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Net Neutrality Takes a Hit by FCC

(Thanks to Time.com for the above photo) MUNCIE, Indiana (NEWS) – The democrat appointed Chairman to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) got his plan pushed through the commission this afternoon with a vote of 3-2 along party lines which many perceive as a major win for the big Internet Service Providers (ISPs) like Verizon, ATT […]

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Breaking: AZ (R) Gov. Jan Brewer Vetoes Anti-Gay SB 1062

Breaking: Arizona- Feb. 26th, 2014 Arizona Governor (R) Jan Brewer vetoes controversial anti-gay SB 1062; A measure constructed by fellow republican legislators at the Arizona Statehouse to allow businesses to refuse service and to discriminate (against homosexuals) citing “moral conscience” and “religious freedoms”. AZ (R) Sen. John McCain did not support the bill, neither did […]

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Door Closes to Open Internet, But All May Not Be Lost

In the words of Howard Beale, the Mad Prophet of the Airwaves in the movie Network, “Woe is us! We’re in a lot of trouble!” And, as Beale would shout, we should be mad as hell. Issuing a decision that triggered dismay and anger among supporters…

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State Policy Network: Billionaires Influencing Policy in Indiana

We’ve been talking about the Indiana Policy Review on the pages of Muncie Voice, and thanks to the new website from the Center for Media and Democracy, many of our readers can do their own research and verify who is writing for our local newspapers and who tells them what to write. In Muncie, we […]

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Senator Obama Supported Surveillance Reforms

by Kara Brandeisky, ProPublica When the House of Representatives recently considered an amendment that would have dismantled the NSA’s bulk phone records collection program, the White House swiftly condemned the measure. But only five years ago, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. was part of a group of legislators that supported substantial NSA surveillance reforms. Here are […]

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NSA Snooping Black Hole of Information

The NSA Black Hole: 5 Basic Things We Still Don’t Know About the Agency’s Snooping by Justin Elliott and Theodoric Meyer ProPublica Last week saw revelations that the FBI and the National Security Agency have been collecting Americans’ phone records en masse and that the agencies have access to data from nine tech companies. But […]