Internet Control

ACTION ALERT: Sign Petition (Takes Only 1MIN) Telling the FCC to Stop the Federal Takeover of the Internet

Posted by on September 9, 2014 in Government, Internet Control with 1 Comment
ACTION ALERT: Sign Petition (Takes Only 1MIN) Telling the FCC to Stop the Federal Takeover of the Internet

Make sure you sign American Commitment’s petition to Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the FCC below—and tell him that the American people won’t stand for a federal takeover of the Internet. And we’ll send a copy of your petition to your Congressman too—just so that they know where their constituents stand in the fight to stop these crippling Internet regulations.
Sign the petition HERE…

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Take Back Your Digital Privacy – For Free

Take Back Your Digital Privacy – For Free

Governments around the world, spearheaded by Uncle Sam, monitor communication via email, phone, social networks, webcam etc. en masse. Even though government surveillance is becoming more and more invasive, there are ways to shield yourself from prying eyes.

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Top Journalists and Lawyers: NSA Surveillance Threatens Press Freedom and Right to Counsel

Top Journalists and Lawyers: NSA Surveillance Threatens Press Freedom and Right to Counsel

The virtually inescapable government surveillance has impaired if not eliminated the ability of news-gatherers and attorneys to communicate confidentially with their sources and their clients.

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Internet Sales Tax Quietly Moving Through Congress

Posted by on July 24, 2014 in Government, Internet Control with 0 Comments
Internet Sales Tax Quietly Moving Through Congress

Big retailers, including Amazon, have been lobbying long and hard for it, and now the Internet sales tax is back after being quietly reintroduced in the US Senate last week. The Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act would force customers to pay sales taxes for online purchases from out-of-state online merchants, and it forces online retailers to collect and remit separately sales taxes to all US territories.

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Beware the Dangers of Congress’ Latest Cybersecurity Bill

Posted by on June 30, 2014 in Government, Internet Control with 1 Comment
Beware the Dangers of Congress’ Latest Cybersecurity Bill

A new cybersecurity bill poses serious threats to our privacy, gives the government extraordinary powers to silence potential whistleblowers, and exempts these dangerous new powers from transparency laws. The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014 (“CISA”) was scheduled to be marked up by the Senate Intelligence Committee yesterday but has been delayed until after next week’s congressional recess. The response to the proposed legislation from the privacy, civil liberties, tech, and open government communities was quick and unequivocal – this bill must not go through. The bill would create a massive loophole in our existing privacy laws by allowing the government to ask companies for “voluntary” cooperation in sharing information, including the content of our communications, for cybersecurity purposes. But the definition they are using for the so-called “cybersecurity information” is so broad it could sweep up huge amounts of innocent Americans’ personal data.

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High-Five: House of Representatives Moves to Ban NSA’s ‘Backdoor Search’ Provision

High-Five: House of Representatives Moves to Ban NSA’s ‘Backdoor Search’ Provision

Surveillance reform gained new congressional momentum as the US House of Representatives unexpectedly and overwhelmingly endorsed stripping a major post-9/11 power from the NSA.

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Net Neutrality [JUICE RAP NEWS]

Posted by on May 24, 2014 in Internet Control with 1 Comment
Net Neutrality [JUICE RAP NEWS]

What is Net Neutrality, and why is it so important to the future of the Internet? Find out by joining Robert Foster as he takes a whimsical trip into the World Wide Web, with its founder Tim Berners-Lee and FaceBook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

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Big Telecom Wanted to Force Your Favorite Websites into the Slow Lane. Here’s What the Internet Had to Say About That

Posted by on May 18, 2014 in Government, Internet Control with 0 Comments
Big Telecom Wanted to Force Your Favorite Websites into the Slow Lane. Here’s What the Internet Had to Say About That

However, there is a silver lining in Thursday’s decision: Under huge pressure from millions of outraged citizens, Wheeler changed the FCC’s proposal from one that only considered the creation of an Internet slow lane, to one that also opens the door to a popular common sense alternative: a free and open online highway.

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FCC Net Neutrality Plan in Chaos

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Government, Internet Control with 0 Comments
FCC Net Neutrality Plan in Chaos

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, a former top cable and wireless industry lobbyist, appears to have misjudged both public opinion and his fellow Democratic commissioners regarding his “Open Internet” proposal.

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Reset the Net: Day of Action on June 5

Reset the Net: Day of Action on June 5

More than 30 civil liberties groups and tech companies have formed a coalition against internet surveillance and NSA spying, with a ‘Reset the Net’ day of action planned for June 5 to mark a year since Edward Snowden’s leaks.

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How the NSA Shot Itself In the Foot By Denying Prior Knowledge Of Heartbleed Vulnerability

Posted by on April 13, 2014 in Government, Internet Control with 0 Comments
How the NSA Shot Itself In the Foot By Denying Prior Knowledge Of Heartbleed Vulnerability

In admitting it didn’t know about a massive security flaw in one of the Web’s most used encryption libraries, the NSA inadvertently revealed a massive institutional failure

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Report: NSA Exploited Heartbleed to Siphon Passwords for Two Years; NSA Denies Allegations

Posted by on April 11, 2014 in Internet Control, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Report: NSA Exploited Heartbleed to Siphon Passwords for Two Years; NSA Denies Allegations

The NSA knew about and exploited the Heartbleed vulnerability for two years before it was publicly exposed this week, and used it to steal account passwords and other data, according to a news report. The NSA has denied the allegations.

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How the Government Manipulates Your Thoughts Online – Abby Martin

Posted by on February 26, 2014 in Government, Internet Control with 2 Comments
How the Government Manipulates Your Thoughts Online – Abby Martin

Abby Martin talks about journalist Glenn Greenwald’s report regarding the intelligence community’s use of subversive and manipulative online tactics to destroy the reputations of businesses and individuals.

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What the World Looks Like Without Net Neutrality…

Posted by on January 21, 2014 in Government, Internet Control with 0 Comments
What the World Looks Like Without Net Neutrality…

Thanks to a ruling on net neutrality by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals – the internet could start looking a lot more like your cable TV package

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