Rules of Survival guide – how to protect yourself from other players

In Rules of Survival, anything goes. The only real rule is to stay alive, and your opponents are going to do everything in their power to follow it. That means sneaking, sniping, and sometimes flat out fire fights.

It can be tough adapting to these brutal tactics, but there are plenty of ways to avoid them. Here are a few tips to help you survive any human encounter in Rules of Survival.

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India is miles ahead of the US with its ironclad net neutrality rules

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has published its recommendations for upholding net neutrality guidelines (PDF) across the country today, and boy, do they look good – for consumers, that is. The country has been tussling with the issue of regulating internet service providers’ ability to throttle traffic and create fast lanes for specific sources of content; TRAI has previously sought comments from the public on how to shape its rules. Today, it’s recommended that all ISPs should adhere to the principle of non-discriminatory treatment of content. That means no blocking or throttling content, and no fast lanes for…

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FCC adopts new rules allowing carriers to “proactively block illegal robocalls”

In what is likely a smokescreen intended to distract from the FCC planning a vote to destroy net neutrality, the FCC has issued additional rules which permit telecoms to block robocalls, specifically those which use Caller ID spoofing to impersonate phone numbers that do not exist, are not allocated by telecoms to subscribers, or are inbound-only phone numbers— in other words, allocated to systems which are unable to make outgoing calls.

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Text of FCC ‘Proposal to Restore Internet Freedom’ released, eradicates net neutrality rules

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As promised, the U.S. Federal Communcations Commission has released the full text of the "Proposal to Restore Internet Freedom" which completely removes restrictions on throttling or prioritizing content, and explicitly allows paid prioritization of content.
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FCC Officially Announces Plan to Kill Net Neutrality Rules

The Federal Communications Commission announced on Tuesday that it plans to repeal regulations that protected equal access to the internet, according to the New York Times. In other words, the FCC is moving forward with its plan to gut net neutrality.

The proposal was put forth by Trump-appointed FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, and it would dismantle the landmark rules that prevented internet providers from blocking or slowing down access to certain websites, as well as giving preferential treatment to sites and consumers who paid an extra premium fee. The landmark net neutrality rules were set in place under the Obama administration in 2015.

“Under my proposal, the federal government will stop micromanaging the internet,” Pai said in a statement, adding that the FCC would simply require ISPs to be “transparent” about their practices.

The FCC’s proposal is widely expected to pass during a meeting on Dec. 14. Republicans, who support Pai’s plan, control three of the commission’s five seats — and the vote will likely be 3-to-2 along party lines.

Republicans and ISP juggernauts like AT&T, Verizon Comcast, who all stand to benefit from the sweeping repeals, have largely supported Pai’s proposal. On the other end, proponents of net neutrality include Democrats, consumer advocacy groups and internet companies like Google — which said it was “disappointed” in the proposal related today.

“The job of the FCC is to represent the consumer. Tragically, this decision is only for the benefit of the largely monopoly services that deliver internet to the consumer,” said former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, who helped draft the regulations in 2015.

While major telecom and broadband giants stand to see a win for Pai’s proposal, the losers will likely be internet sites and services, who will have to appeal to ISPs to get their content in front of consumers. Customers, too, may see an increase in their bills for the highest quality streaming.

The FCC’s proposal may not be the end of the net neutrality battle, however. Many Congressional Democrats believe that Pai’s proposal will be challenged in court, and is unlikely to survive. The plan also puts pressure on legislators from both sides of the aisle to come up with bipartisan federal legislation that would supersede any rules set in place by the FCC, the Washington Post reported.

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