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July 3, 2013 | By Paresh Dave
In support of activists protesting NSA's collection of data of U.S. residents, major Web services such as Reddit, 4chan, and Mozilla plan to post messages on their sites on the Fourth of July urging Americans to join their fight against unreasonable collection of such data. The National Security Agency must get warrants from a secret court before requiring technology companies to release vast amounts of phone and Internet activity records. But the Internet Defense League wants Congress to amend laws governing government surveillance, bringing those proceedings into the public view so that warrant requests can be contested.
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July 3, 2013 | By Paresh Dave
In support of activists protesting NSA's collection of data of U.S. residents, major Web services such as Reddit, 4chan, and Mozilla plan to post messages on their sites on the Fourth of July urging Americans to join their fight against unreasonable collection of such data. The National Security Agency must get warrants from a secret court before requiring technology companies to release vast amounts of phone and Internet activity records. But the Internet Defense League wants Congress to amend laws governing government surveillance, bringing those proceedings into the public view so that warrant requests can be contested.
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May 26, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Internet defenders, assemble! Months after the success of the virtual protests against the SOPA online piracy bill, the nonprofit group Fight for the Future is forming the Internet Defense League -- an organization of people who support Internet freedom and have pledged to fight for it using whatever powers they have. "The Internet Blackout was just the beginning," the league founders write on a Web page announcing the project. "Together, our websites and personal networks can mobilize the planet to defend the Internet from bad laws and monopolies.
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May 26, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Internet defenders, assemble! Months after the success of the virtual protests against the SOPA online piracy bill, the nonprofit group Fight for the Future is forming the Internet Defense League -- an organization of people who support Internet freedom and have pledged to fight for it using whatever powers they have. "The Internet Blackout was just the beginning," the league founders write on a Web page announcing the project. "Together, our websites and personal networks can mobilize the planet to defend the Internet from bad laws and monopolies.
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May 26, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Groupon has begun testing a mobile credit card reader, encroaching on a domain innovated by Square that PayPal has also recently entered. The Groupon payment platform will charge a 1.8% transaction fee along with a 15-cent transaction charge. At that rate, the fee is less than Square's 2.75% or the 2.7% charged by PayPal Here and Verifone SAIL, another player in the market. However, Groupon's competitors don't have a transaction fee. Groupon is giving the card readers away free to merchants along with an iPod Touch, according to VentureBeat That's more than Groupon's competitors, which just hand out readers.
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April 12, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO - The escalating cyber attacks on corporate and government computers have provided a rare opportunity for bipartisan legislation to address the problem. But rather than sailing through Congress, the latest cyber security legislation is exposing a fault line in the tech industry. On one side stand some of tech's biggest companies, such as Intel Corp., Oracle Corp. and IBM Corp., which are pressing for more government action. On the other side are thousands of smaller tech firms and privacy activists who have launched online protests to raise the alarm over a bill they say harms privacy and civil liberties.
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