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First POST: Exploitable

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, September 6 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: How the NSA is breaking the Internet; a peek at the inside of the GOP's new Data Center; campaign contributions in bitcoin; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Thousands

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, August 16 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: The implications of Barton Gellman's huge new NSA scoop; Wired shows how tired it is of women; Shark Week ends; and much, much more. Read More

Cybersecurity Legislation Stalls In The Senate

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Thursday, August 2 2012

As expected, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid failed to gain enough votes Thursday to end debate on the landmark cybersecurity legislation that the Obama Administration has been pushing for all year. Read More

U.S. Public Interest Groups Blast United Nations Telecom Agency's Stab At Transparency

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Monday, July 16 2012

The International Telecommunications Union's Friday proposal to publish a single document online that would track the proposed changes to an international telecom agreement affecting some fundamental aspects of the operations of the Internet before member states meet in December is inadequate, said two U.S. public interest groups Monday. Read More

Activists Plan Protests Against House Internet Surveillance Bill "CISPA"

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Wednesday, April 11 2012

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Many of the same organizations that planned the Internet-wide protests that killed the Stop Online Piracy Act are gearing up to launch another high profile demonstration against a controversial piece of cybersecurity legislation that is speeding towards the House floor.

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A New Online Copyright Violation Alert System Starts Taking Shape With Citizen Advocates On Board

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Monday, April 2 2012

Americans accessing the Internet through five of the top service providers may start receiving "copyright alerts" in the near future, as a new organization called the Center for Copyright Information develops a new operational framework designed to make individuals aware that their potentially illegal activities online are being monitored. Read More