Why one US Republican voted to kill privacy rules: “Nobody has to use the Internet” | Ars Technica UK


A Republican lawmaker who voted to eliminate Internet privacy rules said, “Nobody’s got to use the Internet” when asked why ISPs should be able to use and share their customers’ Web browsing history for advertising purposes.

Source: Why one US Republican voted to kill privacy rules: “Nobody has to use the Internet” | Ars Technica UK

Senate votes to let US ISPs sell Web browsing history to advertisers | Ars Technica UK


ISP now stands for “invading subscriber privacy,” Democratic senator says.

Source: Senate votes to let US ISPs sell Web browsing history to advertisers | Ars Technica UK

Force employees to take DNA tests for bosses? We’ve got a new law to make that happen, beam House Republicans • The Register


Give us your genes or pay 50% more for company healthcare

Source: Force employees to take DNA tests for bosses? We’ve got a new law to make that happen, beam House Republicans • The Register

Sen. Joni Ernst Puts Planned Parenthood — and Access to Birth Control — on the Chopping Block


Stripping Planned Parenthood of federal funding could seriously damage the networks of providers that offer women’s health services, leaving thousands of women without access to preventive care.

Source: Sen. Joni Ernst Puts Planned Parenthood — and Access to Birth Control — on the Chopping Block

Republican-led FCC drops court defense of inmate calling rate cap | Ars Technica


FCC lawyers no longer authorized to defend intrastate calling caps.

Source: Republican-led FCC drops court defense of inmate calling rate cap | Ars Technica

GOP tells FCC to just stop what it’s doing until Trump is inaugurated | Ars Technica


Set-top box rules and other changes could be dead in Obama’s final months.

Source: GOP tells FCC to just stop what it’s doing until Trump is inaugurated | Ars Technica

House Science Committee now wants to see SEC’s e-mails, too | Ars Technica


Congressman continues crusade against Exxon securities fraud investigations.

Source: House Science Committee now wants to see SEC’s e-mails, too | Ars Technica

John Boehner Cashes Out, Joins Corporate Lobbying Firm That Represents China


The news comes just a week after Boehner joined the board of tobacco giant Reynolds American for an estimated $400,000 a year.

Source: John Boehner Cashes Out, Joins Corporate Lobbying Firm That Represents China

After key donations, GOP tried to keep poisoned kids from suing lead makers | Ars Technica


Leaked documents reveal how $750,000 in donations led to laws in Wisconsin.

Source: After key donations, GOP tried to keep poisoned kids from suing lead makers | Ars Technica