CISPA Lobbying and Protecting Privacy in the age of Facebook, Twitter, Cyber Threats and Malware

SOPA and PIPA are not the only online privacy debates on Capitol Hill. Last November, a billed aimed at protecting against cyber threats, called Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) was introduced. Since its introduction, CISPA has come under fire for violating boundaries of internet privacy and neutrality. It is still unclear if President […]

Google Lobby Tab Highest Ever

Sometimes a chart speaks volumes. Google’s lobby expenditures shot up dramatically in 2011. The company’s most recent report shows fourth-quarter spending of $3.76 million, its largest amount yet. Altogether, it spent nearly $9.7 million in 2011. Yet our bar graph doesn’t tell the whole story. Web companies won big last month in their successful effort […]

Markham Erickson – The Man Fighting for the Internet’s Freedom

Wednesday’s Internet “blackout” by many leading Internet companies — including Google, Wikipedia, and Wired.com, among others — brought widespread public attention to online piracy legislation being considered on Capitol Hill and satisfaction to at least one leading lobbyist as it appeared to cause a further scramble among lawmakers in both the House and Senate. “We’re […]