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‘Decisive and Tremendous Win’ for Net Neutrality as D.C. Court Upholds Rules

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the Federal Communications Commission acted within its jurisdiction when it enacted sweeping net neutrality regulations last year.

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John Cusack and an Ex-Clinton Aide Wage a War of Tweets Over Internet Freedom

The spat between the actor and former State Department staffer Alec Ross frames an issue that hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves in the presidential race.

Posted on Mar 23, 2016 READ MORE



‘Poor Internet for Poor People’: Indians Resist Facebook’s Bid to Seize Control of Their Service

Since spring 2015, activists in India have been waging a fierce campaign to stop the tech giant from taking charge of the country’s Internet service through its “Free Basics” program.

Posted on Jan 16, 2016 READ MORE



Surprise! Corporate America Is Throwing Down for the TPP

A flurry of big business endorsements is likely aimed at building congressional momentum for the mega-deal.

Posted on Jan 5, 2016 READ MORE



Internet Liberty at Stake in Obama World Wide Web Policy

President Obama’s support of net neutrality is welcome, but there are many problems with it. 

Posted on Nov 11, 2014 READ MORE



Aaron Swartz Day: A Vital Legacy Lives On

A champion of the Internet and governmental reform is celebrated around the world Saturday. His suicide—committed under a threat of prosecution—did not end the fight for his causes.

Posted on Nov 8, 2014 READ MORE



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Hacker ‘Weev’ Is Out of Jail, but His ‘Fight for Freedom’ Isn’t Over Yet

After spending over a year in a federal correctional institution, “Weev” Auernheimer’s conviction has been vacated by an appeals court. The U.S. government may try him again and critics of his prosecution hope Auernheimer’s plight will underscore the need to put an end to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Posted on Apr 21, 2014 READ MORE


Trailer: ‘The Internet’s Own Boy’

One year after the death of Internet visionary Aaron Swartz, Brian Knappenberger, a director of films about hacktivism, is ready to release a documentary that follows a child programmer’s maturation into one of the most important and effective political minds of his generation.

Posted on Jan 12, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN



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The Internet’s Losing Its Freedom, in America and Beyond

Some countries are adopting ever more stringent Internet laws and increasing surveillance. Given the Edward Snowden leaks, you may not be surprised to see the United States is high on the list of nations that have decreased online freedom this year, but what about the others?

Posted on Oct 9, 2013 READ MORE



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‘The Net Is Finished as a Global Network’

The story of the Obama administration’s pursuit of one man exposing unconstitutional spying is important. But the real issue we should be discussing in the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations is the fate of the Internet, Open University professor John Naughton writes in The Observer.

Posted on Aug 1, 2013 READ MORE


Rep. Alan Grayson Honors Aaron Swartz

Aaron Swartz, the Internet freedom advocate who committed suicide in mid-January, was an intern in Florida Congressman Alan Grayson’s office after the onset of the economic crisis. Grayson recently paid tribute to Swartz at a memorial service in Washington, D.C.

Posted on Feb 22, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN



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Anonymous Honors Aaron Swartz by Hacking MIT

In its tribute to Internet activist Aaron Swartz posted on MIT’s website, the hacktivist collective said it wanted to use “this tragedy to be a basis for reform of computer crime laws, and the overzealous prosecutors who use them.”

Posted on Jan 14, 2013 READ MORE



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Truthdigger of the Week: Aaron Swartz

Was Aaron Swartz, beloved friend, activist and computer programmer, a casualty of the U.S. government’s vigorous campaign to silence champions of Internet freedom?

Posted on Jan 13, 2013 READ MORE



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Need to Bear Arms? The Internet Can Help

The bowels of the Internet can be a scary place, as evidenced by a site called The Armory—a no-questions-asked, anonymous weapons-supply store.

Posted on Jul 19, 2012 READ MORE



Ron and Rand Crusade, Darker View for Pa. Voters, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Mitt Romney’s record-breaking month of fundraising and Stephen Colbert on what it means to be an American.

Posted on Jul 5, 2012 READ MORE



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Who’s Supporting SOPA and PIPA?

ProPublica has created an easy-to-use database that lists the congressional supporters and opponents of two bills that threaten Internet freedom under the guise of strengthening copyright protections. Of the current 80 proponents and 29 contesters, where do your representatives stand?

Posted on Jan 14, 2012 READ MORE


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