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.

  • Privacy Board Says NSA Phone Spying Is Illegal

    January 24, 2014
    Poor NSA. The world’s most powerful spy is drawing fire everywhere it turns these days — and on Thursday, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board weighed in.
  • The Day We Fight Back

    January 24, 2014
    Internet activist Aaron Swartz committed suicide last January — one year after he helped plan the mass online protest that brought down the SOPA/PIPA Web-censorship legislation, and two years after MIT police arrested him for downloading academic journals from the digital library JSTOR.
  • Decoding Net Neutrality: A User-Friendly Explanation of Verizon v. FCC and Its Impact on Latinos

    January 22, 2014
    Last week, a federal appeals court gutted a large portion of the Federal Communications Commission’s Net Neutrality rules. This blog post will explain what the Net Neutrality rules accomplished, and what the court decision means for those of us who care about the well-being of Latinos and other people of color.
  • The Information Counter-Revolution

    January 21, 2014
    Many people in Kiev awoke Tuesday morning to a frightening text message on their phones. “Dear subscriber, you are registered as a participant in a mass disturbance,” it read.
  • To Plead Our Own Cause

    January 21, 2014
    What if you had to pick five websites to browse for the rest of your life? What websites would make your list?
  • We Fight Today for a Better Tomorrow

    January 19, 2014
    In a world where the owners of the network get to decide what speech flows over the network, will it be possible to organize against injustices that the broader society and powers that be find acceptable?
  • Ladies <3 the Internet

    January 17, 2014
    Since Tuesday, the Web has lit up with reports that the Internet as we know it is dead. Advocacy organizations, policy wonks, beat reporters and lobbyists have weighed in about what this means for Internet users of every stripe. But what does the Verizon vs. FCC decision mean for women, and more specifically women of color and indigenous women?
  • The Net Neutrality Solution

    January 17, 2014
    In the wake of this week's devastating court decision on Net Neutrality, a consensus is emerging as to how the FCC can clean up its mess.
  • Reclassification Is Not a Dirty Word

    January 17, 2014
    In the wake of Tuesday’s big Net Neutrality announcement, it's time we got serious about the “R” word. And no, we're not talking about “regulation.” The future of the Internet as we know it today is all about “reclassification.”
  • Free Press Champions Net Neutrality on the PBS NewsHour --- and Everywhere Else

    January 16, 2014
    Since Tuesday's court ruling against Net Neutrality, Free Press has sprung into action. This much is clear: The word is getting out about the danger to the open Internet.


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