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Video: Net Neutrality, Celebrity Geek Hobbies, Secure Payments

This Week In 60 Seconds delves into the FCC's net neutrality vote, reveals secret nerdy hobbies of the stars, and checks the state of secure payment systems.

Start your weekend with our video news roundup. We look at the reaction to the FCC’s vote to reclassify broadband Internet as a telecommunications service, and thus open it to new government rules.

On the lighter side, we share a slideshow that peeks at nerdy hobbies of famous people, including Vin Diesel’s love for Dungeons and Dragons.

Finally, we review efforts to make retail transactions more secure, including Apple Pay and EMV (chip and PIN).

You can find links to the full stories below. And don’t forget to answer our question of the week: Where do you stand on network neutrality? Let us know in the comments section.

Net Neutrality Rules Pass, FCC Readies For Fight

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7 Things You Should Know About Secure Payment Technology

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User Rank: Ninja
2/28/2015 | 12:13:49 PM
Re: Courts

I am not quite convinced that the expected new regime over Net Neutrality (if it does happen) will be such a Bad Thing.

Why should'nt heavy users of Bandwidth(Like Netflix for instance) not pay for their Consumption?

There is major noise in Silicon Valley that paying more for Priority of Delivering your Data Packets is a bad thing.

I Don't Think so.

Folks who want to send a Package even today send it via USPS if they can't afford UPS/Fedex rates.

Is that unfair?

Lets not forget that Telecom is an (Extremely) Cash Intensive Business and needs funds to keep the Network Going constantly(apart from constant Upgrades and other costs).

Who is Going to pay for these costs otherwise?

In fact this might even end up promoting more Competition in the Telecom Space (Google and Amazon might just enter it in a big way)!



David Wagner
David Wagner,
User Rank: Strategist
2/27/2015 | 11:46:12 PM
Love these 60 second videos. Don't love that none of my stories made it in this week. ;)


No seriously, seems to me the biggest issue with net neutrality comes in the inevitable court challenge where ISPs already won round one. Seems like we have a pretty big business friendly Supreme Court right now. That's my biggest fear.
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