Online spying and surveillance have a chilling effect on free speech. They create an environment in which we refrain from posting on Facebook, conducting Web searches, sending emails, writing blog posts or otherwise communicating online for fear that the National Security Agency could come knocking.
Tell your senators to vote "NO" on any cybersecurity bill that threatens our online privacy.
The bankrupt Tribune Company is selling its daily newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times. Charles and David Koch —billionaire brothers notorious for their extreme politics — may be the buyers.
The Federal Communications Commission is still poised to allow more media consolidation. Its proposal would push more women and people of color off the airwaves — and allow Rupert Murdoch to get his hands on even more local media.