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.
At a five-year-old’s birthday party over the weekend, I chatted with a therapist, a publishing executive and a furniture maker. Everyone wanted to talk about Net Neutrality, the principle that all online content must be treated equally — and the biggest tech issue of the moment.
If you’re reading this, you probably agree with me that the Internet is an amazing thing. It's a crucial driver of free speech, innovation, education, economic growth, creativity and so much more. We wake up with it in the morning. We’re on it all day long. And it’s the last place we go before we finally say good night.
UPDATE: A gutted version of the USA Freedom Act passed in the House on May 22. Because that bill removed many of the privacy protections that were present in earlier forms of the bill, the Free Press Action Fund did not support it.
It’s a big day for the open Internet in Europe. After a five-year campaign to enact strong Net Neutrality rules across the continent, digital rights advocates finally got a vote in the European Parliament, which approved strong protections for a free and open Internet.