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Mwende Njiraini's Blog – January 2014 Archive (3)

Argentina restricts online shopping as foreign reserves drop

Argentina has introduced new restrictions on online shopping as part of efforts to stop foreign currency reserves from falling any further.

Anyone buying items through international websites will now need to sign a declaration and produce it at a customs office, where the packages have to be collected.

The procedure will need to be repeated for every…

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Added by Mwende Njiraini on January 22, 2014 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Net neutrality threatened by US federal court

A US federal appeals court has rejected rules intended to prevent internet service providers (ISPs) from prioritising certain types of content.

Net neutrality is the principle that ISPs should not block web traffic for customers who pay less to give faster speeds to those who pay more

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The US Federal Communication Commission (FCC) adopted the rules in 2010.

They were challenged by ISP Verizon, which…

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Added by Mwende Njiraini on January 15, 2014 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Federal Communication Commission’s Open Internet rules

The Federal Communication Commission has issued  three basic rules on open internet which include:

1. Transparency: Broadband providers must disclose information regarding their network management practices, performance, and the commercial terms of their broadband services;

2. No Blocking: Fixed broadband providers (such as DSL, cable modem or fixed wireless providers) may…

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Added by Mwende Njiraini on January 15, 2014 at 8:39am — No Comments

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