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FBI’s “Going Dark” Claims Now Even More Dubious

Is strong encryption causing the FBI to “go dark”, blocking access to evidence from criminal investigations? That claim has long been dubious, and a new report from the Washington Post, confirming that that FBI inflated the number of locked devices it cannot open by at least 4x, makes the claim even less credible. CDT advocates for strong encryption to keep our daily communications secure and protect information and networks across sectors.

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Senate Votes to Reinstate Net Neutrality Protections

Today, the Senate voted to reinstate the net neutrality protections of the 2015 Open Internet Order in a 52-47 vote. The passage of the CRA resolution now shifts the focus to the House of Representatives, which will consider the legislation. CDT applauds the bipartisan effort to pass the resolution in the Senate and encourages concerned citizens to contact their member of Congress in support of net neutrality.

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CDT, Coalition Urge Internet Platforms to Provide More Transparency and Accountability in Content Moderation

CDT and a coalition of civil society and academic representatives are releasing “The Santa Clara Principles”, a statement outlining minimum standards for the information tech companies share about their content moderation practices. CDT and the coalition urge companies to adopt these principles and offer meaningful transparency when reporting on practices that impact user free expression.

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U.S. Investigating AT&T and Verizon Over Wireless Collusion Claim

New York Times: The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into potential coordination by AT&T, Verizon and a telecommunications standards organization to hinder consumers from easily switching wireless carriers, according to six people with knowledge of the inquiry.

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