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Complete Overhaul of FCC Lifeline Program Is Not Enough

February 13, 2012

TechFreedom’s Larry Downes explains the problems with the Lifeline program on WebProNews . Although good intentions pushed its genesis, since there was no cap and...


FCC Wants $25 Million for Cell Phone Subsidy Program ‘Fraught with Fraud’

February 13, 2012

TechFreedom’s Larry Downes was quoted in US News & World Report , explaining the problems with Lifeline and a proposed pilot program to extend access...


TechFreedom Comments on FTC Facial Recognition & Privacy Inquiry

February 1, 2012

TechFreedom filed the following comments ( PDF ) in the FTC’s inquiry about the privacy implications of facial recognition technology. The Federal Trade Commission plays...


FCC Lifeline Reform a Good Start but Storm Clouds Loom

January 31, 2012

Today, the FCC began the long-overdue process of reforming the Lifeline and Link-Up America programs, which subsidize basic phone service for low-income Americans. The following...


Supremes to Congress: Bring Privacy Law into 21st Century

January 30, 2012

Last week’s unanimous decision of the Supreme Court in U.S. v. Jones ( PDF ) marks a major victory for constitutional rights. While the justices...


Who Really Stopped SOPA, and Why?

January 25, 2012

I split my time these days between Silicon Valley and Capitol Hill, and last week was a very good week to be in Washington. In...