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Groups to FCC: Protect Privacy Rights, Block Internet Gatekeepers' Data Collection
Potential surveillance by broadband providers 'can create a chilling effect on speech'
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For Internet Users, 2015 Was a Year of Many Wins... and One Loss
While not every fight ended in a win for Internet users, 2015 was a year when millions of advocates defied the conventional wisdom that tech policymaking was an arcane and secretive world limited to a small circle of insiders. We organized online and off, sending millions of comments in support of...
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Who Bought This Influential Newspaper? Its Own Journalists Don't Even Know
Secrecy behind Las Vegas Review-Journal sale even more troubling because of the role Nevada holds in the upcoming 2016 presidential election.
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New Spy Bill Sneaking Through Congress, But Rights Groups Have a Plan
Coalition of civil liberties organizations have launched a groundswell of action against Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), 'a privacy bill by another name'
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Cyber Bill Gives Companies Perfect Cover to Gut Your Privacy
Following several high-profile data breaches — such as those at Sony and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management — Congress is once again feeling the pressure to push “cybersecurity” legislation. The problem is, the bill they’re laser-focused on is misguided, wouldn’t protect us — and is a huge...
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CISA: A Surveillance Bill by Any Other Name Smells Just As Foul
An impressive coalition has formed to oppose a new surveillance bill masquerading as cybersecurity legislation. Privacy and civil liberties organizations, free market groups, and others from across the political spectrum are joining this week in a common chorus call: Stop CISA . Proponents of CISA...
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Now the Senate's Trying to Torpedo Net Neutrality
No member of Congress should be allowed to dismantle good public policy by sneaking language into funding bills. But that’s exactly what’s been happening in the latest attack on Net Neutrality. This “legislation by appropriation” tactic is a convenient way for the cable and phone lobbies to...
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Cementing AT&T Strangehold, FCC Poised to Approve DirecTV Buyout
Mega merger "will send yet another signal to Wall Street that harmful mergers are a better business model than actual infrastructure investment," warns press freedom group
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Sneak Attack on Net Neutrality Picks Up Steam in Congress
“Maybe every so often we can be on the side of the American people,” Rep. Jose Serrano said, “and not corporations.” Those are fighting words — but unfortunately the House majority doesn’t seem to be heeding them. Not when it comes to Net Neutrality. On Wednesday, the House appropriations committee...
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Global Internet Activists Give Thumbs Down to Facebook’s Internet.org
Mark Zuckerberg’s plan for world domination is in trouble. The billionaire Facebook founder recently took to his social network in a bid to save Internet.org, his plan to give billions of the planet’s poorest people a limited taste of the World Wide Web. “We have a historic opportunity ahead of us...
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