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Preventing Another Search Data Debacle

AOL's data leak is a disaster, but there may be some silver lining. By putting the spotlight on the dangers of Internet companies storing massive amounts of private information, the data leak could spur better business practices and Congressional action to protect privacy. While AOL rightly apologized and began...

Voting Security Attacked In Court Again

Here we go again. Despite all of our efforts to dispel the false dichotomy between secure voting and accessible voting, a shrinking but vocal minority of the disability rights community continues to take steps to prevent more secure voting by claiming that it will violate the rights of the disabled...

Call Congress Now - Specter Rushing Thursday Vote on Surveillance Bill

[Update: You did it! After being alerted to the problems with this fake compromise bill, sympathetic senators on the committee intervened to stop a vote on Specter's bill Thursday. Consideration will now be delayed until after the recess. It's still important to continue to let the committee know that this...

Keep DOPA Out of Schools

Recently passed by the House, the Deleting Online Predators Act (DOPA) requires public schools and libraries to block access to social networking sites and other communication tools as a condition for receiving certain government funding. Protecting children online is important, but letting federal bureaucrats arbitrarily censor legitimate speech...

Administration Laughs at CALEA, Proposes to Eviscerate Law's Compromise

After a petition from the FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies, the FCC ruled last year that companies like Vonage and private institutions that provide Net access must redesign their networks to facilitate wiretaps. By forcing broadband Internet and interconnected voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services to abide by...

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