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FCC Proposal on Broadband Privacy Offers Meaningful Protections for Consumers

Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) circulated a fact sheet describing a modified Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would extend robust privacy protections to broadband internet customers. This proposal promises to give consumers meaningful control over how their information is used and shared by broadband providers. CDT has long expressed support for strong customer controls over personal information.

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CDT Welcomes Three New Board Members

The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) has added three new members to its Board of Directors: former FTC Commissioner and privacy attorney Julie Brill, computer scientist and cybersecurity expert Carl Landwehr, and communications strategist and telecommunications lawyer Mark Seifert. All three were unanimously approved by CDT’s current Board members.

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It's time for porn sites to embrace HTTPS

CIO: As long as you’re of legal age, visiting adult websites should be your own business. The reality is, however, very few adult sites offer high levels of security, and if someone snoops on your browsing habits they can see the pages you visit, the content you download, and the specific terms you search for.

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The Quest to Make Porn Sites More Secure

Wired: Today, the FSC and the Center for Democracy and Technology embark on a quest to make pornographic sites safer to browse. Together, they hope to bring the encryption protocol HTTPS to online porn, securing an incalculably large portion of the web along with it. The initial goal of the FSC and CDT partnership isn’t to force HTTPS on porn sites but to educate them as to its importance, and help with the transition.

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