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

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

Congressman Requests FTC Briefing In Relation To Google Case Congressman Requests FTC Briefing In Relation To Google Case
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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 …

Rep. Darrell Issa Seeks Input On New Bill From Reddit 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 …

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

The OPEN Act Becomes Truly Open The OPEN Act Becomes Truly Open
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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 …

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 …

SOPA Update: Introducing OPEN and Twitter Reaction SOPA Update: Introducing OPEN and Twitter Reaction
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No, the SOPA battles have not gone away, in fact, in the houses of the United States government, they are still going strong, something the newly-launched OPEN Act counterpoint demonstrates quite clearly. Drafted by SOPA/PIPA opponents Senator Ron Wyden and …