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Network neutrality -- the concept that the Internet should remain free and open to all comers -- has been a major public policy priority for Google over the last two years. But anyone who has followed the debate closely knows that one of the challenges raised by our opponents has been defining what exactly the term means. The fact is, net neutrality can mean different things to different people.
What kind of behavior is okay?
There are a lot of misconceptions about which market practices Google and other net neutrality advocates consider "discriminatory," and therefore should be subject to regulation by the FCC. There is widespread agreement among all parties that outright blocking, impairing, or degrading Internet traffic should not be tolerated. Beyond that, we also believe that broadband carriers should have the flexibility to engage in a whole host of activities, including:
•Prioritizing all applications of a certain general type, such as streaming video;
•Managing their networks to, for example, block certain traffic based on IP address in order to prevent harmful denial of service (DOS) attacks, viruses or worms;
•Employing certain upgrades, such as the use of local caching or private network backbone links;
•Providing managed IP services and proprietary content (like IPTV); and
•Charging consumers extra to receive higher speed or performance capacity broadband service.
The key point here is that these activities do not rely on the carrier's unilateral control over the last-mile connections to consumers, and also do not involve discriminatory intent.
Google's server policy for Fiber more closely resembles those of Comcast and AT&T, telecommunications giants that Google once fought in the battle for Net Neutrality. When Kansas Fiber user Douglas McClendon complained to the FCC about the server ban, Google's lawyer Darah Smith Franklin admitted as much, responding, "Google Fiber’s server policy is consistent with policies of many major providers in the industry."
Ixquick is the main search engine from the company that runs Startpage. Unlike Startpage, Ixquick pulls results from a variety of sources instead of only Google – this can be a good or a bad thing, depending on how much you like Google’s search results. Ixquick and Startpage have essentially the same design. Ixquick includes the same privacy features Startpage does, including the Ixquick proxy links in the search results.
Can you refute me with sources,please?
originally posted by: mOjOm
You are stating your position first so it's your job to provide evidence for it first.
How is anyone going to provide anything to oppose your claim when you haven't even made it clear yourself yet???
Just saying "Google is in bed with Obama" doesn't mean anything. You need to validate and explain what you're saying.
I use startpage, but I am a tech moron. Any other recommendations?
originally posted by: PapagiorgioCZ
Google is a scam anyway.
Type some word, let's say "bean". It pretends there are 310 000 000 results but it will only show you some 62 chosen pages which is just a few hundreds.
Inference is an iterative process, since we believe a source is accurate if its facts are correct, and we believe the facts are correct if they are extracted from an accurate source
Informally, we define the trustworthiness or accuracy of a we source as the probability that it contains the correct value for a fact (such as Barack Obama's nationality), assuming that it mentions any value for that fact. (
The fact extraction process we use is based on the Knowledge Vault (KV) project .
An example of such a triple is (Barack Obama, nationality, USA)