Companies like AT&T and BellSouth are backing an organization claiming to be saving the Internet by keeping it free of "burdensome and unnecessary regulation." But that's nonsense. They're the ones that want to put toll lanes on the Internet. (These are the same companies that reportedly handed over America's phone records to the NSA.) Buzzflash sorts it out.
Late coming to the story about the NSA's massive telephone record collection program? The Washington Post does a 360-degree report.