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House Passes CISPA, Jumpstarting Cyber Privacy Debate All Over Again

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Photo: Conservativedailynews.com Amidst the media’s Boston Marathon suspect screwup, the D.C. ricin scares, and the Senate’s rejection of gun background checks, one bit of news quietly slipped through: the House of Representatives passed CISPA, the cyber security bill that tackles the government’s ability to monitor personal information users give to...
House Passes CISPA, Jumpstarting Cyber Privacy Debate All Over Again

Khosla Ventures Brings In Condoleezza Rice's Firm for Strategic Role

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In yet another instance of a Silicon Valley venture firm bringing in big government guns to class up the place, Khosla Ventures said that it had signed the international consulting firm run by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to “bring global and domestic insight to Khosla’s portfolio companies,...
Khosla Ventures Brings In Condoleezza Rice's Firm for Strategic Role

MPAA leak: O'Dwyer, TVShack.net case "isn't about Internet freedom."

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Don't let the Mickey Mouse shirt fool you. As far as the MPAA is concerned, the public needs a reminder of who Richard O'Dwyer really is. “Being 24, posing for newspaper photo shoots in a cartoon sweatshirt, and having your mother and Jimmy Wales speak for you, does not mean...
MPAA leak: O'Dwyer, TVShack.net case "isn't about Internet freedom."

Senator Wyden Lays Out Broad Internet Freedom Agenda, Warns Against 'Maximalist' Agenda That Harms Innovation

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This morning at CES, Senator Ron Wyden laid out a broad and detailed agenda for how Congress can and should promote internet freedom and increase innovation -- mainly by focusing on knocking down the barriers presented by legacy players who don't want to adapt or compete. Among other things, he...
Senator Wyden Lays Out Broad Internet Freedom Agenda, Warns Against 'Maximalist' Agenda That Harms Innovation
Reddit founder describes riding the 'Internet 2012 Bus Tour' to stir internet activisim

Google's Brin: 'I have much admiration' for Apple, Facebook

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The Google co-founder said that his thoughts on Internet freedom were "distorted" and a discussion on Facebook and Apple took away from his core beliefs. [Read more]...
Google's Brin: 'I have much admiration' for Apple, Facebook
So long, Julius: FCC chair lauded by industry, blasted by activists

GOP Platform May Include Internet Freedom Language... But Also Wants Crackdown On Internet Porn

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We've discussed the push to get both major political parties in the US to adopt language around internet freedom in their official platforms. With the RNC Convention happening, there's been some news that they are, in fact, putting in some internet freedom language, but the specifics do matter. The Daily...
GOP Platform May Include Internet Freedom Language... But Also Wants Crackdown On Internet Porn

Both Republicans And Democrats Considering Supporting Basic Internet Freedom Principles With New Platforms

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There's been an awful lot of important talk about internet freedom and its importance this year. It's certainly permeated the political sphere. But is it a national political agenda item? We'll see. The Republican National Convention kicks off in a couple weeks, followed a few weeks after that by the...
Both Republicans And Democrats Considering Supporting Basic Internet Freedom Principles With New Platforms

Fearmongering Around 'Cyber' Threats Puts Internet Openness At Risk

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Susan Crawford has an intriguing column over at Bloomberg where she notes that the ongoing effort by politicians to fearmonger around the idea of "cybersecurity" and "cyberwar," is a lot more problematic than just a sneaky way to do away with basic privacy protections. Instead, she argues, it's going to...
Fearmongering Around 'Cyber' Threats Puts Internet Openness At Risk

Internet freedom remains US priority at UN conference

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The U.S. delegation to an upcoming United Nations telecom treaty-writing conference will not budge on its positions advocating free speech online and opposing broad new regulations for the Internet, the leader of the delegation said. The U.S. delegation wants a successful World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), said Terry...
Internet freedom remains US priority at UN conference
Guess Which Government Sent Google the Most Removal Requests? USA! USA! USA!

Report On Internet Freedom Shows We're Seeing Less And Less Of It

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During the revolutions in the Arab World since December 2010, standing government's fates were determined partly by the ability of their people to communicate via online tools and mobile phones. Whenever an uprising started in a new territory, dictators and government officials scrambled to halt the ability for protestors to communicate...
Report On Internet Freedom Shows We're Seeing Less And Less Of It

Evgeny Morozov: 'Google and Facebook get away with things other companies wouldn't do' - video

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Evgeny Morozov, author of The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom, discusses why we should be sceptical about the growth and development of Silicon Valley...
Evgeny Morozov: 'Google and Facebook get away with things other companies wouldn't do' - video

Google's Sergey Brin: state filtering of dissent threatens web freedom

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Search giant's co-founder hits back at critics of his comments to Guardian, echoing remarks made by Sir Tim Berners-LeeGoogle co-founder Sergey Brin has hit back at critics of his exclusive comments to the Guardian about the importance of the open web, and emphasised that he thinks "government filtering of political...
Google's Sergey Brin: state filtering of dissent threatens web freedom
Internet Freedom: Diplomats Join The Dissidents, Geeks And Censors

Ron And Rand Paul: Net Neutrality And The Public Domain Are Really Evil Collectivist Plots

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I tend to be a pretty big supporter of free market capitalism and the importance of real property rights (not imaginary property rights). As such, I've always been intrigued by Ron Paul's libertarian stance against big government and excessive regulation. I think that position is petty clearly staked out in...
Ron And Rand Paul: Net Neutrality And The Public Domain Are Really Evil Collectivist Plots

Q&A With ITU Ambassador Terry Kramer: It's All About Internet Freedom

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U.S. Ambassador Terry Kramer is the head of the United States' delegation to the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT). That means he's the man debating and discussing critical Internet issues on behalf of America's more than 300 million citizens.  After day five of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) conference in Dubai, Kramer, whose...
Q&A With ITU Ambassador Terry Kramer: It's All About Internet Freedom

On This Internet Freedom Day, Download A Free Book: On Internet Freedom

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Lawyer Marvin Ammori has had an uncanny knack for being deeply involved in a few key battles for internet freedom over the years, including the SOPA fight last year. As today is the one year anniversary of the big January 18th blackout that effectively killed SOPA/PIPA -- a day many...
On This Internet Freedom Day, Download A Free Book: On Internet Freedom

Why You Should Be Terrified Of A Free Trade Agreement You've Never Heard Of [Infographic]

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the most influential piece of recent legal work you've probably never heard of. Can a Free Trade Agreement really threaten Internet freedom, redefine copyright and alter the course of global healthcare? You bet. What The TPP Is According to the Office of the United States...
Why You Should Be Terrified Of A Free Trade Agreement You've Never Heard Of [Infographic]

Will you sign the Declaration of Internet Freedom?

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In advance of Independence Day, a host of groups and individuals have launched the Declaration of Internet Freedom, fighting for a free and open Internet. [Read more]...
Will you sign the Declaration of Internet Freedom?
In Massachusetts, tiny Pirate Party champions Internet freedom

The Startup Alliance to Defend Internet Freedom (And Why It Needs to Exist)

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It seems silly to compare a short, very broad infographic to our Constitution, but when it’s called Declaration of Internet Freedom and released days before Independence Day, it’s a little hard not to. A few questions have repeatedly emerged as the document, created by an alliance of startups in the...
The Startup Alliance to Defend Internet Freedom (And Why It Needs to Exist)

Be Afraid: Russia And China Seek To Put In Place Top-Down Regulation Of The Internet

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For all the talk of SOPA/PIPA/ACTA/TPP, there's another much bigger threat to "the internet as we know it." It's a bunch of countries who are seeking to use the UN's International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to create a top-down regulatory scheme for the internet. This process began a few months back,...
Be Afraid: Russia And China Seek To Put In Place Top-Down Regulation Of The Internet

Reddit Cofounder's 'Bat Signal For The Internet' Will Make The Next SOPA Protest A Snap

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Alexis Ohanian is basically an Internet superhero already for creating Reddit, the insanely popular news-discussion website. Now he's formed the Internet Defense League, an organization which aims to mobilize the audiences of popular websites against legislation which threatens their interests. Ohanian described the IDL to Forbes as a "Bat-Signal for...
Reddit Cofounder's 'Bat Signal For The Internet' Will Make The Next SOPA Protest A Snap

RT @guardiantech: The unknown promise of internet freedom | Peter Singer http://bit.ly/aKajPM

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RT @guardiantech: The unknown promise of internet freedom | Peter Singer http://bit.ly/aKajPM
Social: IAmA President: Obama Stumps for Viral Votes on Reddit

More And More People Sign On To The Declaration Of Internet Freedom

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Earlier this month, we took part in the launch of The Declaration of Internet Freedom, which got a fair bit of attention, nearly all of it positive. There were a few critics, but it appears that an awful lot of people and organizations find themselves in agreement with these basic...
More And More People Sign On To The Declaration Of Internet Freedom
China bans internet anonymity

TNW supports the Declaration of Internet Freedom. You should too

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There are lots of calls to action across the Internet that we, both individually and as a company, can choose to support. We get emails about them almost on a daily basis. So when the Declaration of Internet Freedom came across our desk today, we were pleasantly surprised to see that it...
TNW supports the Declaration of Internet Freedom. You should too
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