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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


Onion tweets itself into trouble, but consider the source

These days the source of information almost always defines its perspective. Still, sarcasm doesn't work for everyone. The satirical publication caused an uproar on Twitter yesterday when it suggested there was gunfire in the Capitol.

By September 30, 2011


Why a hyper-personalized Web is bad for you (Q&A)

45 Minutes on IM: Eli Pariser, author of "The Filter Bubble: What the Internet is Hiding from You," says we should be increasingly aware--and wary--of tools to bring us a Web experience explicitly tailored to our interests.

By May 17, 2011


Verizon defends Net neutrality plan with Google

Verizon's Tom Tauke lashes out at critics who have attacked the company's announcement with Google, calling the complaints misguided and based on mischaracterizations of the joint proposal.

By August 23, 2010