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February 7, 2017
by sjvn01
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Email Privacy Act passed by House, but don’t get your hopes up

Do you want the IRS, FBI, or SEC looking into your email without a warrant? Probably not. That’s why a bipartisan group of lawmakers reintroduced the Email Privacy Act after it failed to pass last year. This law would keep … Continue reading

February 6, 2017
by sjvn01
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NY Attorney General accuses Charter Spectrum of cheating millions of Internet users

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman didn’t mince his words. In his announcement of a lawsuit against Charter and its subsidiary Spectrum, formerly known as Time Warner Cable (TWC), he said: “The allegations in today’s lawsuit confirm what millions … Continue reading

January 31, 2017
by sjvn01
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Linux leadership stands against Trump immigration ban

By its very nature, open source — and its most famous creation, Linux — relies upon the open exchange of ideas. While that happens largely on a free, net-neutral internet, it also needs face-to-face meetings. President Trump’s ill-considered, anti-immigration executive … Continue reading