• Feb 21, 2020
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News, Privacy,

ISPs sue Maine; claim their First Amendment right to free speech allows them to sell your internet history

Internet service providers (ISPs) are taking the state of Maine to court over an internet privacy law that the ISPs do not want to follow. The lawsuit was first reported on by ArsTechnica’s Jon Brodkin. Back in 2017, Maine legislatures on every side of the bench came together to propose a law that forbade ISPs … Continue reading “ISPs sue Maine; claim their First Amendment right to free speech allows them to sell your internet history”

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Finland’s ISPs Begin Censoring Websites on Government Blacklist

Internet service providers (ISPs) in Finland have begun blocking access to websites on a government-curated blacklist. According to English-language Finnish news service Metropolitan.fi, the initiative is the product of a partnership between the country’s National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Save the Children Foundation, who claim that ISPs should blacklist websites that host illicit … Continue reading “Finland’s ISPs Begin Censoring Websites on Government Blacklist”

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ISPs a Greater Threat to Online Privacy than Facebook, Google, or the NSA: Survey

US residents believe that their internet service providers (ISPs) represent a greater threat to their online security than either Facebook or Google. That’s according to a new survey conducted by tech outlet PCMag, which asked respondents to identify the greatest threat to their online privacy. Of the 1,000 individuals who responded to the survey, 25 … Continue reading “ISPs a Greater Threat to Online Privacy than Facebook, Google, or the NSA: Survey”

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  • Apr 11, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

New bills in Washington state would enforce internet privacy rules at the state level

As a response to President Trump’s signing of internet privacy repeals, Washington State now has two pieces of legislation with bipartisan support – one in the House and one in the Senate – that would enforce internet privacy rules at the state level. The first is HB 2200, “AN ACT Relating to protecting the privacy … Continue reading “New bills in Washington state would enforce internet privacy rules at the state level”

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  • Mar 27, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

Today is Congress’s final vote to get rid of Internet privacy protections on your web browsing history

Internet privacy in America faces a crossroads today on Capitol Hill. S.J. Res 34, the Senate joint resolution to do away with FCC #BroadbandPrivacy rules, passed with a 50-48 vote late last week. Now, all that stands between it and the President’s pen is a vote in the House of Representatives, where it was be speedily pushed through … Continue reading “Today is Congress’s final vote to get rid of Internet privacy protections on your web browsing history”

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