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In a surprise about-face, US Senate votes to keep Obama-era methane...

The rule orders oil and gas companies to limit methane emissions on federal land.

FBI’s Comey says he is “mildly nauseous” to think he influenced...

Still, he says he had a duty to disclose renewed Clinton e-mail probe.

US bill aims to quash Open Internet Order, prevent its return

A bill introduced Monday by some U.S. senators aims to repeal net neutrality rules under the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order, and ban the agency from issuing similar regulations in the future.The legislation aims to give some permanence to recent moves by the Republican-dominated FCC to repeal provisions of the 2015 order.

There are concerns that if the FCC at some point comes under the control of Democrats, it will promptly restore the rules under the 2015 Open Internet Order.[ Read 'em and weep: 5 ways your ISP is screwing you. | 5 more ways your ISP is screwing you. | Cut to the key news in technology trends and IT breakthroughs with the InfoWorld Daily newsletter, our summary of the top tech happenings. ]The Restoring Internet Freedom Act was introduced by Senator Mike Lee, a Republican from Utah, and is cosponsored by eight other Republicans including Ted Cruz, senator for Texas, and Rand Paul, senator for Kentucky.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Net neutrality rules took away your Internet freedom, FCC chair claims

It's not clear exactly which "freedoms" ordinary consumers lost.

Ajit Pai announces plan to eliminate Title II net neutrality rules

Vote to begin net neutrality rollback scheduled for May 18.

FCC vs. the people: The big ISPs are back in charge

An overwhelming majority of Americans of all political persuasions thought broadband privacy rules should never have been repealed.

But the FCC is not only doubling down on that decision, it's setting its sights on the next target, net neutrality --...

Democrats draft laws in futile attempt to protect US internet privacy

In non-snowball-in-Hell's-chance news: New York joins states' revolt on ISP rules Less than a week after President Trump signed the law allowing ISPs to sell customers' browsing habits to advertisers, Democratic politicians are introducing bills to stop the practice.…

US border cops must get warrants to search citizens’ gadgets –...

Meanwhile, for non-Americans, things could get a lot worse Four members of Congress – two Republicans and two Democrats – have introduced legislation that steers US border officials toward obtaining warrants before searching American citizens' phones and laptops.…

Lawmakers propose law requiring warrants to search electronics at US border

"Americans' constitutional rights shouldn’t disappear at the border."

Trump move to kill privacy rules opposed by 72% of Republicans,...

Privacy is partisan for lawmakers, but not necessarily for the rest of us.

President Trump delivers final blow to Web-browsing privacy rules

ISP privacy rules are dead as Trump signs repeal instead of issuing veto.

Hey FCC, when you’re not busy screwing our privacy, how about...

No one else seems to care, sniff politicians US Democrats have written to America's communications watchdog the FCC complaining the mobile industry needs a kick up the backside to fix serious flaws in its networks.…