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Sneak attack: Stimulus bill, just passed, sparks fears of internet monitoring


The Senate just passed an $789 billion stimulus package, but parts of it are already scaring hell out of web users.

The devil may or may not be in the details, as explains:

Consumer advocate group Public Knowledge issued an alert saying that Democrat Dianne Feinstein was trying to sneak copyright filters into the bill (it’s not clear if she was successful).

Consumer advocate group Free Press issued a statement applauding the fact that grant money in both bills [the House and Senate versions] still requires carriers to hold fast to network openness.

Anyway, the gigantic bill passed, 61-37.


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