the users of the app when their ISP is intentionally throttling back on the bandwidth during certain applications. IOW, they're asking developers to come up with an app which will make users aware. Which hopefully will lead to self correcting market conditions, without the government having to get involved.

    A broadband speed test isn't quite the same thing.
     

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