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Strong Majority of Voters Oppose Telecom Immunity

The Melman Group, a national polling organization commissioned by the ACLU, recently published a poll finding that 57 percent of likely voters opposed immunity for the telecommunications carriers who participated in the government's warrantless surveillance program, while only a third supported letting the telecoms off the hook. The poll...

Bloggers and Others Push Presidential Candidates on Immunity

With Congress back in session this week and the Presidential season in full swing, the fight to prevent the Bush administration from granting immuniy to the telecoms for illegal spying is heating up once again. Activists and bloggers alike are keeping the heat on. First, Credo Mobile (formerly Working Assets...

Time Warner Puts a Meter on the Internet

Time Warner Cable has confirmed that it will be rolling out metered pricing for Internet access in Beaumont, TX. Although the exact terms have apparently not been set, packages would reportedly offer between 5 gigabytes and 40 gigabytes a month, with the top plan costing roughly the same as...

Copyright Extensions and ISP Filtering: Breaking EU Culture, One Amendment at a Time

As you may recall, the European Parliament's forthcoming href="http://www.eff.org/issues/eff-europe/bono-cult-amendments">report on the Cultural Industries has become the latest target of lobbying by the recording industry. First, they attempted to href="http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2007/12/music-industry-europe-filter-pressure">insert language that advocated that European ISPs filter and block their own users on the basis of suspected...

Cyberlaw and cyberlawgs

Eric Menhart may call himself a cyberlawyer, but we think he has a lot of learn about cyberlaw -- and common sense. Menhart is the author of a blog about cyberlaw issues called, logically if not innovatively, "Cyberlawg." (As he says in the top right corner, “Cyberlawg = Cyberlaw...

Get Out Your Webcams and Speak Out Against Telecom Immunity

Congress returns to Washington DC this week, and with them returns the battle over telecom immunity. Recall that on the eve of a key vote in December 2007, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid delayed action on the surveillance bill until January, giving Senators additional time to hear from their...

Scrutinizing Comcast's Apologists

EFF is continuing its research into Comcast's use of forged RST packets to interfere with their customers' BitTorrent connections. (Apparently the FCC is investigating, as well.) While Comcast has remained conspicuously silent about the technical details of its activities, a few networking engineers have tried to defend Comcast...

House Committee Issues Report on TSA's Website Security Flaws

Last Friday, a House committee published a report about the launch of a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) website that had egregious security vulnerabilities that "exposed thousands of American travelers to potential identity theft." The "Traveler Redress" website was intended to allow travelers erroneously listed on airline watch lists to...

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