Ernesto Falcon

Ernesto Falcon is Legislative Counsel at the Electronic Frontier Foundation with a primary focus on intellectual property and open Internet issues.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018
Corruption at the Assembly Committee Gutted California's Net Neutrality
In the morning before S.B. 822 was to get its first hearing in front of a California Assembly committee before the cameras were on to catch it, the Chair of the Assembly Committee on Communications and Conveyance introduced and got a vote on amendments that substantially weakened the net neutrality...
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Saturday, May 19, 2018
The Path to Victory on Net Neutrality in the House of Representatives
The United States Senate has voted to overturn the FCC and restore net neutrality protections, the fate of that measure currently rests in the House of Representatives. While many will think that the uphill battle there makes it a lost cause, that is simply not true. Together, we have the power to...
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  Demonstrators protest in front of the White House in support of Net Neutrality in 2014 Views
Saturday, May 05, 2018
The Big Lie ISPs Are Spreading in State Legislatures is That They Don’t Make Enough Money
In their effort to prevent states from protecting a free and open Internet, a small handful of massive and extraordinarily profitably Internet service providers (ISPs) are telling state legislatures that network neutrality would hinder their ability to raise revenues to pay for upgrades and thus...
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Sunday, December 24, 2017
The Year the Open Internet Came Under Siege: 2017 Year in Review
The fight between the Federal Communications Commission’s choice to abandon the principles of net neutrality and the majority of Americans started early in 2017 and continued into the very last month of the year. But even with the FCC’s bad vote coming so late, we fought all year to build up...
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Friday, March 31, 2017
Dear Mr. President: Reject the D.C. Swamp and Veto the Broadband Privacy Repeal
President Trump will soon be asked to sign into law a bill that gives tremendous power to some of the most hated companies in America , the cable and telephone industry. If he cares about protecting our privacy from the very special interests he campaigned against, he’ll veto the bill. In the last...
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Repealing Broadband Privacy Rules, Congress Sides with the Cable and Telephone Industry
Putting the interests of Internet providers over Internet users, Congress on Tuesday voted to erase landmark broadband privacy protections. If the bill is signed into law, companies like Cox, Comcast, Time Warner, AT&T, and Verizon will have free rein to hijack your searches, sell your data,...
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