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First POST: Open Letters

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, December 9 2013

(Most) big tech companies come out swinging against the NSA's bulk surveillance programs; Change.org hits the 50 million-user mark; an analysis of Facebook profiles and search data suggests that millions of American men, especially in the south, are still in the closet; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Bad Boys

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, September 26 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Understanding the Internet's role in the ongoing Republican crack-up; Cory Booker's Twitter flirtations; how email has changed your workplace for the better; and much, much more. 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

Blumenthal Plans Bill Banning Employers From Demanding Access To Job Applicants' Social Media Accounts

BY Raphael Majma | Thursday, March 22 2012

Senator Richard Blumenthal is standing up for Facebook users, promising to end the practice of employers requesting social media passwords from prospective employees. Over the course of the week, reports have come out ... Read More

You're the New Media Director: Should Richard Blumenthal's Campaign Post His Full Speech?

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 19 2010

The Washington Post's Dave Weigel points us to a longer version of the video clip that has gotten Connecticut Attorney General and Democratic Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal in trouble for how he's discussed his ... Read More