May 15, 2015
by Colleen Mallick
The US House of Representatives on Wednesday approves the USA Freedom Act, which would end the National Security Agency's (NSA) mass collection of Americans' phone data. The measure, approved by a vote of 338 to 88, largely extends the USA Patriot Act that was set to expire on June 3. Under the ...[read more]
April 7, 2015
by Megan Miller
The principle that net neutrality advocates is that all internet providers should not discriminate or charge differently for any sort of data, including platform, user, content or any other category. With open internet, services providers such as Verizon, Comcast, Time Warner and others would not ...[read more]
May 24, 2014
by William Helbling
The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit rejected on Friday challenges to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) plan to expand broadband Internet service to rural areas. The FCC's plan is a $4.5 billion program which subsidizes high-speed Internet services in high-cost rural areas. ...[read more]
January 15, 2014
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law discusses two recent decisions on the constitutionality of the National Security Agency's (NSA) metadata collection program ...Edward Snowden, who worked for the National Security Agency (NSA), revealed a secret order ...[read more]
January 15, 2014
by Samuel Franklin
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday struck down Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules that required broadband providers to employ nondiscriminatory practices in the treatment of Internet content. In a 63-page opinion, Judge David Tatel explained how the ...[read more]
November 18, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The US Supreme Court on Monday denied the petition for certiorari in a case challenging the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) April order requiring Verizon to turn over data to the National Security Agency (NSA) including US telephone calls and Internet exchanges. The case, brought by ...[read more]
October 22, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
An EU Parliament Committee on Tuesday approved broad legislation aimed at providing greater data protection for Internet users in the wake of the revelation of the US National Security Agency (NSA) PRISM program. If passed, the legislation would empower Internet users to demand that companies with ...[read more]
September 10, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit suggested Monday during oral arguments that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 2011 "Open Internet" rules may be invalidated in whole or in part. Verizon has filed suit twice in three years alleging that ...[read more]
July 21, 2013
by Sean Gallagher
7/16/2013: Nineteen organizations file suit against the NSA for violation of their First Amendment right of association. 6/23/2013: Edward Snowden leaves Hong Kong for Moscow after Hong Kong denies a US request for extradition. 6/21/2013: Edward Snowden is charged with espionage in the US 6/11/ ...[read more]
July 16, 2013
by Michael Kalis
JURIST Guest Columnist Tung Yin of the Lewis & Clark Law School says that the key issue in assessing the espionage charge against Edward Snowden is whether his disclosure of the gathering of call data harmed the US or helped a foreign nation...Several weeks ago, The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald ...[read more]

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