The U.S. Federal Appeals Court ruling Tuesday on so-called "net neutrality" could see various tiers of service emerge for users: a lower tier for email and light use, one for social media, and a higher one for streaming video, or various charges to companies like Google or Netflix or Spotify.
The ruling has thrown open the business practices of the Internet. One thing is certain: the net neutrality discussion is far from over. Apart from an appeal of the ruling, which largely keeps the Internet from being treated as a utility, all sorts of new legislation and regulation could emerge to work through the concept and preserve the principles of access. Mathew Ingram of Gigaom and Brent Kendall of the Wall Street Journal analyze the ruling.
China's ambassador to the United Kingdom, in an interview with Sky News, defends his country's decision to block several western-based websites and platforms, including The New York Times, Bloomberg Facebook and Twitter. They spread rumours, he notes, and China is looking for truth to serve its people.
The U.S. is expressing diplomatic disappointment following Russia's decision not to permit entry to journalist David Satter, who has written three books on the country. Satter is a distinguished correspondent, but Russia says his presence is unwelcome.