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As Trump's FCC Chair Tries to Ram Through Sprint/T-Mobile Merger, Expert Says Claims It Will Benefit Consumers 'Approximately 0% True'
"The deal will result in higher prices for all consumers, and worse phone service—especially for rural Americans."
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Trump DOJ Denounced for Approving 'Anti-Competitive, Anti-Consumer' Merger of Sprint and T-Mobile
If the merger is allowed to move forward, critics warn, "consumers can expect to see higher prices, fewer choices, and less innovative offerings across the board."
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Australian journalist Annika Smethurst had her home raided Tuesday by police. News
'Outrageous': Police Raid Home of Aussie Journalist Who Reported on Secret Domestic Spying Program
"If you are not concerned over a journalist being raided on the basis of 'national security concerns' for reporting on the potential over reach of Australia's security agencies into your lives, there is something seriously wrong."
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'This Is About Attacking Journalism,' Warn Press Freedom Defenders as Trump DOJ Hits Assange With New Espionage Charges
"This is about retaliation for publishing evidence of U.S. war crimes and other crimes by the most powerful nation on Earth."
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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai speaking at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference News
Trump's FCC Chair Accused of Betraying Public Interest Mandate by Backing T-Mobile/Sprint Mega-Merger
He "seems to take smug pleasure in being a blatant telecom shill."
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'A More Just and Equitable Future': Advocates Welcome Markey's Privacy Bill of Rights
"People must have the right to safely choose who they give their personal information to and need enforceable rules over how it can be used."
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From the moment he sought asylum, Assange was cast as an outlaw. (Photo: newsonline/flickr/cc) Views
After 7 Years of Deceptions About Assange, the US Readies for Its First Media Rendition
Where is the fury at the most basic press freedom—the right to publish—being trashed to silence Assange?
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo en route to Brussels for NATO meeting, April 2018. News
Among Questions Raised by Pompeo's Faith-Based Only Press Call: 'How Many Muslim Reporters Invited?'
"U sually we see a transcript or at least know who was invited. Why not this time?"
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'Keep Making Noise': Grassroots Pressure Working as Democrats Announce Bill to Restore Net Neutrality
"Now that the news is in the headlines the telecom lobbyists are gearing up to swarm Capitol Hill. We need to push lawmakers extra hard to support the new legislation before the lobbyists get to 'em."
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To Save Independent Journalism, 'Ambitious' Proposal Urges Tax on Tech Giants That Helped Destroy News Industry
"Think of it like a carbon tax... The United States should impose a similar mechanism on targeted advertising to counteract how the platforms undermine journalism and amplify content that's polluting our civic discourse."
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