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  • The Impact of the Net Neutrality Ruling on People of Color

    January 27, 2014
    On Jan. 14, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet Order. In its decision, the court said that the FCC lacked the authority to implement and enforce its Net Neutrality rules under the legal framework it had adopted. But what does this mean and why is the open Internet so essential for communities of color?
  • Coming Clean on Net Neutrality

    January 27, 2014
    I’m relieved that Net Neutrality’s opponents have finally come clean. Sort of.
  • Catch Free Press' Joseph Torres at Al Jazeera America

    January 26, 2014
    In a recent piece for Al-Jazeera America, Free Press Senior External Affairs Director Joseph Torres explores the broader cultural impact of the Jan. 14 ruling that overturned the Net Neutrality protections.
  • 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?


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