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The internet’s most-hated congressman is retiring

Rep. Lamar Smith is, in many ways, responsible for the internet's political awakening.

On Nov 2, 2017 by Andrew Couts

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Activists launch hotline to help lawmakers not sound dumb when talking about cyberattacks

Unfortunately, this seems totally necessary.

On Oct 26, 2016 by Dell Cameron

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If the government wants to spy on you, there’s nothing you can do to stop it

Stopping CISA won't stop the government from getting your information.

On Apr 27, 2015 by Gillian Branstetter

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Ron Wyden, the Internet’s senator

After two decades in the Senate, privacy hawk Ron Wyden is still going strong.

On Mar 24, 2015 by Eric Geller

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Federal judge halts MPAA-backed investigation into Google

Did the MPAA order an illegal censorship campaign against Google?

On Mar 3, 2015 by Dell Cameron

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Rep. Lamar Smith insists study of Internet memes is a liberal conspiracy

Pop quiz: Do spammy Twitter bots have free speech rights?

On Nov 11, 2014 by Dell Cameron

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Celebrating Aaron Swartz at the Internet Archive hackathon

They came, they hacked, they remembered their fallen friend.

On Nov 11, 2014 by Kate Conger

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Meet CISA, the Internet’s new enemy in Washington

Get your pitchforks ready.

On Jul 3, 2014 by Dell Cameron

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Anonymous vows to unleash its ‘wrath’ on U.S. lawmakers over CISA

"Our legion's wrath will fall on each senator, representative, corporation, and official who voices support for this bill."

On Jul 1, 2014 by Dell Cameron

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10 Occupy Google members arrested at net neutrality protest

"We're here to get Google to take action for net neutrality."

On Jun 25, 2014 by Kevin Collier

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Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian is blanketing Washington in net neutrality ads

It may not be a billboard, but there are more of them.

On May 13, 2014 by Kevin Collier

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Occupy the FCC: Net neutrality activists set up camp in Washington

Pack your sleeping bags.

On May 7, 2014 by Kevin Collier

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Netflix, Google may launch campaign to protect net neutrality

Reddit, Netflix, Google, and more are gearing up for a round against the FCC.

On May 1, 2014 by Fernando Alfonso III

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Italy’s own SOPA is coming, and it could be disastrous for the EU

Italian opposition has until the end of the month to stop their government from going on a copyright witch hunt. It's SOPA, with Italian seasoning.

On Mar 24, 2014 by Kevin Collier

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The Day We Fight Back: A lost battle, a new war

Google and the other tech giants who brought down SOPA haven't begun to fight the NSA with their full power.

On Feb 13, 2014 by Aaron Sankin