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Meet Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Hollywood's new copyright ally

The incoming chairman of a key House of Representatives panel worked to ban Internet gambling and champion the Stop Online Piracy Act. And he hasn't given up.

By November 28, 2012


Verizon draws fire for monitoring app usage, browsing habits

"We're able to view just everything that they do," Verizon Wireless exec has boasted. Privacy groups say initiative -- including linking databases showing whether customers own pets -- may violate wiretap law.

By October 16, 2012


Privacy bill requires search warrants for e-mail, cell tracking

But the U.S. Justice Department seems certain to oppose the privacy-enhancing requirements, part of legislation introduced today by Rep. Zoe Lofgren.

By September 25, 2012


CISPA revision allows DHS Internet 'countermeasures'

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano would be authorized to "intercept" and "use" data from federal government-affiliated networks, according to new CISPA amendment.

By April 24, 2012


New version of SOPA copyright bill, old complaints

Rep. Lamar Smith releases SOPA v2.0 before a planned committee vote on Thursday. Still included is a controversial section allowing for the blocking of suspected pirate Web sites and deep packet inspection.

By December 12, 2011


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


Privacy dispute tests Obama's earlier promises

Dispute pitting Justice Department against business and civil liberties groups tests Obama's pledge "to strengthen both voluntary and legally required privacy protections."

By April 8, 2011


Justice Department opposes digital privacy reforms

Police investigations and "human life" would be jeopardized if search warrants were required for e-mail and location data, Justice Department official warns.

By April 6, 2011


Obama faces major online privacy test

President Obama's promise to improve Internet privacy laws faces a major test: will he side with law enforcement or a new coalition including Google, Microsoft, eBay, AT&T, and advocacy groups? It took years for a similar privacy coalition in the 1990s to claim victory.

By March 30, 2010


Tech coalition pushes rewrite of online privacy law

It's time to fix a 1986 privacy law that fails to protect cloud computing services and the privacy of Americans' mobile devices, a broad coalition including Google, Microsoft, and liberal and conservative groups will announce, CNET has learned.

By March 29, 2010