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CNET hosting Aaron's Law event tonight: Join us!

Electronic Frontier Foundation and TechFreedom are organizing tonight's discussion, which is free and open to the public.

By July 22, 2013


Correction: CNET's SXSW 'big data' panel

This item originally misspelled Berin Szoka's first name and failed to identify him as founder of the think tank TechFreedom.

By March 13, 2012


On online privacy and avoiding overregulation

commentary TechFreedom President Berin Szoka says Rep. Marsha Blackburn's "third way" is a better choice than heavy-handed privacy regulation and complete laissez-faire.

By June 29, 2011


At CNET's SXSW 'big data' panel, sparks fly over privacy

Panelists from leading tech advocacy groups squared off during a discussion about how Internet companies should be regulated. Agreement was hard to come by on consumer protections.

By March 12, 2012


The Great Privacy Debate takes place tomorrow in D.C.

Join us for a debate moderated by CNET's Declan McCullagh at the National Press Club tomorrow. The topic for debate is timely: Consumer privacy can be adequately protected without new legislation.

By July 17, 2012


On Capitol Hill, it's all about beating down Google

A recent discussion in Washington, D.C., shows that while no U.S. antitrust lawsuit has been filed against Google, congressional staff have already delivered a guilty verdict.

By June 24, 2011


Pro-copyright group takes SOPA to task

When defending intellectual property rights, the influential Heritage Foundation often sounds like it's channeling Hollywood lobbyists. But not when it comes to the Stop Online Piracy Act.

By December 21, 2011


Rift on display between tech industry, White House over NSA requests

Tech companies and privacy groups petition the White House and Congress, urging "greater transparency" over secret demands for accessing private user data.

By July 18, 2013


White House questions CISPA cybersecurity bill

The Obama administration didn't threaten a veto. But it did say information-sharing bills must preserve "privacy and civil liberties" -- something that critics say CISPA does not do.

By April 17, 2012


Group sues FTC over Google's planned privacy update

Electronic Privacy Information Center says the policy update violates of a 2011 privacy agreement between the agency and the company over its launch of Google Buzz.

By February 8, 2012