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When a California state legislator proposed new broadband privacy rules that would mirror the federal rules previously killed by Congress, broadband industry lobbyists got to work.
The lobbyists were successful in convincing the state legislature to let the bill die without passage last month, leaving Internet users without stronger rules protecting the privacy of their Web browsing histories.
This week, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) released documents that lobbyists distributed to lawmakers before the vote.

The EFF described one as “an anonymous and fact-free document the industry put directly into the hands of state senators to stall the bill” and the other as “a second document that attempted to play off fears emerging from the recent Charlottesville attack by white supremacists.” You can read them here and here.
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