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More Nicks in Net Neutrality’s Death By A Thousand Cuts

More Nicks in Net Neutrality’s Death By A Thousand Cuts

This week, at long last, the Federal Communications Commission explained in court why telco criticisms of its Net neutrality regulations are “baseless.” Nonetheless, it has become crystal clear that the FCC’s rules against online discrimination – perhaps the signature technology policy move of Barack Obama’s presidency – are in the…

The Hulu Dilemma: How Private is Your Video Playlist?

The Hulu Dilemma: How Private is Your Video Playlist?

Hulu’s year-long effort to dodge a lawsuit for sharing its users viewing habits hit a brick wall this week when a California judge rejected the company’s motion to dismiss the suit. The Hulu privacy case is now one step closer to trial, and the question of who can share your video playlist is about to break wide open.

Senator Leahy’s Anti-Privacy Gift to Netflix

Senator Leahy’s Anti-Privacy Gift to Netflix

Senator Patrick Leahy offered an amendment to the now-stalled cybersecurity bill that would allow Facebook users to automatically share the titles of movies they rent through Netflix. His proposal would strengthen ecommerce at the expense of a decades-old bill that keeps video rental record private. Guess what? The Vermont Democrat also…

ACLU: Judge’s Decision on Protest Tweets Is Troubling

ACLU: Judge’s Decision on Protest Tweets Is Troubling

Data stored on Twitter’s servers became fair game for eager prosecutors on July 2, when a New York City criminal court judge once again upheld the District Attorney’s subpoena for more than a hundred days’ worth of tweets and user information tied to a Brooklyn man arrested during the Occupy Wall Street protests. But the judge’s decisions are all…