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Rep. Jared Polis, Web entrepreneur, on SOPA (Q&A)

Colorado Democrat has a good reason to say the Stop Online Piracy Act will "destroy the Internet as we know it." He previously founded a Web hosting company and BlueMountainArts.com.

By Dec. 13, 2011

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Congressman: If we ban Bitcoin, let's ban dollar bills too

"The dollar bill market has been extremely susceptible to forgers, tax fraud, criminal cartels, and armed robbers stealing millions of dollars from their legitimate owners," Rep. Jared Polis writes to federal regulators.

By Mar. 5, 2014

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Marissa Mayer misses a chance to shame a 'dirty old man'

During the Yahoo shareholders meeting Tuesday, someone identifying himself as a "dirty old man" decides to tell CEO Marissa Mayer how attractive she is.

By Jun. 26, 2013

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Bitcoin to get sales tax in US?

Texas Rep. Steve Stockman, an ardent Bitcoin supporter, plans to introduce a bill that could change the way the IRS handles virtual currencies.

By Apr. 8, 2014

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'Internet is for Porn' pops up during House SOPA debate

Thanks to Rep. Jared Polis, the official committee record of the U.S. House of Representatives for SOPA includes the lyrics to "The Internet is for Porn."

By Dec. 16, 2011

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Congressman to FTC: Don't mess with Google

A Democrat from Colorado pens a letter to the Federal Trade Commission to warn the agency not to go too far with its antitrust probe or there may be "congressional action."

By Oct. 15, 2012

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House moves to overturn FCC on Net neutrality

An earlier version of this story incorrectly said the House adopted a resolution blocking Net neutrality regulations. It approved procedures for voting on the resolution. The headline and story have been changed to reflect that. Also, the story misstated the state Rep. Jared Polis represents. He represents Colorado.

By Apr. 5, 2011

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Privacy backlash against CISPA cybersecurity bill gains traction

A petition to the White House asking the president to "stop" a controversial cybersecurity bill passes the 100,000 mark. The only problem: President Obama has already threatened to veto it.

By Mar. 13, 2013

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Homeland Security's domain seizures worries Congress

In a letter to the U.S. attorney general, Congress members cite concerns about "seizing the domain names of websites whose actions and content are presumed to be lawful, protected speech."

By Sep. 3, 2012

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CISPA permits police to do warrantless database searches

Amendment was shot down that would have required warrants before police could peruse shared information for any evidence of hundreds of different crimes.

By Apr. 18, 2013