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Is Cispa the New SOPA? Groups harness social media to battle cyber-security bill in Congress

The same groups that fought off the anti-piracy bill SOPA are now rallying the Internet community against Cispa, a cyber security bill introduced Thursday during a hearing of the House…

February 14, 2013, 12:29 PM EST

Tweet! It's Internet Freedom Day Celebration of the largest website blackout in U.S. history

One year ago today websites like Wikipedia and Reddit went dark to protest two anti-piracy bills that no one outside the Beltway had ever heard of before. Today, because of…

January 18, 2013, 1:30 PM EST

Internet Activist Group Seeks Justice for Swartz Web community may have found next SOPA moment

With the suicide of Internet activist Aaron Swartz, the Internet community may have found its next SOPA moment. But this time, instead of working to stop legislation, the focus is…

January 17, 2013, 9:55 AM EST

Lawmaker to Introduce 'Aaron's Law' Bill named in honor of activist Aaron Swartz

California Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) plans to introduce a bill that would amend the penalties in a computer-hacking law that was cited as the reason Internet activist and Reddit co-founder…

January 16, 2013, 9:08 AM EST

Internet Activist Aaron Swartz Dead at 26 Thousands head to Twitter and Internet to pay tribute

The Internet is in mourning today after the apparent suicide of 26-year-old programmer and activist Aaron Swartz, who among his many contributions to the Web helped to pioneer RSS and…

January 12, 2013, 3:50 PM EST

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