Dark patterns and the dark web: FBI joins Rule 41 in setting troubling precedent

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New disclosures reveal that as part of a child porn takedown, the FBI levied surveillance onto some 8,000 IPs in 120 countries, under the auspices of a single warrant. The new era of grey-hat digital surveillance is taking shape. Who will come out on top?

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FCC Labels Aim to Demystify Broadband Service Plans


The Federal Communications Commission on Monday announced a plan to create label disclosures that would give consumers a clear picture of the pricing, speed and bandwidth they are paying for under high-speed Internet contracts. The FCC’s Consumer Advisory Committee proposed the nutrition-like labels amid concerns that providers were not transparent enough about what consumers were signing up for under fixed and mobile broadband contracts. “The more consumers know, the better the opportunity for competition,” FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said.

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Apple spent record $4.1M to lobby U.S. government in 2014

Federal lobbying disclosures filed this week revealed the extent to which Apple has beefed up lobbying operations in recent years, as the $1.2 million the company spent in the fourth quarter of last year pushed its full-year total over $4 million for the first time ever.



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