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Transparency Is Great, But It's No Substitute For Free Speech

Twitter has released a new transparency report. The company—which scored five stars in our latest "Who Has Your Back?" report—blogged about the release, wrote that "[p]roviding this insight is simply the right thing to do, especially in an age of increasing concerns about government surveillance." More than thirty » 2/16/15 6:30am 2/16/15 6:30am

More Surveillance Won't Protect Free Speech

Following a terrorist attack, it is not uncommon to hear calls from politicians and government officials for increased surveillance. Fear and grief can lead to quick "solutions" that have significant consequences; as we pointed out last week, some of the most far-reaching surveillance and law enforcement powers around… » 1/13/15 4:15am 1/13/15 4:15am

3D-Printed Guns Are Only Getting Better, and Scarier

A couple years ago, when a 25-year-old law student in Texas said he was going to 3D-print a gun, nobody took him seriously. Then, he actually did it. And then, a lot of people started doing it. Now, it's so easy that some protestors are going make a gun inside the Texas State Capitol with a special gun machine. This… » 1/06/15 1:15pm 1/06/15 1:15pm

FCC Mysteriously Lost Hundreds of Thousands Net Neutrality Comments

As the Sony hack makes internet regulation a top priority, startling new revelations about how the FCC handled public comments on net neutrality just came in. New analysis of the data the FCC recently released about the process shows that the agency lost and/or ignored a whole bunch public comments. How many is a… » 12/19/14 3:05pm 12/19/14 3:05pm

Judge Says Putting Disgusting Warning Pictures on Cigarette Boxes Is a Violation of Free Speech

Those disgusting images of holey throats, lumpy lungs, broke ass teeth, etc. that the FDA was planning on plastering on cigarettes to curb smoking? Um, it doesn't look like it's going to happen. A federal judge just said those images were a violation of free speech. Wait what? » 11/08/11 1:20pm 11/08/11 1:20pm