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June 12, 2018

IN THE NEWS: NET NEUTRALITY GOES AWAY

NEW YORK (AP) — You know the old song that says “don’t it always seem to go, you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone?” For internet users, that lyric may sum up online life now that “net neutrality” is a thing of the past. The Obama-era rules that kept internet service providers from tinkering with your access depending on what you did online are officially gone. And while you may not notice changes right away, it’s expected your ability to watch and use your favorite apps and services could be altered. Yesterday’s official end of “net neutrality” means broadband and cellphone companies are no longer barred from favoring their own services — and discriminating against rivals like Netflix.

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Sound:

014616-a-131:28-(Carlos Sanchez,U.C.-Berkeley graduate student)-“or new startups”-Your internet use could change as ‘net neutrality’ ends (12 Jun 2018)

<<CUT *014616 (06/12/18)££ 131:28 “or new startups”

014615-a-171:84-(Andrea Eichenberger, student)-“your Internet access”-Your internet use could change as ‘net neutrality’ ends (12 Jun 2018)

<<CUT *014615 (06/12/18)££ 171:84 “your Internet access”

014614-a-111:36-(Tejas Narechania (TAY’-juhs nahr-uh-CHAYN’-yuh),faculty director, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, former FCC advisor on net neutrality during Obama administration)-“these affiliates’ competitor”-Your internet use could change as ‘net neutrality’ ends (12 Jun 2018)

<<CUT *014614 (06/12/18)££ 111:36 “these affiliates’ competitor”

014613-a-231:84-(Tejas Narechania (TAY’-juhs nahr-uh-CHAYN’-yuh), faculty director, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, former FCC advisor on net neutrality during Obama administration)-“their own affiliate”-Your internet use could change as ‘net neutrality’ ends (12 Jun 2018)

<<CUT *014613 (06/12/18)££ 231:84 “their own affiliate”

014612-a-142:56-(Tejas Narechania (TAY’-juhs nahr-uh-CHAYN’-yuh), faculty director, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, former FCC advisor on net neutrality during Obama administration)-“faster or better”-Your internet use could change as ‘net neutrality’ ends (12 Jun 2018)

<<CUT *014612 (06/12/18)££ 142:56 “faster or better”

IN THE NEWS: CHICAGO GANGS USING GUNS, EMOJIS

CHICAGO (AP) — You no doubt know gangs in places like Chicago use guns to settle their differences and beefs. But it also appears gangs are using emojis and social media posts to do battle with each other. New law enforcement data provided to The Associated Press say there are signs that social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have altered gang culture in Chicago — and are having a similar effect on gangs around the country. One gang-conflict mediator says these days, there is nearly always a link between an outbreak of gang violence and something going on online. One reason for this is that gangs put a premium on perceived disrespect. In the past, such slights or insults were limited to the neighborhood. But now, they can reach thousands in an instant, thanks to social media. That can lead those who are dissed to feel obliged to respond.

ON THE WEB: IHOP ANNOUNCES CHANGE IN NAME TO PROMOTE BURGERS

CYBERSPACE (AP) — International House of Burgers? The people at IHOP aren’t promising a change in the name of the restaurant chain for good. But they seem to be having fun leaving people to speculate about what’s going on. The “p″ is being changed to “b″ to promote the chain’s burger menu — and no, the pancakes won’t go away. If you punch IHOP in your browser, you’ll see more about the changes, while searching for IHOB gives you a peek at a hamburger. Meanwhile, burger chains are throwing shade. A tweet from Wendy’s says “Can’t wait to try a burger from the place that decided pancakes were too hard.” And Red Robin, which doesn’t serve breakfast, teases, “We’re as serious about pancakes as @IHOb is about burgers.”

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Online:

IHOP site: http://www.ihop.com

IHOB site: http://www.ihob.com

IN STORES: ONLINE TRUST

NEW YORK (AP) — These days, certain online companies have become as much of the fabric of American life as baseball or apple pie. But that fabric runs the risk of becoming frayed because of a lack of trust. Companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon have ridden a wave of goodwill from users, to the point where to “Google” something has become a generic term for looking up something online. But recent data leaks from Facebook, the spread of political conspiracy theories on Google’s YouTube and concerns about Amazon’s Echo speaker have caused some to question how much faith we should put into technology. One factor that may affect things is how quickly companies address problems that can diminish trust in a site or service. Gerd Leonhard is the author of the book “Technology vs. Humanity.” He notes “Trust is not something that you download. Trust is a feeling. It’s a perception.”

by Oscar Wells Gabriel II

Follow Oscar Wells Gabriel II on Twitter at https://twitter.com/OWGabriel2

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