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Germany to roll out ID cards with embedded RFID

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Big Brother: Obama Demands Access to Internet Records, in Secret, and Without Court Review

In yet another instance where Americans are urged to trust their political minders, the Obama administration is seeking authority from Congress that would compel internet service providers (ISPs) to turn over records of an individual’s internet activity for use in secretive FBI probes. Continue reading

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Democrats push for new Internet sales taxes

Introducing… the MAIN STREET FAIRNESS ACT! For real, that’s what it’s called:
From CNET:
The halcyon days of tax-free Internet shopping will, if Rep. Bill Delahunt gets his way, soon be coming to an abrupt end.
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FCC Chair: Broadband Problems Result of Checks & Balances

Inspiring words from FCC Chair Julius Genachowski in a speech about broadband in the US:

Another issue, he said, is the fact that the country pours money into a universal fund for phone calls, but not for broadband. Recent court rulings, he said, have… Continue reading

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Draft of Secretive International Copyright Treaty Leaked — Confirms Fears About Internet Freedom

Thanks to Michael Geist for this update on ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) and our internet freedom:

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