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After UN Envoy Warns of 'Bloodbath,' Junta Imposes Internet Blackout Across Myanmar

The move came as Human Rights Watch said authorities have forcibly disappeared hundreds of politicians, election officials, journalists, activists, and protesters.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


Key Principles for Creation of Any 'Vaccine Passport' System

Any proposal for vaccine credentials must be primarily paper-based, decentralized, and protect privacy.

Jay Stanley ·


Biden's $100 Billion Broadband Plan Hailed as Crucial Effort to Close 'Digital Divide'

"President Biden's $100 billion infrastructure plan acknowledges an important fact about broadband today—it is an essential service, like water and electricity, and our public policy should reflect that fact."

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·


Groups Urge Lawmakers Against Gutting of Section 230 as Big Tech CEOs Testify

"Of course Facebook wants to see changes to Section 230. Because they know it will simply serve to solidify their monopoly power and crush competition from smaller and more decentralized platforms."

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·


'Focus on Structural Power': Lawmakers Told to Press Big Tech CEOs on 'Toxic' Business Model

"Tech CEOs want to talk about their content policies and moderation efforts—because they know their core business models are indefensible."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


Amazon to Delivery Drivers: Agree to Be Spied On Biometrically or You're Fired

"Rank authoritarianism disguised as corporate efficiency for consumer satisfaction."

Kenny Stancil, staff writer ·


Fending Off Antitrust Push, Tech Giants Now Biggest Spenders on DC Lobbying

"It's more important than ever for lawmakers to show their independence and bring these companies to heel."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


Progressives Demand Biden Break From Obama's 'Failed Leadership' on Antitrust

"With a new wave of Big Tech antitrust investigations today, it's time to stop appointing industry allies to top regulatory jobs."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


Zoom Paid $0 in Federal Income Taxes on 4,000% Profit Increase During Pandemic: Report

"If you paid $14.99 a month for a Zoom Pro membership, you paid more to Zoom than it paid in federal income taxes even as it made $660 million in profits last year."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


Coalition Forms to Challenge 'Predatory' Surveillance Advertising by Big Tech

"Big Tech's toxic business model is undermining democracy."

Kenny Stancil, staff writer ·