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## health-decentralization-link ##
## iot_interoperable_quote ##
## NOTE: Demo server is available at https://www-dev.allizom.org/internet-health/decentralization/
## URL: https://www-dev.allizom.org/%LOCALE%/internet-health/decentralization/
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;Decentralization: Vital to Internet Health
Decentralization: Vital to Internet Health
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;A decentralized internet, owned by all of us, is where net neutrality, interoperability, competition, and local contribution thrive.
A decentralized internet, owned by all of us, is where net neutrality, interoperability, competition, and local contribution thrive.
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;A healthy Internet is created and owned by us all
A healthy Internet is created and owned by us all
;The Internet owes much of its success to openness: its open, shared structure has made it easy for everyone to build, surf, and thrive on it. But a few big companies are closing in, closing doors, and creating walled gardens that concentrate their ownership and control of the Web. Together, we can fight to make sure no one limits our Internet access, experience, or creation.
The Internet owes much of its success to openness: its open, shared structure has made it easy for everyone to build, surf, and thrive on it. But a few big companies are closing in, closing doors, and creating walled gardens that concentrate their ownership and control of the Web. Together, we can fight to make sure no one limits our Internet access, experience, or creation.
;A healthy Internet belongs to you.
A healthy Internet belongs to you.
;Here are four areas where we can make a difference.
Here are four areas where we can make a difference.
;Net Neutrality
Net Neutrality
;Interoperability
Interoperability
;Competition and Choice
Competition and Choice
;Local Contribution
Local Contribution
;Decentralization means Net Neutrality
Decentralization means Net Neutrality
;No one should be able to restrict our access to the Web for their own gain.
No one should be able to restrict our access to the Web for their own gain.
;We rely on network providers – telcos and cable companies – for access to the Internet. Which puts them in a position to restrict that access for their own business objectives, favoring their own products, blocking sites or brands, or charging different prices and offering different speeds depending on content type. Net neutrality prohibits network providers from discriminating based on content, so everyone has equal access.
We rely on network providers – telcos and cable companies – for access to the Internet. Which puts them in a position to restrict that access for their own business objectives, favoring their own products, blocking sites or brands, or charging different prices and offering different speeds depending on content type. Net neutrality prohibits network providers from discriminating based on content, so everyone has equal access.
;As of December 2016, 47 countries currently have laws in place to protect Net Neutrality.
As of December 2016, 47 countries currently have laws in place to protect Net Neutrality.
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;Source: <a href="%(accessnow)s">Access Now</a>
Source: <a href="%(accessnow)s">Access Now</a>
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;Source: <a href="%(wwwf)s">Access Now</a>, 2015
Source: <a href="%(wwwf)s">Access Now</a>, 2015
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;47
47
;How you can support net neutrality
How you can support net neutrality
;Keep speaking up
Keep speaking up
;The fight for net neutrality continues all over the world. The rules that have been adopted in the US and Europe need to be defended and enforced. Reach out to your government official wherever you live, and express your support.
The fight for net neutrality continues all over the world. The rules that have been adopted in the US and Europe need to be defended and enforced. Reach out to your government official wherever you live, and express your support.
;How Mozilla is supporting net neutrality
How Mozilla is supporting net neutrality
;Advocating policy change
Advocating policy change
;Working directly with legislative bodies to craft policy frameworks for and meaningful enforcement of net neutrality in the <a href="%(usa)s">United States</a>, <a href="%(europe)s">Europe</a>, <a href="%(india)s">India</a>, and all over the world.
Working directly with legislative bodies to craft policy frameworks for and meaningful enforcement of net neutrality in the <a href="%(usa)s">United States</a>, <a href="%(europe)s">Europe</a>, <a href="%(india)s">India</a>, and all over the world.
;Building community
Building community
;Fostering a global community of passionate Internet users who share our vision.
Fostering a global community of passionate Internet users who share our vision.
;Decentralization means Interoperability
Decentralization means Interoperability
;The Web should remain open and interoperable, so we can keep our experience consistent, transparent, and full of possibility.
The Web should remain open and interoperable, so we can keep our experience consistent, transparent, and full of possibility.
;Interoperability is a big word with a simple result: your Web experience is basically the same across browsers, hardware, and operating systems because it was designed that way – and built with the open standards to support it. Open standards also allow anyone to invent new ways to make your Web experience better. But interoperability is losing ground to closed systems – and we’re losing transparency, participation, and innovation along with it.
Interoperability is a big word with a simple result: your Web experience is basically the same across browsers, hardware, and operating systems because it was designed that way – and built with the open standards to support it. Open standards also allow anyone to invent new ways to make your Web experience better. But interoperability is losing ground to closed systems – and we’re losing transparency, participation, and innovation along with it.
## TAG: iot_interoperable_quote
;Nearly half the economic potential of the Internet of Things relies on its systems being interoperable.
Nearly half the economic potential of the Internet of Things relies on its systems being interoperable.
## TAG: iot_interoperable_quote
;Source: <a href="%(mckinsey)s">McKinsey</a>, 2015
Source: <a href="%(mckinsey)s">McKinsey</a>, 2015
## TAG: iot_interoperable_quote
;50%
50%
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;73% of Internet users have seen someone harassed online and 40% have personally experienced it.
73% of Internet users have seen someone harassed online and 40% have personally experienced it.
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;Source: <a href="%(pew)s">Pew Research</a>, 2014
Source: <a href="%(pew)s">Pew Research</a>, 2014
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;73%
73%
;How you can support interoperability
How you can support interoperability
;Go independent
Go independent
;Innovation can still come from anywhere – especially if we support it. Try out apps and products from companies you don’t already know.
Innovation can still come from anywhere – especially if we support it. Try out apps and products from companies you don’t already know.
;How Mozilla is supporting interoperability
How Mozilla is supporting interoperability
;Setting the standards
Setting the standards
;Working with and even leading open standards bodies, like <a href="%(ietf)s">IETF</a> and <a href="%(w3c)s">W3C</a>.
Working with and even leading open standards bodies, like <a href="%(ietf)s">IETF</a> and <a href="%(w3c)s">W3C</a>.
;Walking the talk
Walking the talk
;Building interoperability into our own products, and empowering web developers through initiatives like the <a href="%(mdn)s">Mozilla Developer Network</a>.
Building interoperability into our own products, and empowering web developers through initiatives like the <a href="%(mdn)s">Mozilla Developer Network</a>.
;Decentralization means Competition and Choice
Decentralization means Competition and Choice
;The Internet should continue to foster healthy competition among companies, opportunity for entrepreneurs, and meaningful choices for users.
The Internet should continue to foster healthy competition among companies, opportunity for entrepreneurs, and meaningful choices for users.
;A personalized Internet is an exciting prospect. But more and more, that means opting into a single company’s ecosystem – which streamlines your experience right now, but may seriously limit your choices in the future. Competitors will be reduced to those few companies who can offer the whole enchilada, thus consolidating the power of existing tech giants and making it much harder for entrepreneurs to disrupt the market with great ideas.
A personalized Internet is an exciting prospect. But more and more, that means opting into a single company’s ecosystem – which streamlines your experience right now, but may seriously limit your choices in the future. Competitors will be reduced to those few companies who can offer the whole enchilada, thus consolidating the power of existing tech giants and making it much harder for entrepreneurs to disrupt the market with great ideas.
;In most EU member countries, Google controls more than 90 percent of the search market. In some countries, it controls as much as 97%.
In most EU member countries, Google controls more than 90 percent of the search market. In some countries, it controls as much as 97%.
;Source: <a href="%(atlantic)s">The Atlantic</a>, 2015
Source: <a href="%(atlantic)s">The Atlantic</a>, 2015
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;97%
97%
;How you can influence competition and choice
How you can influence competition and choice
;Know the tradeoffs
Know the tradeoffs
;Make sure you understand the tradeoffs of that seamless online experience before you opt into a single ecosystem. Support the companies and services that best reflect your needs – and your values.
Make sure you understand the tradeoffs of that seamless online experience before you opt into a single ecosystem. Support the companies and services that best reflect your needs – and your values.
;How Mozilla is influencing competition and choice
How Mozilla is influencing competition and choice
;Opposing gatekeeper power
Opposing gatekeeper power
;<a href="%(netpolicy)s">Advocating</a> for net neutrality, copyright reform, and other issues all over the world.
<a href="%(netpolicy)s">Advocating</a> for net neutrality, copyright reform, and other issues all over the world.
;Championing openness
Championing openness
;Building with <a href="%(standards)s">open standards</a> and open source in our own products, and <a href="%(mpl)s">supporting openness</a> at every opportunity.
Building with <a href="%(standards)s">open standards</a> and open source in our own products, and <a href="%(mpl)s">supporting openness</a> at every opportunity.
;Decentralization means Local Contribution
Decentralization means Local Contribution
;We should all be able to contribute to the Web, so it reflects and serves all of its users.
We should all be able to contribute to the Web, so it reflects and serves all of its users.
;Today 3 billion people all over the world use the Internet to learn, work, play, and connect. But not everyone is able to contribute to it equally. Which means the Web doesn’t reflect the full diversity of its users, doesn’t work as well for some people as others, and can even marginalize certain communities and individuals.
Today 3 billion people all over the world use the Internet to learn, work, play, and connect. But not everyone is able to contribute to it equally. Which means the Web doesn’t reflect the full diversity of its users, doesn’t work as well for some people as others, and can even marginalize certain communities and individuals.
;Chinese, Spanish, Arabic and Portuguese speaking internet users make up 37.5% of the total online population, but only 11% of the Web is in their language.
Chinese, Spanish, Arabic and Portuguese speaking internet users make up 37.5% of the total online population, but only 11% of the Web is in their language.
;Source: <a href="%(wikipedia)s">Wikipedia</a>
Source: <a href="%(wikipedia)s">Wikipedia</a>
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;37.5%
37.5%
;How you can support local contribution
How you can support local contribution
;Start making
Start making
;Try your hand at creating Web content you care about, in your language. <a href="%(thimble)s">Thimble</a> is a great way to start.
Try your hand at creating Web content you care about, in your language. <a href="%(thimble)s">Thimble</a> is a great way to start.
;How Mozilla is supporting local contribution
How Mozilla is supporting local contribution
;Teaching makers
Teaching makers
;Providing the <a href="%(tools)s">tools</a> and <a href="%(teaching)s">teaching</a> to foster the next generation of Web creators.
Providing the <a href="%(tools)s">tools</a> and <a href="%(teaching)s">teaching</a> to foster the next generation of Web creators.
;Teaching localization
Teaching localization
;Providing the <a href="%(l10n)s">blueprint for localization</a>, so Web content can be made relevant for people in different languages and locales.
Providing the <a href="%(l10n)s">blueprint for localization</a>, so Web content can be made relevant for people in different languages and locales.
;Hungry for more?
Hungry for more?
;Read on about Decentralization in our <a href="%(healthreport)s">Internet Health Report</a>.
Read on about Decentralization in our <a href="%(healthreport)s">Internet Health Report</a>.