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IRS Says It Can Snoop On You; Surprisingly, The Internet Hates Them

The latest news out of Washington is that the IRS thinks that it can go through your emails, texts, and other electronic correspondence without a warrant. Of course, the Internet has not taken this lightly. After the massive response to the proposition of SOPA in 2011, we saw how the voices of people online can change the debate in Congress. Will that work with the IRS though? We don’t know. But we […]

New Senate Ranking Member

The AP reports that Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) has just been named the ranking member on the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet.  Wicker, they say is making expanding broadband internet access to rural areas a priority. During the SOPA/PIPA legislation controversy Wicker called for a moderate “consensus” bill but never went into great detail about what that would look like.  Should the Republicans win back the Senate, Wicker’s chairmanship […]