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MoveOn.org uses customized video to get out the vote

New video from the left-leaning advocacy group embeds recipient's name in faux newscast in attempt to persuade Americans to vote for Barack Obama next month.

By October 23, 2008


Time for MoveOn.org to move on

First it was the idiotic dis of a fine combat officer, then the incessant whining about Facebook, and now the daily Barack-a-grams. Who gave these guys the inside track on wisdom, anyway?

By February 12, 2008


MoveOn.org takes on Facebook's 'Beacon' ads

The liberal activist group has selected Facebook's advertising program as its latest target, suggesting that the social-networking site is invading users' privacy and doesn't provide enough safeguards.

By November 20, 2007


Grassroots efforts to save Net neutrality may be working

Activists have already swayed debate over the FCC's proposed rules. Now they plan to show up at FCC headquarters Thursday for the agency's meeting.

By May 12, 2014


Spying on the spies, a roundup of NSA news

State Department insider says German chancellor's reaction to phone tap may be an act; an enterprising tweeter works some spycraft on the NSA; Snowden speaks out; and more.

By October 24, 2013


Eco-minded exec Musk leaves Zuckerberg's political group

Elon Musk, CEO of electric-car company Tesla Motors, bows out of Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg's political action group after the group funds ads that rile the Sierra Club, MoveOn.org, and others.

By May 10, 2013


Facebook under fire (again) for all-male board

The fact that the social-networking site doesn't have any women on its board "is nothing short of shameful," says the newest advocacy group to join the FACE IT campaign.

By April 5, 2012


Yeesh, Silicon Valley, another fine mess you've gotten us into

Apple's decision to police apps' use of contact data is just the latest case in which tech execs have pushed the envelope...right into a looming backlash.

By February 15, 2012


SOPA/PIPA strike is first of its kind

Tomorrow, you may notice that you can't access some of your favorite Web sites. Wikipedia, Reddit, and MoveOn.org, among dozens of others, are suspending their services for 24 hours. They're protesting Internet piracy bills currently being considered in the U.S. House and Senate. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports.

January 17, 2012


SOPA's most aggressive defender: U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Supporters of the Stop Online Piracy Act, widely opposed by technology companies, have a secret weapon to win Republican support. It's the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

By November 30, 2011