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  • Two Big Tech Opinions from the Supreme Court

    June 25, 2014
    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?
  • The House Votes to Rein in the NSA

    June 20, 2014
    Something awesome happened last night: The House of Representatives voted to cut funding the NSA has used to conduct warrantless back-door searches of our emails, browsing histories and online chats.
  • Fighting for Real Reform One Year After Snowden Spoke Up

    June 5, 2014
    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.
  • The House Passes a Weakened USA Freedom Act

    May 22, 2014
    This week the House of Representatives turned a strong vehicle for surveillance reform — the USA Freedom Act — into a shell of its former self.
  • The FCC, Net Neutrality and the Stirring of a Hornet's Nest

    May 21, 2014
    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.
  • Today Is the Day

    May 15, 2014
    Today is a historic day in the fight to save the Internet.
  • It's Time to Launch the Biggest Protest the FCC Has Ever Seen

    April 25, 2014
    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.
  • Lawmakers Need to Get Behind the USA Freedom Act

    April 16, 2014
    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.
  • Big Net Neutrality Win in Europe

    April 3, 2014
    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.
  • Tech Titans Must Do More Than Criticize NSA Snooping

    April 2, 2014
    In the 21st century, technology companies like Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Yahoo are the ubiquitous faces of corporate power.

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