Net Neutrality: Why You Should Care | Fortune.com

What is net neutrality?

Net neutrality is the idea that the web is open to everyone, meaning that internet service providers can’t block content or intentionally slow down load times for particular websites. The principle, which was initially approved by the FCC in 2010, essentially states that web access is a human right that should be available for all.

Why would internet service providers want to change that?

Because ISPs like ComcastVerizon and AT&T could make a substantial profit by charging users to access certain websites or by charging extra for “fast lanes” that allow internet companies willing to pay to bypass slower bandwidth.

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Montana Earthquake Is Felt For Hundreds Of Miles Early Thursday : The Two-Way : NPR

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 startled many people out of their sleep in western Montana early Thursday. The shallow quake was felt for hundreds of miles from its epicenter southeast of Lincoln, including in parts of neighboring states and in Canada.

The earthquake was the strongest to hit western Montana in years; it was followed by at least 10 measurable temblors with magnitudes of up to 4.9.

Source: Montana Earthquake Is Felt For Hundreds Of Miles Early Thursday : The Two-Way : NPR

Xi Jinping warns of ‘red line’ as Hong Kong marks 20 years of Chinese rule – CNN.com

China’s President Xi Jinping has warned that efforts “to challenge the power of the central government” in Hong Kong are “absolutely impermissible,” as the former British colony marked 20 years of Chinese rule Saturday.

Story highlights

  • Xi Jinping is making his first visit to Hong Kong since taking power in 2013
  • The city is marking 20 years since the handover from British to Chinese rule

Source: Xi Jinping warns of ‘red line’ as Hong Kong marks 20 years of Chinese rule – CNN.com

At least 19 killed in hotel attack in Somalia’s capital

At least 19 people were killed when Islamist attackers launched a car bomb and gun attack on a busy hotel and adjacent restaurant in the Somali capital, a police officer said on Thursday.

A car driven by a suicide bomber rammed into the Posh Hotel in south Mogadishu on Wednesday evening before gunmen rushed into Pizza House, an adjacent restaurant, and took 20 people hostage. Posh Hotel is the only venue with a discotheque in the capital.

Source: At least 19 killed in hotel attack in Somalia’s capital