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Internet Inventor Tim Berners-Lee Unveils Global Plan to Battle 'Digital Dystopia'

Internet Inventor Tim Berners-Lee Unveils Global Plan to Battle 'Digital Dystopia'
The web "needs radical intervention from all those who have power over its future."
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Leaked Draft of Trump Executive Order to 'Censor the Internet' Denounced as Dangerous, Unconstitutional Edict

Leaked Draft of Trump Executive Order to 'Censor the Internet' Denounced as Dangerous, Unconstitutional Edict
"In practice, this executive order would mean that whichever political party is in power could dictate what speech is allowed on the Internet."
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The Government Needs to Get a Warrant if It Wants Access to Our Private Health Information

The Government Needs to Get a Warrant if It Wants Access to Our Private Health Information
Requiring the DEA to get a warrant ensures that people’s sensitive prescription records are only available to police when there is a real need.
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Soon You May Not Even Have to Click on a Website Contract to Be Bound by Its Terms

Soon You May Not Even Have to Click on a Website Contract to Be Bound by Its Terms
If you’re like most people, you’ve probably clicked “I agree” on many online contracts without ever reading them. Soon you may be deemed to have agreed to a company’s terms without even knowing it. A vote is occurring Tuesday that would make it easier for online businesses to dispense with that click and allow websites that you merely browse — anything from Amazon and AT&T to Yahoo and
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Tech Companies Need to Get Serious About Confronting Hate

Tech Companies Need to Get Serious About Confronting Hate
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other large tech companies already have policies that ban hateful, violent, and harassing content. It is clear they need to do much more.
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How Deregulation Made Flying More Dangerous

How Deregulation Made Flying More Dangerous
The FAA let Boeing certify the safety of its own planes.
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Despite Crackdowns, White Supremacist and Neo-Nazi Videos Take Stubborn Root on YouTube

Despite Crackdowns, White Supremacist and Neo-Nazi Videos Take Stubborn Root on YouTube
The ideas in a treatise by Brenton Tarrant, the alleged gunman responsible for the massacres at two New Zealand mosques, are also circulating on many of the world’s most popular social media platforms.
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Facebook Proves Elizabeth Warren’s Point About Facebook Having Too Much Power

Facebook Proves Elizabeth Warren’s Point About Facebook Having Too Much Power
"Curious why I think FB has too much power? Let's start with their ability to shut down a debate over whether FB has too much power."
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Study Confirms What Women Have Long Said: Twitter Is Abusive

Study Confirms What Women Have Long Said: Twitter Is Abusive
A new study shows “that Twitter is a place where racism, misogyny, and homophobia are allowed to flourish basically unchecked.”
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'The Dam Is Breaking': First House Republican Backs Reinstatement of Net Neutrality Rules

'The Dam Is Breaking': First House Republican Backs Reinstatement of Net Neutrality Rules
"We urge Congressman Coffman's Republican colleagues to follow his lead and sign the discharge petition to restore net neutrality. It's the right thing to do."
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