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Florida’s Senators Amend Budget Bill to Ensure Open Internet for Cuban People

While both of Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--ended up voting against the $3.5 trillion budget resolution which cleared the chamber on a party-line vote last week, they did included an...

Kathy Castor Brings Back Proposal to Offer More Online Protections for Teenagers, Children

The bill reforms the “Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)” including requiting opt-in consent for Americans under the age of 18. The proposal also creates a new group of “young consumers” between the ages of 13-17 to let families “control who collects their personal information and what companies can do with it.”

Marco Rubio Calls on Biden to Expand Internet Access in Cuba

In his letter, Rubio also urged the president to direct U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to convene a meeting of the permanent council of the Organization of American States and call for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council.

Marco Rubio Calls on Trump Administration to Help Restore Internet Access in Iran

The senators called on the administration to restore Internet access in that country, which though partially restored remains heavily filtered. Iranian officials recently took that action after protests broke out against the regime’s decision to increase gasoline prices by 50 percent.