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The Lawmaker's Internet Trick or Treat NetChoice's list of the 6 scariest Internet laws

What are the worst laws threatening the Internet? NetChoice has a list for that. For the fifth year, NetChoice, a public policy organization that promotes Internet innovation, has surveyed the legal…

October 31, 2013, 1:00 AM EDT

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

U.S. Says No to UN Control of the Internet U.S. supported at home by Congress, regulators, tech companies

The United States government said no to an international telecommunications treaty over provisions added at the last minute that would broaden the scope of the United Nations to include the…

December 14, 2012, 4:04 PM EST

Google, Tech Companies Take Action to Preserve Internet at U.N. Treaty Talks Firms join U.S. delegation in Dubai

A veritable who's who of Internet and tech companies including Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Intel, Cisco, AT&T and Verizon are headed to Dubai next week in an effort to preserve…

November 27, 2012, 11:12 AM EST

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