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White House Ignores Real Bill of Rights in Call for Privacy Regulation of Internet Businesses

February 23, 2012

The White House’s “Consumer Data Privacy in a Networked World” report outlines a revised framework for consumer privacy, proposes a “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights,”...


‘Next Digital Decade’ eBook a Must-Read for Digital Policy

February 21, 2012

TechFreedom launched just over a year ago with the publication of The Next Digital Decade , a free ebook that brought together 26 scholars of...


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...