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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Darrell Issa’

Darrell Issa Calls For Another Vote On House Amendment That Would Defund The NSA

In late July, an amendment that would have defunded the NSA’s phone metadata collection program was brought to the House floor. It was narrowly defeated in a 205-217 vote, but now one of the lawmakers who voted against it wants to bring it back. Rep. Darrell Issa, a lawmaker that’s usually pretty good on tech issues, originally voted no on …

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House Committee Demands Answers From Justice Department Over The Prosecution Of Aaron Swartz

It’s been a few weeks now since noted activist Aaron Swartz committed suicide. Since then, there has been a lot of discussion in regards to our justice system and how it handles prosecution. The House promised to look into it, and now the Oversight and Government Reform Committee will be doing just that. Darrell Issa, House Oversight and Government Reform …

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Congressman Requests FTC Briefing In Relation To Google Case

The Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), has sent a letter to the FTC requesting the commission outline how it views its authority to regulate Google’s business practices with regards to competition. Google, as you may know, is waiting for the FTC to reach a decision on whether or not to pursue an antitrust lawsuit. The …

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Rep. Darrell Issa Seeks Input On New Bill From Reddit

Rep. Darell Issa has been one of the few guys in government that Internet freedom fighters actually like. He’s been very outspoken in regards to SOPA, and co-sponsored its alternative – the OPEN Act. He now has a new bill in the works, and wants the Internet to help him craft it. The new bill from Rep. Issa is called …

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The Ghost Of SOPA Has Come Back To Haunt Us In New Bill

It was pretty awesome to see the Internet come together to beat back SOPA and PIPA. It was one of the defining moments of the Internet, but many people knew it wasn’t over. Like the end of a particularly good film, the villain vows he will return for a sequel as he is cast into oblivion. Unfortunately, Rep. Lamar Smith …

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The OPEN Act Becomes Truly Open

The OPEN Act, the less insane version of SOPA and PIPA, is up for public scrutiny and changes. Representative Darrell Issa has created Keep the Web Open to allow citizens the opportunity of making revisions and suggestions to the bill as is. The Web site also features a rundown of SOPA and PIPA, and what sets OPEN apart from them. …

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CES 2012: Issa, Wyden Blasting SOPA, Promoting OPEN

Two congressmen are at CES proclaiming the good news of OPEN and the evils of SOPA. PCMag is reporting that Rep. Darrell Issa and Sen. Ron Wyden, co-sponsors of the OPEN Act, are at CES talking about SOPA and how OPEN is a much better alternative. Sen. Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, said, “This is a going to be a legal …

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