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Dog Whistle Politics Attack Consumer Privacy (Again)

Dog Whistle Politics Attack Consumer Privacy (Again)

In a quiet press release, lost among the battle to defeat the disastrous Affordable Care Act repeal U.S. Senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz) introduced a bill to gut the regulatory power of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC).  The joint resolution is extremely short, stating that the Senate "disapproves the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to 'Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunication Services,' and such rule shall have no force or effect." 

Senator Flack, a huge recipient of the extremely conservative Club for Growth PAC, is more concerned with repealing everything Obama touched than he is in understanding the personal journey that privacy necessitates, or the implications a repeal of these rules would have on technology and the economy.

Oh Look, Another "Cybersecurity" Bill

Oh Look, Another "Cybersecurity" Bill

Back in March, I posted a detailed post about PICP/SOPA and Lamar following a massive outcry of netizens across the world.  At first, it would have appeared that boycott lead by Google, Reddit, and Wikipedia was successful.  However, the ruling party simply does not seem to want to give up.  Don't worry though, we're not alone.  Some other countries have similar laws on the table; among them are the obvious choices (Korea, Iran, etc).  However, what may surprise you  also The United Kingdom

" The British government is about to unveil proposals to block the Internet for copyright enforcement purposes. The confirmation came in a Parliamentary debate yesterday on Intellectual Property, in which pro-copyright MPs had a little ‘chit-chat’ about the allegedly ‘anti-copyright’ government, and indicated their desire for the activation of the Digital Economy Act"