This morning, the Supreme Court delivered two opinions: one that undercut a startup challenging the power of broadcasters, and another that protected our privacy rights on cellphones. Whiplash, anyone?
One year ago today, we learned that the NSA has been spying on practically everything we do or say online and on the phone.
Edward Snowden’s revelations shocked our democracy to its core. So we fought back.
WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, nearly 100 organizations sent a letter urging President Obama and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to reject any rules that would harm the open Internet. Wheeler has been under intense pressure to abandon his proposed rules, which reportedly would allow Internet service providers to prioritize content from websites and services that are willing to pay an extra fee.
WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, Free Press led a coalition of organizations — including the ACLU, Avaaz, Common Cause, ColorOfChange, CREDO, DailyKos, Demand Progress, Fight for the Future, the Harry Potter Alliance, MoveOn, RootsAction and the Sierra Club's SierraRise community — that delivered more than 1 million petitions to the Federal Communications Commission urging the agency to restore Net Neutrality.
WASHINGTON -- As the Senate Judiciary and Intelligence Committees plan upcoming hearings on U.S. surveillance programs and data collection, the StopWatching.Us coalition today announced that it will bring thousands to the nation’s capital to rally against mass surveillance.
When it comes to limiting digital rights, big companies are in cahoots with governments like never before. But the belief that everyone deserves safe, affordable, and private access to the Internet is taking off.
Eighty-six Internet companies and organizations sent a letter to Washington demanding the formation of a Congressional committee to investigate the NSA’s surveillance tactics and “reveal to the public the extent of this domestic spying.” The coalition — including Mozilla, Reddit, Greenpeace, BoingBoing, and the American Civil Liberties Union — has also launched a petition at StopWatching.Us.
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Net Neutrality win
A panel of judges has ruled in favor of the FCC's Net Neutrality rules.
Winning this case is a major victory for internet users like you.