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Big Tech Mounting Big-Money Fight to Defeat to Corporate Antitrust Bill

The bill is being praised as "simple, bipartisan, wildly popular with voters, and a good first step toward reining in Big Tech."

Andrea Germanos ·


Advocates Offer Cautious Praise of New Digital Privacy Bill in Congress

Fight for the Future's Evan Greer welcomed the legislation while warning that "we cannot allow Big Tech lobbyists and their buddies in the Senate to use this to delay a vote on antitrust bills."

Brett Wilkins ·


Civil Rights Groups Demand Google End Complicity in 'Criminalization of Abortions'

"It's terrifying to consider how the massive amounts of personal data gathered by Google and other companies can now be weaponized against people seeking to exercise their reproductive rights," said one advocate.

Julia Conley ·


How the FCC Can Protect Consumers From Unwanted Political Text Message Spam

Advances in technology, data mining, and list vending have made unwanted political text messaging inexpensive to deploy, virtually impossible to opt-out of and easy to abuse.

Scott Goodstein ·


Study Reveals Sweeping Extent of ICE's Secret Surveillance Dragnet

"In its efforts to arrest and deport, ICE has—without any judicial, legislative or public oversight—reached into datasets containing personal information about the vast majority of people living in the U.S."

Brett Wilkins ·


Privacy Advocates Celebrate 'Big Win' Against Facial Recognition Giant

"This settlement demonstrates that strong privacy laws can provide real protections against abuse," an ACLU attorney said of a deal with Clearview AI.

Jessica Corbett ·


ISPs Under Fire for Sabotaging Biden FCC as White House Touts Broadband Program

"Instead of applauding corporations that continue to fail families," said one critic, "President Biden should be applying pressure to Senate leadership to confirm his Federal Communications Commission nominee Gigi Sohn."

Julia Conley ·


Congress Urged to Reject 'False Choice' of Tackling Big Tech Monopolies or Protecting Privacy

"Big Tech cannot, and should not, choose how it will be held accountable in a time when its damaging effects are becoming clearer by the day," stressed more than two dozen advocacy groups.

Brett Wilkins ·


Dems Accused of Caving to 'Rabid' Telecom Industry Smear Campaign Against FCC Nominee

"Where's the leadership?" Fight for the Future asked Democrats. "Do what you said you would do."

Jessica Corbett ·


With Roe Under Threat, Sale of Location Data on Abortion Clinic Patients Raises Alarm

"Companies that traffic in personal, geolocation, advertising, or other data could become digital crime scenes for eager prosecutors armed with subpoenas," said one expert on technology and gender.

Julia Conley ·

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