• Aug 7, 2020
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News,

The Department of Justice wants to stop California from having net neutrality

The US Department of Justice has filed for an injunction to stop California from implementing their own net neutrality laws. Net neutrality has been repealed in the United States Federal Communication Commission (FCC) effective since summer 2018, and now the effort of states to bring their citizens back under net neutrality protections is being challenged … Continue reading “The Department of Justice wants to stop California from having net neutrality”

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  • Jul 10, 2020
  • Caleb Chen
  • News, Privacy, Privacy News Online,

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: July 10, 2020

Featured: Privacy News Online – Week of July 10th, 2020 HongKongers prepare for China and new national security law by scrubbing digital footprint China has officially passed a new national security law for Hong Kong that has caused a massive chilling effect. As a response, many Hong Kong citizens are deleting social media posts or … Continue reading “Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: July 10, 2020”

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  • Oct 9, 2019
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News,

US Court says that states can ignore FCC and pass their own net neutrality laws

A circuit judge has ruled that States can enact their own net neutrality laws – like California is doing – and that isn’t against the current federal rules on net neutrality. Ever since the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) outlawed net neutrality protections in 2016, the question of whether states could enact their own net neutrality … Continue reading “US Court says that states can ignore FCC and pass their own net neutrality laws”

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  • Nov 2, 2017
  • Glyn Moody
  • Governments, News, Privacy, Security,

Privacy is constantly under threat; here are ways communities can help to protect it locally

Stories about privacy have a depressing tendency to be about its loss, and the increasing threats to it in the future. Perhaps we need to spend more time thinking about how to protect it, to prevent the loss and head off the threats. That’s easier said than done, since the latter come from many quarters, … Continue reading “Privacy is constantly under threat; here are ways communities can help to protect it locally”

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  • Sep 15, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

California’s Senate votes today (maybe) on A.B. 375: California Broadband Internet Privacy Act

California’s State Senate will vote today on A.B. 375 – the California Broadband Internet Privacy Act. The bill forces ISPs to get a customer’s express opt-in permission before collecting sensitive information on their internet use. Additionally, the bill forbids broadband internet service providers (ISPs) from offering “pay for privacy” plans where customers that oftentimes don’t … Continue reading “California’s Senate votes today (maybe) on A.B. 375: California Broadband Internet Privacy Act”

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  • Jun 20, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

The California Broadband Internet Privacy Act aims to protect your broadband privacy from ISPs

California Assemblymember Ed Chau has introduced a new internet privacy bill in California in direct response to the repeal of FCC internet privacy regulations, which were struck out several months ago with President Trump’s signature despite rampant public outcry. The bill, A.B. 375, is titled the California Broadband Internet Privacy Act. As the Chair of … Continue reading “The California Broadband Internet Privacy Act aims to protect your broadband privacy from ISPs”

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FBI violated the Fourth Amendment while recording 214 hours of audio at a California courthouse, according to Federal Judge

According to a recent ruling by a Federal Judge in the Ninth District Courts, the FBI violated the Fourth Amendment when obtaining 214 hours of audio recordings. The offending surveillance occurred at the San Mateo County courthouse in 2009 and 2010. The FBI set up multiple concealed microphones around the courthouse at entrances as part of an investigation … Continue reading “FBI violated the Fourth Amendment while recording 214 hours of audio at a California courthouse, according to Federal Judge”

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