The Internet may never be the same again. On Tuesday, a federal appeals court struck down parts of the Federal Communications Commission net neutrality rules, meaning that Internet service providers (ISPs) now have the legal right to play favorites when it comes to Web traffic. Basically, ISPs can now make some Web traffic go faster on certain websites, and can even block selected services all together. (They will, however, have to disclose when they are doing so.)
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