May 25, 2012

As Facebook Increases Its Lobbying, Have They Joined An Anti-Climate Science, Pro-Republican Secret Attack Ad Group?

While much of the buzz around Facebook has been geographically centered on Wall Street, perhaps just as lucrative for the company are the ties it’s creating in Washington. The social media giant has upped its lobbying game, spending a record amount on federal lobbying in the first quarter of 2012. But everyone knows that the D.C. influence industry goes beyond mere lobbying and Facebook has made inroads elsewhere in the capital, including with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Despite its innocuous sounding name, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the mother of all outside spending groups. It surpassed all¬†other …

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April 24, 2012

Dislike: Meet The Lobbyists Facebook Hired To Help The Government Spy On You

Following the defeat of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), lobbyists for Big Business have been very careful when writing and promoting legislation that drastically curtails Internet freedoms.

Now, various corporations have gotten together to push for the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA. Proponents of the bill are saying that it is about “cybersecurity” and protecting Americans. But the bill gives wide room for abuse. It allows the government, private security agencies, or private corporations to share “cyber threat” information — which can be your personal and private information — with each other without even telling …

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