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Protest to Stop NSA Surveillance Generates 85,000 Calls to Congress

Never underestimate the newfound digital power of advocacy groups to lobby lawmakers. Tuesday's protest against government surveillance, dubbed The Day We Fight Back, generated more than 85,000 phone calls and 175,000 emails to members of Congress, thanks to more than 6,000 websites that agreed to host a banner to direct voters to act.

Senate Panel Takes on Patent Troll Demand Letters

The Senate's commerce committee jumped into the fight against patent trolls, holding a hearing on demand letters, the most reviled tactic used by patent assertion entities to extract license fees.

Mozilla Helps Launch Coalition to Stop NSA Spy Dragnet

Mozilla was out front and center for the launch of Stop Watching Us, a coalition of more than 80 civil liberties and privacy organizations calling for an end to what they call spying by the National Security Agency.

New Reports of Government Surveillance Escalate Privacy Debate

Microsoft might want to rethink running those ads that boast, "Your privacy is our priority."

House Passes Controversial Cyber Security Bill for Second Time

Despite a veto threat by President Obama and a vigorous campaign by privacy hawks, the House of Representatives easily passed a controversial cyber security bill that would make it easier for companies and the government to share threat information.