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Digital rights advocates are warning against repealing Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. (Photo: Enes Evren/Getty Images) News
Critics Warn Repeal of Section 230 'Would Be Devastating for Human Rights, Social Movements, and Marginalized People'
Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to tie the repeal to proposed $2,000 coronavirus relief checks.
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Senator Thom Tillis (above), who authored the felony streaming legislation, launched a "discussion draft" of the so-called Digital Copyright Act. (Photo by Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images) Views
The CASE Act Is Just the Beginning of the Next Copyright Battle
Internet users and innovators, as well as the basic legal norms that have supported online expression for decades, are under attack.
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Reporting by Motherboard on Monday sparked alarm over the U.S. military buying location data harvested from mobile phone applications. (Photo: Getty Images) News
'Absolutely Sickening': US Military Buys Location Data Harvested From Apps, Including One for Muslim Prayers
"The military industrial complex and the surveillance state have always had a cozy relationship with tech. Buying bulk data in order to profile Muslims is par for the course for them," says Rep. Ilhan Omar.
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Federal Communications Commission (FCC) headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Rob Pegoraro/Flickr cc) News
Digital Rights Advocates Warn Trump's FCC Nominee—Who Backs Plan to Censor the Internet—Is 'Even Worse Than Ajit Pai'
Former telecom lawyer Nathan Simington, a Republican, was tapped by the president after an incumbent balked at a plan to weaken online protections granted under a key law.
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More than 10,000 people turned out for a June 3, 2020 Black youth-led protest in support of Black lives near Dolores Park in San Francisco (Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images) News
San Francisco Activists Sue City Over 'Illegal Dragnet Surveillance' of George Floyd, BLM Protests
Such practices by police are "completely at odds with the First Amendment and should never be allowed," said an ACLU lawyer on the case.
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Following a year of hearings and research, the staff of the Subcommittee on Antitrust found that Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple all have either significant market power or outright monopoly power in a variety of markets. (Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) Views
House Antitrust Report Is a Bold Prescription for Curing Big Tech’s Ills
The power of Big Tech weakens innovation, erodes privacy, and undermines "political and economic liberties."
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House Democrats suggested breaking up Big Tech in a newly-released Judiciary Committee report published on October 6, 2020. (Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) News
'Big Tech Must Be Broken Up': House Report on Silicon Valley Monopolies Bolsters Call for Far-Reaching Antitrust Measures
"The totality of the evidence produced during this investigation demonstrates the pressing need for legislative action and reform," states congressional report following a 16-month probe.
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The message to the U.S. government is simple: Fix U.S. mass surveillance, or undermine one of the United States’ major industries. (Photo: NSA) Views
EU Court Again Rules That NSA Spying Makes U.S. Companies Inadequate for Privacy
This decision shows, yet again, that the U.S. needs much broader, privacy-protective reform, and that Congress’ inaction makes us all less safe, wherever we are.
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'Exceptionally Troubling': Researchers Show Hack-for-Hire Operation Targeted Groups Fighting for Climate Action and Net Neutrality
"If the investigation demonstrates that Exxon is behind these attacks, it only shows how far the fossil fuel industry will go to silence critics."
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Critics of the proposed private equity takeover of the .org domain held a protest in Los Angeles in January 2020. News
Civil Society Groups Celebrate 'Stunning Victory' in Effort to #SaveDotOrg From Private Equity Takeover
"Privatizing resources established for the public good has a poor track record... and privatizing control of the .org domain would have been catastrophic."
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