In an age where freedom is under attack everyday, our ability to gain access to informaiton is invaluable. Keeping the internet free and open to all is the basis of this fight. Knowledge is power and that power must remain with the people. Jun 11
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Michael Beckerman, a former top adviser to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, will be the first CEO of the Internet Association, the group said Wednesday. Google, Facebook, eBay and Amazon will be among the association's members, according to an industry source close to the group. The Internet Association will release its full member list when it formally launches in September.
This blogpost was co-authored by legal associate Matt Gilliam.
BEIJING (The Blaze/AP) – ”Warning: We believe state-sponsored attackers may be trying to compromise your account or computer.”
With the ongoing success of the world’s Pirate parties, I’ve seen the copyright industry start to push back, claiming that copyright enforcement can’t be tied to civil liberties; that they are two separate issues.
Google's Sergey Brin (Credit: James Martin/CNET) In an interview with the Guardian , Google co-founder Sergey Brin warned that the "open" Internet is in danger from very powerful forces, including Facebook and Apple.
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The White House today escalated its opposition to a cybersecurity-related surveillance bill with a formal veto threat.
CISPA Is Up For Vote This Week: Help Kill It Now
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act , also known as the CISPA, is headed to the House of Representatives this week. Scheduled for debate on Thursday, April 26, the CISPA bill—which will be deliberated alongside another cybersecurity bill known as the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act (PDF)—is expected to see a vote no later than 3pm (ET) Friday afternoon. As the time rapidly approaches, the bill’s opponents have wasted no time making their voices heard.
House members clockwise from top left: Jared Polis, who warned CISPA would "waive every single privacy law ever enacted"; Adam Schiff; Sheila Jackson Lee; Jan Schakowsky; Mike Rogers; Hank Johnson
House Passes CISPA: Make Sure It Dies In The Senate
BEIJING – Google has begun notifying Chinese users when they are using search terms that can trigger China's Internet blocks, in its boldest challenge in two years to Beijing's efforts to restrict online content. The search giant unveiled on its Chinese site this week a new mechanism that identifies political and other sensitive terms that are censored by Chinese authorities. For example, when users search for keywords like "carrot" -- which contains the character for Chinese president Hu Jintao's surname -- a yellow dropdown message says: "We've observed that searching for 'hu' in mainland China may temporarily break your connection to Google.