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Advocacy group files appeal against Facebook privacy settlement

Some parents of Facebook users are attacking a class action legal decision, arguing that minors should have explicit parental consent for their images being used in ads.

By February 13, 2014

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Airbnb, Lyft partner with new share-economy advocacy group

A new nonprofit wants to promote and protect peer-to-peer services, but says it won't lobby the government.

By July 31, 2013

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Want to fight climate change? Organize over the Internet, says Al Gore

During a talk at the South by Southwest festival, the former US vice president likens the cause to the campaign for Net neutrality.

By March 13, 2015

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You can now find out if US spies passed on your data to the UK in illegal surveillance

Following a landmark UK decision ruling certain mass surveillance practices illegal, a privacy group has simplified the process of demanding to know if your rights were violated.

By February 16, 2015

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Net Fix: Why FCC's Wheeler is 'defying the greatest lobbyists in the world'

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is at the center of a historic debate over how we'll all use the Internet. Fans applaud a consumer-friendly approach. Critics say he'll strangle innovation. Both sides agree he's not afraid to do what he thinks is right.

By February 2, 2015

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Net Fix: Title II, the two words that terrify the broadband industry

Title II, a provision in the country's 81-year-old telecommunications law, could be used to tighten regulations on the telecom and cable industries. Here's why they're not happy about it.

By February 2, 2015

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Be warned: Google enlists Chrome in push for encrypted Web

Google has taken its first step to flag ordinary sites like Wikipedia and CNN with a security warning because they are unencrypted, allowing all data transmissions to be viewed by the prying eyes of hackers or governments.

By January 30, 2015

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Private spacecraft will sail on streams of photons from the sun

Bill Nye and The Planetary Society want to propel a spacecraft by bouncing the sun's photons off it. The first test of such a craft will take place this May.

By January 26, 2015

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Congressional Republicans propose their Net neutrality fix

A bill introduced Friday claims to protect Internet openness without reclassifying broadband as a utility. But it also guts the FCC's regulatory authority.

By January 16, 2015

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Marriott removes ban on personal Wi-Fi networks in hotels

In light of customer protests, Marriott stops blocking personal hot spots, but continues to seek guidance from FCC on how to maintain Internet security at hotels.

By January 15, 2015