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Hacker cracks Sen. Grassley’s Twitter, corrects his grammar

A hacker claiming to be a “follower” of Anonymous gained access to the Twitter page of Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) Monday afternoon, posting a bevy of tweets intended to embarrass the long-time politician. He claimed he was particularly motivated by Grassley’s support of SOPA and PIPA, the anti-piracy bills recently…

Internet wins: Votes on PIPA/SOPA indefinitely postponed

After vowing to move forward with votes on controversial anti-piracy legislation, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) both announced Friday that the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)  had been postponed indefinitely. “There is no reason that…

Rep. Huelskamp: SOPA and PIPA would be ‘huge disaster’

After the largest online protest in history on Wednesday, a number of lawmakers have decided to make their opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) well known. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) was questioned about the bills during his hour-long telephone town hall event…

Senate Democrats hold fast to anti-piracy bill

By all accounts, the Internet’s first politically motivated mass work-stoppage on Wednesday was a rousing success, and so far 13 19 U.S. Senators have flipped their stance on pending anti-piracy legislation that critics say would severely harm the freedom of speech online. But the real story is, all but two…

Lawmakers turn against anti-piracy bills amid huge Internet blackout

Dozens of Republican and Democrat Members of Congress voiced there opposition to two anti-piracy bills on Wednesday during the largest online protest in history. Even some lawmakers who had co-sponsored the legislation announced they would now vote against it. Thousands of sites joined in a blackout protest on Wednesday against…

Issa ‘committed’ to blocking anti-piracy bills

Appearing on a panel of tech experts and activists opposed to the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (SOPA/PIPA), Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) promised that so long as he’s in Congress, legislation that looks anything like either of those bills will not go through. “I am…

Announcement: Raw Story to go dark on January 18 to protest SOPA/PIPA

The news doesn’t stop. But if Congress passes the Stop Online Piracy Act or the Protect Intellectual Property Act, your access to it could — and the owners and publisher of Raw Story won’t stand for that. In protest of Congress’ interest in passing the legislation, Raw Story will join…

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