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Writers Guild of America West has "implored" FCC to keep Internet open and free

Writers Guild of America West has "implored" FCC to keep Internet open and free

Expressing concerns that the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC)'s new 'Net Neutrality' rules will pave the way for paid prioritization or discrimination among Internet traffic, the Writers Guild of America West has "implored" the FCC to keep the Internet open and free.

In a recently-written letter to the FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, the guild raised concerns about Wheeler's proposed Net Neutrality rules which underscore his apparently preference for an approach that uses existing authority for creating new rules that measure up with the courts.

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More than 100 tech firms oppose FCC’s new ‘net neutrality’ plan

More than 100 tech firms oppose FCC’s new ‘net neutrality’ plan

In an open letter written to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler and the agency's four commissioners, over 100 tech firms have voiced their opposition of the new 'net neutrality' plan which would regulate how Web traffic is managed by Internet service providers (ISPs).

With the FCC scheduled to vote on the new 'net neutrality' plan on May 15, the letter by the tech companies - including Microsoft, Netflix, Google, Amazon. com, Facebook and Twitter, among others - has warned that the new plan underscored "grave threat to the Internet."

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Senior Symantec executive Brian Dye says anti-virus is “dead”

Senior Symantec executive Brian Dye says anti-virus is “dead”

During the course of a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, Brian Dye - Symantec's Senior VP of Information Security - said that anti-virus is "dead." Dye was referring to the old anti-virus mechanism which runs in the background, downloads updates, and appears to slow down computers over a period of time.

Pointing out that anti-virus simply feels like a necessary evil, Dye said that Symantec - the long-time maker of anti-virus software like Norton - is finally changing its strategy and shifting its focus from anti-virus to something new.

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Google launches new ‘Classroom’ tool to help teachers and students

Google launches new ‘Classroom’ tool to help teachers and students

In an apparent attempt to gain dominance in the education sector, Internet search giant Google has unveiled a free new tool - called 'Classroom' - which will essentially facilitate the teachers in better organizing the teaching assignments and communicating with their students.

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