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Internet Privacy: Are Lawmakers Thinking About It All Wrong?

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Wednesday, September 4 2013

How do we get back to the world where nobody knows if you're a dog? Photo: Flickr/Jesse757

Is it time to move past "Do Not Track" as the solution to pervasive online invasions of privacy? Sarah Lai Stirland takes a walk along the digital frontier where privacy activists and data entrepreneurs are diligently carving out some radical new approaches to the problem. Read More

CREDO Mobile Opens Online Platform To Enable Progressives To Self-Organize

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Wednesday, August 21 2013

CREDO Mobile on Wednesday opened the doors to a new online organizing system that enables individuals to launch their own issue campaigns. Read More

New Report on NSA's Privacy Violations Fuels Movement for Surveillance Reform

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Friday, August 16 2013

Photo: Jeff Schuler/Flickr

A startling new report published late Thursday evening that reveals for the first time thousands of instances where the National Security Agency overstepped its legal authority by illegally collecting the phone and e-mail communications of U.S. citizens is likely to put privacy and surveillance issues on the front-burner next month when members of Congress return to Washington D.C. from the August recess. Read More

MoveOn.org Endorses Silicon Valley Incumbent Mike Honda

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Monday, August 12 2013

MoveOn Political Action announced Monday that its members have endorsed Silicon Valley's incumbent Democrat Mike Honda. Read More

Cory Booker Routes Around Capitol Hill Veteran To Win The Tech Vote

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Friday, August 9 2013

Cory Booker, pictured with Biz Stone and Randi Zuckerberg, 2009. Photo: loiclemeur/Flicker

Silicon Valley is placing its bets behind business-friendly Booker, and in the process is ignoring a stalwart champion of some of their interests on Capitol Hill Rush Holt. Read More

MA Democratic Primary Candidates To Participate In Crowdsourced Online Debate

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Tuesday, August 6 2013

The five Democrats running for Sen. Ed Markey's House seat will participate in an streamed online Q&A with voters Saturday

Five Democrats who are running to fill an open seat in the Fifth District of Massachusetts will participate in a novel interactive online debate format this Saturday, thanks to the efforts of a progressive group that's ... Read More

Senate Democrats Unveil Proposal To Overhaul Secret Surveillance Court

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Thursday, August 1 2013

A trio of Senate Democrats on Thursday unveiled two legislative proposals that are designed to bolster Americans' privacy protections when a secret court considers anti-terrorism investigators' domestic surveillance requests. The proposal comes against the backdrop of a bipartisan delegation of members of both the House and the Senate meeting with President Obama Thursday in the Oval Office about the National Security Agency's surveillance programs. Read More

Film Review: Hoback's "Terms and Conditions May Apply" On the Cost of "Free" Online

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Wednesday, July 31 2013

Filmmaker Cullen Hoback asks Mark Zuckerberg: ""Do you still think privacy is dead? What are your real thoughts on privacy?"

Cullen Hoback's important new film, "Terms and Conditions May Apply," takes the debate over online privacy from abstract and academic into something that is easier for people to relate to their daily experience. Read More

Greenwald to Speak to Lawmakers, Anti-Spying Legislation Proposed, in NSA Surveillance Backlash

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Monday, July 29 2013

After repeated visits to Capitol Hill by national security officials defending the widely controversial and newly disclosed practice of tracking the emails and phone calls of Americans in the name of counterterrorism, legislative proposals are starting to pile up that would curtail National Security Agency surveillance of American citizens. Read More

Republican National Committee Hires Bush eCampaign Manager As Chief Digital Officer

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Monday, July 29 2013

The Republican National Committee has hired digital operative and sometime techPresident Contributor Chuck DeFeo as its Chief Digital Officer. "The RNC is pleased to welcome Chuck DeFeo on board," said the RNC's ... Read More