電信商對 Zero Rating 與網路中立性的問題

在「AT&T users will be able to stream DirecTV Now without using their data」這邊才看到 FCC 在這個月月初針對電信商對特定服務的 zero rating 發出警告:「The FCC tells AT&T it may be violating net neutrality with its DirecTV plans」:

AT&T is far from the only US carrier to zero rate data. T-Mobile has been ostentatiously offering free data for music and movies for a year now, and Verizon also zero rates video from its Go90 app. But in zero rating DirecTV, the FCC thinks AT&T may have gone too far.

AT&T 說任何人只要付錢都可以參加這個 plan:

AT&T’s argument is that any company that participates in its Sponsored Data program has to pay AT&T for it, and that includes DirecTV.

但問題還是在 AT&T 擁有 DirecTV,所以是左手付到右手:

Except, again, AT&T owns DirecTV, so even if one division is paying another, the overall company still ends up not paying any money.

而且這筆金額其實不小:

The situation for other companies is very different — and the FCC believes that the price they’d have to pay is “significant[.]”

不過總統快換人了,很有可能會往更糟的方向前進...

Mac 上的 Cleartext

看到 Mac 上的「Cleartext」這個軟體:

A text editor that only allows the 1,000 most common words in English

限制你使用比較簡單的英文,這樣可以讓讀的人比較容易了解 (尤其是非母語的人)。

有種跟 Simple English Wikipedia 的想法很像的感覺:

The project uses around 2,000 common English words, and is based on Basic English, an 850-word auxiliary international language created by Charles Kay Ogden in the 1920s.

另外還有提供 Trump mode XDDD:

Trained with a few of Trump's best known speeches, the app is now ready to help you write like a billionaire.

這好壞 XDDD