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Welcome to the Free Press blog! We post several times a week on everything from Internet access to free speech to media mergers, so check back often to see what we’re up to.

  • A Chance to Rein in the NSA

    November 17, 2014
    It’s been almost 18 months since whistleblower Edward Snowden exposed the NSA’s spying programs. And on Tuesday, the Senate will decide whether to move forward with the USA Freedom Act — a bill that would curb some of the government’s worst surveillance practices.
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    Hey Bay Area! Speak Out for Real Net Neutrality

    November 13, 2014
    Obama’s bold statement on Monday marks a critical turning point in the fight for the open Internet — but we haven’t won yet. That’s why we’re co-hosting Bay Area Speaks: A People’s Hearing on the Future of the Internet.
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    Pick Up the Phone and Talk Some Sense into Tom Wheeler

    November 13, 2014
    On Monday President Obama threw his full support behind real Net Neutrality. But FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler still wants rules that would please his industry pals at AT&T, Comcast and Verizon.
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    Calling AT&T's Broadband Bluff

    November 12, 2014
    On Wednesday, AT&T threatened to push pause on its alleged commitment to bring fiber connections to 100 U.S. cities. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson says the company can’t move ahead on this project until the FCC decides whether it’s going to protect Net Neutrality.
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    Most Conservative Voters Heart Net Neutrality

    November 12, 2014
    While Sen. Ted Cruz tweeted that Net Neutrality is “Obamacare for the Internet,” a new poll shows that most conservatives support open Internet protections.
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    Lawmakers Tweet Their Support for Obama's #NetNeutrality Statement

    November 11, 2014
    #NetNeutrality trended on Twitter for a good stretch on Monday — all thanks to President Obama’s bold stand in support of the free and open Internet.
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    The President Might Have Just Saved the Internet

    November 10, 2014
    During his first run for the White House, Barack Obama promised that he would take "a back seat to no one" on Net Neutrality. Today, the president finally got in the driver's seat.
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    Nov. 6 Vigils to Save Net Neutrality

    November 5, 2014
    FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is still fumbling around in the dark. While his original disastrous proposal for the Internet is dead, a new approach he's considering would still leave us stranded in the slow lane.
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    Where Is Tom Wheeler?

    November 5, 2014
    On a recent Monday night in Brooklyn, five empty chairs stood on stage — one for each member of the Federal Communications Commission. A crowd had amassed in the room for a public hearing to send this message to the agency: Don’t hurt the open Internet.
  • From Frankenstein Net Neutrality to #ComcastHorror

    October 31, 2014
    Forget Dracula, Chucky and the creature from the black lagoon. This Halloween FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is considering Internet rules so scary they make Circus Peanuts look edible. And Comcast would be one of the beneficiaries.

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