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Amid the backdrop of last week’s People’s Climate March and the UN Climate Change Summit, tech giants Facebook and Google have cut ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The companies cite the lobbying group’s stance on climate change–i.e., denial–as the reason.

ALEC is a Koch-funded, right-wing think tank [...]

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Bitcoin Education Day on Capitol Hill

On September 5, 2014 By Brenan Salgado

The newly-enacted Chamber of Digital Commerce (CDC), a bitcoin lobbying group, brought more than thirty professionals from the bitcoin industry to Capitol Hill on August 29 in an effort to spread awareness about the digital currency.

The CDC’s goal is to provide information to lawmakers and the general public about the bitcoin technology in [...]

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Recently, a coalition of technology companies and advocacy groups has announced that it will lobby Congress to strengthen online privacy laws.

The companies involved include AT&T, Microsoft, and Google, while the advocacy groups include the American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Democracy and Technology, and the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

Calling itself the Digital [...]

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Hooray for maintaining (or, more aptly, restoring) the intellectual property rights of artists who share their work via the Internet! The technology and creative communities have banded together in an attempt to encourage the development of, and educate the public about, the distribution of inventive, original Internet content over safe, reliable networks. The result is Continue Reading